Basset hounds are generally sweet, lovable, and mild-mannered, with a characterful stubborn streak. They are one of the most favored hounds, but not necessarily the right choice for people with allergies.
If you are a big dog lover looking for a smart and trainable protector, a Doberman would be a perfect choice—as long as you don't have allergies. This breed frequently triggers flare-ups.
German shepherds are one of the most enduringly popular breeds. They're smart, eager to please, devoted, and brave. Unfortunately, this dog has been known to trigger bad allergic reactions.
Huskies are another prevalent breed. Strikingly beautiful, athletic, and friendly, they are well-suited to very active households but can be problematic if there is a person with allergies in the home.
The Labrador Retriever tops the American Kennel Club's list of most popular breeds every year. These dogs are smart, loyal, wonderful family pets. Sadly, however, they are known for frequently triggering human allergies.
Pekingese fans love this breed for their affectionate, loyal, and spirited personalities. Their long shedding coat presents a problem for people with allergies, though, and the breed is known for being rather stubborn when it comes to house training.
Pug are small, short-coated dogs that shed year-round. Their wrinkled, flat snout is prone to gathering a lot of slobber around their jowls. Pugs are also prone to having sensitive skin and are susceptible to allergies, resulting in dry skin and more dander.
Cocker spaniels (and other spaniel breeds) were bred as bird hunting dogs. Over time, they evolved into the perfect mid-sized family dog, except if you have allergies.
Boxers are energetic and well-matched for families with playful, young children. They drool a lot and lick their fur and skin often, leaving dried-on saliva on their coat. Boxers shed their dander-laden, short-haired hair year-round.