Last month we offered a list of the 11 best hypoallergenic pets we think you might like to own. But cats and dogs were notably absent from the list. Not because we don’t like them, but because there are so many cat and dog breeds to choose from ̶ and an equally complex range of allergy-related issues to consider ̶ that we decided to dedicate an entire article to selecting the dogs and cats that will serve your best (allergenic) interests.
8 Best Hypoallergenic Dogs to Own
So, dogs first! Now, this was harder than it sounds. There are many dog breeds we could’ve chosen, and making the final choice was, well, tough. But the following 8 breeds, in no particular order, are our favorites:
1. Bichon Frise
French for ‘fluffy white dog’, the Bichon Frise was actually bred to be hypoallergenic, and is among some of the American Kennel Club’s top picks for allergy sufferers. Not only are these cute doggies very good companions, they are perfect for those who live in apartments or small houses.
2. Miniature Schnauzer
I’m told that this is, hands down, the most stylish of the Schnauzer breeds now on the market. Style aside, these ‘pocket’ versions of the Schnauzer shed little, and, maybe more important, they love playing. What’s not to like?
Say ‘poodle’ and most people think of the