Got Allergies? Here are 58+ Low-shedding, Hypoallergenic Dogs

Hypoallergenic dog breeds are good for people who have animal allergies. No dog breed is 100% allergy-free. But these hypoallergenic dogs produce very little of the allergens that cause dog allergies.

The breeds on this list are of all sizes: toy and small, medium-size as well as large non-shedding dogs. Note that this is a lengthy post, but well worth reading especially for anyone who knows someone who has pet allergies.

So buckle up, relax and read on…

There are over 29 dog allergens. However, only five dog proteins are mostly responsible for the allergic reactions that allergy sufferers experience. These are the proteins Can f 1, Can f 2, Can f 3, and Can f 4 and Can f 5.

Most of these dog allergens are in a dog’s saliva. In addition, fewer allergens are in urine, serum, hair (and skin) and dander (dead skin). Can f 1 and Can f 2 are the most potent dog allergens. They are mostly in the saliva, skin and dander of dogs.

A dog’s urine will mostly contain Can f 5. The other main dog allergens, Can f 3 and Can f 4 are mostly found in serum, skin (and hair) and dander of dogs. As a result, people who have dog allergies should avoid coming into contact with dogs. In addition, they should stay away from places that are frequented by dogs because this is where most dander is found.

Hypoallergenic Dogs List: All Non-shedding Dog Breeds (With Pictures)

Shedding is a lifelong process through which dogs get a new and healthy coat of hair (and skin). This process also helps dogs regulate their body temperature. This is the reason why dogs generally shed more during warm seasons.

Small dog breeds live longer than big breeds. In addition, there are more small-sized dog breeds than other dog sizes. They also tend to be more popular since many people nowadays live in towns, thereby prefer small indoor dogs that not only need less living space but are also cheaper to keep.

Some Frequently Asked Questions about Non-shedding Breeds

Which hypoallergenic dog is best for me?
No dog breed is truly hypoallergenic. You need to spend time with any of these low-allergy breeds, at the breeder, to be sure. However, some breeds such as the Poodle and Basenji are popular with allergy sufferers.

What is the best dog for a person with allergies?
This depend on what kind of dog such a person needs or loves. Some hypoallergenic breeds are great watchdogs. Others, such as Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso, are good companion dogs.

Terriers are good for active people since they retain a high prey drive and need a lot of exercise. Some people love big dogs. But others prefer small breeds.

Can I have a dog if I’m allergic?
Yes. Most of these hypoallergenic dog breeds are well-tolerated by people who have pet allergies. In addition, there are several ways to reduce the amount of allergens you come in contact with – such as avoiding getting licked by your dog.

What are the worst dogs for allergies?

Some dog breeds are masters at shedding fur, led by the German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd and the large Newfoundland dog. Other breeds, such as Bloodhound, Bulldog and the Bernese Mountain Dog drool a lot.

Dogs that shed the most may be the worst breeds for people who have allergies. Breeds that drool a lot are also to be avoided. This is because the main dog allergens are mostly in your pet’s saliva.

What is the cheapest hypoallergenic dog breed?
Havanese, Yorkshire Terrier, Mexican Hairless and Basenji are some of the low-maintenance non-shedding dog breeds. Dogs that need a lot of grooming can be expensive to keep.

Purebred dogs usually have a higher buying price. But one can find cheap purebred dogs in dog shelters. Consequently, adoption is a good option for anyone looking for a cheap hypoallergenic dog.

List of Small Hypoallergenic Dogs

The following is a list of small hypoallergenic dogs. They are arranged in alphabetical order. We have also included a picture of each breed as well as a brief description.

Poodle, Bichon Frise, Maltese, Yorkies and Shih Tzu are small dogs that don’t shed. They are some of the most popular dog breeds. Small breeds are usually playful, cheerful and very intelligent.

They are generally great with very small children. This is because they are great playmates for small kids that rarely cause injuries. Here is the full list of small hypoallergenic dogs.

1. Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher are small hypoallergenic dogs
Here’s a dog that looks like a monkey!

