Suffering from allergies does not mean that you can’t (comfortably) share your life with a dog. Many breeds are considered to be ‘hypoallergenic’ in that they more compatible, and suitable for, people with allergies than other breeds of dog may be. Here’s our list of ten breeds of dog which are considered to be hypoallergenic!
10. Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise’s are famous for being suitable for allergy sufferers.
Who could resist that beard?! These guys come in giant, standard and miniature sizes.
These cloud-like companions are simply gorgeous!
7. Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terriers look more like lambs than dogs, but trust us; their sweet nature will remind you that they truly are man’s best friend.
This breed does not bark, they yodel. They “barroo” instead, due to their unusually shaped larynx. This trait also gives the Basenji the nickname “Bark less Dog”.
5. Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
These dogs have a single coat which sheds very little hair, so they can be more easily tolerated by people allergic to other breeds.
4. Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Bull Terriers have short, fine, and glossy coats that are very close to the skin. Contrary to popular belief, these dogs are extremely sweet-natured.
3. Wire Fox Terriers
Milou (Snowy) from The Adventures of Tintin comic strip is also a wire fox terrier.
2. Tibetan Terrier
Known as the “Holy Dogs of Tibet”, they were bred and raised in monasteries by lamas over 2000 years ago, Tibetan Terriers were kept as good luck charms, mascots, watchdogs, and companions.
A Labradoodle is a crossbred dog created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and the Standard, Miniature or Toy Poodle. Lovely natured, and gorgeously fluffy, this breed makes a fantastic hypoallergenic companion. Please note that not all Labradoodles may be hypoallergenic due to the breeding process.
This list has been compiled regarding the breed’s coats. It must be noted that how hypoallergenic a particular dog is for a particular person may vary with the individual dog and the individual person. It is important to note that human sensitivity to dog fur, dander, and saliva varies considerably.
Researchers have shown that frequently bathing dogs reduces the amount of allergen related protein on the fur or hair of the dog and the amount of airborne allergen. Bathing a dog more than twice a week will significantly minimise or even eliminate the reaction of an allergic person to a dog.