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Hypoallergenic dogs are breeds that tend to be okay for people with dog allergies. These are dogs that do not shed and therefore produce less dander. The following are our picks for the top hypoallergenic pups!
Portuguese Water Dog
“Porties” are usually of medium size and tend to have a high energy level, so expect to give lots of daily exercise to this pooch! They tend to be “A” dogs – adventurous, athletic, and affectionate. They are ranked by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as the 53rd most popular dog breed in the United States. Did you know the Obama’s have two Porties? Bo and Sunny!
The name “Bichon Frise” is French for “curly lap dog.” But don’t be fooled, bichons are small playful and peppy pups. They have a medium energy level so they require some daily exercise. Though they tend to be generally healthy dogs, be sure to pay careful attention to their dental care as this is where most issues arise from. AKC ranks these dogs as the 45th most popular dog breed.
These white little dogs are AKC’s 32nd top dog breed. They tend to be charming, gentle, and playful. Expect a medium energy level with occasional daily exercise. Did you know their white fur is due to special breeding by Roman emperors? Romans believed the color white was sacred, and they wanted their pets to have a sense of divinity.
Poodles can be anywhere from small to medium in size and have a wide range of different fur coloring. They are the 8th most popular dog breed as ranked by AKC. They also have a medium energy level and are described as active and smart dogs. Fun fact about poodles, they have been featured on both ancient Greek and Roman coins!
More commonly known as the “Yorkie,” they are right ahead of the Poodle ranked as the 7th most popular dog breed by AKC. They are a small dog with a medium energy level, with a moderate amount of daily exercise required. They are described as affectionate, sprightly, and tomboyish. One unique fact about Yorkies is that they tend to have what is known as a “silk coat.” This means they have only one layer of hair with no undercoat, similar to human hair.
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