Allergy sufferers who are sensitive to dogs may know pet dander is the main culprit causing their allergic reaction and may worsen hay fever allergy symptoms. Below is a list of dog breeds that are considered hypoallergenic.
While there is no such thing as a 100 percent hypoallergenic pet, these breeds produce fewer allergens, which make them a preferable choice for allergy sufferers.
These dogs have a predictable, non-shedding coat which produces less dander. Dander, which is attached to pet hair, is what causes most pet allergies in humans.
There are also ways to prep your home that will help keep allergens at bay when you have a dog. Be sure to wash your pet’s bed often, keep up with his grooming, and don’t let him sleep on your bed. It’s also helpful to remove heavy carpets and drapes that trap dander.
Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds:
- Afghan Hound
- Airedale Terrier
- American Hairless Terrier
- Bedlington Terrier
- Bichon Frisé
- Chinese Crested (both hairless and Powderpuff)
- Coton de Tulear
- Irish Water Spaniel
- Kerry Blue Terrier
- Lagotto Romagnolo
- MaltesePoodle (standard and miniature)
- Peruvian Inca Orchid (Hairless)
- Portuguese Water Dog
- Schnauzer (Miniature, Standard, and Giant)
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Spanish Water Dog
- West Highland White Terrier