First, we should discuss the difference between hair and fur and why it is an important distinction for those who have dog allergies. Fur has two coats, a topcoat, and an undercoat, while hair only has one coat. The largest difference between the two is how much dander is caught in the hair or fur. Hair is longer and has a slower growth cycle which means it sheds less than fur. However, there are dogs with fur who shed less than others. With decreased shedding comes the term “Hypoallergenic.” This does not mean that those with dog allergies will be symptom-free, but they will have fewer issues.
Here are of the cutest non-shedding hypoallergenic dog breeds that don’t shed and you can own
Havanese is loving and with a cheerful nature, the Havanese is a kind warm funny, and playful dog coming from Cuba, this breed has a wavy and very a soft coat that doesn’t lose hair and
protects him from extreme weather conditions there are strong social needs forced them to be constantly with human company and makes them an excellent pet for children
Each dog has earned the nickname Velcro dog because they tend to stick pretty close to their owners; they make extremely loyal lovable companions on the smaller size they only weigh up to about 13 pounds; these dogs are easy to groom minimally shed and are extremely easy to train.
2. Scottish Terrier
Scottish Terriers are filled with the personality they’re independent stubborn funny animals and they make great pets for owners who can handle a dog with a mind of their own due to their stubborn nature, they aren’t the easiest dogs to train but they hardly shed and are easy to groom. Scottish Terriers are independent, vigilant, and territorial. This breed is one of the most preferred dogs for allergy sufferers, and it’s a very low-shedding double coat.
3. Shih Tzu
the name Shih Tzu literally translates to the little lion these little hypoallergenic cuties are lovable happy companions not very lion-like if you ask us they can live anywhere whether a big sprawling house or apartment they just like to be by their owners though extremely friendly and easy to care for Shih Tzu do have a royal background they were kept by royal Chinese families during the Ming Dynasty and sometimes that princess attitude comes out
4. Portuguese water dog
Known for being the spaniels family clown this particular breed stands among other things for its ability to swim its funny personality and its fur covered in many thick dense and curly hairs the Irish. These very soft and social creatures are high-energy companions who will love to go on long walks, runs, or bikes. Training requires a firm consistency and lots of positive reinforcement. Start grooming as a puppy by creating a positive experience for the dog. Their fur coats can become matted if they are not properly groomed and brushed two to three times a week. These Spaniels tend to be reserved with strangers, but shouldn’t shy away completely. One interesting feature of this Spaniel is they have webbed toes to help them swim. They are incredibly loyal family dogs and shed very rarely which is considered hypoallergenic. Their coat is a unique color called the liver, which has a purple tint to it, uncommon to other dog types. Water Spaniel doesn’t shed however, it needs daily brushing to stay clean and healthy. These dogs are easy to train, very easy to groom, and very playful but their favorite place is in the water.
5. Yorkshire Terriers
This breed is an incredibly popular dog for smaller houses and apartments. Most Yorkies are cuddle bugs, but others are quite lively and playful. These dogs need consistent grooming as their hair can grow to reach the floor. Many Yorkie owners keep their Yorkies hair quite short to keep grooming costs down. Yorkies are quite vocal and are great guard dogs as they will absolutely let you know there is someone at the door. They are the quintessential Big dog in a little dog’s body. Yorkies tend to get bored easily, so make sure they are taken on walks and have ample playtime. Yorkshire Terriers were originally bred to be ratters in factories to keep pests away. Yorkshire Terriers though they have long beautiful silky hair are considered hypoallergenic and don’t shed too much that doesn’t mean they don’t require frequent grooming to keep their long hair looking nice though Yorkshire Terriers or Yorkies have been on quite a journey to get where they are today they started as rodent hunters in clothing mills in the 19th century and eventually became companion animals for European high society families
This German breed is a canine classic. They come in three sizes,
The traditional look of a Schnauzer is a short wiry coat that is salt and pepper grey or pure black. They have been used as working dogs, to herd livestock and protect farms, as well as police and military dogs. They also have a dual coat with the topcoat being hard and wiry, and the undercoat being soft. Because of the dual coat, the Schnauzer hardly sheds, however, if groomers clip the undercoat as opposed to stripping it -plucking the loose hairs away – the undercoat will soften and the dog will shed more. Schnauzers are great family dogs and do well with children, usually playing gently with smaller children. However, they are not fond of unknown dogs or small rodent pets, so it’s best to keep a watchful eye.