Size: Small
Average Weight: 2.5 – 6 kg
Lifespan: 11–14 years
Colors: Black, grey, beige, silver, tan

Affenpinscher are a toy breed. They are also called the Monkey Terrier. These small allergy-free dogs are active, intelligent and love to play. They were purposely bred to be small – to effectively catch small vermin. The non-shedding dog breed has a shaggy dense coat.

2. American Hairless Terrier

American Hairless Terrier don't shedSize: Small
Average Weight: 2.5 – 7 kg
Lifespan: 14 – 16 years
Colors: Pink & red, pink and grey, pink & gold or pink & black

This small companion dog was bred in the U.S. They are intelligent and energetic – and very active. Some American Hairless Terriers are born with a coat, and are called the coated variety. These dogs love to play.

3. Australian Terrier are Hypoallergenic

Australian Terrier are hypoallergenicSize: Small
Average Weight: 5 – 7 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Mix of red, blue, tan & sand

The small terrier from Australia was bred to hunt small vermin and snakes. Australian Terriers are alert and courageous dogs. They are great watchdogs. This breed is also a great choice for a loving and affectionate companion dog.

4. Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier are hypoallergenicSize: Small
Average Weight: 7 – 10 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Colors: Liver, blue, sandy, liver & tan, blue & tan, sandy & tan

Bedlington Terrier are regularly seen in dog shows. Like most terriers, they were bred to hunt small vermin. They are intelligent watchdogs. Bedlington Terriers are named after Bedlington town that is located in North East England.

The Bedlington Terrier rarely drools. Being non-drooling is a great quality for allergy sufferers since dog saliva contains most of the protein that causes allergic reactions.

5. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise don't shed
Bichon Frise are small fluffy dogs

Size: Small
Average Weight: 3 – 5 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: White, white & cream, white & apricot

Bichons are small fluffy dogs. They are sometimes feisty. But Bichon Frise are mostly cheerful, playful and gentle dogs. Bichon Frise are one of the most popular of all hypoallergenic dog breeds. Bichon Frise love the indoors and were bred to be a household pet.

6. Bolognese

Bolognese
Bolognese are popular, small fluffy dogs

Size: Small
Average Weight: 2 – 4 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: White

Bolognese are named after Bologna, a city in Italy. This is a toy and fluffy companion dog breed. The loyal dogs are a great pet for the whole family. Bolognese are one of the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds. They have a fluffy, long white coat.

Bolognese dogs love to be cuddled. They are loving and affectionate. Moreover, this small hypoallergenic dog breed gets along well with other pets, including cats.

However, you should brush your Bolognese dog’s coat regularly (at least thrice per week). In addition, regularly bathe your Bolognese dog in a whitening shampoo to brighten his coat.

7. Border Terrier are Hypoallergenic

Border TerrierSize: Small
Average Weight: 5 – 7 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Red, wheaten, blue & tan

Like other terriers, Border Terriers were bred to hunt small vermin. They are alert, intelligent, courageous, affectionate and energetic. These dogs still love to chase and dig – and as a result can be destructive if left alone, or bored, for too long.

8. Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon are small non-allergenic dogs
Brussels Griffon are also known as Griffon Bruxellois

Size: Small
Average Weight: 3 – 5.5 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 15 years
Colors: Black, brown, red, black & tan, beige, blue

The Brussels Griffon dog breed was developed in Brussels, Belgium. The toy breed is smart, friendly and are great for the whole family. They are intelligent, alert and have an air of self-importance.

9. Cairn Terrier

Cairn TerrierSize: Small
Average Weight: 6 – 8 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Grey, black, cream, wheaten, red, brindle

These working dogs have their origins in the Scottish Highlands. The intelligent, brave and energetic dogs were bred to hunt small vermin. They have a double coat. The inner coat is soft and dense while the harsh outer coat protects the dog from harsh weather and injuries.

10. Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier are hypoallergenic
Cesky Terriers are also known as Czech Terrier

Size: Small
Average Weight: 5.9 – 10 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Grey blue, coffee brown

This small terrier breed is from Czechoslovakia. They are calm and quiet working dogs. The Cesky Terrier is also a great companion dog.

11. Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog are low-shedding dogs
Chinese Crested Dogs are almost hairless

Size: Small
Average Weight: 2.5 – 5.5 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 15 years
Colors: Black, chocolate, cream, apricot, tri-color

Chinese Crested Dogs are hairless but gorgeous. They have a crest of silky hair on the forehead, feet and a tail plume. There is also a variant of this breed who have a recessive hair gene – and a full coat. The breed is alert, affectionate and playful.

12. Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear
Coton de Tulear are also known as the Royal Dog of Madagascar

Size: Small
Average Weight: 3.5 – 6 kg
Lifespan: 14 – 16 years
Colors: White, Grey & white, black & white, black, grey & white

Tuléar is a city in Madagascar. These intelligent, affectionate and friendly dogs are named after this city. Coton de Tulear are fluffy, intelligent dogs. This breed, together with Basenji, have their origins in Africa. Coton de Tulear are one of the most expensive dog breeds.

13. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier are good for people with allergies
Dandie Dinmont Terrier are from Scotland. They are also known as the gentleman of the terrier family

Size: Small
Average Weight: 8 – 11 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: mustard and pepper

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed is a calm, reserved, independent and good companion dog. They are sturdy and energetic dogs. These terriers were developed to hunt small vermin in Scotland.

Dandie Dinmont Terriers have long bodies and short legs. The most distinctive feature of these small hypoallergenic dogs is a knot of hair at the top of their heads.

14. Havanese

Havanese
Havanese dogs are also known as Havana Silk Dogs. This is because they are from Havana and have a silky coat

Size: Small
Average Weight: 3 – 7 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, chocolate, cream, blue, silver, red

This is the national dog of Cuba. Havanese have long, silky hair. The dogs are intelligent, loving and playful. They are great pets for the whole family.

15. Italian Greyhound

Italian GreyhoundSize: Small
Average Weight: 2.5 – 7 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, grey, fawn, chocolate, blue, red, sable, tan

Italian Greyhounds are a small sighthound breed with origins in Italy. They were valued by Italian noblewomen. The athletic dog is playful, intelligent and affectionate – and a little mischievous sometimes.

16. Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto RomagnoloSize: Small to Medium
Average Weight: 11 – 16 kg
Lifespan: 14 – 17 years
Colors: White & brown, white & chocolate, brown roan, brown, orange

Lagotto Romagnolo have their origins in Romagna, Italy. The small non-shedding dogs are alert and active. Lagotto Romagnolo are loving and affectionate companion dogs.

17. Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland TerrierSize: Small
Average Weight: 7 – 8 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, red, wheaten, black & tan, blue

Lakeland Terriers are small hypoallergenic dogs. They were first bred in Lake District, in England. These intelligent, confident and friendly dogs are good family pets.

18. Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso are good for people who have allergies
Lhasa Apso are also known as Abso Seng Kye

Size: Small
Average Weight: 5 – 8 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Brown, white, black, golden, sandy, black & tan, grizzle

Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu have similar origins (Lhasa means ‘Place of the Gods’, and is the capital of Tibet). Both were relied upon by Tibetan monks to guard monasteries. These intelligent, courageous and devoted breeds were also great watchdogs for palaces.

Lhasa Apso dogs have long and dense coats. They are fearless, lively, obedient and alert. But they can be playful when need be.

Despite his small size, the Lhasa Apso is one of the toughest and strongest-willed small sized dogs in the world. Recent studies have found that the Lhasa Apso is closely related to the wolf ancestors of dogs (together with the Pekingese, Shar-Pei, and Shih Tzu dog breeds).

19. Lowchen (Little Lion Dog)

Lowchen
The Lowchen dog breed is also known as the Little Lion Dog

Size: Small
Average Weight: 4 – 8 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Colors: Black, blue, cream, chocolate, black & tan, black & silver

The Little Lion Dog is a rare breed that was developed to be a companion dog. They are small, fearless and intelligent watchdogs. This is one of the most-rare dog breeds – and very friendly.

