6 Best Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds for Allergy Sufferers
Allergy sufferers may love dogs but often pay the price for even a brief interaction with them. Simply petting a dog may cause them to experience itchy eyes and throat, a runny nose, or sneezing, and in more severe cases may even cause them to develop hives or other rashes due to this allergic reaction. And these symptoms often don't go away overnight, but can continue on for days.
Dog allergies can be a reason for a lot of heartbreak within households. If a dog owner begins dating someone with dog allergies, it could be the end of the relationship. For children, these types of allergies can be particularly unfortunate. In many cases, a family will fall in love with a new puppy and bring it home not knowing that they or one of their children is allergic to the dog and have to give it away.
While there are types of medications that could alleviate the symptoms, in severe cases the only option is the family is forced to find a new home for the puppy after their children have already become attached to it.
If you or your child suffer from dog allergies, luckily, there are breeds that are considered hypoallergenic. While no dog breed is 100% hypoallergenic, it's possible to find less-allergenic dog breeds that are better suited for allergy-sufferers. These dogs have a non-shedding coat that produces less dander. Dander, which clings to pet hair, is what causes most pet allergies in people (along with dog saliva). Read on for more breeds that make it possible to enjoy the companionship of a dog, even if you suffer from allergies. And if interested, here at Forever Love Puppies, we have plenty of these hypoallergenic puppies for sale.
The Cavapoo is a beautiful mix between the King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle. Some varieties of this breed are mixed with the Toy Poodle, resulting in a smaller puppy. The Cavapoo is a very popular hypoallergenic dog breed for many reasons but starting with its absolutely irresistible cuteness. The Cavapoo looks very much like a teddy bear with its floppy Spaniel ears and curly Poodle fur. This is also a mix between two incredibly smart breeds, which will give you a very intelligent puppy.
Cavapoos have a soft, have a dense, single-layered hypoallergenic coat that ranges from wavy to straight. Most of shed very little, if any. And they don’t drool very much, which helps to cut down on allergies, as dog saliva is another one of the key causes of dog allergies in people.
Next up is the ever popular Cockapoo, a mix between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. Due to its very close background, it is quite similar in looks to a Cavapoo. The Cockapoo has a very similar coat to that of a Cavapoo in that it is often a reddish blond in color and a curly texture. They are non-shedders as well, making them a great choice for if looking for a hypoallergenic dog breed.
The Cockapoo makes the perfect hypoallergenic dog breed because it has low dander levels, and don’t inherently suffer from skin conditions which could lead to more dander around your house. Also the majority of dander is retained inside the Cockapoo’s fur, and can be removed during grooming. And thirdly, Cockapoos have a low level of molting --- meaning less skin cells onto your sofa and around the house. Lastly, Cockapoos don't slobber or drool, avoiding any dog saliva allergens.
The adorable Maltipoo has become quite popular in recent years. This hypoallergenic dog breed is a mix between a Maltese and a Poodle. The Maltipoo is a fun loving and deeply affectionate dog. They love to cuddle and play very well with children and other dogs. If you live in the city and reside in an apartment complex, this breed is the perfect choice for you.
The Maltipoo is a very intelligent breed and is very easy to housebreak and teach new tricks. The Maltipoo loves to learn and responds best to positive praise and rewards. And these poodle-mixed pooches are another hypoallergenic dog breed, less likely to bother any allergy sufferers in your house. Maltipoos don't shed much, if at all. And interesting note… if you’d like to match your dcor, the Maltipoo comes in a ton of colors to choose from.
The Goldendoodle may be one of the most well known hypoallergenic dog breeds. It has many of the wonderful characteristics of its Golden Retriever background but without the heavy shedding that can cause serious allergic reactions. This breed is also popular with people looking for a smaller dog, being smaller than the Golden Retriever and growing up to 45 lbs max.
The Goldendoodle is an incredible friendly dog who gets along with just about everyone from other dogs to strangers, and is the perfect family dog because of its gentle nature around children. This is a fun loving dog with plenty of energy. When looking for a hypoallergenic dog breed and deciding on the Goldendoodle, select one with curlier hair, as the more poodle the dog has mixed in, the more hypoallergenic.
The Shih Poo is an adorable hypoallergenic dog mix between the Shih-Tzu and the Toy Poodle. The Shih-Poo is a playful and intelligent dog breed who got some of the best traits from its popular parents, including a high level of intelligence (and hypoallergenic coat), making it easy to train and housebreak.
The Shih Poo does not shed as much as other dog breeds and is considered hypoallergenic. Based on its minimal shedding, the dog may be an ideal choice of pet for those with allergies, but heightened sensitivity to dog protein may still trigger an allergic reaction in some people.
The HuskiPoo, otherwise known as the Husky Doodle, Huskypoo, Siberdoodle or Huskydoodle, is a mix between the Siberian Husky and the Poodle. This is one of the larger hypoallergenic breeds ranging between 40 and 60 pounds. It was bred to to be an allergy-friendly alternative -- the perfect Husky Poodle mix has the Husky's big heart and active personality beneath the Poodle's hypoallergenic coat.
The HuskiPoo is very kid friendly and makes for a great family dog. Absolutely full of energy, the Huskipoo will easily keep up during family walks or trips to the park. It will likely need a couple of walks a day and plenty of stimulating play in order to stay healthy and fit. The HuskiPoo is an incredibly intelligent dog which makes training all the more fun.
If Looking For a Hypoallergenic Dog Breed, We Have The Puppy Breed For You
We hope that if allergies have been keeping you from the looking for a puppy that you’d consider a hypoallergenic dog breed. As this article shows, there are many dog breeds that can fit your lifestyle without making you or your family suffer from allergies.
At Forever Love Puppies we serve the Miami, Aventura and Pembroke Pines areas and we offer several hypoallergenic breeds that are perfect for parents or children that suffer from allergies. See our different available puppies, here, or contact us today and we will be happy to work with you to find a hypoallergenic dog right for you!