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19 Best Hypoallergenic Dogs For Kids with Allergies!

Dogs are the perfect companions for children and adults alike. They provide unconditional love, comfort, and companionship. But what if you or someone in your family has allergies?

This can be a major problem when considering which dog to adopt. You may think that getting a dog is out of the question, but there are many hypoallergenic dogs available!

All the small dogs listed below are hypoallergenic, and have been researched, and selected by our experts. This means they do not produce any allergens themselves or aggravate allergies already present in people with asthma.

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic dog that can make for the perfect house pet. They are playful, social, and easy to train making them an excellent choice for any family with allergies or busy schedules. Bichon Frises are a small breed of dog originating from France.

This means they have a friendly disposition and usually get along well with other animals, children and adults alike. With their adorable face, floppy ears and curly tail these dogs will steal your​​​​​​​ heart.

Poodle

Poodle
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The poodle is a hypoallergenic breed of dog that makes a good pet for allergy sufferers. With their unique coats that rarely shed, fewer allergens are released into the air.

Poodles are also great with children and other pets in addition to being friendly towards strangers. A good thing about poodles is they can live in both an apartment or house environment as long as they get plenty of exercise every day.​​​​​​​

Maltese

Maltese
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Maltese dogs are a great pet for people with allergies. They are small in size and don’t shed, which makes them hypoallergenic. In addition to being great companions, they have a life expectancy of about 12-14 years, so they will be around for a long time!

Maltese dogs are considered one of the most popular breeds among those who suffer from allergies because these little pups do not shed or produce dander like other larger breeds do.

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier
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The Bedlington Terrier is a small breed of dog that can make a great pet for allergy sufferers and families with children. They were originally bred to hunt rabbits in Northumberland County, England.

This particular breed has an easygoing temperament which makes them good with kids, as well as being low-shedding dogs that don’t produce dander like other breeds do. The Bedlington Terrier is known as an affectionate, intelligent breed that loves being around people. 

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested is a very low-shedding dog, and it is often used as an allergy sufferer’s best friend. The dander on the hair of this breed is barely there, so they are not going to cause any problems for people with allergies.

In addition to being hypoallergenic, these dogs are also known for their sweet disposition and unique appearance. They have either short or no hair at all which can be great for people who don’t want their furniture​​​​​​​ destroyed.

Basenji

Basenji
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For those who suffer from allergies, finding a pet that does not aggravate symptoms can be difficult. The Basenji is a dog breed that could offer the perfect solution for allergy sufferers. These dogs shed very little, have very low dander, and never drool.

They are also good watchdogs because they bark loudly when strangers come to the house. Basenjis were originally bred in Africa as hunting dogs because of their intelligence and agility. Basenji’s are excellent with children, they make a good companions for them.

Havanese

Havanese
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The Havanese is a small dog that make great companions for children and are considered a hypoallergenic dog breed as they’ve got a low shedding coat. Havanese are playful, affectionate dogs that love to cuddle with their family members.

They’re gentle enough to be around young children without any worry of being harmed by them. In addition, these dogs have an allergy-friendly coat so those who suffer from allergies can enjoy the company of this breed​​​​​​​.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer
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The Miniature Schnauzer is a hypoallergenic dog breed that they shed very little and hardly ever drools. This is good for families with kids who have allergies to animal dander, or just don’t want the extra hassle of having to clean up hair and slobber from their clothes and furniture.

This pup can be a good family pet because it is gentle, intelligent, alert, confident, protective, affectionate with people but wary of strangers.​​​​​​​

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu
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The Shih Tzu is a small, furry, non-shedding dog that is a popular choice for people with allergies. They have an adorable personality and love children. They are good at performing tricks and loves to go on walks! Many people buy them as the perfect lapdog because they are so small.

Shih Tzus have soft fur that does not shed like other dogs do which makes them perfect for people who suffer from pet allergies or asthma symptoms.​​​​​​​

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier
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The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, low-shedding dog that makes an excellent pet for allergy sufferers. These little dogs are completely hypoallergenic and have hair, not fur. They also don’t shed much which means they won’t cause any allergies to flare up or any asthma attacks.

The Yorkshire Terrier can be the perfect addition to your family if you suffer from allergies because it will never trigger them!​​​​​​​ Yorkshire Terriers are known as one of the most popular breeds in America because of their friendly personality and small size. ​​​​​​​

West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier is a small, long-haired dog with a hardy constitution. They are a great dog for families, especially those with children. They have a personality that will make you fall in love with them and they don’t drool or shed as much as other breeds of dogs do.

This breed also has minimal shedding of its dense and wiry coat which makes it easier to maintain than other breeds of dogs who shed constantly.​​​​​​​

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog
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Portuguese Water Dogs are perfect for families with children. These dogs require regular grooming but have a coat that is hypoallergenic, making them the perfect family dog. If you’re looking for a dog to add to your family, Portuguese Water Dogs may be just what you need!

They are highly intelligent and can excel in many different types of activities. This makes them ideal as a companion or even an assistant pet for people who need help performing certain tasks. 

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso
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The Lhasa Apso is a small, gentle dog breed that hardly sheds or drools and will not leave your clothes or furniture covered in hair! Unlike other dog breeds, the Lhasa Apso does not require frequent baths to keep its coat clean.. The dogs are known for their loyalty and affectionate nature with kids.

As a result, the Lhasa Apso has become the most popular dog breed for children who suffer from allergies. ​​​​​​​The Lhasa Apso has been ranked number one in American Kennel Club’s list of least shedding dogs for several years now. ​​​​​​​

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher
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The Affenpinscher is a small, compact breed of dog that originated in Germany. He has been known to be intelligent and loyal to his adult family members as well as being an excellent companion for families with children.

Affenpinschers have hypoallergenic coats that require little grooming, so they may be the perfect dog for someone who has allergies or asthma.  They are best suited for those who live in urban areas or those who do not have a lot of time on their hands because they don’t require much exercise

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier
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If you are looking for a hypoallergenic dog breed, the Cairn Terrier is an excellent choice. The Cairn Terrier has little to no shedding and does not drool excessively. These features make them great companions for people with allergies or other health issues.

The Cairn Terrier is a very affectionate and sensible dog that loves to be in the company of their family members. They are independent enough that they do not need constant attention from their owners​​​​​​​.

Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier
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Wire Fox Terriers are a wonderful choice for families. They are small, friendly, and intelligent dogs that have all the qualities you would want in a pet. Wire Fox Terriers don’t drool or shed so they make excellent pets for people with allergies.

They also get along well with children because of their gentle disposition and will be your best friend on walks. These terriers need lots of exercise but can adjust to just about any living situation – apartment dweller or country home owner alike!​​​​​​​

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier
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The Scottish Terrier is a hypoallergenic breed of dog that originated in Scotland. They are affectionate, loyal and fearless dogs who make excellent companions for adults or children.

They are intelligent, inquisitive and can be stubborn at times, so training is necessary. This small dog can be protective and will bark to alert you if they sense something wrong such as someone trying to break into your home.​​​​​​​

Welsh Terrier 

Welsh Terrier
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Welsh Terriers are great for people with allergies. They have a hypoallergenic coat that does not shed and is low-maintenance, so they do not produce allergens like other dogs. Welsh Terriers are active, cheerful dogs that are affectionate and intelligent.

The Welsh Terrier has a friendly disposition which makes them an excellent family dog as well as a wonderful companion for someone who lives alone or spends most of their time at home. These animals enjoy being in the company​​​​​​​ of their owners.

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  • Karin S

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