Hypoallergenic Dog Cost

Hypoallergenic Dog Cost

Last Updated on September 12, 2023 | Written by CPA Alec Pow
First Published on February 25, 2021 | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popivker

Unlike other pet dog types, hypoallergenic dogs come with fewer health risks among kids and even grownups who have asthma, rhinitis, and other allergies.

There are lots of people who state that there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog and it’s true to a degree due to the fact that no canine is one hundred percent hypoallergenic, despite what any breeder states.

There are some breeds, nevertheless, that individuals with allergic reactions can be around more than other breeds.

The most typical issues with allergic patients – the shedding and dander – can be a lot easier if they can find a breed with little to no hair that does not shed.

Typical hypoallergenic dog breeds include but are not limited to the American Hairless Terrier, Basenji, Cairn Terrier, Chinese Crested, Havanese, Maltese, Shih Tzu, Bichon Frise, Poodles, and the Portuguese water dogs.

Just how much does a hypoallergenic pet dog cost?

Depending upon the exact canine breed, the expenses of a hypoallergenic pet dog can be from as low as $500 to as much as $3,500. The expenses will depend upon the specific pet dog type, age, health condition, the breeder, the overall quality, bloodline, and what the breeder will add to the sale.

You should check out our table below to see what the most popular hypoallergenic dogs will cost. Although there’s no “official” and undisputed list, these are the most popular breeds amongst those who do experience allergic reactions. Even if one breed works well for some people with allergic reactions, it does not mean it will work well for you.

Breed Average Price
Affenpinscher $900 to $2,200
Afghan Hound $1,350 to $2,900
Airedale Terrier $1,000 to $2,300
Australian Terrier $750 to $1,400
Basenji $750 to $1,400
Bichon Frise $870 to $2,300
Border Terrier $650 to $1,300
Bouvier des Flandres $1,400 to $3,000
Brussels Griffon $1,100 to $2,200
Cairn Terrier $850 to $2,100
Chinese Crested $650 to $1,900
Coton De Tulear $850 to $1,900
Dandie Dinmont Terrier $1,700 to $2,200
Havanese $1,200 to $1,700
Irish Terrier $750 to $1,600
Italian Greyhound $750 to $2,000
Kerry Blue Terrier $700 to $1,400
Lakeland Terrier $800 to $1,500
Maltese $600 to $1,200
Miniature Schnauzer $500 to $2,000
Norwich Terrier $900 to $2,500
Poodle $1,500 to $3,500, depending on its size
Portuguese Water Dog $1,300 to $3,000
Puli $900 to $1,600
Samoyed $1,000 to $2,500
Scottish Terrier $900 to $2,900
Shih Tzu $900 to $2,500
Silky Terrier $600 to $1,100
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier $800 to $1,200
Tibetan Terrier $1,400 to $2,000
Welsh Terrier $1,000 to $1,500
West Highland White Terrier $600 to $1,500
Wire Fox Terrier $600 to $1,000
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon $800 to $1,300
Xoloitzcuintli $400 to $1,000
Yorkshire Terrier $800 to $2,000


Hypoallergenic pet overview

Hypoallergenic dogs tend to produce less dander and saliva and shed less fur, however, that does not mean that you will not be allergic to that particular pet dog. These dogs are considered to be “hypoallergenic” because the dander and saliva adhere to the coat, which in turn, stays with the dog. These pets will have a predictable, non-shedding coat, which produces less dander in general. Before considering adopting such a pet, you should test your allergic reactions in person with the pet you are interested in to see if it triggers any of your allergic reaction signs.

Respectable breeders, despite the type you choose to get, need to add registration documents, current vaccinations, a health examination, deworming, spay/neuter if possible, a travel cage if being delivered, a health warranty, and even a little starter package with samples.

Tips to keep in mind

Hypoallergenic Dog BreedTry to be careful when considering a hypoallergenic pet. Studies have actually revealed that hypoallergenic pet dogs do not always trigger fewer allergic reactions. Also, it has actually been discovered the pet dog’s hypoallergenic qualities have more to do with the specific dog instead of the general breed.

To cut back on allergic reactions with any canine, think about checking their diet plan and specific hair shampoos. Changing your dog’s food and diet plan can typically minimize allergic reactions around the house. Even bathing a pet dog two times a week can lessen and even get rid of the allergic reactions.

Aside from bathing and changing your pet dog’s diet plan, vacuuming the house, changing the air filters regularly, and limiting the access of the dog inside the house are also recommended by the Humane Society of the United States.

The American Kennel Club recommends 100 hypoallergenic dogs, consisting of the poodle, soft-coated wheaten terrier, schnauzers, and the Portuguese water dog, the very same dog made well-known by President Obama’s family.

How can you save some money?

A pure-blooded pet dog can easily cost more than a thousand dollars and far more by the time you buy the starter materials. As you can see, there are many pet dogs that are seen as hypoallergenic, and with some breeds, they are easily sold at most shelters and rescue groups. While these pets might be older, they can be much less in terms of price; plus, you can aid an organization and give a home to a dog that truly needs your help.
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