Basset hounds are mild-mannered, gentle, and stubborn. They're a popular hound, but not for anyone with allergies. They have jowls and skin wrinkles and drool a lot.

Basset Hound

A Doberman is a smart and trainable big dog if you don't have allergies. This breed causes outbreaks. Thin, single-coated, somewhat shedding, huge dogs with more hair and dander.

Doberman Pinscher

German shepherds are popular. Smart, eager, dedicated, and bold. This dog causes allergic reactions. Long- or short-haired, they're one of the most extreme shedders. 

German Shepherd

Huskies are popular. Beautiful, athletic, and friendly, they suit active households but can be problematic for allergy sufferers. Huskies and other double-coated animals shed heavily. 

Siberian Husky

Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed according to the AKC. Smart, loyal dogs are great pets. Unfortunately, they often cause allergies. Their short, thick double coat sheds heavily.

Labrador Retriever

Pekingese are affectionate, loyal, and energetic. Their lengthy shedding coat bothers allergy sufferers, and they're tough when it comes to housetraining. Dog urine triggers allergies just like dander and saliva.


Pugs have short, year-round coats. Their wrinkled, flat snout causes slobbery jowls. Pugs' sensitive skin and allergies cause dry skin and increased dander. Skin folds can cause bacterial infections.


Saint Bernards are known for their compassionate and devoted nature, especially with families. They're a triple whammy for allergens. Giant breed. A larger dog produces more dander. 

Saint Bernard

Cocker spaniels were bred as bird-hunting dogs. They're the perfect mid-sized family dog, unless you're allergic. These long-haired canines shed dander and drool.

Cocker Spaniel

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