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20 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds That Won't Shed All Over Your House

Since not everyone has time to patrol the house with a super-sticky lint roller, here are our favorite dog breeds that are both hypoallergenic and unlikely to shed all over your furniture.

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Cuddle Up With These No-Shed Dogs

It's a cinch to live fur-free (on your sofa, clothing and carpet, that is) with a cuddly pup that's both hypoallergenic and nearly shed-free. We've made it easy to find a new dog to adopt that won't leave fur all over your colorful braided rug or hardwood kitchen floor. With proper grooming, as well as pet-safe sunscreen for hairless breeds, you'll have a fast friend that's loyal, playful and quick to fit in with your family and lifestyle.

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Poodles have long been a popular breed of dog in America, even if they only topped out at #11 among the most hashtagged dog breeds. Whether a standard, toy or miniature, poodles are smart, respectful and largely free of allergens. These pups are also nearly odorless — a real win-win, especially for pet owners eager to keep their homes free of musky pooch odor, like eau de wet dog. Poodles may not shed, but keep their coats trimmed to avoid tangles in their curly and wiry fur.

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For some, the 14 letters that make up the name of this dog breed are way too many. To keep it simple, Xoloitzcuintli has been shortened to Xolo. This 3,000-year-old hairless breed was once deemed sacred by the Aztec people of Central Mexico. Today, this pup is an ardent watchdog and constant companion. The devoted Xolo comes in three sizes: standard, miniature and toy. Xolos can be hairless or coated. Hairless xolos may not shed, but they do need their skin protected from sun and cold.

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Portuguese Water Dog

We all fell for Bo, the Obamas' Portuguese water dog, when we first met this pup in April 2009. Our hearts ached when he passed in May 2021. There's so much to love about this energetic and fun-loving dog breed. He's a hit with active families for his adventurous nature, but also for his low-shed, curly coat. Brush this hypoallergenic pooch regularly and trim his wavy coat from time to time to help ensure a clean and dog hair-free sofa.

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