Best Dogs For Not shedding A List Of Non Shedding Dogs
Dogs That Don’t Shed-A List Of Non-Shedding Dogs
If you are looking for “dog breeds that don’t shed“, we have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that there are dogs breeds that shed very little, known as hypoallergenic dogs. They are going to leave very little hair around your house, and usually not set off your dog hair allergies. The bad news is the dogs that don’t shed outwardly, shed inward.Non-shedding dogs shed into their undercoat. More on that later.
One of the hot trends recently for dog breeders to market their dogs is to advertise them as non-shedding dogs. We have seen countless ads for Goldendoodles, and other breeds, that are selling them as dogs that don’t shed.
We will give you a list of dogs that shed very little if any, but a remember…an actual non-shedding dog doesn’t exist.
A List Of Dogs That Don’t Shed-Small Breed Division
Here is a list of small dogs that don’t shed, or shed very little, and a link to a photo and more information about the dog breed:
- Chinese Crested
- Silky Terrier
- Shih Tzu
- Border Terrier
- Boston Terrier
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Miniature Poodle
- Australian Terrier
- Scottish Terrier(Scottie)
- Welsh Terrier
- Norfolk Terrier
- West Highland Terrier(Westie)
- Yorkshire Terrier(Yorkie)
- Cairn Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Italian Greyhound
Non Shedding Dog Breeds
A shedding dog is one of the biggest complaints dog owners have. Who wants to run the vacuum every day to keep piles of dog hair off of the furniture and floors?
So, while professional breeders have been busy creating new breeds for various other reasons, dog owners and amateur breeders have been looking for that darn dog that doesn’t shed all over the house. They haven’t had to look very far. Poodles don’t shed. Many of the Terrier breeds don’t shed, including the very popular Westies. Goldendoodles don’t shed.
Or do they?
As for grooming shop owners, we are asked to counsel our customers on the best dog breeds, which breed is best as a house dog, which breed is the smartest, and on and on. Most of all, we are asked which dog breeds do not shed. Our standard answer is this, “If you are getting a dog, be prepared to vacuum a lot, or brush it a lot.”
You see, there isn’t a dog breed that doesn’t shed. All dog breeds shed hair. Every last one of them. They either shed it off, onto your carpet and furniture, or they shed it into their UNDERCOAT. All dogs do one or the other.
A List Of Non-Shedding Dogs-Medium Breed And Large Breed Division
Here is a list of medium-sized dogs that don’t shed and large sized dogs that don’t shed.Click on the breed name for a photo and more information about the dog breed:
Kerry Blue Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Bouvier des Flandres
The Final Word On Non-Shedding Dogs-Dogs That Don’t Shed
Now you are probably asking yourself, “what will I have to do if I get one these ‘non-shedding’ dogs?” That’s a good question. And the answer is, you will have to brush it. Ideally, you will brush it every, or every other, day.
Here’s what happens if you don’t brush it a lot. The hair that the dog sheds go in the undercoat. The undercoat builds up. Very soon, your dog is a matted mess. Matted hair can be painful for a dog, as it sticks to the dog’s skin and can pull the skin when the dog moves.
Soon, the dog is so matted you can’t do anything with it. So, you take it to your local grooming shop. Unfortunately, getting the matted hair off a dog isn’t easy, and it can be painful for the dog. Sometimes, the dog is so matted that all its hair has to be shaved off. Which sometimes leaves you with an ugly dog!
So, fellow dog owners and seekers of non shedding dogs, remember this: When you get that new puppy, you are either going to be purchasing a new vacuum, or a new brush.
And Now…An Important Word
A List of Dogs That Shed A Lot
If You Don’t Care About Shedding, These Will Make Great Dogs
Are you looking or a list of dogs that shed A LOT? Of course not. If you are allergic to dog hair all over your house, or you are allergic to a vacuum cleaner, you might want to steer clear of these dogs.
After doing exhaustive research all over the internet (actually just a quick glance of page one of a google search), here are the consensus picks for dogs that shed a lot:
- Labrador Retriever
- Golden Retriever
- German Shepherd
If you choose one of these, good luck!
Name The Dog Breed That Sheds The Most
Help out your fellow pet owners! Name the dog breed that sheds the most!