10 Best Dog Breeds for Children With Allergies or Asthma

A lot of people and children have allergies and asthma and these people are often recommended to stay away from possible allergens such as pollens, dust, mites and animal dander. But what about those children who love pets and cannot stay without them? Well there are certain dog breeds which are best for children suffering from asthma or allergies and the following is a list of the best 10 hypoallergenic dogs:

1. Poodles


Poodles is a breed of dog which is hypoallergenic of non-shedding. This means that this dog doesn’t shed dander and are hence great for children who have allergic reactions.  This is true because these dogs have hair and not fur but these hair might require some amount of grooming every 6-8 weeks

2. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Another dog breed which is safe for all those who are allergic to animal dander or other allergens is Shih Tzu.  If these dogs are groomed and kept properly, they will shed very little and hence they are great for all of those children who have asthma.

3. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire terrier is another dog breed which has no undercoat and is very low shedding. Due to this reason, it is preferred by many people who have children with allergies.  To groom this dog and avoid it from shedding, people clip its hair.

4. Maltese


If you are looking for a dog for your child with allergies or asthma problem, then you can opt for Maltese breed. This breed has almost no shedding because of the fact that it too lacks an undercoat.  Grooming it properly can make it a lovely breed for asthmatic children.

5. Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo

If this dog breed is brushed regularly or clipped down properly, then it can work as a perfect dog breed for your little one.

6. Kerry Blue  Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

This is a wonderful dog breed and a popular choice among parents who have allergic or asthmatic children. Due to no undercoat, this dog doesn’t shed too much and is an ideal friend for your child. It is also a very social dog.

7. Chinese crested

Chinese crested

This is an almost naked dog with which you do not need to worry about animal dander or allergies.

8. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

This is an almost non-shedding breed which is preferred by many allergic people and children.

9. Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

This is a low shedding dog breed which is recommended for children with asthma or allergies.

10. Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

This is a fluffy dog breed but it doesn’t shed too much.

Photo Credits By: dogguide.net

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