Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Frequently asked questions and other Dog topics.
Dogs that are hairless or have a single layer of coat tend to produce less dander and are therefore better options for people who suffer from dog allergies. This list includes, but is not limited to the Basenji, Bedlington terrier, Border terrier, Cairn terrier, Yorkshire terrier, poodle, Schnauzers, and Chinese crested. The new "designer breeds" of dogs, including the Yorkipoo, cockapoo and other poodle mixes have been known to be good dogs for allergy prone folks.
Another hypoallergenic choice: we have a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. My husband is very allergic to dogs and has no problems with her. She will be about 35 - 40 lbs. when full grown. Plus she is a total sweetheart.
While Basenjis are usually good with people with allergies that is not always the case. Depends on the seriousness of the allergies as Basenjis DO shed and DO have dander.
And don't fool yourself about these mixed breeds call "designer" dogs... if bred to a breed that sheds/has dander and lots of it, you can get both in a litter... one that doesn't shed much, one that sheds copious amounts. "designer dogs are just mix breeds"