Love Dogs but allergic to dog hairs or have a family member who is allergic and therefore cannot have a dog?
Have you considered getting a Hypoallergenic breed of dog instead!
These breeds are considered 'allergy free' and their coats never shed.
A Pawfect compromise.
Hoobynoo Top 10 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
Height: Over 38cm
The Poodle is a popular 'water dog' breed for crossbreeding because of the breed's positive characteristics such as it's robustness, cleverness and it's good temper. The breed is very adaptable to their surroundings. The Poodle is so high on the Hypoallergenic listings for it's non-shedding fur, making it super paw-pular with allergy sufferers, although they do require regular brushing and clipping.
Weight: 2-3 KG
Height: Up to 25cm
A lively and fun-little dog, the Maltese is often seen in a long haired coat. Although it does not shed it's fur like other dogs, it does require daily grooming to stop the hair from getting matted.
Weight: 5-7 KG
The Bichon Frise is a descendant from the French Water Dog and the Poodle.
This mixing of the two breeds makes their fur coarse on top, however underneath lies a soft but dense undercoat. This pup is born to love and doesn't like to be on their own for too long. It is advised to adopt them in pairs so they have a friend to keep them company.
Weight: 14-27 KG (depending on breed)
Height: 40-60cm (depending on breed)
Origin: Spain, Portugal, France
The Waterdog - although differ in size and weight - generally have similiar coat characteristics, which is what makes them popular among allergy sufferers.
As with the previous breeds mentioned above, these dogs too have coats that require a lot of grooming and attention, although they do not shed.
Weight: 14-20 KG /29-41KG
Height: 44-50cm /60-70cm
Originally bred as a farmyard dog in both sizes, this breed has more recently been a lovable home companion (with the larger breed also doubling up as a guard dog) this breed requires regular maintenance with daily grooming and the occasional trim of their thick dense fur - especially around their beard as food can matt and clump the fur.
Weight: 5-8 KG
Height: Up to 27cm
The Shih Tzu is thought to have been cross bred between the Lhasa Apso and the Pekingese. It sheds little to no hair despite its abundance of fur! This breed should be brushed to make sure fur does not get tangled or matted. This breed is also known to have traits such as an 'underbite' where the lower teeth stick out and are visible behind their lip giving them a toothy smile.
Weight: 8-10 KG
Originally the Bedlington Terrier was crossbred from the Whippet family and the Terrier family to produce a beautiful non-shedding thick coat. This coat starts from the legs up to the top of the head and sometimes produces tufts at the end of the ears. This breed is easy to maintain and loves a walk.
Weight: Up to 5 KG
The Chinese Crested was once considered a curiosity with its hairless mutation that has within recent years become a desirable feature in dog breeds. The lack of fur coat means the dog does not shed hair, have fleas or body odour. Although this breed needs little to no grooming, it does however need it's owners to take care of their delicate skin since it can burn in the summer or be too cold in the winter.
Weight: 15-17 KG
The Kerry Blue Terrier is known as the National dog of Ireland. The breed is born with a black coat which gradually turns blue after two years old. It has a soft and wavy luxuriant coat with a long beard.
Weight: 16-21 KG
The Wheaten Terrier is thought to be one of the oldest of Irish breeds. It's soft silky 'wheaten' coat goes from tight curls to soft lose curly undercoat. Like other Irish Terrier breads has a long haired muzzle which needs to be groomed.