Photo by Jim Larson
Whenever we talk about "hypoallergenic" dogs , it's important to realize that no dog is truly hypoallergenic. All dogs produce dander (microscopic skin flakes that can be inhaled and potentially irritate the nose, eyes, or cause sneezing) and saliva, which are the main causes of allergy in some people. Even hairless dogs produce some dander! When we say a "hypoallergenic dog", we imply a dog that sheds little to no hair. Such dogs produce less dander and, therefore, they are less likely to cause allergic reactions.

Please note:
The list below is NOT a strict guidance but rather a general reference of dogs known to be good for some allergy suffers. There is no guarantee the breeds on the list will be good for you in particular. One person's allergy may vary from that of another person greatly, and it is practically impossible to name breeds that will always be suitable for everyone.
If a breed is not listed here, it does not necessarily mean it is not good for allergy sufferers. Everything is highly individual, therefore...

Important:
Before you adopt a dog, one of the best things you can do is to visit it and spend some time with it. This will give you an idea about how bad your reactions are going to be.

Affenpinscher
Airedale Terrier
Australian Terrier
Basenji
Bedlington Terrier
Bichon Frise
Black Russian Terrier
Border Terrier
Bouvier des Flandres
Brussels Griffon
Cairn Terrier
Chinese Crested
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Giant Schnauzer
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Havanese
Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Kerry Blue Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
Lhasa Apso
Lowchen
Maltese
Miniature Schnauzer
Norfolk Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Poodle
Portuguese Water Dog
Puli
Sealyham Terrier
Silky Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
Tibetan Terrier
Shih Tzu
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier
Whippet
Yorkshire Terrier

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