Great Breeds for Indoor Dogs (Part II)

Great Indoor Dogs — Hypoallergenic

Research shows that more people are allergic to cats than to dogs. There is some disagreement about the idea that a dog can be categorized as not causing allergic reactions or “hypo-allergenic”. However, there are breeds that have significantly less shedding and less dander which makes for a higher comfort level.

At times, allergies are not evident until continued exposure to an finally causes a reaction — especially after a period of time in an enclosed space.

The best chance for an allergy-free relationship with your dog is to choose a non-shedding, low dander variety. Here are the 2 stand-out varieties!

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Poodles are the same breed regardless of size — miniature, toy, or standard). They are popular in many countries and make great indoor dogs. They exhibit minimal shedding and minimal odor.

Poodles have a way of worming their way into your heart. They carry themselves with dignity, but are always enthusiastic and ready for a little fun. They aren’t easily scared or startled. For these qualities, they are easily one of the best breeds for indoor dogs.

Once you let a Poodle into your life, you’ll realize what an awesome dog it is and hardly even think about stuff like shedding. Poodles carry a proud posture and aren’t scared easily. They are always enthusiastic and ready for anything. For this reason alone this breed is worthy of inclusion in the best indoor dog breeds.

Poodles are light shedders and produce less dander than other breeds. This makes them easier to tolerate for people with allergies, but no dog is completely hypoallergenic. Consider thoughtfully before committing to any dog.


By contrast, the 3 sizes of Schnauzers (miniature, standard, and giant) are considered 3 separate breeds. The good news is that all of them are virtually non-shedding, hypoallergenic dogs, as much as any breed can claim.

So, for a person with allergies, you can’t do much better than a schnauzer. Then is remains to consider the other qualities of the breeds.

The giant schnauzer requires more exercise and activity than the smaller breeds, but have a more even temperament.

All 3 sizes make loyal companions and are at the top of the list for favorite indoor breeds.