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Small Hypoallergenic Dogs

These small hypoallergenic dogs are great for dog lovers who usually struggle with allergies.

By Jessica HerringPublished 7 years ago 3 min read

If you love dogs but have bad allergies, you don't need to worry. These small hypoallergenic dogs can be your fluffy friend and prevent you from constant sneezing and itchy and watery eyes. These are the best dog breeds for families with allergies because they don't shed and are sweet and cuddly companions.

These small pups are the best of both worlds because they don't cause allergies and require less work since you don't need to spend time picking up their hair and constantly brushing them. Most of these dogs are very energetic and will quickly find a special place in your heart.

Shih Tzu

These cute little fluff balls are perfect since they are friendly and don't shed. They need to be combed out on a daily basis but are very low maintenance dogs. Shih Tzus are energetic, small, hypoallergenic dogs who love attention and to be nurtured. These dogs are wonderful for young kids since they are extremely gentle and loyal.

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terriers, known as Westies, are energetic small hypoallergenic dogs who love to play and are very loving. These dogs are loyal, smart, friendly, and good guard dogs. They are very independent and consistently curious. Westies shed a little bit, but not too much compared to other dog breeds, making them easy to care for.

Maltese Terrier

Maltese Terriers are on the best small hypoallergenic dogs because of their loving nature. They also shed minimally but require regular brushing so their hair does not get tangled. These small dogs are undeniably cute and very loyal and playful. If you have kids, they will immediately fall in love with these dogs.

Bichon Frise

These dogs are great small hypoallergenic dogs that are very friendly and playful. Surprisingly, they are one of the best dog breeds for families with cats. Even though these dogs are hypoallergenic, you still need to frequently groom the dog so their hair doesn't get out of control. This small dog is very loving and active. You and your family will stay entertained with this cute little dog.

Chinese Crested

Chinese Cresteds are small hypoallergenic dogs since they barely have any hair. These adorable dogs come in two coat types, hairless and powderpuff. The hairless Chinese Crested need more care since they have only hair on their heads, feet, and tail. They are more likely to be burnt by the sun, have skin infections, and be negatively affected by cold weather.

Toy Poodle

Toy poodles are the cutest small hypoallergenic dogs. These tiny little dogs are very easy to care for and extremely bright. Also, they are active and love playing outside making them great for a family. Toy poodles barely shed, so you don't need to worry about consistently getting them groomed. These dogs will automatically make their way into your family because of their friendly and loving personalities.

Yorkshire Terrier

These small hypoallergenic dogs are extremely willful and love going on adventures outside. They are one of the best dogs for first time owners. You will quickly love these dogs because they are loyal and affectionate. These dogs shed a little bit but it is nothing to be worried about. Yorkshire Terriers, known as Yorkies, are not afraid of anything and very spunky. These dogs love pleasing their owners and will instantly be your best friend.

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terriers are originally from Scotland and are happy, go-lucky dogs that are hypoallergenic. These dogs are very cute, bright, and friendly family companions. It is helpful that they barely ever shed so they don't need a lot of brushing. These independent and cheerful dogs are great pets for someone who has allergies.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are intelligent, affectionate, and very active dogs who are superb watchdogs. These loyal dogs are excellent since they have hypoallergenic fur. Schnauzers shed very little so you don't need to regularly get them groomed. Also, it is very easy to train this small dog since they learn quickly and are always looking to please their owner.

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terriers are terrific small hypoallergenic dogs since they minimally shed and are very loyal and playful. These dogs may be small in size but are very confident and have a strong personality. They are independent dogs and require an owner who can show them who is in charge. Scottish Terriers are ideal for families who have experience with stubborn dogs. These dogs will keep you on your feet and quickly be good pets.


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