Allergies are no fun and it doesn’t matter if they’re mild or severe or in reaction to food or furry friends!
Thankfully, there are breeds that lessen the chances of allergic reactions to dogs. All dogs naturally shed, but these, and several others, shed an almost non-existent amount and the dander is at a minimal. Read on to learn more about these no shed puppies!
The Bichon puppy has a beautiful coat, but what makes it even more spectacular is that they are hypoallergenic. Their coats shed very little and is rather comparable to that of a Poodle. The longer their hair grows, the cuter and curlier it gets. Consequently, professional and regular grooming is necessary to maintain the purity of the powdery white coats. Visiting the groomer every 6 – 8 weeks will keep your Bichon looking radiant!
Teddy Bear Dogs
The teddy bear dog “breed” is a relatively new type of dog that was first discovered and introduced in 2000. These no shed puppies consist of and is commonly known as the Zuchon or Suchon, which is a cross breed between the Bichon Frise and Shih Tzu. Now, although this is the technical definition of the teddy bear dog breed, the name has become synonymous with the hybrid mix of Shih Tzus, Cocker Spaniels, Bichon Frise, Toy Poodles, Daschunds, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, and Schnauzers. Regardless of the mix, they share the same friendly, sweet, playful dispositions. Their weights range from 11 – 20 pounds. Their coats are fluffy, soft, and shed very little.
The Shitzpoo is a crossbreed of a Shih Tzu and Toy or Miniature Poodle. They are simply a dream, with their fluffy hair and captivating eyes. He is cute and alert and absolutely adorable. They originated in the United States, with the hopes of creating a new hypoallergenic dog. The Shitzpoo was also crossed to be small companions, just enough to be lap dogs and be carried around, but not too fragile.
Ah, Poodles! They have been mixed time and time again specifically for their intelligence and lately because of their hypoallergenic coats. They are a favorite and at the base of many no shed puppies and we’ll just leave it at that!
Mini Schnauzer puppies have a thick, wiry, double coat, which came in handy while they dug into the ground, as it naturally kept off debris. As an added benefit, they do not shed much! They, too, are often mixed with Poodles creating perfect no shed puppies!