No dog breed is 100% hypoallergenic as they all produce some dander and saliva, but there are definitely some breeds that are much better suited for allergy suffereres than others. Those are the dogs that are considered as non shedding, or they shed only minimally. In this video i will show you 10 amazing small dog breeds suitable for people suffering from dog allergies.
More specifically, the Toy and Miniature Poodle are one of the best examples of small, non shedding and hypoallergenic dogs. It is intelligent, trainable and obedient companion. You can also risk it with some of the Poodle crosses, such as Goldendoodle or Labradoodle, but remember, crossbreeds might shed much more than the purebred Poodle, where you know for sure, what you will get.
2) Hairless dogs
Of course, dogs without any hair will be great for allergy sufferers. There is number of different hairless dog breeds, to mention some of them, there is the Xoloitzcuintli, Chinese Crested Dog, Peruvian Inca Orchid or American Hairless Terrier.
3) Miniature Schnauzer
The smallest of the three Schnauzer breeds is also perfect non shedding companion. It is a wiry coated, lively, spirited and fun loving dog breed.
4) Bichon breeds
There are several breeds in the Bichon family. All of them absolutely loving, affectionate and most importantly – hypoallergenic. The members of this dog group are Maltese, Havanese, Bichon Frise, Coton de Tulear and Bolognese.
5) Yorkshire Terrier
One of the most popular small dogs all around the world, Yorkie is a skilled hunter, but of course, also incredible companion dog. They are one of the small dogs with big personality. They have soft, silky and non to low shedding coat.
6) Bedlington Terrier
These cute dogs look like lambs and even feel like lambs. But dont be fooled by their appearance, this is a courageous vermin hunter that once worked in deep coal mines. But when they are at home, than they are typically gentle, loving and affectionate.
Basenji is best known as the „barkless dog“ that is yodeling instead of barking, but it is also a very clean, almost cat like dog, that sheds only very very little.
The Affenspinscher is a small cute dog with monkey like face. But do not be fooled by their cute appearance, they are very lively and pretty mischevious. Their french nickname can be translated as mustached little devil. And of course, they are almost non shedding.
9) Shih Tzu
This dog breed is beloved companion dog, especially popular for their mellow, loving, gentle and affectionate temperament. The long, flowing coat sheds very little, so the breed is often compatible with people with mild allergies.
The last dog on our list is the German Lowchen. Their nickname is Little Lion and indeed, their mane resembles the lion like mane. It is a wonderful companion pet. They do shed, but only a very very little.
Here you have it. List of 10 small hypoallergenic dog breeds. Do not forget, that no dog breed is 100% hypoallergenic and you should always spent some time with the dog breed before buying or adopting, so you can make sure it will not make your allergies worse!