I'm looking for a breed that is right for my family. A dog that does not shed a lot.
A dog that is no bigger than 60cm. NOT A SMALL DOG EITHER (Mastiff was too big)
A DOG that is good from allergy suffer (very important)
A dog that is good with children. we have a daughter that is about 7
A dog that does not need a huge yard (but I could take it on a walk)
A dog that does not bark often (if you could find one)
A DOG THAT DOES NOT SHED A LOT (average)
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PLEASE CHOOSE A DOG FROM THIS LIST that is the best one you recommend
old english sheepdog
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
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Answer by RACHEL
they are so nice!!
Answer by Madie
all those dogs will give you awful allergies. A greyhound is wonderful and he doesn't need a big yard but he needs a fenced yard. I know you said no small dogs but a Maltese 1. doesn't give you allergies 2 is great with kids 3 doesn't need fenced or big yard 4 doesn't bark often. a greyhound is the same only the fenced yard. if i had to choose from the list I'd say lab but they give you awful allergies. I got a greyhound.
Answer by australian shepherds
Australian Shepherds. Usually every day, they shed... But harmless.
Answer by Nedra E
Great Pyrenees run from 25" to 29" and 60cm is 23.6" so a pyr is taller than your stated interests. If your allergy is specifically to dogs, which is less common than to cats, then a pyr might be more of an antagonist, as the pyr tends to shed. Pyrs are wonderful with children. They prefer acreage but can do fine with small yards so long as you exercise them regularly. They often are nocturnal barkers as they are guardians by nature and the barking is pre-emptive to ward off bad guys. BUT… if kept inside, this can be kept to a minimum. Their weight range is 85 to over 150#.
Australian Shepherds are in the size range you want, but with their long hair, you might have the same problem with shedding and possible allergy antagonists as you have with pyrs. They are a high energy dog, so, while they would be ok in a small yard, they will need more exercise. They are herding dogs, and will happily herd your children. I don't know about barking, but if it sleeps inside, it should be ok at night. I'd expect shedding to be possibly more than you want.
You didn't mention Blue Heelers (Cattle Dogs) and some of them are short hair, and they are herding dogs similar to the Shepherds but those with short hair would not be too likely to be an allergy antagonist and I know from my Aussie (Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix) that they hardly shed at all. I think this would be a good choice for you.
The Lab, Golden, Borzoi, Mastiff, and OE sheepdog are all large breed dogs. Go to the AKC website and check their height – it's in the breed information for each of them. The golden might be a shedder. The OES would probably be a big shedder.
The Labradoodle and Goldendoodle are MUTTS… which is what all designer dogs are, and I don't like poodles, so I'll leave those to someone else to discuss.
I know nothing about the Chesapeake bay retriever.
Answer by BullyFan
I would love to say American Bulldog but not a chance for your requirements. I would say the Labradoodle or Goldendoodle would be best but it is hard as both are high energy dogs. Not a single dog on your list is really good for hypoallergenic needs. You would need like a larger miniature poodle or a lower energy medium breed that would be happier.
The only ones truly good if you have allergies are Poodles, Bichons, Yorkies, and Schnauzers.
Any other breeds and I have seen people needing to rehome their pets as the hair was not correct it was fur.
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