What are the best mixed breed hypoallergenic dogs?
You want an allergy-friendly dog, but don’t necessarily want a pure breed, right?
No worries, there are actually plenty of mixed breeds dogs that won’t trigger your allergies!
Let’s take a look at the most popular, shall we?
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Best Mixed Breed Hypoallergenic Dogs
Before we get into our list of the best mixed breed hypoallergenic dogs, I feel we need a little disclaimer.
As you scan the list of these cool-sounding mixes, you’ll notice that many of them pair a hypoallergenic breed with one that is not even remotely allergy friendly.
How do their pups end up hypoallergenic? Well, here’s the thing- sometimes they don’t.
Before you adopt, spend a little time around your prospective pup. If he triggers your allergies, he’s inherited more of his non-hypo parent’s genes, at least in the shedding and dander department.
On the other hand, if he doesn’t make your eyes watery and your throat scratchy, chances are pretty good that he’s inherited his hypoallergenic parent’s genes!
Now, let’s check out our favorite hypoallergenic mixed breeds, shall we? I just love some of their names!
1. Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever and Poodle)
The most popular of all the mixed breed hypoallergenic dogs, the Labradoodle is a combination of two of the best service dog breeds: the lab and the poodle.
As with all crossbreeds on this list, his hypoallergenic status isn’t guaranteed, but for the most part pups tend to share their poodle parent’s coat genes.
Labradoodles are incredibly smart and friendly. They get along well with everyone in the family, including kids. They’ll even mesh well in a household with cats!
2. Afador (Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever)
The Afador normally has the body of the Afghan but the has the appearance of the Lab.
If you are looking specifically for him to have the temperament of the Afghan, there are no guarantees.
That changes from dog to dog just as it does from human to human. These guys have a lot of energy.
They want to be with their families, so make sure if you are going to choose this hybrid, you have the time to devote to him as he wishes.
He makes a great family dog if he is allowed to grow up with kids. Your kids with have a devoted friend.
3. Bagle Hound (Basset Hound and Beagle)
He tends to look more like the Beagle than the Basset Hound.
An all around good dog they are curious and playful which make for good family dogs.
They are great with kids, their size helps in that aspect as they only about 12-17 inches.
This mixed breed tends to hold on to his tracking abilities, so games are fun for him!
He does like long walks and apartment living isn’t very suitable for him.
Because of his nature to hunt, he is best in a fenced in yard and on leash when not at home.
A bonus? They are not prone to illness and only require a bath for grooming!
4. Bich-poo (Bichon Frise and Poodle)
Also known as a ‘Poochon’, he comes in toy size (about 6-12 pounds) or miniature (13-18 pounds).
This is a very smart hybrid, who is playful and affectionate. They do have a hearty and have no problem alerting their families of company or suspicious sounds.
He can be trained to be quieter. He is good for apartment living, as he doesn’t require much exercise, but does respond well to training!
Like the Poodle in him, he gets along just fine with other animals.
5. Chiweenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund)
This one holds a special place in my heart, as I am a proud owner of one, we call her Lola.
Her mom was a purebred Dachshund and her dad was a purebred Chihuahua.
Some research says she is best suited for families with older children, but we got Lola when my daughter was 3 and they are best friends.
Lola goes to sleep with my daughter (who is now 5) and she lets her dress her up and carry her however she wants.
That being said, it is very important to teach your children to watch and listen to signs the dog is giving.
My daughter knows when Lola has had enough and she leaves her alone. Chiweenies are the best of both breeds as they won’t get to be more than 12 pounds (ours is 7 pounds) and they live about 13-16 years.
They can be quite stubborn in training and crate training is recommended. Especially if you live in an area where it can get quite cold!
If you want a dog to curl up in your lap while you relax, this is definitely a good choice!
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Mixed breed hypoallergenic dogs can be some of the best dogs as they will have characteristics of both of the purebreds!
How cool is that? And the names, some are just so funny!
Do you have a mixed breed? Maybe your neighbor or a family member has a mixed breed Hypoallergenic dog or not, fill us in and share your stories with us below!