Love Fido, but allergic to his fur? You’re not alone! Approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from allergic reactions to household animals (this includes allergies to both feline and canine dander). Even more surprising? An even higher rate of 20 -30 percent of Americans with asthma also show signs of pet allergy symptoms.

According to, “100 percent of all U.S. households have detectable levels of dog and cat dander.” In many cases, animal lovers are unknowingly plagued by pet dander allergies; exacerbating one’s hypersensitivity to animal-related allergens. Even aside from pet dander, common allergens that can trigger flare-ups also include the saliva and/or urine of your furry companion.

Fortunately for dog lovers, there are specific dog breeds known as “non-shedders,” or dog breeds that offer little to no shedding. Such breeds work best for prospective pet owners who suffer from dander allergies, as these fellas are less likely to trigger allergic reactions.

From A-Z, let’s take a look at your dog breed options that enable canine companionship, sans the fluff!


  • Australian Silky Terrier
  • Bearded Collie
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bichon Frisé
  • Biewer Terrier
  • Border Terrier
  • Black Russian Terrier
  • Chinese Crested
  • Coton de Tuléar
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Greyhound
  • Havanese


  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Komondor
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Lowchen
  • Maltese
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Puli


  • Russkaya Tsvetnaya Bolonka
  • Schnauzer
  • Shih Tzu
  • Skye Terrier
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Standard Poodle
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Xoloitzcuintli
  • West Highland Terrier

Gone through the list, but still can make up your mind? We have also shortlisted the best hypoallergenic dog breeds, so that you can make informed choices by keeping into consideration other traits such as the breed’s personality and energy levels.

According to health specialist site,, “Having a pet, especially a dog, is one of the keys to happiness and good health. It seems that a wagging tail and long-lasting companionship can help good health prevail.” Embrace the love of man’s “best friend.” Consider all of your pet ownerships options, tips and articles by visiting!



December 19, 2013