Poodles come in three sizes:
Often regarded as one of the most intelligent dog breeds, the Poodle has been widely said to be the National dog of France, even though it originated in Germany. Poodles will want to be a part of every family event, especially swimming activities. These dogs have learned amazing tricks such as retrieving the newspaper, carrying a bottle to the recycling bin, and fetching slippers. They have also been circus dogs for many years. Because of their wire hair type, poodles need to be groomed consistently. Most groomers say every 3 to 6 weeks for longer hair. Poodles are great around families and shed very little, and what they do shed, gets easily matted. A poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds to own. It also doesn’t hurt that they are hypoallergenic who don’t want a cuddly dog who doesn’t shed the perfect option for any family.
7. Chinese Crested
Chinese Crested, also known as the Hairless Crested, is a truly unique looking dog. They have a mostly hairless body, with hair on its legs, the tip of the tail, and top of the head and ears. They are the epitome of lapdogs and love gentle households. Cresteds are too small for rough play and don’t usually prefer small children. Cresteds are lively and do like to play, however, they just need supervision and training to break bad habits early on. Because of their hairless nature, they are susceptible to extreme heat and cold, so make sure to apply sunscreen in the summer, and bundle them up in a sweater in the winter. Crested also has a hairy version, called Powder Puff. This double coat is straight and silky with a wooly undercoat. Chinese Crested dogs are funny little creatures, they’re small mostly hairless, and love to lie around due to their lack of hair. They make great pets for people who want to pet but don’t want to deal with shedding.
It was originally bred in Australia by Wally Conron for a blind woman whose husband was allergic to dog hair. Labradoodle you can’t have a list of cute hypoallergenic dogs without including the Labradoodle. Labradoodles are a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a standard or miniature poodle what do you get when you cross a Labrador with a poodle a friendly active loyal dog who doesn’t shed however choose a dog that is a second-generation mix its mother and father are both Labradoodles if at all possible. It was originally bred in Australia by Wally Conron for a blind woman whose husband was allergic to dog hair. They usually inherit their parent’s demeanor, which is usually friendly, energetic, and good with children. If you’re looking for a specific trait such as low shedding make sure you inquire as to whether the parents have it and your pup is more likely to also exhibit that trait. Their coats range from wavy, straight, or curly, can be wiry or soft, and usually shed less with less of the “dog smell” that Labradors have. Labradoodles are fairly easy to train and may be prone to jumping if left unchecked. As both of the parent breeds are high energy dogs, Labradoodles need lots of exercise time and outside play.
They hail from Central Africa and were originally bred as hunting dogs and one of the oldest breeds of dogs, this barkless dog is almost more cat than they are dogs. They are intelligent, aloof, and self-cleaning. The Basenji nearly went extinct after a genetic kidney disease had been introduced to the gene pool, which means this breed is quite rare. The bark of a Basenji is more like a yodel or howl. Because Basenji is incredibly intelligent, you’ll have to be smarter, or sneakier, if you want to keep one step ahead of it. Basenji is very quiet, and in the Congo, their owners will put a bell on them so they can’t sneak upon them. They are very energetic dogs that need lots of exercises and known for their keen eyesight and hearing abilities. They have short, fine hair that sheds, but isn’t as noticeable as some other dogs. If you’re looking for an extremely clean dog this could be the breed for you they don’t shed much our hypoallergenic and require minimal grooming they even clean themselves just like cats
10. Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise is loving, loyal, and with a friendly nature, the Bichon Frise is a small dog breed with a coat that despite being abundant and thick doesn’t usually shed. Its cheerful affectionate playful beautiful active and tireless personality make them a perfect pet for any family especially for allergic people
If you want to have a dog with a unique appearance and with an amazing coat the Komondor is the pet for you recognized for its dreadlocks look this breed doesn’t require daily brushing however it needs to be bathed more frequently these are calm gentle loving and deeply protective leaders and loyal dogs to their human family.
Maltese are energetic and elegant are the perfect words to describe the Maltese breed despite their small size these dogs have a white very long and silky coat able to grow to the ground however it’s a breed that doesn’t shed making it the perfect pet for allergic people with an aspect of eternal puppies the playful an adorable Maltese create a very strong bond with their owner.
