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Are Beagles Hypoallergenic?

By Kerry
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The Beagle breed has long been known for its intelligence, loyalty, and friendliness. They are also very good at hunting. These qualities make them great family pets.

Beagle sitting on grass

No dog breed is truly hypoallergenic. Beagles produce allergens, but they’re controllable with regular cleaning. This is a small, robust hunting dog. They need minimal attention and grooming.
Beagles are not hypoallergenic breeds, but they’re low-maintenance dogs.

They shed less than other breeds, so they could be a good option for people who suffer from allergies. Keep on reading to find out why.

What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?

Hypoallergenic dogs are very healthy and do not cause allergic reactions. Hypoallergenic is used to describe products that are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. These products include dog beds, dog food, and even dog toys.

Most dog products sold today are hypoallergenic because manufacturers have been working hard to make sure that these products do not cause allergic reactions. Likewise, “hypoallergenic” dog breeds have become very popular in recent years too.

Allergy is a condition in which the immune system produces antibodies (immune cells) that attack foreign substances such as pollen, dust mites, foods, etc. These foreign substances are called allergens. These foreign substances can include dog fur, and the dander that comes off of your dog’s coat.

What Is A Hypoallergenic Dog?

There is no such thing as a completely allergy-free dog. But some breeds are more likely than others to cause allergies. A hypoallergenic breed is one that causes fewer reactions than other dogs.

There are certain breeds of dogs that are more likely to cause allergies than others. Allergies are caused by proteins found in the saliva of dogs. These proteins are called allergens. Dogs that are less likely to cause allergies include Chihuahuas, Poodles, Maltese, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, and Dachshunds.

Low shedding dogs include the Maltese, Pekingese, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Coton de Tuléar, Papillon, Toy Poodle, Bichon Frisé, Dachshund, Miniature Schnauzer, Lhasa Apso, Havanese, Pug, Jack Russell Terrier, and Old English Sheepdog.

What Are The Causes Of Allergic Reactions To Dogs?

Beagle licking its foot

Dogs that shed less than once a month are called hypoallergenic. These dogs do not leave behind large amounts of fur after bathing. Their coats are easy to wash off and rarely cause allergy sufferers problems.

Hairless dogs do produce dander and saliva! Dogs’ hair carries pollen that your dog picks up when he walks around. This pollen causes allergic reactions in people who suffer from hay fever. So, just because a dog is hairless doesn’t mean it will be hypoallergenic.

Are Beagles Bad For Allergies?

Dogs do cause allergies, but it isn’t because of their saliva and urine. Dander is the main reason why people get allergies. When you pet your dog, you’re actually rubbing off some of the dander onto yourself.

Beagles are a great choice if you have an allergy. Their short hair makes them easy to care for.

Do Beagles Shed A Lot?

Beagles are low-shedding dog breeds. They are also very friendly and loving. They are often used as therapy dogs because of their calm demeanor.

Beagles shed less than other breeds because they have a double coat. They shed seasonally, but they do not shed more than once per year. Their coats grow back quickly.

Dander is an irritant that causes allergies. More dander means more irritation.

Beagles are not shedding too much fur. Their fur is short and soft. People who have seasonal allergies can tolerate having beagles in their homes.

Grooming Your Beagle

Beagle on a grooming salon

Allergic reactions usually occur when the reaction-causing protein from the dog’s hair sticks to the dander or the fur that is then shed. When family members who are allergic to dogs come in close contact with these proteins from beagles, they experience symptoms that may prove dangerous.

Dogs need to be brushed often to prevent them from having oily hair. Brushing removes dead hairs and prevents dander from spreading.

Beagles need to be bathed regularly. Dander causes allergies in people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems. Bathing them reduces this problem.

Regular walks ensure the good health and well-being of your pet. It will help you avoid allergies by mixing dander with the environment. Your pet needs enough nutrition to grow strong. You should seek medical advice if your pet suffers from an extreme allergy.

What Are The Causes Of Allergic Reactions To Dogs?

Dogs that are low-shedding are often considered hypoallergenic. However, this isn’t always true. Many dogs that shed a lot can cause problems for people with allergies. Dander is a tiny microscopic piece of dead skin that dogs produce.

It’s usually transported through the air but can also enter the body through the nose and lungs.

Dander is one of many possible causes of an allergic reaction, and some dogs, such as the poodle, can collect most if not all the dander in their coat. This then falls away with your dog’s fur as they molt.

The Best Dog Breeds For People With Pet Allergies

Dogs are great pets, which is why it is such a shame if you’re allergic to them. However, an allergy doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a dog. If you want to add a furry friend to your family, you should talk to your doctor about what breeds are best for you.

Allergy sufferers should consider getting an Afghan Hound, American Hairless Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frisé, Chinese Crested, Coton de Tulear, Giant Schnauzer, Irish Water Spaniel, Lagotto Romagnolo, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Peruvian Inca Orchids, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dogs, Soft Coated Wheaten terriers.


Beagles are not hypoallergenic dogs because they’re considered to be moderate shedders. They shed all year round, but they’ll blow out their coats once a year, usually during spring.

However, the poogle – a mix between Beagle and poodle – could be a possible alternative worth researching for Beagle lovers who are allergic to dogs!

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Kerry White is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Kerry has been writing for PetDT for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners.Kerry has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Kerry knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.