With allergies on the rise, especially among children, there are more allergy-conscious pet owners than ever before. Before you pick up a new pup that could trigger sneezing and watery eyes, check out some of the best nonallergic breeds out there — that also happen to be some of the cutest too.
The most efficient way to avoid dog-induced allergies is to get a dog without any, or with very little, hair. You can't go wrong with the Chinese crested; they barely shed at all. They do produce dander and can be a little clingy, but they're very good with children.
When you're searching for one, be advised that there's actually a powderpuff variety that does have hair, but they're almost equally allergy-friendly. They're just harder to care for because their fur can mat if you don't brush it properly. Both varieties need to wear sweaters in cold weather, but they're excellent apartment dogs, at 12 inches high and about 10 pounds on average, and need only frequent exercise rather than a backyard to frolic in.
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