5 Best Small Hypoallergenic Breeds! (2022)

By accident, in San Francisco in the 1950s, a Maltese dog and a Lhasa Apso dog were bred. As a result of this cross, breeding came about a 9 to 14 lb joyful, sweet temperament dog called Kyi-Leo who enjoys playing with humans of all ages.

1. Kyi-Leo

During the Cuban revolution, Cubans fled to the United States and brought their Havanese dogs that hail from Bichon ancestors. Havanese are small dog breeds that are hypoallergenic and nonshedding.

2. Havanese

The revered Scottish Terrier, also known as the Scottie, was bred to hunt rats, badgers, and foxes back in the Scottish Highlands. However, within their small package of about 10inches high and 20 lbs is a confident, lively, daring, and territorial dog.

3. Scottish Terrier

The Italian noblewoman of the Middle Ages coveted the regal Italian Greyhound, also called Iggys, like a lapdog that doubled as a hunter of small game. The breed is quite active, craves being the center of attention, and requires a good amount of exercise but will snuggle in and relax onto any lap they can find.

4. Italian Greyhound

An Australian native cousin of the Yorkshire Terrier is the poised, cool, gentle Silky Terrier. Bred to be hunters of small prey, they have a higher prey drive and tendency to bark. They have "hair" instead of fur which makes them nonshedding dogs.

5. Silky Terrier

It has been said about the Affenpinscher, which means monkey dog in German, that you treat it as if it were a human and befriend it rather than training it. This is a small hypoallergenic breed of dog with a medium amount of energy.

6. Affenpinscher

Last on the list of the best small, hypoallergenic breeds is the Poodle. Another hypoallergenic toy breed originating from Germany that ranks #7 in popularity is the Toy Poodle which only weighs, at tops, 6 lbs and reaches a height of no more than 10inches.

7. Toy Poodle

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