20. Maltese

MalteseSize: Small
Average Weight: 3 – 4 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: White

The white and fluffy Maltese are a toy dog breed. They are friendly, cheerful, affectionate and courageous. They are intelligent and have a lovely, silky coat of hair.

This is a faithful dog who loves to spend time with his human family. The Maltese originated on the Mediterranean Basin on the island country called Malta. You should give your Maltese lots of cuddles since they don’t like being alone.

21. Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Schnauzer are the smallest of the Schnauzer family. But nowadays there exists the teacup Schnauzer that is even smaller

Size: Small
Average Weight: 5 – 9 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, white, black & silver, salt & pepper

The Miniature Schnauzer are from Germany, developed by mixing the big Standard Schnauzer with small dog breeds. Germans would breed this dog to do guard duties and catch small vermin.

22. Norfolk Terrier are Hypoallergenic

Norfolk Terrier
Norfolk Terrier are small non-shedding dogs

Size: Small
Average Weight: 4.9 – 5.4 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, red, wheaten

Norfolk and Norwich Terriers are the smallest of all terriers. They are good and fearless watchdogs. These small dogs are named after Norfolk in England. Norfolk Terriers are great with kids.

23. Norwich Terrier are Hypoallergenic

Norwich Terrier are hypoallergenicSize: Small
Average Weight: 4.9 – 5.4 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Colors: Tan, red, wheaten, black & tan

Norwich Terriers were bred in the United Kingdom to hunt rats and other small vermin. They are now great companion dogs – intelligent, affectionate and energetic.

24. Scottish Terrier (Scottie)

Scottish Terrier
Scotties are also known as the Aberdeen Terrier

Size: Small
Average Weight: 8 – 10 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, brindle, wheaten

The small Scottie loves to hunt, and were bred to dig vermin out of their burrows. They are independent and alert. Scottish Terriers don’t get along with unfamiliar people. They are energetic and readily bark at strangers.

25. Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier
Sealyham Terrier are mostly white in color

Size: Small
Average Weight: 8 – 11 kg
Lifespan: 11 – 14 years
Colors: White, white & blue, white & chocolate, white & lemon

Sealyham terriers have their origins in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The loyal and affectionate dogs are one of the most rare dog breeds. Sealyham terriers were originally bred to hunt small vermin. But they are now great companion dogs.

26. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu are also known as Chrysanthemum Dogs or Little Lion dog

Size: Small
Average Weight: 4 – 7.2 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 15 years
Colors: White, black, gold, black & white, liver & white, shades of brown

Shih Tzu were bred by the Chinese to be the perfect lapdog. These small hypoallergenic dogs love to be pampered. They were treasured by Chinese royals. A Shih Tzu is one of the best companion dog breeds.

These small hypoallergenic dogs were meant to resemble the lion that is depicted on traditional Chinese art. They have long and silky hair that needs to be brushed every day.

27. Silky Terrier are Hypoallergenic

Silky Terrier are a hypoallergenic dog breed
Silky Terriers are also known as the Australian Silky Terrier

Size: Small
Average Weight: 3 – 5 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Mix of black, grey, silver, blue & tan

Silky Terriers are small but confident dogs. They were bred to hunt small prey. The small dogs are friendly, joyful, alert and curious. They have a beautiful, long, glossy and silky coat.

28. Toy Poodle

Toy PoodleSize: Small
Average Weight: 2.5 – 4 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, white, brown, cream, apricot, blue, red, grey, silver

Poodles are the most popular hypoallergenic dogs. Toy Poodles are the smallest of the breed. They are one of the most intelligent dog breeds. Poodles are popular and are crossed with other breeds to create hypoallergenic Poodle mixes such as Bernedoodle and Goldendoodle.

Toy Poodles are very intelligent and highly trainable. But they are noisy – they need to be trained to not bark a lot!

29. West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier
West Highland White Terriers are popularly known as Westies

Size: Small
Average Weight: 6 – 10 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 16 years
Colors: White

The West Highland White Terrier breed is courageous, alert, friendly and independent. They have short legs and a compact, sturdy body. These dogs only come in a white double coat. The inner coat is soft while the topcoat is longer and rough.

30. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier are allergy-free dogs
Yorkshire Terrier are also called Yorkies

Size: Small
Average Weight: 1.8 – 2.7 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 16 years
Colors: Black & tan, blue & tan, black & gold, blue & gold

Yorkshire Terrier are small but feisty companion dogs. The bold, intelligent and confident dogs have their origins in Yorkshire, England. They have a distinctive long silky coat that falls all the way to the floor.

Medium-sized Hypoallergenic Dogs

Here is the full list of all mid-sized hypoallergenic dogs. Some dogs in these breeds will be smaller, and be small sized. Some will be bigger than average, hence fitting in the big dogs group. But on average the following breeds produce medium-sized offspring.

31. Barbet

Barbet
Barbets are also known as the French Water Dog

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 15 – 28 kg
Lifespan: 13 – 15 years
Colors: Black, brown, fawn, grey, white

Barbet are an old water dog breed from France. The breed have a distinctive beard (the French word ‘barbe’ means ‘beard’ in English). Barbets have a coat of long, dense hair, and are intelligent and fun-loving.

32. Basenji

Basenji don't shed
Basenji are also called the African Barkless dog

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 9 – 11 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 16 years
Colors: Black, red, black & white, brindle, tri-color

Basenji are intelligent, curious, energetic and quiet dogs from Africa where they were used to aid in hunting game. They don’t bark, but love to yodel. These badass dogs are still popular in central Africa, especially Congo, where they make excellent hunting companions.

33. Hairless Khala

Hairless Khala are hypoallergenic dogs
Hairless Khala are also known as Peruvian hairless dog, Bolivian Hairless Dog and Khala Grande

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 7 – 14 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 14 years
Colors: Hairless dark-grey skin

Hairless Khala are an unusual-looking breed with only a few tufts of hair on the head. They are calm and love their family. But they can be aloof and unfriendly to strangers.

Having have few teeth and no hair, these defenseless dogs do well to avoid confrontation.

34. Irish Terrier

Irish TerrierSize: Medium
Average Weight: 11 – 12 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Wheaten, red, shades of red & wheaten

Irish Terrier are an old terrier breed with origins in Ireland. They are great show dogs, and excellent pets as well. Obedience, agility, versatility and loyalty are the hallmark qualities of this breed and other show dogs.

35. Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue TerrierSize: Medium
Average Weight: 15 – 18 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Blue & black, blue, black, grey, silver

Kerry Blue Terrier are a versatile dog breed that were originally bred to get rid of vermin on farms, guard homes and herd livestock. Puppies have a dark coat that lightens as they mature. The breed are alert, loyal and determined.

36. Miniature Poodle

Miniature Poodle are hypoallergenic and great for people with allergiesSize: Medium
Average Weight: 6.5 – 8 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, white, silver, red, grey, apricot, brown, cream

Miniature Poodle are bigger than Toy Poodles, but smaller than a Standard Poodle. The curly-coated dogs were great hunting companions; but Poodles are now one of the most intelligent and affectionate pets.

37. Polish Owczarek Nizinny/ Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Owczarek Nizinny
Polish Owczarek Nizinny are also known as Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 13 – 23 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Colors: Tri-color, black & white, black, brown, beige, grey

The Polish Owczarek Nizinny is a shaggy-coated dog from Poland. These dogs were bred to herd sheep. They are agile, independent and energetic. With no sheep to herd in cities, these dogs are nowadays popular companion dogs in Poland.

38. Puli

Puli are hypoallergenicSize: Small to Medium
Average Weight: 10 – 15 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 16 years
Colors: Black, brown, white, cream, brindle, silver

Puli have a long corded coat that is perfect for the outdoors. The breed was developed to herd and guard livestock in Hungary. Puli look like smaller versions of the Komondor breed.

39. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers were formerly called Poor Man’s Wolfhound

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 13 – 18 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Wheaten, shades of wheaten

Ireland is the birthplace of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed. The dogs are intelligent, gentle and affectionate. Their curly coat of soft, silky hair is wheaten in color.

