What is a Hypoallergenic Dog?
The term ‘Hypoallergenic Dog’ is commonly associated with dogs who don’t cause too many allergies. Similarly, this terminology is also used for dogs who don’t shed (or shed less). Although there are some studies that support this claim, there are enough contradictions in their content to conclude that there is no such thing. So hypoallergenic mixed breeds are a bit of misnomer.
Generally, the dogs that meet the requirements of a hypoallergenic dog are mixed breeds. A shedding dog is crossbred with a non-shedding breed (like Poodle) to develop a new breed that is more compatible with allergies. Following is a list of the most popular hypoallergenic mixed breeds you can own.
Pomsky is a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian. The first confirmed Pomsky was born in 2012 (2009-2011 is controversial). It is a perfect pet for those people who want to adopt a Husky but have limited space. The Pomeranian DNA keeps the size of a Pomsky limited to 10-15 inches. Likewise, the weight of this mixed breed usually stays between 20 and 30 pounds. This makes them a suitable option for you if you have an apartment.
Cockapoo is a combination of Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. It was introduced to the world (for the first time) in the 1960s. This lap dag hardly sheds and is an ideal breed to train. Not only is Cockapoo intelligent, but it is also very affectionate. Due to these reasons, it is considered one of the best options for families.
This adorable combination of Chihuahua and Pug has all the qualities of both its parents. Despite the shedding DNA of Pug, Chugs aren’t prone to shedding and are classified as hypoallergenic dogs. Having said that, they do inherit stubbornness from Pugs. When it comes to size, it seems that Chihuahua takes over as Chugs weigh in the range of 10-20 pounds. Similarly, they have got the big dog personality of Chihuahua that will liven up your life.
Just as the name suggests, this mixed breed is half Golden Retriever and half Poodle. Goldendoodles are one of the cutest hybrid dogs that are extremely energetic and loyal. In addition to their cuteness, they are also easy-to-train which makes them a popular choice among people. This large-sized dog (grown adult) can play a lot of different roles like a guide dog, therapy dog, or a service dog.
This cute, little breed is the result of a cross between a Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier. It is one of the most popular breeds in big cities, primarily because of its small size. Having said that, you should never underestimate the mood swings of this little beast.
They are extremely protective of their families and demand a lot of love and attention. They can also be picky eaters like their Maltese relatives. If you are giving them their due share, they are a lively part of your family.
This mixed breed is the result of a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Poodle. This small dog fits well in all kinds of homes. Although they like to run (playful nature) and use the home as their jogging track, they do thrive in an apartment. Also known as Pooshih (sometimes), this breed can be a little stubborn at times but their cute face covers it up pretty effectively. The fur of these dogs may vary from one another. Some of them can have curly fur (Poodle) while others may have silky fur (Shih Tzu).
Are you looking for the loyalty of a Labrador Retriever but lack the space to accommodate that intimidating breed? Corgidor (a combination of Welsh Corgi and Labrador Retriever) is the perfect dog for you. With this mixed breed, you will get the same levels of loyalty in a smaller body. This medium-sized dog is energetic yet calm which is quite important for a domestic dog.
Are you fond of the Boxer breed and want to add some cuteness to it? The Boxerdoodle is the dog you need. This rare breed is the result of a cross between a Boxer and a Poodle. In contrast to their strong, muscular body, they do offer a cute face with curly hair. These dogs are pretty intelligent and easy-to-train but sensitive. Consequently, you can’t get harsh with them and should look to use a rewarding strategy. Having said that, devise a balanced training to get an obedient dog.
A cross between a Bulldog and a Dalmatian results in a dog with beautiful black and white spots. This mean-looking breed has acquired some of the best qualities from both the parents. Despite their tough appearance, they are excellent companion dogs that are loving and friendly. However, they can be a little difficult to train due to their stubbornness. For this reason, you should follow a planned training schedule to get the most out of this breed.
This teddy bear breed is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Toy Poodle. The cuteness of this dog is too good to resist. Anyone who sees this amazing lap dog falls in love with its beauty. In addition to that, they are very friendly and affectionate. Despite their intelligence, they can be a little hard to train. Proper socializing during the early days is vital for grooming the personality of this hybrid breed.