List of Hypoallergenic Dogs

Many pet allergy sufferers are looking for a List of Hypoallergenic Dogs to help them decide which dog breed would be most suitable for them.

Hypoallergenic dogs are non shedding and LESS likely to cause an allergic reaction.






So, which ARE the dog breeds for allergy sufferers?

We hope to answer this by providing a List of Hypoallergenic Dogs from both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and The Kennel Club (UK). These are all purebred dogs.

While the Kennel clubs do NOT guarantee 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.


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)

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

It’s important to remember:

  • No breed is totally non shedding
  • No breed is totally hypoallergenic

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 links below -

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