If you’ve been thinking about getting a dog then you’re not alone – the Kennel Club says the number of people welcoming new dogs into their homes has soared over the last few years.
But some people find being around dog impossible due to an allergic reactions to their hair, which can cause sneezing, streaming eyes and even a skin rash.
Lucky there are a number of breeds that shed very little hair, meaning nobody has to miss out on owning a dog.
Here are 10 hypoallergenic dogs perfect for those with allergies.
1. Portuguese Water Dog
While the Portuguese Water Dog does shed hair, it's relatively thick and highly seasonal, so a regular grooming regime will keep allergy sufferers from suffering. Photo: Canva/Getty Images
The Labrador Retriever may be the UK's most popular dog, but they shed a huge amount of hair. The Labradoodle is a mix of a Labrador and the far more hypoallergenic Poodle, making the dog shed far less hair and less likely to trigger your allergies. Photo: Canva/Getty Images
3. Bedlington Terrier
Another breed with a curly non-shedding hypoallergenic coat, the Bedlington Terrier has in the past been used as a hunting dog, a companion dog and a racing dog. Photo: Canva/Getty Images
4. Miniature Schnauzer
Schnauzers come in three sizes - giant, standard and miniature. It's the diminutive Miniature Schnauzer that has the most hypoallergenic coat out of the three. Photo: Canva/Getty Images