Worst Dog Breeds for People With Allergies

Basset Hound

The Akita, a hunting and guard dog, originates from Japan where it has been employed for centuries in these roles.

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman: a smart, trainable, and protective choice for dog lovers, but not recommended for those with allergies due to frequent flare-ups.

German Shepherd

German Shepherds: enduringly popular breed known for intelligence, eagerness to please, devotion, and bravery.

Siberian Husky

Huskies: prevalent breed, known for beauty, athleticism, and friendliness.

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Labrador Retrievers: Top AKC's popular breed list. Smart, loyal, and beloved by many.


Pekingese: Affectionate, loyal, and spirited. Their long shedding coat may pose challenges for allergy sufferers.

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Pugs: Small, short-coated dogs that shed year-round. Wrinkled snout collects slobber. Prone to sensitive skin and allergies.

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernards: Gentle and loyal with families. Sometimes called the nanny dog.

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels: Originally bred for bird hunting. Evolved into a mid-sized family dog. Not recommended for those with allergies.


Boxers: Energetic family dogs, great with kids. Prone to drooling and licking, leading to dried-on saliva on their coat.