Hypoallergenic Dogs: Dogs That Don’t Shed

Are you allergic to dogs? Do you want to keep your dog yet worry about its impact on your health? Well, if this is true for you, you are not the only one. There are millions of people worldwide who are allergic to dogs.

Does this mean that you can’t have dogs at home? No.

There are certain dog breeds which are suitable to live with people suffering from allergies. These are called hypoallergenic dogs. These dogs release little to no hair or dander and thereby keep your homes clean.

Here is a list of the most common hypoallergenic dog breeds in the world.

1. Maltese Terrier

Maltese Terrier

One of the best dogs for cuddlers, this dog breed will make you fall in love instantly.

They shed very little hair on your furniture or clothes and they are one of the gentlest dogs to have in the house.

2. Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

Not all hypoallergenic dogs have no hair. Some are as hairy as any other dog. Tibetan Terrier is a dog that needs quite a bit of grooming. These beautiful dogs shed very little hair. They are indeed one of the best dogs you can have.

3. Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon is another non-shedding dog for people with dog allergy. It is a good watchdog with friendly temperaments. It is great with kids and adults too.

4. Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

This is one of the rarest dog breeds in the world. It is energetic and lively. It sheds very little. This is why it has become famous all over the world.

5. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

One of the smallest and friendliest dogs, Shih Tzu, is perfect for people with dog allergies. It has soft hair which sheds only during grooming. It is the perfect dog for lap dog lovers. If you have kids in the house, it can be the perfect companion for them.

6. Poodle


This dog breed is famous worldwide for a lot of reasons. However, the one reason that made it on this list is that it is hypoallergenic. Another thing that makes it one of the favourite among dog lovers is its friendly temperament with kids.

7. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

This is one of the most easy-to-train dogs. It has a double coat and it doesn’t shed. It is easy to maintain and fits in quite well with families which have people with pet allergies.

8. West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

This is one of the cutest dog breeds in the world. It is active and friendly and makes a great companion dog. It is certainly a perfect dog for people with allergies.

9. Havanese


Havanese is a lap dog with hypoallergenic double coats meaning it doesn’t shed hair or dander. It is incredibly cute and gentle and can be your best four-legged companion.

10. Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested

If you want a hypoallergenic dog which is friendly with other pets, the Chinese-Crested breed is perfect for you. It is a sensitive dog and wants to please you. It is excellent as apartment dogs

These were some of the most common hypoallergenic dogs. Did you find the right dog for you? Let us know in the comment section below.