Do you suffer from nasty pet allergies, but would love to have a dog in your home?
According to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, as many as 3 in 10 people in the United States suffer from pet allergies.
So, what’s your solution?
Consider getting a hypoallergenic dog!
We’re making it easy for you to find the hypoallergenic dog breed of your dreams.
Check out our complete list, alphabetized for your convenience.
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Complete List of Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
We’ve linked to each breed that we’ve written about here on Dogvills too. Check back frequently, as we’ll be updating the list every time we add a new breed profile. Don’t forget to read this resource on how to find hypoallergenic dogs for adoption.
The Affenpinscher dog breed hails from Germany. These small dogs are active, adventurous, curious and playful.
Even though the Afghan Hound features a very long coat, which is flowing and gorgeous, these dogs shed very little. These large dogs are dignified, happy, independent and noble.
3. Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terriers have a coat that is crisp, straight and wiry. These large dogs are confident, lively, loving and outgoing.
The Australian Silky Terrier is a smaller version of the Working Terrier. These small dogs are alert, inquisitive, joyful and quick.
5. Australian Terrier
Australian Terriers don’t need to be bathed often and only need to be groomed about every 3 months. These small dogs are affectionate, fearless, loyal and strong.
The Barbet dog breed hails from France. These medium to large dogs are cheerful, intelligent, joyful and obedient.
The Basenji dog breed hails from Congo. These medium-sized dogs are alert, curious, energetic and playful.
8. Bedlington Terrier
The Bedlington Terrier dog breed hails from the United Kingdom. These medium-sized dogs are affectionate, good-tempered, intelligent and spirited.
The Bergamasco dog breed hails from Italy. These large dogs are determined, patient, quiet and vigilant.
10. Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise, one of the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds, features a silky, soft undercoat with a curly top coat. These small dogs are cheerful, intelligent, playful and social.
11. Border Terrier
Border Terriers come in 4 different color patterns: blue & tan, grizzle & tan, red and wheaten. These small dogs are affectionate, alert, fearless and obedient.
The Bouvier Des Flandres dog breed hails from Belgium. These large dogs are cheerful, gentle, loyal and playful.
13. Cairn Terrier
The Cairn Terrier is the smallest among the Terrier dog breed, standing between 9” and 13” tall. These small dogs feature a weather-resistant, furry undercoat with a rough top coat.
14. Chinese Crested
Chinese Crested dogs are a hairless breed of dogs. These small dogs are alert, happy, lively and playful.
15. Coton de Tulear
The Coton de Tulear dog breed hails from Madagascar. These small dogs are affectionate, lively, loyal and social.
16. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog breed hails from the United Kingdom. These small dogs are affectionate, fun-loving, intelligent and lively.
While the Havenese has a silky and soft coat, it is long, so they do require constant grooming. These small dogs are happy, intelligent, playful and social.
18. Irish Terrier
The Irish Terrier features a double coat, with an undercoat that is fine and soft and a top coat that is thick and wiry. These medium-sized dogs are adventurous, bold, loyal and playful.
19. Irish Water Spaniel
The Irish Water Spaniel doesn’t shed at all and doesn’t need to be bathed often. These large dogs are confident, happy, lively and protective.
Italian Greyhounds love to chase anything that moves and can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. These small dogs are agile, athletic, intelligent and mischievous.
Kerry Blue Terriers features a coat that is soft, thick and wavy. These medium-sized dogs are adventurous, gentle, lively and spirited.
While Komondor’s have a long coat, which is soft and white, they are hypoallergenic dogs. These large dogs are devoted, loving, loyal and protective.
The Kyi-Leo dog breed hails from the United States and is a cross-breed between a Lhasa Apso dog and a Maltese dog. These small dogs are calm, obedient, playful and quiet.
The Lagotto Romagnolo dog breed hails from Italy. These medium-sized dogs are cheerful, energetic, intelligent and loyal.
25. Lakeland Terrier
Lakeland Terriers have a soft undercoat with a hard, wiry top coat. These small dogs are cheerful, confident, independent and lively.
Maltese are most known for their beautiful, white, silky coats. However, the good news is that these dogs don’t shed.
27. Norfolk Terrier
The Norfolk Terrier is the smallest of the Working Terrier dog breed. These small dogs are fearless, happy, intelligent and lovable.
28. Norwich Terrier
The Norwich Terrier dog breed hails from the United Kingdom and were first bred as rodent and vermin hunters. These small dogs are affectionate, energetic, outgoing and sensitive.
The Peruvian Inca Orchid dog breed comes in 2 varieties: Coated and Hairless. The Hairless variety is the best choice for allergy sufferers. These medium-sized hypoallergenic dog breeds are agile, energetic, loyal and protective.
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is also referred to as the Polish Owczarek Nizinny, or PON for short. These medium-sized dogs agile, even-tempered, lively and perceptive.
Poodles come in 3 different sizes: Toy, Miniature and Standard. Toy Poodles stand up to 10” tall, Miniature Poodles stand between 11” and 15” tall and Standard Poodles stand between 15” and 22” tall.
Portuguese Water Dogs don’t shed and their coat can either be curly or wavy. These medium-sized dogs are intelligent, friendly, loving and protective.
The Puli dog has a thick, weather-resistant coat with a soft, wooly undercoat and wavy top coat. These medium-sized dogs are cheerful, intelligent, loving and protective.
The Samoyed dog breed hails from Russia. These medium-sized dogs are alert, friendly, playful and social.
Schnauzer dogs come in 3 different sizes: Miniature, Standard and Giant. The Miniature Schnauzer stands about 12” to 14” tall, the Standard Schnauzer stands about 19’ to 20” tall and the Giant Schnauzer stands about 2.1’ to 2.3’ tall.
36. Shih Tzu
In the Chinese language, Shih Tzu means “lion dog.” These small dogs do require a lot of grooming because of their long, thick coats.
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There are 2 types of Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers: American and Irish. The American variety features a thick, wooly coat, while the Irish variety features a curly, silky coat.
Spanish Water Dogs require minimal grooming and they feature a coat that is curly and wooly. These medium-sized dogs are athletic, diligent, intelligent and loyal.
39. Tibetan Terrier
Even though Tibetan Terriers have lots of fur, they hardly shed at all. These medium-sized dogs are intelligent, loving, loyal and social.
40. Welsh Terrier–
The Welsh Terrier does require brushing a few times each week, but they don’t shed, or they shed very little. These small dogs are alert, friendly, loving and spirited.
The West Highland White Terrier dog breed hails from the United Kingdom. These small dogs are affectionate, courageous, hardy and independent.
42. Wire Fox Terrier
Wire Fox Terriers hail from the United Kingdom and were originally used to chase foxes out of their hiding spots. These medium-sized dogs are alert, fearless, keen and quick.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a relatively rare dog breed that lives in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. These large dogs are devoted, graceful, obedient and social.
The Xoloitzcuintli dog is one of the most unique hypoallergenic dog breeds. He comes in 3 different sizes: Toy, Miniature and Standard. The Toy Xoloitzcuintli stands between 9” and 14” tall, the Miniature Xoloitzcuintli stands between 15” and 20” tall and the Standard Xoloitzcuintli stands between 20” and 30” tall.
Yorkshire Terriers have coats that are fine, silky and grow rather fast. These small dogs have no undercoat, so they don’t shed at all.
More reading to help you choose the right hypoallergenic dog breeds for your family
Complete List of Large Hypoallergenic Dogs
Complete List of Small Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds – Toy Breed
Small Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds – Terriers
Small Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds – The Rest of the Pack