Hypoallergenic dog breeds

​If you want a dog but dog hair allergies are putting you off, consider these dog breeds that anybody can love allergy free...

We should all be able to enjoy the company of a dog if we want to. Those with allergies to dog hair included! Here’s a quick list of some dog breeds which all dog lovers can enjoy being around. We’re all for the love of dogs here at Pet-n-Sur HQ!

Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier makes the list of hypoallergenic dogs because it sheds very little to no hair and can be bathed frequently without drying out their skin. This breed does however, require regular clipping, brushing and ear care.

Bichon Frise

A very popular wee breed! Like the Bedlington Terrier, the Bichon sheds very little to no hair and is considered a good choice for allergic individuals. As you will see from its very fluffy, pure white coat, this breed needs frequent bathing and grooming.

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested comes in two varieties, hairless and 'powderpuff'. Both varieties are considered to be very clean with no doggie odour. Even the powderpuff variety sheds very little to no hair but of course requires more grooming than the hairless dog. The hairless Crested should be bathed frequently and have a little coconut oil massaged into their skin to keep it supple and in good condition.

Kerry Blue Terrier

The Kerry Blue Terrier sheds very little to no hair and has no doggie odour - even when wet! They do require weekly brushing, combing and bathing, regular professional grooming and scrupulous ear care to prevent infections.


This extremely popular breed, the tiny Maltese, has a very soft coat that sheds little to no hair making this breed another good choice for allergy sufferers. Their long coat requires gentle daily combing and brushing. The hair around the eyes also needs daily attention to prevent staining as does their beard. Ears and eyes should be checked regularly and cleaned as necessary. Many Maltese owners elect to keep their pet clipped short (typically a 'puppy cut') for easier care. Some might also say they just look cuter with the shorter coat!

Poodle (Standard, Miniature or Toy)

Perhaps the most well-known hypoallergenic dog breed, the Poodle, sheds very little or no hair. Poodles should be bathed regularly and clipped often. Popular cuts for Poodle people who don’t show their dogs include the easy care 'puppy clip' or 'lamb clip'. This breed’s ears also require regular care to prevent wax build-up, mite infestations and infections.

Portuguese Water Dog

The coat of the Portuguese Water Dog sheds very little to no hair and grows much more slowly than a Poodle’s coat. This breed should be brushed and combed regularly and clipped as needed.

Schnauzer (Standard or Miniature)

We love these super handsome fellas… Schnauzers have wiry coats that, while they’re not difficult to groom, they do need attention in the form of daily brushing with a short wire brush. Clipping to an overall even length twice a year is also recommended. The eyes and ears should be kept clean. Schnauzers shed little to no hair, which is why they make this list!

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

A well-groomed Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier will shed very little, so the objective is to use a medium-toothed comb each day to keep their coat natural, soft, and fuzzy in appearance. This breed’s eyes and ears also need careful attention, and regular bathing is recommended.

So there you have it - some options for those dog lovers among us who are just a little over all the sneezing and rashes that come with all the doggy love!

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