Hypoallergenic Dog Breed

Are you looking for a hypoallergenic dog breed?

Constant Sneezes or A Dog that Pleases?
Would you love a dog but are worried about allergies? Well, so were we. As you might have guessed, we ended up with a Schnauzer - and have never looked back!

Linda and Max the schnauzer, a hypoallergenic dog breed

A hypoallergenic dog breed is non shedding and LESS likely to cause allergies. That doesn't 100% guarantee it WON'T cause a reaction. But it does mean that you are far less likely to be affected.

Have a look at the list below to find a hypoallergenic dog breed that might suit you. Then head over to our page on The Facts About Hypoallergenic Dogs to see if you are likely to be affected - and what you can do to make sure.

Which Breeds are Better?
So, which ARE the dog breeds for allergy sufferers?

We are providing you with Hypoallergenic Dog Breed Lists from both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and The Kennel Club (UK). These are all purebred dogs.

While the Kennel Clubs do NOT say that you will not have an allergic reaction to a particular dog, certain hypoallergenic and non shedding dog breeds are generally thought to be better for allergy sufferers.

Some crossbreeds such as Schnoodles may also be hypoallergenic (or hypo-allergenic) dogs. Whilst a Schnoodle may be perfectly suitable for an allergy sufferer, there is no definite hereditary consistency with crossbreeds. This means that there is variation from one puppy to another – even within the same litter.

If you're an allergy sufferer thinking of getting a dog, we recommend you try and spend some time with that individual puppy or dog BEFORE you take him home.

We hope you're as happy and sneeze-free with your dog as we are with Max....good luck!

The Kennel Club (UK) List

The Kennel Club has this to say about hypoallergenic and non shedding dog breeds:

"For those owners who wish to obtain a dog which SUPPOSEDLY does not shed its coat, one of these listed breeds may be a suitable choice" -

Gundog Group

  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Spanish Water Dog

Working Group

  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Russian Black Terrier

Pastoral Group

  • Hungarian Puli
  • Komondor

Toy Group

  • Bichon Frise
  • Bolognese
  • Chinese Crested
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Havanese
  • Maltese
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Utility Group

  • Lhasa Apso
  • Intermediate Mexican Hairless
  • Miniature Mexican Hairless
  • Standard Mexican Hairless
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Standard Poodle
  • Toy Poodle
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Shih Tzu
  • Tibetan Terrier

Terrier Group

  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

American Kennel Club List

The American Kennel Club’s list of “breeds that generally do well with people with allergies” is:

  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Chinese Crested
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Maltese
  • Poodle (Toy, Miniature and Standard)
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Schnauzer (Giant, Standard and Miniature)
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Xoloitzcuintli (FSS Breed)

Whether you’re thinking of getting a purebred or a crossbreed, it's a good idea to try and spend some time with the individual dog beforehand to see if you have any reaction.

If you or a member of your family is a pet allergy sufferer and want to want to learn more about hypoallergenic and non shedding dogs, then follow the link below -

Go to the main page on Hypoallergenic and Non Shedding Dogs

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