10 Best Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

A hypoallergenic dog could be the perfect solution for you if you are itching to cuddle with a cute and cuddly friend but are allergic to pet dander. 

Bichon Frise

Bichons, made hypoallergenic, are the American Kennel Club's allergy dog of choice. 

Miniature Schnauzer

For those who adore Schnauzers, these smart watchdogs are the most popular breed available and make excellent pocket pets.   


You can choose your own canine experience because all poodles—standard, toy, and miniature—fall into the hypoallergenic category. 

Yorkshire Terrier

Adorable little Yorkies are lap and purse-friendly, yet despite their diminutive stature, they are full of attitude. 

Shih Tzu

The powerful "lion dogs" that are Shih Tzus have been around since the Tang Dynasty. 


The ancient Greek breed, which weighs an average of just seven pounds, pretty almost invented the term "lap dog." 

Portuguese Water Dog

These medium-sized critters might be familiar to you as Sunny and Bo Obama from "First Dogs" helped bring attention to the curly-haired Portuguese water dogs. 

Scottish Terrier

Although you may be familiar with the lovable and obstinate Scottie dog from the beloved Disney film Lady and the Tramp, Scotties also make wonderful real-life companions. 

Chinese Crested

With its fluffy feet and tail, the Chinese Crested is a breed that is easy to identify. 


Havanese dogs have long, silky coats in a range of colors, and they are happy and inquisitive. 

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