Are you tired of cleaning up mounds of fur off your couch, floor, pillows, clothes, and basically everything? Are you allergic to dander, but still want a dog to call your own? All hope is not lost. There are “hypoallergenic” dog breeds available for adoption. No dog is 100% hypoallergenic, but there are breeds that shed very little fur. From all different sizes and coats, here are our top choices for the breeds with almost non-detectible fur shed.
10. The Maltese
Gentle, loving, and hypoallergenic: this is the perfect combination for a potential dog owner with allergies. They’re small, but pack a punch when strangers are around! Depending how long you want to keep their silky coats, they do require daily brushing to prevent tangling their fur.
Adopt your Maltese HERE!
9. The Bichon Frise
This dog comes equipped with a curly double coat. Their active, playful disposition is perfect for any person. This pup is most definitely compatible with allergy sufferers because their shedding is almost nonexistent, so if this hound holds your heart it is time to adopt.
Adopt your Bichon Frise HERE!
8. The Dachsund
Also nicknamed “the wiener dog” for their long bodies and short legs, their light shedding causes for a stress-free living environment. Little to no clean up is in order for this breed. They’re small stature also allows them the comfortability to live in smaller spaces, like an apartment!
Adopt your Dachsund HERE!
7. The Poodle
Coming in a variety of sizes and colors, this breed is a wonderful choice for people suffering from dander allergies. With a Poodle, your nostrils and eyes will be clear and free. Who wouldn’t want that?
Adopt your Poodle HERE!
6. The Portuguese Water Dog
What’s interesting about this beautiful breed is that not only are they hypoallergenic, but they’re also waterproof! Bath time must be rough (ruff). With regular grooming and a very active lifestyle, this pooch with thrive with his owner. Plus, President Obama is a proud pet parent to this gorgeous breed!
Adopt your Portuguese Water Dog HERE!
5. The Yorkshire Terrier
This breed has light shedding, and also makes a great companion for travel and living. They don’t mind smaller spaces due to their size. Their talkative nature will keep you entertained for hours. Depending on how long you keep their coats, they require daily brushing to prevent mats.
Adopt your Yorkshire Terrier HERE!
4. The Border Terrier
These pups are affectionate and highly trainable. Their coats are short, harsh, and dense and may need raking weekly with a stripping knife. They require vigorous exercise, which is great for you or the kids (if you have them)!
Adopt your Border Terrier HERE!
3. The Standard Schnauzer
These dogs do not shed as much as normal canines do, but they do actually require the dead or loose hair to be picked from their bodies twice per year. This is called stripping the coat. This isn’t much maintenance for a lifetime of unconditional love and companionship, especially since this breed is extremely affectionate.
Adopt your Standard Schnauzer HERE!
2. The Shih Tzu
These lion looking pups can be the perfect companion because they easily adapt to people as well as their environment. Their coats shed very minimally, so no cleaning or sneezing! The do not require affection in excess, so if this seems like the breed for you, adopt!
Adopt your Shih Tzu HERE!
1. The Italian Greyhound
This slender and graceful breed only requires weekly brushing to keep the fine coat, short and glossy. Their shedding is almost non-existent, and are best suited for adults or families with older children. They are fragile which isn’t ideal for smaller kids.