The Best Non-Shedding and Hypoallergenic Dogs
One of the main aspects of a dog that can put people off owning one is their tendency to shed, or not be suitable for people with allergies. There are dogs out there that are perfectly suited for anyone with those worries. Tony Hakim Animal Lovers takes a look at the dogs less likely to leave a trail of fur in your house or bring on a bout of sneezing.
The Maltese is one of the most popular breeds for its beautiful white coat and calm nature. While it does have a long and luxurious coat, the Maltese does not shed its coat at all and is also one of the best hypoallergenic dogs, although it does require regular grooming.
If you are after a smaller breed, but don’t have time for the daily grooming, then the Italian Greyhound might be the breed you’re after. With an extremely short coat and no shedding in sight, you will have a fantastic smaller dog that won’t leave a mess in the house.
The Irish Terrier is a rather energetic dog that is well known for its great spirit and moustachioed appearance. Although it does not shed, this breed does require a comb through most weeks to get the loose hair out, but is extremely friendly to people with allergies.
If you would rather not have to comb through your dog’s fur on a weekly basis, the Lowchen breed is one of the best in the medium-sized category. This breed does not shed at all and requires little brushing to maintain the coat. Being a non-shedding breed, the Lowchen lends itself well to allergy sufferers since there is minimal shedding of dead skin.
The tallest breed of Schnauzer there is, the Giant Schnauzer lends itself well to being around young children and in the household due to its obedient nature. As with the smaller Irish Terrier, this breed does need to have its coat combed through to maintain it, but if it means it doesn’t shed, then it’s worth it!
Lastly, we have the original of the poodles, the standard. Standing quite tall, usually around 22 to 26 inches, this is a fantastic family dog not only because of its size, but for being one of the best hypoallergenic dog breeds, so you know that the whole family, and any friends who might visit, will be able to be around when the dog is nearby.
So these are our top picks at Tony Hakim Animal Lovers. Whatever preference you may have when it comes to choosing your next pooch that is fun for the whole family, there is sure to be one non-shedding and hypoallergenic dog that suits you.