Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds


Hypoallergenic dogs are breeds that tend to be okay for
people with dog allergies. These are dogs that do not shed and therefore
produce less dander. The following are our picks for the top hypoallergenic

Portuguese Water Dog
“Porties” are usually of medium size and tend to have a
high energy level, so expect to give lots of daily exercise to this pooch! They
tend to be “A” dogs – adventurous, athletic, and affectionate. They are ranked
by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as the 53rd most popular dog breed
in the United States. Did you know the Obama’s have two Porties? Bo and Sunny!

Bichon Frise

The name “Bichon Frise” is French for “curly lap dog.” But
don’t be fooled, bichons are small playful and peppy pups. They have a medium
energy level so they require some daily exercise. Though they tend to be
generally healthy dogs, be sure to pay careful attention to their dental care
as this is where most issues arise from. AKC ranks these dogs as the 45th
most popular dog breed.


These white little dogs are AKC’s 32nd top dog
breed. They tend to be charming, gentle, and playful. Expect a medium energy
level with occasional daily exercise. Did you know their white fur is due to
special breeding by Roman emperors? Romans believed the color white was sacred,
and they wanted their pets to have a sense of divinity.


Poodles can be anywhere from small to medium in size and
have a wide range of different fur coloring. They are the 8th most
popular dog breed as ranked by AKC. They also have a medium energy level and
are described as active and smart dogs. Fun fact about poodles, they have been
featured on both ancient Greek and Roman coins!

Yorkshire Terrier

More commonly known as the “Yorkie,” they are right ahead
of the Poodle ranked as the 7th most popular dog breed by AKC. They
are a small dog with a medium energy level, with a moderate amount of daily
exercise required. They are described as affectionate, sprightly, and
tomboyish. One unique fact about Yorkies is that they tend to have what is
known as a “silk coat.” This means they have only one layer of hair with no
undercoat, similar to human hair.

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