These are the 10 hypoallergenic dog breeds that shed very little hair

If you’ve been thinking about getting a dog over the lockdown, you’re not alone – the Kennel Club says the number of people who welcomed new dogs into their homes over the past year has risen to around 250,000.

However, some people find it impossible to be around dogs because they have allergic reactions to their hair that can cause sneezing, watery eyes, and even a rash.

Fortunately, there are a number of breeds that shed very little hair, so no one would have to go without a dog.

Here are 10 hypoallergenic dogs that are perfect for those with allergies.

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The Labrador Retriever may be the UK’s most popular dog, but it does shed a large amount of hair. The Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador and the far more hypoallergenic Poodle, which makes the dog much less hair-shedding and less likely to trigger your allergies.

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Whether you go for the standard, mini, or toy varieties, all poodles shed very little of their soft, curly hair. They are also highly intelligent and easy to train.

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The Affenpinscher, also known as the Monkey Terrier, has fairly wiry hair, which is less of a problem for allergy sufferers.

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While the Portuguese water dog loses hair, it is relatively thick and highly seasonal, so regular grooming will save allergy sufferers from suffering.

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