You love your dog, but all that shedding is so annoying–it’s even worse if you have allergies. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a dog that didn’t shed? Well, you’re in luck because such dogs do exist. Here are ten dog breeds that don’t shed–at least not much, that is. Keep reading to find out what we mean.
The Poodle is probably the most famous “no-shed” breed of dog. Of course, as we just mentioned, all dogs shed–at least all the ones who have coats anyway. It’s just that some shed more than others. So, while Poodles do shed, it’s only about a few strands of hair at a time. No biggie, right? Here’s a tip to greatly reduce their shedding even more: brush their coat once a week.
FUN FACT: Poodles are often used in hybrid breeds to create other hypoallergenic dogs. These hybrids include Yorkiepoos (Yorkshire Terrier and Toy Poodle), Cockapoos (Cocker Spaniel and Poodle), Goldendoodles (Golden Retriever and Poodle), and Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever and Poodle).
TIP: If you don’t want to get a Poodle, consider a Bichon Frise or a Lagotto Romagnolo. They both have coats that are similar to that of a Poodle. In fact, the Bichon Frise is said to resemble a miniature Poodle.
Lots of terrier breeds (see listed below) have hypoallergenic coats. Something else you should also know about these dogs if you plan on getting one is that they are bred to “hunt, kill vermin, and to guard their families home or barn,” the American Kennel Club says. With that said, here’s a list of some non-shedding terrier breeds:
-American Hairless Terrier (This dog has no coat at all, so you don’t have to worry about any shedding.)
-Australian Silky Terrier
-Kerry Blue Terrier
-Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
8. Chinese Crested Dog
There are two varieties of Chinese Crested dogs–Powderpuff and Hairless–and both are hypoallergenic. The hairless variety isn’t completely hairless–they have hair on their head, tail, and feet. It’s important to keep in mind that the skin on hairless dogs needs a lot of care to protect against dryness, sunburn, acne, and extreme temperatures. Therefore, if you’re considering getting one of these as a pet, you’ll need to invest in some sunblock for the summer months and sweaters or coats for the winter months.