The energetic dog breed has natural livestock herding and guarding instincts. This hypoallergenic dog is great with everyone in the family – from kids to the elderly.

40. Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water DogSize: Medium
Average Weight: 13.5 – 22.5 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 15 years
Colors: Black & white, brown & white, black, white, beige

Spanish Water Dogs are a versatile breed, very capable of guarding & herding sheep, finding and retrieving shot game as well as assisting fishermen in the waters. They are obedient, intelligent and have a curly coat.

41. Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer
Standard Schnauzers are also simply known as The Schnauzer

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 13.5 – 22.5 kg
Lifespan: 13 – 16 years
Colors: Black, salt & pepper

Standard Schnauzer are a German breed that was bred to hunt rats and guard farms. They have distinctive bushy eyebrows and a beard. The medium-sized dogs are fearless, energetic, loyal and easy to train.

42. Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan TerrierSize: Medium
Average Weight: 8 – 12 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black & white, black, white, golden, grey, tri-color

Tibetan Terrier are from Tibet and resemble terrier dogs. But they are actually not of the terrier family. They were common in Buddhist monasteries where, together with Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso dogs, they would do guard duties.

Tibetan Terrier are also great companion dogs. They are friendly, affectionate, loving, gentle and energetic.

43. Welsh Terrier are Hypoallergenic

Welsh Terrier
Welsh Terrier love to chase and dig

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 9 – 10 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 15 years
Colors: Grizzle & tan, black & tan

Welsh Terrier are a hunting dog breed from Wales whose main duties were to hunt foxes and rodents. They have a coarse, wiry coat and are naturally inquisitive. They are intelligent and loving dogs. But due to their strong prey drive, they love to chase smaller pets, especially cats.

44. Wirehaired Fox Terrier are Hypoallergenic

Wirehaired Fox Terrier are low-allergy dogs
Wirehaired Fox Terrier are also known as Wirehaired Terrier, Foxie or Wire Hair Fox Terrier

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 6 – 9 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Tri-color, black & white, white & tan, white

The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a terrier breed that was bred to flush out small game, especially foxes, from their dens. They are courageous, alert and energetic. Foxies are also cheerful and playful. These mid-sized hypoallergenic dogs, like most terriers, love to dig.

45. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon are also known as Korthals Griffon (named after the Dutch breeder Eduard Karel Korthals who founded the dog breed)

Size: Medium
Average Weight: 22 – 27 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 14 years
Colors: Orange & white, white & chocolate, liver, grey & tan, grey & brown

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon were bred to assist bird hunters find and retrieve shot game. They are now excellent companion dogs who are easy to train, obedient and alert.

46. Xoloitzcuintli (Xolo/ Mexican Hairless Dog)

Xolo
Other names for Xolo are Xoloitzcuintle and Mexican Hairless

Size: Toy, Miniature and Standard
Average Weight: 5 – 25 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Mostly hairless, Black, dark brown, fawn, bronze

Mostly hairless, the Mexican Hairless dog breed can also be coated (the hairlessness gene is dominant). Like all hairless dogs, they secrete natural oils to protect their skin, hence require regular bathing.

Some Xolo are hairless, just as their name suggests. The hairlessness is due to a dominant hair losing gene. Hairless Xolo dogs have a smooth but tough skin.

Xolo dogs are in three distinct sizes: Toy, miniature and standard. Unlike other dog breeds, this dog has no premolars. This is one of the oldest dog breeds.

List of Big Hypoallergenic Dogs

These big hypoallergenic dogs love the outdoors. But some, like the Samoyed, do well indoors as well. Big dogs are energetic, courageous and devoted. They are big but surprisingly gentle – since they don’t suffer from the small dog syndrome.

47. Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound are big hypoallergenic dogs
Tazi is the common name for the Afghan Hound in the country of their origin,  Afghanistan

Size: Big
Average Weight: 23 – 35 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Colors: Black, red, cream

The Afghan Hound is a sighthound that relies on sharp vision and speed to catch prey. They are independent and aloof with a long and thick, silky coat – well suited for life in the cold and snow-covered mountains of Afghanistan.

