Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Italian Greyhound drawing (misspelled) by Dog Breeds List

Italian Greyhound

At first glance, you’d probably say the Italian Greyhound was built for speed.

And you’d be right.

He’s a little athlete that loves running. In fact, he’ll sometimes have random energy spasms and just start dashing around the house for no reason.

But sprinting isn’t all the Italian Greyhound likes to do.

Despite his love for running, the breed has actually managed to dub himself with a nickname that isn’t particularly athletic.

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Lhasa Apso drawing by Dog Breeds List

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso of Tibet was a special breed that couldn’t be purchased because it was rarely sold.

Instead, these dogs were given as prized gifts.

Thankfully, the breed is much easier to come across today. But if you do get a Lhasa, make sure to treat him with the utmost respect:

For according to Tibetan Buddhists, dogs are the step just prior to…

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Maltese

If you’re in the market for a lap dog with some experience under his fur, then you might check out the Maltese’s resume.

As a 2,800 year-old breed, this pup has had centuries to perfect his lap-sitting technique.

Plus he’s had some pretty fancy former employers. Among which are…

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Cairn Terrier drawing by Dog Breeds List

Cairn Terrier

Do you know what a Cairn Terrier is?

Chances are you may not. The breed isn’t super well known by name.

So let’s try something else. You know Toto from The Wizard of Oz? Well, that’s a Cairn! He was the spunky, fearless, mischievous little dog that belonged to Dorothy.

And after seeing that timeless little canine, you might just want a Toto of your very own.

But remember: happy, lively, and cute though he was, Toto was a terrier. And you know what that means…Toto the Cairn Terrier was actually Toto the Cairn Terror.

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Chinese Crested drawing by Dog Breeds List

Chinese Crested

If you’re looking for a small, naked pup, then the Chinese Crested might be your pooch.

These dogs are the smallest of the hairless breeds and make excellent snuggle buddies.

In fact, they’re believed to have been bred specifically to keep bedridden people company!

So they’re the perfect companion if you like…

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Afghan Hound drawing by Dog Breeds List

Afghan Hound

This ancient breed may not be as fast as the Greyhound, but he sure comes close.

The Afghan Hound can reach a whopping 40 miles per hour–about as fast as a racehorse!

But speed isn’t all he has…

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Airedale Terrier

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Basenji

Do you like cats?

If not, then beware the Basenji. He may look like a dog, but truth be told–he’s actually part kitty. And he flaunts his feline side shamelessly.

In fact, he’s got so much cat in him that this crazy breed refuses to bark! Yep, that’s right, he’s barkless.

But don’t get too excited: he’s not silent. The Basenji has his own unique ways of making himself heard. Ways that are loud and clear…

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Border Terrier drawing by Dog Breeds List

Border Terrier

The Border Terrier is right on the border between tough and affectionate.

He’s a pup that means business when it comes to hunting and chasing small animals. But at home, he’s good-tempered and loving.

In fact, he’s not as terrier-like as you might think. Unlike most terriers that were bred to work alone, the Border has a different backstory that makes him a bit unique.

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Bouvier Des Flandres drawing by Dog Breeds List

Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres is truly a versatile working dog.

Herding, guarding, guiding, cart-pulling, police and army work, dog sports – this dog has done it all.

So it may come as a surprise to learn…

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