Almost every child dreams of having a pet, and many of these children are hoping for a puppy. When choosing the right pet for your family, many things must be considered. More often than not, pet allergies and dander are a significant concern. Many breeds would make a good fit for families with mild to moderate pet allergies.
While there is no such thing as a dog that is incapable of causing allergies, there are quite a few breeds that are less likely to cause a reaction. If you are looking for a hypoallergenic dog that also gets along great with young children, the list of suitable dogs becomes even shorter. Here, we will showcase the temperaments and behaviors of hypoallergenic dogs who do exceptionally well with youngsters of all ages.
Meet the Coton de Tulear. This tiny breed has a big heart with the brains to match. The Coton is a social butterfly that likes to be the center of attention and knows how to get it. They want to try and chat with their family and love following their favorite people around. It is eager to train and is quite smart. Another excellent quality about the Coton de Tulear is it does remarkably well with small children. Even though it this breed is quite tiny it avoids tugging hands on its own but they generally just want to play too. Coton de Tulears are a fun and playful breed; they would be happy to play for hours! No matter how tired, this loyal pup will follow you wherever you go and will never miss a chance to cuddle.
A Goldendoodle, also known as a Groodle, is part Golden Retriever and part Poodle. What makes this breed so spectacular is how perfectly these two breeds make a top-notch hybrid. Golden Retrievers are typically known for their affectionate and gentle disposition whereas Poodles are active and associated with their intelligence. The Poodle evens out some of the impulsive traits of the Retriever while the Retriever softens the prideful nature of Poodles. Golden Retrievers are widely trained as service dogs due to their keen senses. These features make a breed that is phenomenal with children of all ages and loves every person. Goldendoodles can be trained in a snap. They will alert you to a new presence but are typically docile. Simply said, the Goldendoodle is a family oriented dog who enjoys being active with its family.
The messy beard and coat are as bad as it gets for the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. These are hardy dogs who will do well with young children, even with children who play a little more rambunctiously. The Wheaten also behaves well when it comes to training and with meeting strangers. Wheatens are messy, but they make up for it with personality and plenty of snuggles to match! They are a bit high maintenance since Soft Coated Wheatens are clingy and need a moderate amount of grooming.
The Standard Schnauzer is a breed that has a serious demeanor and tends to be alert and protective. When the Schnauzer is with his family, he tends to relax and plays quite well with little ones. An added bonus to this breed is that Miniature Schnauzers also fit this category and they make amazing partners for seniors too! Schnauzers are popular dogs for family homes. All Schnauzers are moderately protective, but they are eager to learn.
Hairless Chinese Crested is easily the neediest dogs on this list, but it is less sensitive than its other hairless cousins. It makes up for its neediness by its lack of energy. Chinese Crested don’t like to venture outside and are perfectly happy wasting time indoors. Extra care should be taken when going out into extreme weather, considering their bare skin needs more protection. They are fantastic with all ages and strangers alike, but they do not like their ears touched and tugged at due to hypersensitivity.
Out of all hypoallergenic breeds, these are the top five hypoallergenic dog breeds that also work fantastically with children of all ages. These breeds will be less likely to make you uncomfortable but are family dogs through and through. Once you’ve found the perfect pet, be sure and pick up plenty of toys to keep your pup happy!