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15 Hypoallergenic Dogs and Cats

If you love animals but hate allergies, you may be tempted to spring for a pricey hypoallergenic pet. However, the only pets proven to be hypoallergenic have scaly skin—like iguanas and snakes. That said, if you’re dead set on a furry pet, here are a few that are touted—but not proven—to be better for people with allergies.

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Chinese Crested

This pup sheds little to no hair, which again can lower—but not eliminate—allergens in the home.

One member of the breed, Sam, had the dubious distinction of being voted the unofficial world’s ugliest dog for three years in a row.

Chinese crested dogs comes in two versions—hairless, which have hair on the head, feet, and tail; and powderpuff, which have a soft coat over the entire body.

These dogs weigh 10–13 pounds.

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