Tuesday Top Ten: Dogs for Allergic People

With this hot summer weather, my allergies have really kicked into high gear, so it’s a good time to talk about dogs for people who suffer from allergies.  Although no dog will be totally un-allergenic, there are several that are less likely to produce severe reactions in most people.

For a complete list, check out our short article on hypoallergenic dog breeds.  Here are my top ten choices.

10.  Chinese Crested (hairless)

9.  Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier

8.  Havanese

7.  Maltese

6.  Westhighland White Terrier

5.  Greyhound

4.  Poodle

3.  Yorkshire Terrier

2.  Portuguese Water Dog

1.  Giant Schnauzer

You’ll note that many of these dogs are small, meaning they produce fewer allergens.  All but the Chinese Crested are single-coated so you won’t have as much fur flying around your home.  Keeping your home vacuumed and dusted frequently will also keep your symptoms under control.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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3 thoughts on “Tuesday Top Ten: Dogs for Allergic People”

  1. I lost my 13 year old cockapoo in January, but wanted you to know that my brother has severe allergies, environmental and food, which cause severe asthmatic reactions. He came to my home and visited several times and had no problem with my cockapoo. The last few years we had her, we went to his home and visited and he never had a sniffle, cough or wheeze around her. We fed her food that was high in amino acids per the veterniarian and she never bothered my allergies or my children’s allergies either. You can’t beat a poodle mix for a good family dog that does not shed and does not aggravate allergies.

  2. This was a very helpful post, since I am allergic to most dogs and am in search of one that will not make me sneeze!!!

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