Are you looking for a hypoallergenic dog?

Check out our top 12 most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds! A thorough hypoallergenic dog breeds list for people with pet allergies who are looking for dog breeds to consider for your new allergy-friendly pet. Discover your new best friend here!

We have researched the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds and summarised them for you here:

  1. Shih Tzu
  2. Labradoodle
  3. Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)
  4. Schnauzer
  5. Goldendoodle
  6. Poodle
  7. Bichon Frise
  8. Lhaso Apso
  9. Samoyed
  10. Cockapoo
  11. Havanese
  12. Maltese

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No. 1 – Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a wonderful companion, and an excellent pet for young and old alike. Allergy friendly, alert, playful, and easily trained, this companion dog is an excellent family pet that adjusts well to apartment living. 

No. 2 – Labradoodle

This designer breed is a mix between a Labrador and Poodle. Combining the extremely affectionate disposition and people-pleasing nature inherited from the loving, goofy Labrador, and the intelligence and hypoallergenic coat from the Poodle – this mix breed is a winner!

No. 3 – Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is a small terrier that has captured the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. Affectionate, but impish, this tiny pooch is shockingly personable and very affectionate. Its small size makes it perfect as an apartment pet, but not so suitable for young children.

No. 4 – Schnauzer

The Schnauzer is a versatile breed that comes in three different sizes – Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzer. In all sizes, the hypoallergenic Schnauzer is a loyal protector and a loving pet. Well known for its intelligence, the Schnauzer thrives in a stimulating environment with its people.

No. 5 – Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle is a cross breed between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. These large hypoallergenic dogs are affectionate, intelligent, goofy and energetic, and require plenty of exercise. With the proper time commitment, this large designer dog makes for a playful, happy-go-lucky pet, and ideal for families.

No. 6 – Poodle

The Poodle is a well-known and well-loved hypoallergenic dog breed. Known for its curly, non-shedding coat and intelligence, these highly intelligent, active dogs require plenty of physical and mental exercise, as well as constant grooming. The Poodle is bred in Toy, Miniature and Standard sizes, making it a versatile dog, suitable for many homes.

No. 7 – Bichon Frise

The charming, playful Bichon Frise is a curious, affectionate companion, often referred to as a “powder puff” dog. Due to their medium level, well balanced energy, and their overt friendliness, this dog is great with children and other dogs, and is a wonderful candidate for apartment living.

No. 8 – Lhasa Apso

The lovable and popular Lhasa Apso is very affectionate towards cats, dogs, and kids. It is also brave and may be aloof with strangers. Not fearful, but rather cautious, this pup is sure to raise the alarm at any hint of trouble. Like other small dogs, the Lhasa Apso has a medium level of energy, and is well suited to family life and apartment living.

No. 9 – Samoyed

The smiling Samoyed makes a wonderful hypoallergenic pet, despite its tendency to shed a lot! Its thick lush coat is hypoallergenic for many who suffer with allergies, but can be time consuming to manage. Its happy demeanour, friendly nature, and high energy levels make it an excellent family dog, but it will need a large yard and regular exercise to burn off all its energy.

No. 10 – Cockapoo

This designer breed is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel, and a miniature or toy Poodle. Cockapoos are incredibly affectionate, intelligent, and easy to train due to their people pleasing nature. They are excellent for novice dog owners and amazing pets for families with children and other dogs. The Cockapoo is generally an odorless dog that is hypoallergenic, and low to no shedding, due to its Poodle genes.

No. 11 – Havanese

The Havanese breed is eager to please, highly intelligent, and fun to train. Their medium energy level is easier to manage than other breeds of dog, and their curious, highly sociable nature makes for a lovely walk. Though socialization with other dogs should be supervised, the Havanese is a great candidate for families with children and for apartment living.

No. 12 – Maltese

A classic lapdog, the Maltese is somewhat active, but very friendly, gentle, and playful. These dogs are great candidates for first time dog owners due to their trainability and intelligence. They thrive in apartments, but they require frequent affection, and should not be left alone for long periods. 

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