Non Shedding Dog Breeds

List of Dog Breeds that Shed Minimally

Completely non shedding dog breeds do not exist except for some hairless dog variety but here is a list of dog breeds that shed minimally.





Choosing a short haired dog breed is not guarantee of hair free clothing and sofas.

Actually, some short haired breeds shed a lot and pose the additional challenge of short hairs that tend to get deeply embedded in fabric and can be very difficult to get rid of.

By another hand a dog breed that sheds very little is not necessarily a breed that requires only minimal grooming.

For example, poodles do not shed but require extensive grooming to be kept in good condition.

Another fact to take into account is that a non shedding dog breed is not necessarily synonym of hypoallergenic dog breed.

Common allergens can be animal dander that is made of tiny flakes of dead skin or the proteins contained in dog saliva. 

On any account I compiled here a list of dog breeds that are well known to shed very little.

If you don't see your favorite low shedding dog breed here, you are welcome to add it to the list with the form at the end of the page.

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Affenpinscher

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Shedding: little

Grooming: weekly brushing and combing, stripping for show dogs


Lhasa Apso

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Shedding: minimal

Grooming: extensive daily brushing. Pets are often kept tidy with trimmed coat.


Shih Tzu

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Shedding: minimal, good for allergy sufferers.

Grooming: daily brushing and combing, pets are often trimmed.


Maltese

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Shedding: minimal, good for allergy sufferers.

Grooming: daily brushing, show coats often tied up at home. Pets trimmed. Clean eyes daily to avoid stains.


Norfolk and Norwich Terrier

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Robin Siegel
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Shedding: minimal

Grooming: brushing, hand stripping for show dogs, pets are generally clipped.


Bichon Frisé

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Robert Mcclintock
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Shedding: minimal, good for allergy sufferers.

Grooming: daily brushing, frequent trimming.


Airedale Terrier

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Shedding: minimal, good for some allergy sufferers.

Grooming: trimming and brushing. Hand stripping for shows, clipping for pets.


Water Dogs: Portuguese Water Dog, Spanish Water Dog, Lagotto Romagnolo, Irish Water Spaniel, Poodle

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Thorsten Milse
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Shedding: nearly none, good for allergic people.

Grooming: extensive, brushing, clipping, trimming, plucking


Silky Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier

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Steimer
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Shedding: minimal.

Grooming: frequent brushing, combing and bathing. Occasional trimming.


Schnauzer

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Evelyn Morris Hecht
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Shedding: very little, good for allergy sufferers.

Grooming: brushing, hand stripping, trimming.


Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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Adriano Bacchella
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Shedding: minimal.

Grooming: weekly brushing, stripping for shows.

Xoloitzcuintli and Chinese Crested Dog

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Jane Burton
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Shedding: no shedding for hairless, minimal for coated variety.

Grooming for hairless: bathing and moisturizing.

Grooming for coated: brushing.


Italian Greyhound

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Randy M. Ury
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Shedding: minimal.

Grooming: very low maintenance.






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