Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Hypoallergenic dog breeds are a great resolution for those who love dogs but are cursed with allergies. While any dog can still cause some allergy irritation, hypoallergenic dog breeds are known for being easy on the allergies. They are a great solution to those looking for a breed that they can love and will not be overly hard on their allergies.

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is descended from the Barbet Water Spaniel and the Poodle; giving the Bichon Frise the similar look of the poodle, but not quite as dainty in appearance. The breed is very social and loves human interaction. They are very intelligent, but also independent and thus need rules set out for them.

The Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic dog that is relatively small in size and maxes out in weight at roughly 12 pounds. This breed does require regular grooming. However, because the Bichon Frise sheds virtually no hair, or very little hair, the breed is a good selection for someone who suffers from allergies.

Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier shares relations with the Scottish Terrier, the West Highland White Terrier and the Skye Terrier. This is a cheerful breed of dog that loves to live life. However, the Cairn Terrier is a dog that likes to yap and needs to be trained otherwise.

This is a breed of small stature and is not expected to exceed 18 pounds. However, the breed is also known for quick weight gain. The Cairn Terrier does require a diligent feeding schedule.

The Cairn Terrier is also a hypoallergenic dog, but it does require daily grooming. Even though this breed sheds very little, the shaggy looking hair coat can become a knotted mess if not groomed appropriately.


The Cockapoo is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. These dogs are very loving of their humans and require time with their humans to feel complete. Because they are a mixed breed, traits can be received from either side of their blood lines and a definitive temperament cannot be determined before hand.

However, because the Cockapoo is known for being a minimal shedder, they are a hypoallergenic dog breed. Although they do require daily grooming because of their short curly to wavy hair, they are not considered to be rough on a person with allergies.

Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer is a very family and children oriented breed. Although, they are somewhat domineering and can be independent minded, if they think their owner will back down to them. Socialization can usually help to curb that issue.

The Miniature Schnauzer does have a medium length, wiry hair coat that demands attention. It can become easily matted and knotted if not groomed adequately. The Miniature Schnauzer is also considered hypoallergenic because its coat is known to shed very little.

Wirehaired Fox Terrier

The Wirehaired Fox Terrier shares it's genetics with the Beagle, the Fox Hound and the Dachshund. This breed is a hunter and will likely want to wander off and explore to see what he can catch. Because of that, the Wirehaired Fox Terrier should always be kept on a leash or in fenced yard.

The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a hypoallergenic dog breed that requires very little coat maintenance. Because their coat is short and thin, daily grooming is not necessary. This breed is an excellent choice for those who suffer from allergies.