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8 Hypoallergenic Dogs: Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed


Tania Leslau

Are Allergies Hindering Your Chances of Getting a Dog? You’re not alone. Around 1 in 8 Britons are allergic to their pets – a deeply discouraging fact for aspiring pet owners. Fortunately, however, there are a number of hypoallergenic dog breeds that do not shed, which means people with dog allergies can still enjoy canine companionship.

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Hypoallergenic dog breeds are much less likely to stimulate an allergic reaction. Either these breeds are non-shedding, hairless, or have short hair, which means there is less dander to shed. We’ve rounded up 8 adorable hypoallergenic dogs for anyone with allergies to watch out for.

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Afghan Hound

A true star of a breed, Afghan Hounds are instantly recognizable by their long, lush coats and pointed noses. With their tall, slim build, they are truly the model dog breeds. Luckily, their silky coat is hypoallergenic and doesn’t irritate allergies, meaning owners can enjoy their good looks without the sniffle.

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Originating in Afghanistan, Afghan Hounds are considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds. These puppies are very comical, independent, sensitive and require lots of grooming – so be prepared to schedule daily brushing into your everyday life.

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Afghan hounds have beautiful hypoallergenic coats

Bichon Frize

The Bichon Frize is a playful little pup with lots of love to give. Although they can be mischievous, their toy-like appearance enhanced by fluffy white fur and small black eyes make them favorites with city dwellers.

Despite their size, they make great pets, especially for those with young children. With their gentle attitudes and silky, hypoallergenic coat, they are the ideal breed for those who want an easy-going little pooch. Some Bichons struggle with separation anxiety, so be sure to give them plenty of attention throughout the day.

Bedlington Terrier

The very affectionate Bedlington Terrier is a playful English breed that requires constant mental and physical stimulation. With its distinct lamb-like appearance, the Bedlington terrier has incredibly soft, allergy-free gray curls.

Although Bedlington Terriers can show signs of stubbornness (as we all do at times), they are curious yet entertaining pets that, with plenty of socialization, make wonderful additions to the family.

beddlington terrier

Bedlington Terrier fur is anti-allergic

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniels are fun-loving dogs who, unsurprisingly given their name, love to splash around. A very energetic and intelligent breed, Irish Water Spaniels need lots of exercise. They are excellent swimmers, aided by their quirky webbed feet and light poodle-like curls.

These dogs are rare and require an experienced owner, but their clumsy nature and good looks make them the perfect choice for outdoor and country families.


Although they are small, they are fierce! (But in the best possible way.) These tiny puppies are a sweet and fearless choice, and they’re easily portable for owners on the go. They like to be around people and are a lively and obedient breed.

Their silky, stiff white coats often fall to the ground, but since Maltese dogs have no undercoat, they are hypoallergenic. Although they are a glamorous pet, Maltese puppies are delicate breeds that are prone to chills when cold or wet, so they need the utmost love and affection when handled.


The white coat of the Maltese does not stimulate allergies

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Miniature Schnauzer

A canine extrovert, the Miniature Schnauzer is an intelligent, affectionate and hilarious dog with a lot of personality. Although Miniature Schnauzers shed little hair, they do require a decent amount of grooming.

This breed is good with children and woos owners with their adorable bushy eyebrows and fuzzy mustache. Miniature Schnauzers thrive on a variety of exercises and never lack for swagger when socializing with canine friends.


Equally elegant and intelligent, the poodle is a curly dog ​​that does not shed. They are highly trainable, which is why they are often a Crufts favorite. Considered one of the smartest breeds out there, Poodles are playful, water-loving pooches.

They also provide endless, non-allergenic hair inspiration – what more could you ask for?

black poodle

Poodles have soft curls that don’t fall out

Portuguese Water Dog

Popularized by Barack Obama and his late dog Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog is an undeniably cute companion with a characteristic curly coat. Another breed with webbed feet that make them good swimmers, these dogs require vigorous exercise and social interaction.

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While Portuguese Water Dogs retain their youthful bounce longer than most breeds, they are excellent family pets that thrive on training and affection.

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