25 of the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds

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It’s hard to be a dog lover when you’re allergic to dog dander. Luckily, though, There are lots of dogs that are considered “hypoallergenic.”

As the American Kennel Club points out, no dog breed is 100% hypoallergenic. Nonetheless, these dogs have non-shedding coats, meaning they’ll produce less dander than the average dog breed. Since dander is the No. 1 reason people are allergic to dogs, that means these dogs can be much better options for folks with allergies.

If you’re an allergy-suffering dog lover, keep reading for AKC-acknowledged hypoallergenic dogs!  We also included a few traits about the breed to help you narrow down your doggy search.

Affenpinscher hypoallergenic dogs
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1. Affenpinscher

  • Characteristics: Funny and fearless
  • Weight: 7-10 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Afghan Hound hypoallergenic dog
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2. Afghan Hound

  • Characteristics: Dignified and proud
  • Weight: 50-60 lbs
  • Life Expectancy:12-15 years
American Hairless Terrier hypoallergenic dog
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3. American Hairless Terrier

  • Characteristics: Alert and curious
  • Weight: 12-16 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Barbado da Terceira puppy
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4. Barbado da Terceira

  • Characteristics: Loyal and fun
  • Weight: 46-60 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Bedlington Terrier hypoallergenic dog
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5. Bedlington Terrier

  • Characteristics: Charming and playful
  • Weight: 17-23 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 11-16 years
Bichons Frises
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6. Bichon Frise

  • Characteristics: Affectionate and feisty
  • Weight: 6-11 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Bolognese hypoallergenic dog
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7. Bolognese

  • Characteristics: Reserved and serious
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Chinese Crested hypoallergenic dog
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8. Chinese Crested

  • Characteristics: Lively and affectionate
  • Weight: 8-12 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 13-18 years
Coton de Tulear hypoallergenic dog
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9. Coton de Tulear

 

  • Characteristics: Happy and smart
  • Weight: 8-15 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 15-19 years

 

Giant Schnauzer hypoallergenic dog
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10. Giant Schnauzer

  • Characteristics: Trainable and alert
  • Weight: 55-85 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Irish Water Spaniel hypoallergenic dog
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11. Irish Water Spaniel

  • Characteristics: Intelligent and active
  • Weight: 45-65 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Kerry Blue Terrier hypoallergenic dog
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12. Kerry Blue Terrier

  • Characteristics: Spirited and gentle
  • Weight: 33-40 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Lagotto Romagnolo hypoallergenic dog
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13. Lagotto Romagnolo

  • Characteristics: Keen and undemanding
  • Weight: 24-35 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 15-17 years
Löwchen hypoallergenic dog
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14. Löwchen

  • Characteristics: Outgoing and positive
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Maltese dog
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15. Maltese

  • Characteristics: Gentle and charming
  • Weight: under 7 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Miniature Schnauzers
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16. Miniature Schnauzer

  • Characteristics: Obedient and smart
  • Weight: 11-20 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Peruvian Inca Orchid hypoallergenic dog
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17. Peruvian Inca Orchid

  • Characteristics: Noble and loyal
  • Weight: 8-17 lbs (small), 17-27 lbs (medium), 26-55 lbs (large)
  • Life Expectancy:12-14 years
Mini Poodle
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18. Miniature Poodle

  • Characteristics: Faithful and smart
  • Weight: 15-17 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Standard Poodle
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19. Standard Poodle

  • Characteristics: Agile and intelligent
  • Weight: 60-70 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 10-18 years
Portuguese Water Dog
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20. Portuguese Water Dog

  • Characteristics: Athletic and adventurous
  • Weight: 35-60 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka
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21. Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

  • Characteristics: Perky, charming, curious
  • Weight: 4.5-11 pounds
  • Average lifespan: 12-16 years
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier hypoallergenic dog
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22. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

  • Characteristics: Happy and devoted
  • Weight: 30-40 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Standard Schnauzer hypoallergenic dog
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23. Standard Schnauzer

  • Characteristics: Fearless and spirited
  • Weight: 30-50 lbs
  • Life Expectancy: 13-16 years
Xoloitzcuintli hypoallergenic dog
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24. Xoloitzcuintli

  • Characteristics: Calm and loyal
  • Weight: 10-15 lbs (toy), 15-30 lbs (mini), 30-55 (standard)
  • Life Expectancy:13-18 years
Yorkshire Terrier in a sweater
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25 of the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds

Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

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