Non Shedding Dogs
Are you looking for breeds of dog that don’t shed hair aka non shedding dogs? Man’s (and woman’s) Best Friend! We love them, we cuddle them, we work them, we train them, and some of us sleep with them.
Some of us get used to all that hair and fur flying around – especially at molting times of the year.
But, other people prefer a dog that doesn’t come with lots of work involved in cleaning up stray fur from all around the house, or the knotted matts that can sometimes occur.
Or the degree of coat care and grooming many dogs require – especially those that are adorned with long coats.
So, for the second group of people – this page goes over the most popular of the non-shedding dog breeds. And there are a few of them – a breed to suit almost any requirement, in fact.
Are There 100% Non-Shedding Dogs?
The truth is … There is actually no dog that is a one hundred percent non-shedding dog. They all do lose hair to some extent, just like humans.
Some dogs have hair that continues to grow and others have hair that stops growing when it reaches a certain length.
And some dogs do not have the dander that gives that famous “wet dog” smell and this is a feature that makes most of these breeds very appealing to people.
Especially for allergy sufferers, having non dander dog around is a massive positive, so as to reduce that sniffly nose, sneezing and other allergic reactions.
When you are researching different breeds in order to choose the one most suitable for your family, there are certainly a lot of choices.
Non shedding dogs come in all sizes and temperaments and most of them have a single layered coat, which mean they are usually easy to keep looking great.
And of course the lack of excess hair is a huge bonus!
My Definitive List of Non-Shedding Dogs
- Tibetan Terrier
- Maltese Terrier
- Shih Tzu
- Brussels Griffon
- Portuguese Water Dog
- Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Poodle (Toy, Miniature, and Standard)
- West Highland White Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Kerry Blue Terrier
- Chinese Crested
- Scottish Terrier
- Irish Water Spaniel
- Cairn Terrier
- Border Terrier
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Australian Terrier
- Bouvier des Flandres
Non Shedding Dogs Video – Exactly What Dogs Do Not Shed?
From The Pet Lovers Magazine comes this very informative video covering which breeds of dog that don’t lose a lot of hair.
This video covers what they believe to be the best low-shedders along with quick tips on coat care and who these dogs are suitable for.
They list The Australian Terrier, the Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Silky Terrier, Boston Terrier, Maltese, Dachshund, Border Terrier, Wirefox Terrier, Standard Poodle, Irish Water Spaniel, Airedale Terrier, Basenji, Bedlington Terrier and the Labradoodle.
The Poodle – My Favorite
I have a miniature poodle
Since I own a poodle (a miniature poodle) of course they are my favorite non-shedding breed of dog. The only problem I have had is that sometimes other dogs tend to attack her. Apparently this is because she does not smell like a real dog – and other dogs do not know what she is. I dunno about that – but i sure don’t like it!
Poodles require regular grooming and trimming to keep them looking neat and to keep the hair out of their eyes.
I groom my poodle at home myself. I first took her to a professional salon when she was only a few months old, and she came home very traumatized. I don’t know how they handled her or what they did to her, but she had been badly scared.
I actually find the whole do-it-yourself grooming session very therapeutic for both myself and my dog. It is a good bonding time for us. I also love it when it is over – because she gets the “zoomies” and tears around the house like nobody’s business and is really hilarious to watch. I wouldn’t have that enjoyment if she was done at a grooming salon!
This article courtesy of Jane Lee-Wilson of Pryor Creek, Oklahoma. Thank you, Jane!