For those of you out there who suffer more severely with pet allergies, but adore being around four-legged friends and are perhaps even considering a canine companion, we decided to compile a list of dog breeds that are kinder to dog lovers with allergies than most.
In reality, there’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. All dogs have allegens (hair, dander, saliva) that can aggravate or cause a reaction in people who suffer from such allergies. Totally hairless, long-haired, and wire-haired dogs that don’t shed nearly as much as other dog breeds are generally considered to be more tolerable to allergy sufferers, but they still produce allergens and can bring additional allergens in from the outdoors (pollen, dust, mold).
That being said, here’s a list of 38 dog breeds that tend to be more allergy-friendly.