While we love our pups more than anything, sometimes their coats make our noses itch! If you’ve been hoping to adopt a dog, but are concerned about your allergy symptoms getting in the way, worry no more!
There are several hypoallergenic breeds of doggos for you to consider bringing into your home that are less likely to make your eyes red.
What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?
Allergy symptoms are caused by a variety of irritants that affect your immune system. These irritants can range from pollen, dust, dead skin, and of course, pet dander. A hypoallergenic breed of dog is low-shedding and produces less dander, meaning they are less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
While these breeds may significantly reduce allergy symptoms, every person is unique and reacts differently to allergens.
Here are just a few hypoallergenic pups for you to get to know:
While this breed has a long, silky coat, they shed very little! These loving and loyal pups are beautiful companions — just know they require regular grooming.
American Hairless Terrier
Looking for a breed that doesn’t shed? Here’s a dog that has very little hair to shed in the first place! The American Hairless Terrier is playful, small, and a lovely option for pet parents with allergies.
High energy, cuddly, and smiley — the Bichon Frise is a great lap dog who rarely sheds. Simply give their coat a brush every so often, and your nose will thank you.
The Chinese Crested is certainly one of the more unique hypoallergenic breeds on this list. They are very small, have very little fur, and don’t shed often. These tiny pups will require occasional grooming but are worth it for their fun, playful personalities.
Irish Water Spaniel
If you are someone with a more active lifestyle, an Irish Water Spaniel will be a great match for you. These curly-haired pups are playful, hardworking, and love water. Like the other dogs on this list, they don’t shed very much, but they do require regular grooming.
If your hypoallergenic pup is in need of a place to stay while you’re away, Camp Bow Wow is the place to send them! Find a location near you and get your dog in on the Camp fun today!