Grooming

Hypoallergenic Coats

The so-called 'hypoallergenic' breeds are popular because these dogs don't shed and, as a result, many people who would otherwise be allergic to dogs can comfortably live with them. Not having dog hair on the sofa or in the car is also a big advantage!

The disadvantage - from a convenience and cost point-of-view - is that just because the dog doesn't shed doesn't mean its hair doesn't grow! It does, and often profusely.

The breeds listed below (and a myriad of crossbreds) require professional grooming every six to eight weeks, to keep their coats clean and odor-free.

For people who share their home with Poodles, Doodles, Bichon/Shih Tzu crosses and everything in between, your groomer should become your dog's best friend!

Common Hypoallergenic Breeds That Require Professional Grooming:

  • Airedale
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Border Terrier
  • Bouvier des Flanders
  • Brusells Griffon
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Coton du Tulear
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Havanese
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Labradoodle
  • Lowchen
  • Maltese
  • Poodle (all sizes)
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Schnauzer (all sizes)
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Soft-coated Wheaton Terrier
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier

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