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11 hypoallergenic dog breeds that will save you from a whole lot of sniffles

These dog breeds are the perfect companions for allergy sufferers

Allergies are on the rise, especially among children, which makes it even harder to bring home a fluffy ball of fur as a family pet. If you're looking for a furry friend who doesn't trigger an allergy attack, we have 11 adorable nonallergic breeds for you to choose from.

While these low-dander dogs are friendly to most allergy sufferers, it helps to visit and spend time with a particular breed to see if it causes an allergic reaction before committing to a pup.

11. Bichon frise

These dog breeds are the perfect companions for allergy sufferers
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Don't let the puffy coat fool you. These little marshmallows are jolly, easy to train and don't shed. As long as you brush their curly tresses, they won't shower dander and dust. The bichon frise is great for a family wanting a small, cheerful dog as an easygoing companion.

Perfect for apartments, they tend to max out at a petite 12 inches tall and weigh only 7 to 12 pounds but can generally get plenty of exercise indoors. They also live a very long life, at 15 or more years.

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