22 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
5. Portuguese Water Dog
Portuguese Water Dogs are rare, but they are certainly famous, mostly thanks to Bo a.k.a. the First Dog, or the Obama family dog who lives in the White House.
Portuguese Water Dogs are another hypoallergenic breed of dogs that doesn’t shed. As most dogs that don’t shed, they require regular and careful grooming, especially patient brushing, in order for their hair to stay nice, soft and tidy.
These dogs are highly intelligent and relatively easy to train. They got their name because they were used on fishing boats, where they would jump into water and fetch things. They were also used for herding fish and guarding the catch from the seals.
As family dogs, they are very valuable but because they are so highly energetic they do require a lot of exercise and physical activity to stay happy. They are very loyal to their owners and would do anything to protect them.