Medium sized dogs are the perfect size!
They are not too small and are not too big, sort of like Goldie Locks’ porridge, they are just right.
You say you want him to be hypoallergenic too?
You’re in luck!
There are a bunch of medium sized hypoallergenic dog breeds available for your choosing!
Here is a list of just some to get you started.
Medium Sized Hypoallergenic Dogs
You might know this breed more as the African Bush Dog, that’s because he is from the Congo.
He tends to be playful and curious and has some energy to burn!
If you are looking for a good watchdog, he is listed as one of the best.
Very alert, he will let you know when company or intruders arrive, although he yodels rather than barks.
As a breed, they are not great with kids, but as with people, every dog has their own personality.
I would suggest getting him as a pup, and let him grow up around your kids. Same with other animals, just let him be around them as a pup.
Picture a dog with a perm and bangs, so cute right?!
You want to be sure to groom him though, or those curls will come out in mats and you will have tumbleweeds around your house and he will have some bald spots.
He is also goes by French Water Dog.
Most water dogs tend to have ear problems, so just be sure to give him proper ear care, by keeping his ears clear of hair and inspecting them.
You know, kind of like you treat your own!
He is a smart dog, very obedient, so take him swimming and he will be fine (with some obedience training of course!) and he will love it!
Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
These are all around good hypoallergenic dogs for a family! Another brilliant watchdog (who doesn’t want a built in alarm system?)
He adapts well to changing situations and gets along with other dogs and cats.
The Wheaten Terrier is not as aggressive as other terriers can be either.
He sounds like the perfect dog, and he is hypoallergenic and affectionate!
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Bred to be a working dog, this herding breed is a great family dog.
He has a great need to please his family, that comes from being a herding dog.
Originating from Poland (as if you hadn’t guessed by his name) he is very perceptive and lively, while being fairly even tempered.
He wears a double coat (Poland can get cold when herding sheep) so he requires regular grooming so he doesn’t get mats.
It is thick and shaggy (think of that lovely shag rug from the 1970’s).
You might be used to seeing smaller versions of this breed running around, but the standard Poodle is a medium to a large-sized dog.
These easy to train dogs have high intelligence are often used as support and therapy dogs.
They don’t often shed, and their special curly coats trap dirt and dander and they are also virtually odorless!
So if you suffer from serious allergies, a Poodle is a good breed to bring home!
Irish Water Spaniel
A very old dog breed indeed, the Irish Water Spaniel has been around for hundreds of years.
Spaniels are usually hunting dogs, and the Irish Water Spaniel exhibits the utmost loyalty, love, and affection towards its family members.
Although their coats do require regular grooming to avoid knots and mats, they are another hypoallergenic breed.
Much like the Poodle, you might have seen smaller versions of this breed as well, but the Standard Schnauzer is the parent of the Miniature and Giant Schnauzer.
They are another type of hunting dog and were bred as ratters and guard dogs.
They have tons of energy to expend and require a lot of exercise.
Their hypoallergenic coat also makes them a very popular breed among people with allergies.
Portuguese Water Dog
You might recognize them as being the “First Dogs” belonging to the Obama family.
This breed has a single coat and compared to dogs with thick undercoats (double-coated), the Portuguese Water Dog sheds a lot less.
Although they shed less, they do still shed, but they can minimize the effects of allergies.
These dogs suit apartment living due to their laidback personalities and are great with children.
They sort of resemble the Poodle, the Bedlington Terrier has a lamb-like appearance with a curly coat that doesn’t really shed at all.
They might keep your house clean, but they still require daily maintenance as their fur might become matted very easily.
They are a gentle dog with the ability to be great watchdogs.
Their fur is also very easy to style with many owners adding hair clips and bows to these adorable dogs.
Their names are a ring tongue twister. But their personalities aren’t complicated at all.
These Italian hypoallergenic dogs are very relaxed, laid back and loving.
They belong to the hunting category of dogs as well and have a very long life expectancy.
They hardly shed or drool and will definitely keep your home clean.
No, you are not looking at a mop. Similar to the Komondor, the Puli barely sheds but they require a lot of attention in the grooming department.
As they mature, you need to physically separate his coat in cords. While they may not be mops, they do pick up dirt and debris quite easily.
It takes a lot of work to care for these active and sweet dogs, but if you’re up for it, the Puli makes a great companion dog.
Was that a good start? You see it is possible to have what you want in a dog. He can be the perfect size for you and not bother your allergies!