13. Lagotto Romagnolo
Lagotto Romagnolo trained to be in the water the Lagotto Romagnolo is a working dog always active and ready to please its owners their loyal loving and very protective breed which makes them excellent pets in In many people’s eyes these dogs are the perfect combination of intelligent non-detachable hypoallergenic and faithful.
Dachshund with its large drooping ears, long sausage bodies, and short legs. The dachshund has expressive eyes and is definitely the cutest breed for anyone or that there are three different types of Dachshund short or straight hair ones are hypoallergenic and the most recommended pet for allergic people.
15. Afghan Hound
Afghan hounds are extremely intelligent and independent, the Afghan hound a majestic elegant exotic, and above all beautiful animals with an almost mysterious personality this type of breed stands out for its long and silky coats which despite what many may believe don’t lose any hair and are perfect for allergic people. Afghan hounds are also Extremely skilled hunters, Afghans are another very high energy breed that was once used to take down both large and small prey. They have a long luxurious hair coat as adults, and can sometimes be aloof and stubborn. They are known as one of the more quiet breeds, hardly barking, sweet-natured, and love to give chase. They aren’t known to come when called as often as they should, so letting them run off-leash is probably not a good idea. Afghans are quite tall, so they tend to help themselves to food on the counter level. They are also trainable with positive reinforcement and food treats. Afghans were built to chase, so if you allow them in the backyard without supervision, they’ll need a fence that is at least 6 feet tall, as they are excellent jumpers.
16. Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terriers are the living proof that hypoallergenic doesn’t always mean having no hair at all. This breed sheds little hair but does require a bit of grooming.
17. Australian Silky Terrier
The Silky Terrier is prized for its coat’s lovely smooth sheen, but it also happens to be hypoallergenic and low shedding.. These are very active dogs, and they need daily stimulation or they may become bored and destruction
18. Italian Greyhound
The Italian Greyhound is like a gentle miniature greyhound, which is a very affectionate, playful, and alert companion. Even if you have an allergy, you can still enjoy the company of the Italian greyhound, because it sheds very little which makes it hypoallergenic
19. West Highland White Terrier
A good-natured pet is a fantastic addition to any family. They are sometimes mischievous, but that adds to their charm. Westies, as they’re often called, are anything but lap dogs, but will want to be in the same room as everyone begging for belly rubs. Their coats are two-layered, but they rarely shed, so they’re still considered hypoallergenic. Be aware, a Westie will chase after anything that moves, so if you have other animals, such as a cat or small mammal, be sure to keep a close eye on it as it interacts with your dog. Westies have been said to be the most friendly and jolly of all the Scottish breeds of terriers. Westies have a penchant to bark, but it can be trained out of the habit after alerting you to a situation.
20. American Hairless Terrier
This breed first appeared in 1972 when a hairless puppy was born out of a Rat Terrier litter. By 1981, the Louisiana native owners – Edwin and Willie Scott – were able to produce a litter that would be the foundation of this new breed. American Hairless Terriers, much like the Chinese Crested, come in both hairless and coated varieties. The hairless is considered the most hypoallergenic, but the coated terrier sheds very little as well. This breed of terrier isn’t suited for hunting, due to its lack of fur, but it still has a high prey drive, so fenced back yards are best for this little hunter. Because they are furless, the American Hairless needs extra protection in the extreme summer heat and cold winters. Sunscreen and jackets are required for this little one.
21. Puli dog
The Puli is a unique looking Hungarian sheepdog. Their coats are thick and almost wool-like. The fur naturally cords and forms into dreadlocks. They are also weatherproof. Because of the nature of their coats, Puli must be taken to a groomer to maintain their cords. Some Pulik are preferred as brushed instead of corded but will take much more time as the natural cords will continually reform. However, because of their corded topcoats and thick undercoats, Pulik tends to shed significantly less than other long-haired dogs. They are excellent guard dogs, and will more than likely attempt to herd its family. Puli is vocal and likes to bark, but a command early in training can help lessen the desire to bark.
22. Cairn Terrier
The coat of the oldest terrier is not only hypoallergenic and water repellent but also changes color throughout their lifetime being fearless in personality nothing sets this pup on edge confidnet,liverly & active. They are ideal for active families with older children.