Life & Relationships
Jul 12, 2016
8 best hypoallergenic dog breeds
Looking for a canine companion but can't take the allergies that come with it? You might be able to handle a hypoallergenic dog. While experts are split on the veracity of the hypoallergenic label, certain breeds that don't shed much are likely to leave you sneezing far less. Different people and dogs react differently though, so try spending some time with the dog or breed before you buy or adopt one of these loveable hypoallergenic pups.
Yorkshire TerrierCredits: WikiCommons/Tanakawho
This small breed is one part human, one part dog, and 100 percent loveable. Yorkies are independent, affectionate and spirited, and love to be in the company of people. You don't need a huge backyard to own a Yorkie, but you should be up for playtime anytime.
Bichon FriseCredits: WikiCommons/Puzuma Elisabeth Belik
Despite this small breed's fluffy hair, it's considered hypoallergenic. Happy, enthusiastic dogs, they are sociable and need lots of attention, so they can't be left alone for long periods of time.
Portuguese Water DogCredits: WikiCommons/GlynLowe.com
Many people became familiar with this breed when President Obama picked it for his family dog. They are smart and friendly dogs who love being a part of the family. As their names suggest, they love water and need a fair bit of exercise. Porties are loyal and great with kids, and they love to keep busy.