Are you prone to allergies, especially when you are around certain dogs? If this is true, then your best bet is to adopt a hypoallergenic dog. If you are unfamiliar with them, these are dog breeds that either don’t shed, don’t have hair, or have short, single-layered fur coats. There are so many different breeds, and they come in different dog sizes. Luckily, if you are looking for a medium-sized pooch, then we’ve got you covered.
#1. Standard Poodle
The standard poodle is one of the most popular medium sized dogs that don't shed. They are intelligent, agile, and easy-to-train, which makes them the perfect family dogs. They also shed very little, with many pet parents choosing to keep their coats short to help with grooming.
The Labradoodle is a hybrid mix between the Labrador retriever and the Poodle. This means they carry the same friendly and lovable personality of the Labrador, mixed with the poodle's level of intelligence and hypoallergenic traits.
#3. American Hairless Terrier
Based on their name, you can tell that these medium sized dogs are hairless, which means you barely have to worry about shedding at all. The only issue is that since they don’t have fur, you will have to take extra care to protect them from sunburns.
The Basenji is also known as the barkless dog and happens to be very intelligent and independent. They are well-known for their curly tails but are more popular due to their short coats that don't shed much. This also means that they don’t tend to get dirty that often, so you don’t have to wash them so much either.
#5. Bedlington Terrier
The Bedlington Terrier is famous for having a rather unique coat that often makes them look like sheep. Unlike sheep though, these pooches are quite lively by nature and always want to be the center of attention. Their coats also don’t shed, but they do grow out quite fast, so periodical grooming and regular hair clipping will be necessary.
#6. Tibetan Terrier
Also known as the Holy Dog of Tibet, the Tibetan Terrier has been long associated with Buddhist monasteries, as watchdogs, since time immemorial. They are naturally intelligent and affectionate to people and come with a thick coat that does not shed but does grow quite long. This means regular grooming habits are necessary.
#7. Kerry Blue Terrier
The Kerry Blue Terrier has one of the most special dog coats in the world that come in a unique shade of dull grey. They make for excellent family guard dogs due to their spirited and loyal nature, not to mention their willingness to adapt to different environments. They also don’t shed much, but regular brushing and hair trimming may be required.
#8. Spanish Water Dog
Spanish Water Dogs are intelligent, active, and diligent dogs, whose easy to train nature makes them excellent family guard dogs. They also come with curly and wooly coats that don’t shed but grow fast. This means that they require much more maintenance than usual, which is often why most pet parents keep their hair short.
#9. Standard Schnauzer
The Standard Schnauzer is an easily trainable, lively, and good-natured pet that is a popular choice for many families. They are also very protective and come with double coats, which don’t shed very much, but their beards and legs must often be brushed and combed to avoid matting.
#10. Wire Fox Terrier
The Wire Fox Terrier is a high-flying winner in many dog shows due to their sleek, elegant, and handsome appearance. They are also intelligent, bold, trainable, and alert by nature. This makes them excellent watchdogs. Their coats also don’t shed much, and they don’t require much grooming either, especially if you keep their hair short.