The 5 Best Hypoallergenic Dogs

Is your dog hypoallergenic? If you are allergic, this is a question that needs to be answered. Many hypoallergenic breeds can suit your needs and make it easier for you to live with a canine companion without the constant sneezing and asthma attacks. It can be beneficial to get a dog that will work with your allergies. Below are our recommendations for the 5 best hypoallergenic dogs.


Maltese dogs are hypoallergenic dogs that are great for people who have dog allergies. They do not shed much which makes them a good option for those with pet dander allergies. Their fur is curly, soft, and silky making it easy to take care of as well. Maltese make wonderful pets because they love their human companions so very much.

This breed of dog does require some grooming but overall can be quite low maintenance if you keep up on brushing its hair daily and keeping the skin clean by wiping off any dirt or bacteria after walks outside or neighborhood each day. These dogs typically weigh about ten pounds when full-grown adults at around 12 years of age, although there is no guarantee how big your new puppy will end up as they can be as small as six pounds and as big as 15.

Maltese dogs are hypoallergenic dogs that make wonderful pets for those with dog allergies or pet dander sensitivities due to their coats which do not shed much, plus these dogs love their human companions so very much.

They require some grooming but overall Maltese is a low maintenance breed of dog because it does not shed its fur too often and has curly hair making the brushing process less time consuming than most other breeds out there today. These little pups typically weigh around ten pounds when grown adults reaching between 12-15 years old although puppy size varies from only six pounds up to fifteen depending on genetic makeup and how well cared for your new pup is.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic dog. It is also known as the Bichon Tenerife or Bolognese in some countries and they are believed to have originated from either Spanish, Maltese, or Poodle breed of dogs.

They were bred for amusement due to their fluffy look but not meant for heavy-duty work like herding animals since they tend to be somewhat fragile when it comes to physical demands being put on them. They can be very strong-willed when it comes down to training and would prefer if you kept your tone low and gentle while teaching them new tasks rather than loud and commanding which may end up scaring them off completely instead of getting into action mode. If successfully trained though, these small-sized dogs can be a great addition to your family.

They are very affectionate and loyal towards you or whoever they consider being their family members which makes them a great dog for families with young children too. They do not like being left alone though so if you’re going away on vacation, it would be best to leave your Bichon Frise in the care of someone who will spend time playing around instead of locking themselves up inside a cage all day long.


Poodle hypoallergenic dogs are easy to maintain and require less grooming than many other breeds. They love being around their people, so they make great companions for families with young children.

Poodles have a curly coat that is hypo-allergenic, which makes them good pets for allergy sufferers. Poodle hypoallergenic dog breeds need much less maintenance than some of the long-haired breeds such as Labrador Retrievers or Golden Retrievers; however, it does not mean any shedding at all! The poodle breed has low dander levels meaning if you do suffer from allergies this could be an ideal pet choice. These hypoallergenic dogs don’t shed but drop-dead hairs also known as dander.

The hypo-allergenic Poodle requires regular brushing to prevent mats forming in their coat, which can be uncomfortable for your dog. These hypo-allergenic dogs are not just good pets for allergy sufferers but kids too! They have a patient nature so will let children do what they want with them however rough the play gets. The hypo-allergenic poodle breed has low dander levels meaning if you do suffer from allergies this could be an ideal pet choice.

Shih Tzu 

Shih Tzu dogs are hypoallergenic and make great companions for families with children. They do not shed, so they may be a good choice if you suffer from allergies or asthma. These dogs tend to have long lifespans of 15 years on average but can live up to 20-25 years in some cases.

Shih Tzus are very loving and loyal to their families. They do not like being left alone for long periods, so you may want to consider adopting two dogs if this is the case. Shish Tzus are easy-going with children, but they can be bossy around other pets in your home! These little tykes love attention from everyone in the family, so make sure you have lots of time to give them cuddles daily.

This breed was bred as an indoor dog that could get along well with royals living inside palaces or castles during ancient times. The goal was to create a tiny companion who wouldn’t take up too much space at court! Because these dogs were bred to live inside, they prefer a quiet environment and do not like being left outside alone.


Havanese are one of the hypoallergenic dog breeds. They are a small breed that originated in Cuba, and they have been around for over two centuries. They are known for being very loyal, cheerful, and smart.

Havanese would be a great hypoallergenic dog to have around the house. They require little exercise due to their size, so they can live in an apartment setting with ease. If you have allergies or asthma you must research hypoallergenic dogs before getting one because there is no guarantee that any breed will not cause reactions. It has been reported though that Havanese usually causes fewer issues than other breeds of hypoallergenic dogs. Overall these cute pups make wonderful companions and family pets.

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Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM

Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM is a certified veterinarian who graduated from the University of California - Davis Veterinary School in 2012. He specializes in nutrition and veterinary medicine for companion animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and more. He has been featured in websites such as PetMD, Yahoo News, Hills Pet, Daily Paws, and more. Learn more about Dr. Jacob Hawthorne, DVM.

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