Top 10 Dog Breeds Allergy Sufferers Should Avoid

Basset hounds are kind, loving, and obstinate. One of the most popular hounds, but not for allergy sufferers. They are champion droolers with large jowls and skin folds.

Basset Hound

Dobermans are smart, trainable guard dogs if you don't have allergies. Often flares. Thin, single-coated big dogs shed moderately. 

Doberman Pinscher

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German Shepherd

German shepherds are always popular. They're clever, fearless, obedient, and eager. Unfortunately, this dog causes severe allergies. Whether long- or short-haired, they shed the most.

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Siberian Husky

Common huskies. Beautiful, athletic, and friendly, they are wonderful for busy families but may affect allergy sufferers. Huskies shed everywhere. Arctic fur heats. Most shed.


Labrador Retrievers top the American Kennel Club's annual list. These smart, loyal dogs make terrific pets. They're allergenic. It sheds extensively.

Labrador Retriever

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Pekingese admirers enjoy their loving, loyal, and energetic dispositions. However, their lengthy shedding coat and stubbornness make house training difficult for allergy sufferers.


Pugs shed year-round. Their wrinkled, flat nose collects drool around their jowls. Pugs have sensitive skin and allergies, causing dry skin and increased dander.


Saint Bernards are loyal and loving nanny dogs. Triple allergy risk remains. Big breed. Dog size increases dander. This breed sheds dandruff. 

Saint Bernard

Breeding bird-hunting cocker spaniels. Despite allergies, they were terrific mid-sized family dogs. Beautiful, long-haired dogs drool and shed dandruff. This breed may shed dander.

Cocker Spaniel

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Boxers suit busy families. Drooling and licking dry saliva on their hair and skin. Boxers lose short, dander-filled hair year-round. These allergies.


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