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47 Hypoallergenic Dog and Cat Breeds

Jun 30 2015 - 12:45pm

If you know someone with pet allergies, then you're probably aware that some dog and cat breeds are less likely to cause your pal sneezes and itchy eyes. It's not necessarily the animal's fur that keeps some sniffles at bay: these breeds produce less dander or certain proteins in their saliva or shed less than other breeds, thereby reducing airborne allergens. While these pets are great companions for allergy sufferers, keep in mind that they aren't completely allergen free, so taking other measures (like frequent house cleaning, hand washing, and air filtering) will be necessary if you make them part of your family. It's important to do your research when considering a new pet, but here's a roundup of hypoallergenic dogs and cats to get brains a-thinking.

— Additional reporting by Sara Yoo

Affenpinscher

Afghan Hound

Airedale Terrier

Balinese

Basenji

Bedlington Terrier

Bichon Frise

Bouvier des Flandres

Cairn Terrier

Chinese Crested

Cornish Rex

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Devon Rex

Goldendoodle

Havanese

Irish Terrier

Irish Water Spaniel

Italian Greyhound

Javanese

Kerry Blue Terrier

Labradoodle

Lowchen

Maltese

Manchester Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Oriental Shorthair

Peruvian Hairless Dog

Poodle (Standard, Miniature, and Toy)

Portuguese Water Dog

Puli

Rat Terrier

Samoyed

Schnauzer

Scottish Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Shih Tzu

Siberian

Silky Terrier

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Sphynx

Tibetan Terrier

Welsh Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Xoloitzcuintli

Yorkshire Terrier


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