Various breeds of dog are considered hypoallergenic, meaning these animals are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. The schnauzer, Shih Tzu and the Bedlington terrier are a few common hypoallergenic dog breeds.
Although this type of dog has a puffy coat, the Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic breed. Some breeds, such as the Yorkshire terrier, are much smaller. The Yorkshire terrier doesn't shed or have much dander, but this dog does require some heavy grooming.
Poodles are a very popular hypoallergenic breed. They come in different sizes, such as standard, miniature and toy size. Poodles need a great deal of grooming due to their curly and puffy coats.
For pet owners living in warmer climates, the nearly hairless Italian greyhound is a perfect choice. This breed is particularly sensitive to the cold because it has virtually no hair. The Chinese Crested breed also has little hair and dander.
Some hypoallergenic dogs don't bark. The Basenji, a type of hound dog, yodels instead of barking. Some consider the best hypoallergenic dog breed to be the Samoyed. These dogs tend to shed a lot, but they don't have an odor or dander. This laid-back and loyal breed is great pet for children.