Best Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds for Families

Unless the owner is allergic to dogs, every four-legged friend fits. 

Fortunately, there are several breeds that kids may play with without needing tissues. However, no dog is hypoallergenic. While all dogs lose fur, some are less likely to do so than others. 

Even so, it is the dog hair & dander (dead skin particles that flake from dogs) that triggers the allergic reaction rather than the shedding.

An appropriate tiny dog, the Scottish terrier only requires trimming twice yearly. They're really minimal maintenance! They're stubborn, yet they're loyal & healthy with long lifespans.

Scottish Terrier

Whether full-sized or miniature, this breed is intelligent & devoted. They love to play & to be near you. Miniature schnauzers are particularly ideal as indoor dogs.


The Maltese sheds less than most dogs, despite their fluffy appearance. Popular toy Malteses live 14 years & require a lifetime of love and care.


Poodles, a popular breed, need regular cutting for their curly hair but don't shed. These intelligent, observant dogs prefer company to alone. They make great family pets or companions for people with time.

Standard Poodle

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