This big hypoallergenic dog has its origins in the regions around Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

48. Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier
King of Terriers is another name for the Airedale Terrier

Size: Big
Average Weight: 18 – 30 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 13 years
Colors: Black & tan

Airedale Terrier are energetic, loyal, friendly and intelligent dogs. Like most terriers, they love to hunt and chase smaller animals. Airedale Terrier are the biggest of all terriers. Their origins are along River Aire, in Yorkshire, England.

49. Bergamasco shepherd

Bergamasco shepherdSize: Big
Average Weight: 25 – 40 kg
Lifespan: 13 – 15 years
Colors: Black, black & brown, merle, fawn, grey, silver-grey

Bergamo is an Italian city located in the Italian Alps. This is the birthplace of the Bergamasco Shepherd breed.

The big allergy-free dogs have a coat of heavily matted hair. As a result, Bergamasco Shepherds are well-suited for the harsh outdoors. These muscular herding dogs were bred to protect flocks from predators.

50. Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des FlandresSize: Big
Average Weight: 30 – 45 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Colors: Black, black & brown, fawn, brindle, grey

Bouvier des Flandres have their origins in the Flanders region of northern Belgium. They were a herding dog – for cattle and sheep. The big and fluffy dogs were also used to pull carts and are excellent guard dogs.

51. Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer
Giant Schnauzer are the biggest in the Schnauzer family. The others are Miniature and Standard Schnauzers.

Size: Big
Average Weight: 25 – 50 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, salt & pepper

Giant Schnauzer are the biggest in the Schnauzer family. The dogs are strong, intelligent and devoted – good qualities for guard dogs. They come in dark colors and need lots of exercise.

52. Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Water Spaniel are the biggest of all Spaniels

Size: Big
Average Weight: 20 – 30 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Colors: Liver

These are the tallest of all Spaniel dogs. They have a water-repellent coat. Traditionally, Spaniel dogs were bred to find and retrieve shot game. The Irish Water Spaniel is attentive, intelligent and agile.

53. Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water DogSize: Big
Average Weight: 16 – 27 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Black, white, black & white, white & chocolate, brown

This big breed loves to swim! Consequently, Portuguese fishermen would breed this dog to assist them while fishing: to guard fishing equipment, capture fish in nets, pass messages between fishing ships, untangle their fishing lines and to retrieve fishing items that fell into the waters.

54. Samoyed

SamoyedSize: Big
Average Weight: 20 – 30 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 14 years
Colors: White

Samoyed are big allergy-free dogs. The fluffy dogs have a white double coat – and the soft inner coat is shed heavily when the weather changes. But this dog breed has very few allergens in its saliva, dander and urine.

55. Standard Poodle

Standard PoodleSize: Big
Average Weight: 20 – 32 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Apricot, black, white, cream, brown, red, black & white, sable, grey, blue

Standard Poodles are the biggest of all Poodles: the other sizes are Toy and Miniature. They are an intelligent, active and energetic breed that loves to swim. Standard Poodles make good companion dogs and are quick learners.

Hypoallergenic Poodle Mixes

Many people desire to combine the best qualities of two or more dog breeds. This has led to many crossbreeds. Poodles, being the most popular non-shedding breed, has many hypoallergenic mixes. The following are some of the most popular allergy-free Poodle mixes.

56. Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle are Hypoallergenic
Another name for the Goldendoodle is Groodle

Size: Small, Medium and Standard
Average Weight: 6 – 25 kg
Lifespan: 10 – 15 years
Colors: Apricot, sable, gold, black, red, brown, cream

Goldendoodle are a mix between a purebred Poodle and a purebred Golden Retriever. Puppies that inherit more Poodle genes are less likely to shed.

A typical Goldendoodle litter will have both shedding and non-shedding puppies. You can predict which puppies are hypoallergenic by looking at their coats – A Goldendoodle with a coat that closely resembles that of a poodle is more likely to be hypoallergenic.

Goldendoodles are categorized by their generations. F1 generation is the first generation, between a Poodle and the Golden Retriever. Mating two F1 generations produces the F2 Goldendoodle, and so on.

