Small, Medium and Large Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

January 30, 2019

Ever wanted a dog that doesn’t shed? Pets Training & Boarding takes a look at non-shedding dog breeds and how to reduce the amount of pooch-hair at your place.

Regardless of your chosen breeds, all dogs will shed. However, some dog breeds will most certainly have a lot more hair than others. Surprisingly, most non-shedding or low shedding dog breeds actually require more grooming.

The biggest myth when it comes to low-shedding or non-shedding dog breeds is that their coats are maintenance-free. When in fact; the reason most are low-shedding is because they have double coats and the one coat will actually trap the dead hair, instead of it landing on your floor. So even though your chosen breed may be a non-shedding dog breed, they will require a decent amount of grooming.

1. Australian Silky Terrier
2. Bedlington Terrier
3. Bichon Frise
4. Brussels Griffon
5. Chinese Crested
6. Havanese
7. Italian Greyhound
8. Maltese
9. Shih Tzu
10. Toy Poodle

1. Basenji
2. Kerry Blue Terrier
3. Labradoodle
4. Irish terrier
5. Puli
6. Standard Schnauzer
7. Tibetan Terrier
8. Welsh Terrier
9. Sort-Coated Wheaten Terrier
10. Whippet

1. Afghan Hound
2. Airdale Terrier
3. Bouvier des Flandres
4. Giant Schnauzer
5. Irish Water Spaniel
6. Komondor
7. Portuguese Water Dog
8. Saluki
9. Standard Poodle
10. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

It is very important to seek professional medical advice when it comes your allergies. In many cases people who are allergic to dogs are actually allergic to their dander (skin) or the actual saliva of the dog but not necessarily the hair. Always double check that your allergies will be able to allow you to cope with having a licky jumpy puppy around the home. It’s also advisable to visit the breeder and have lots of exposure to your puppy before you bring them home to double-check your reactions and seek your doctor’s opinion after the exposure.

Do Non-Shedding Dogs Smell?

Smell is a tricky one, as it also depends on if the dog is suffering from any allergies or skin conditions that can cause a dog’s coat to smell. However, there are a few breeds that are less smelly than others. Research your chosen breed to check if they are known to have a musty smelly on their coats. Most dogs will smell like ‘wet dogs’ after having a bath as the oils on their skin are super weatherproof. Meaning that most times; owners do not remove all of the natural oils from the skin when bathing leaving that ‘wet dog’ smell. But; this is a good thing, unless your dog is suffering from allergies and has been advised to be bathed more often, over washing your dog can strip their coats of their lovely sheen and also dry out the skin. The wet-dog smell doesn’t last long and will normally dissappear once your dog is dry.