Sneezing, stuffy noses, watery eyes, you might really want a pet but aren’t sure if its worth constantly being symptomatic of allergies. You hear a lot of talk about hypoallergenic breeds, in truth, there’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog breed. However, that’s not the whole story! Some dogs are much better for you if you believe that dogs provoke an allergic response in you.
Small Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
Many people believe the fur of a dog is the culprit behind allergies, and so associate hypoallergenic dog breeds with dogs that shed less. However, this is one of those situations where it’s right for the wrong reasons. The source of dog allergies lies in a protein that is present in dog saliva and urine. Because dogs and cats tend to lick themselves all over as part of their grooming instincts, this saliva is going to be all over their fur. Because some dogs don’t shed nearly as much as others, you minimize the effect of this allergen since there’s going to be much less of it hanging around your home.
That being said, let’s take a look at some popular small hypoallergenic dog breeds that will go easy on potential pet owners who experience allergy symptoms around dogs.
1 – Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a small but resilient dog. They’re small but not quite as small as breeds such as the Maltese. The Bichon Frise’s claim to fame is their coat, which is prized by groomers all over the world. Their thick, curly coat creates a very soft and plush mane that creates a round silhouette that complements the Bichon’s very sociable and friendly personality.
2 – Maltese
The Maltese is a small dog with a lot of personality. Despite their tiny frame, they can be very fearless and playful with their owners and friends. This breed’s fur is a luxurious and silky white mane needs to be brushed often in order to keep it neat and free of matting. They are excellent hypoallergenic dogs because they do not shed much at all and their hair is very soft.
3 – Mini Goldendoodle
The Goldendoodle is a mixture of the Golden Retriever and Poodle breeds. The poodle is also a hypoallergenic dog breed, and so the generation of Goldendoodles that inherit more from the poodle side tend to be considered more hypoallergenic. Goldendoodles do not shed much if at all, and so are very friendly towards those who have allergies.
4 – Schnauzer
The Schnauzer is a hypoallergenic dog that is perfect for those who need a dog that is well rounded. They are energetic but not demanding of excessive exercise, they come in a variety of sizes and are very good with children—which makes them an excellent family dog. Schanuzers are also able to live quite comfortably in apartments like many smaller dogs of its kind, and so the size of your home is not an issue. Most importantly, they do not shed.
5 – Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkies are an incredibly popular breed in America. They are fantastic with kids and shed very little, they are very hypoallergenic as a result. Yorkies are highly trainable and are often adored for their adorable looks and long and attractive mane.
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