What are the best hypoallergenic service dogs? Typically you see people with German Shepherds or Labradors, but those are not hypoallergenic. It is possible to have a service dog and also keep your sneezing at bay, without the help of allergy meds. Check out these amazing hypoallergenic breeds that would make great service dogs!
5 Great Hypoallergenic Service Dogs
Irish Water Spaniel
He is hardworking, brave and playful. What could be better characteristics in a service dog? He loves the water as well; it is in his nature to want to be in the water. He would be an excellent companion for someone who loves the water as well. His coat is naturally water repellent, so when he is done in the water, he won’t be getting everyone sprayed when he shakes off! His coat will require brushing every few weeks and trimming every two months.
The Poodle is just an all around great dog. She tends to show up in almost all of the lists I have created about dogs. It’s no wonder because she is ranked 8th in AKC most popular dog breed! She comes in different sizes but for a service dog, I might be looking at the standard size. While her coat reduces allergens that will affect someone with allergies, it does require maintenance and care to prevent matting. Your Poodle is very smart; she would make a great service dog.
This guy kind of resembles a sheep! The Bedlington Terrier is a very loyal dog. He is so full of energy and will need an outlet for that such as long walks, play time and training. Training will help to keep his mind sharp and tire him out mentally, which is different than tiring him out physically. You can relate, a long day at work is taxing on your mind while a good workout leaves you physically tired. He is a great size as well, medium.
Kerry Blue Terrier
He is smart and very alert, a great service dog! He will be a great addition to your family, and will love to play. He also makes an excellent watchdog. The Kerry Blue is a very intuitive breed as well. Dogs always seem to know what we need, but this one seems to get it on a different level.
I love this breed. He looks so distinguished with his ‘beard’. He is fearless and used to working. The Schnauzer is a very reliable dog, a great service dog in my opinion. He stands tall and proud and ready to take commands. He will let you know when people arrive. His coat is wiry and sheds minimally. He will require some care to his coat to prevent matting and keep him looking as distinguished as he does.
These might not be typical service dogs you see people have while you are out and about. But if it is hypoallergenic you are searching for in addition to having a service dog, these are great options! You might have to do some research for your area and people who train service dogs. Or, you could put yours through service school.