57. Labradoodle

LabradoodleSize: Small, Medium and Standard
Average Weight: 10 – 30 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: Gold, chocolate, apricot, red, blue, brown, silver, cream, black, caramel

Labradoodle are a cross between a Miniature, Standard or Toy Poodle and the Labrador Retriever. Some puppies in a litter will shed, depending on the genetic makeup. The friendly dogs serve as guide and rescue dogs, and to hunt and retrieve game.

58. Bernedoodle

Bernedoodle are a non-shedding Poodle mix breed
Another name for the Bernedoodle is Bernese Mountain Poo

Size: Tiny, Miniature and Standard
Average Weight: 4.5 – 42 kg
Lifespan: 12 – 18 years
Colors: Tri-color (white, black & brown), black, white, sable & white, merle

Bernedoodle are a mix between a Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog. They have the intelligence of the Poodle and the loyalty of Bernese Mountain Dogs.

The size of a Bernedoodle depends on the size of the parents. This is because Poodles have 3 general sizes while the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large dog breed.

Non-shedding Dogs and Dog Allergies: Can f 1 and Can f 2

Male dogs produce more dog allergens than female dogs. In addition, 70% of people who are allergic to dogs actually react to the Canis familiaris allergen I (Can f 1) protein. Canis lupus familiaris is the scientific name for domestic dogs. They are descendants of the gray wolf, Canis lupus.

Can f 1 and Canis familiaris allergen II (Can f 2) are the two major allergy-causing protein (Can f 1 is the main allergy causing protein). They are mainly present in a dog’s saliva. Note that Can f 1 causes over 50% of all allergic reactions to dogs while Can f 2 accounts for 25%.

Dogs produce these main allergens in the epithelial tissues of the tongue. They are then deposited onto the dog’s hair when they lick themselves. Later, the dry saliva is released into the air – and inhaled by an allergic person.

Dogs also produce allergens in the sebaceous glands (in the skin). The allergens are in dander, and in very low concentration in urine, serum and faeces. There’s no dog that doesn’t produce these protein. However, some dogs have less of them. These are the hypoallergenic dogs.

How to reduce dog Allergies

The saliva and dander are mostly responsible for the allergic reaction some people have towards allergenic dogs. However, there are a few things one can do to reduce the chances of getting dog allergies, and to reduce their severity.

  • Dust and vacuum your home daily
  • Do not let dogs enter your bedroom. This is because they will leave dander on mattresses, carpets and wooden surfaces. Consequently, you should consider getting your dog her own bed.
  • Use air purifiers/ filters in your home. These catch up to 99% of allergens.
  • Groom your dogs regularly. Regular brushing helps to reduce amount of shedding. As a result, your dog will maintain a healthy coat!
  • Regularly bathe your dog using dog shampoo. Your canine friend will be clean and smell great!
  • Always wash your hands after being in contact with pets.
  • Regularly wash your pet’s bedding and scrub his favorite resting places
  • Give your dog a balanced diet. Poor nutrition causes dogs to shed more than normal
  • Let your dog spend more time outdoors. This will reduce the concentration of allergens indoors. In addition, your pet will be healthier.

No Dog in this list of Hypoallergenic dogs is 100% Non-allergenic

Dogs that don’t shed come in a variety of colors, sizes and temperament. While there is no breed in this list of hypoallergenic dogs that is 100% hypoallergenic, these non-shedding dogs produce very little dander, saliva as well as the protein that causes the allergic reaction to canines.

In contrast, cats that don’t shed produce less of the Fel D 1 protein. But they share one big characteristic with non shedding dogs: they also don’t shed much.

There are many factors to consider when choosing which of the non-shedding dogs to keep. Most of the big hypoallergenic dogs need more living space than a small or medium sized hypoallergenic dog. In addition, some breeds on this list of hypoallergenic dogs need more exercise. Other non-shedding dogs, such as the Maltese and Shih Tzu, need constant companionship.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harrison is a zoophilist who loves to spend time with animals. He doesn't suffer from pet allergies. But he would love for the world to be allergy-free. Harry is also a male sexual health expert who enjoys writing about reproductive health.