Hypoallergenic dog breeds
Hypoallergenic dog breeds are the solution for people who are allergic to this type of pet. Discover which breed could be your next companion. Don’t let allergies stop you!
Sneezing, stinging of the eyes and blocked throat or nose...If you have any type of allergy, you are bound to recognise these symptoms only too well. Although dust or pollen are usually the most common allergies, these are also related to animals and, in particular, their fur.
Indeed, there are dogs for allergy sufferers or, put another way, certain dog breeds that usually cause less allergies thanks to their characteristics. This is also related to them having less fur or dander. Moreover, small hypoallergenic dogs can become the perfect furry friend if, for example, we live in a large city where there aren’t as many green spaces to let them run free.
Are their hypoallergenic dogs for adoption? Of course. As you will already know, when it comes to having a pet, the best option is always to adopt and give a second chance to dogs who, for one reason or another, no longer have a home. In any case, and bearing in mind that not everyone reacts the same way, it is worth consulting your doctor about your particular allergy if you have decided to adopt a dog.
Among dogs for allergy sufferers, there are a wide range of breeds that youcan find to adopt:
Which dog breeds are hypoallergenic?
Among the dogs that don’t cause allergies or asthma, different breeds stand out which, despite some being long-haired, they don’t shed too much of it.
- Schnauzer. This breed of German origin has one main characteristic: the beard that falls from the top of the muzzle. Of course, it is also one of those dogs that don’t cause allergies or asthma and they get on well with both children and adults. They do usually require a lot of attention and don’t cope well with being left at home alone for several hours.
- Shih Tzu. Originally from China, the Shih Tzu is a dog breed that loves the company of humans. They are considered affectionate and intelligent and, despite their long hair (which has to be looked after each day), they don’t shed much of it.
- American hairless terrier. In this case, these dogs have hardly any fur and they don’t produce dander, so they are particularly suitable for allergy sufferers. Although this is not a very common breed, they are attractive, intelligent and affectionate dogs.
- Yorkshire Terrier. Although this is one of the furriest dogs (in fact, they need brushing every day), they hardly shed any fur. Therefore, the Yorkshire Terrier is one of those small hypoallergenic dogs that you can consider adopting. In terms of character, they are energetic, stubborn and playful.
- Bichon Frise. Like the Yorkshire Terrier, the Bichon Frise is one of the most ideal dogs for allergy sufferers since, despite their long (generally white) hair, they hardly shed any of it. You should pay special attention to looking after their eyes and tear ducts. They are gentile, friendly and lively.
If you have an allergy and have always wanted to adopt a dog, with these breeds, you will be clearer about which is the best suitable canine friend for you.