The Most Allergy-Friendly Dog Breeds

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Suffering from allergies is bad enough, but being allergic to your dog is worse still. Dogs are our companions, playmates, and guardians, and sometimes they seem to care for us as much as we care for them. Dogs display affection and loyalty like just about no other pets, and they are repaid in kind. Many people even share their beds with their dogs. These are America’s most popular dog breeds.

So what are you to do if you are allergic to dog fur and want a dog? Fortunately, there are many breeds that are well suited to allergy sufferers, and 24/7 Tempo has compiled a list of them. To identify which dog breeds are best suited for allergy sufferers, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the American Kennel Club’s verified list of hypoallergenic dogs.

Dogs come in all different shapes and sizes. Of course, there are hairless breeds that don’t have hair to shed, but there are many breeds with hair that hardly shed at all.

Because even allergy sufferers have many breeds to choose from, other factors can come into play. Do you have a family? Do you prefer bigger or smaller dogs? Do you live in a city or in a rural area? And of course there are lots of good reasons for adopting a rescue dog.

To identify which dog breeds are best suited for allergy sufferers, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the American Kennel Club’s verified list of hypoallergenic dogs. All information related to each breed’s personality, trainability, shedding, size, and life expectancy comes from the AKC.