#9 Large Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds For Sensitive Owners

#9 Large Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds For Sensitive Owners

#9 Large Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds For Sensitive Owners

Perhaps one of the most upsetting things about having allergies is the lifestyle choices that they limit. If you're allergic to gluten, you can't eat pizza. If you are allergic to dogs, you can't have your own furry friend at home.

Samoyed

Samoyed

Once upon a time, Samoyeds were shepherd dogs that helped keep livestock safe and protect the family. Now, these white fluffy cloud dogs are the best friends a family can have, and melt hearts with their gorgeous puppy smiles.

Though you'd never guess it by the amount of fur they have, Samoyeds are considered to be the best hypoallergenic large dogs for families with older children. Why? Well, they apparently don't produce much dander, which in turn makes them allergy-proofed.

Mountain Cur

Mountain Cur

Though it sounds like a total insult, Mountain Curs are a recognized breed by the AKC. This particular breed is an American scent hound that's recognized as a great hunting dog, as well as a hypoallergenic family pet.

If you're a fan of short haired dogs that love forest hikes, mountain trails and sniffing things out, then a Mountain Cur might be the best pet you could wish for. That being said, they're best recognized as the best

Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer has an unmistakeable appearance. These dogs look like they have mustaches and wild, wavy fur. Indeed, once you see the side profile of one, you're unlikely to forget it! Giant schnauzers are fun, strong-willed, and very intelligent, so they make an excellent addition to any family!

The best part is that they are big hypoallergenic dogs, so you won't need to worry about sneezing around these adorable pets.

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

With its unmistakable long fur, the Afghan Hound looks quite elegant. Many people mistake them for being show dogs because of how refined they look. However, they are playful and fun, so they work well with families of all sizes.

If you have had long-haired dogs before, you likely know that they can be relatively high maintenance. It's daily work making all that fur look good!

Therefore, if you are looking for a low maintenance dog, the Afghan Hound is not likely your best bet. However, if you're looking for beautiful long hair in a hypoallergenic dog, then this is one option that you should probably consider!

Goldendoodle

Golldendoodle

A hybrid between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle is a match made in heaven. This is a dog that is everything you’d expect it to be. They’re cute, affectionate, and playful...similar to the Golden Retriever. In fact, it has one of the best qualities of big dog breeds. They are big babies and owners often talk about how their large dogs are just puppies at heart.

They are large dogs that don’t shed. They have coats with similar characteristics of the Poodle. This makes them perfect for people with allergies.

Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois weighs about 40- to 50-pounds, but some may exceed 80 pounds. They have a short straight out coat that's easy to maintain and prevents them from shedding.

They are a large breed that has many common characteristics with a German Shepherd. They don't drool and combine that with their hypoallergenic coat, they make an amazing companion for allergy sufferers. Unfortunately, they are not suitable pets for novice dog owners because of their firm and leadership personality. They require a lot of training and socialization to develop good habits.

Poodle

Poodle

The Poodle is a square-proportioned dog with a proud carriage and elegant appearance. The dog should move with a light, springy, effortless stride. The Poodle stems from working retriever stock, and the conformation should reflect this athletic background. The coat is curly, harsh, and dense, forming a water resistant barrier. If corded, it should hang in tight even cords.

The traditional show clips stem from functional and decorative tradition. The Poodle is active, intelligent, and elegant. This breed has a proud bearing and air of distinction.

Portuguese Water Dog

The portuguese water dog

The curly-haired Portuguese Water Dog was originally bred to assist fishermen with their work, cleverly directing shawls of fish into waiting nets. Today, you’re more likely to encounter the Portuguese Water Dog as a hypoallergenic pet than a working dog, although the breed still loves to stay very active and be involved with everything their humans are doing.

Male Portuguese Water Dogs can grow up to a meter in height and weigh almost 60 lbs, so while they’re not the heaviest of the dogs on this list, they’re certainly up there height-wise. Portuguese Water Dogs have curly or wavy coats with no undercoat, so the shedding you see with double-coated breeds is reduced to a minimum.

Nonetheless, the breed is still relatively high-maintenance when it comes to grooming since the density of the single coat makes matting a potential issue.

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel looks quite similar to the Standard Poodle, and there are similarities in the histories of these two breeds, as well. Like the Poodle, the Irish Water Spaniel was bred as a retrieving dog, usually for hunters, and was trained to bring in fallen game, including from bodies of water.

Therefore, the Irish Water Spaniel is an athletic, high-energy dog that typically enjoys swimming as well as running and playing.

Irish Water Hounds can grow up to 61 cm (1.01 meters) for males and 58 cm for females. This breed has two coats made up of multiple textures. The back, rear, and side body fur is usually tightly curled, while the hair on the throat and legs is more relaxed. The coats don’t shed very much, but they do need brushing a lot, so we wouldn’t recommend bringing this breed home unless you’re prepared to put the hours in with the comb.

#9 Large Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds For Sensitive Owners
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