If you’re looking to get a dog (and worry about housekeeping), then a non-shedding dog breed might be a dream come true.
Just think about the sheer amount of work that is cleaning after your shedding dog. Fur everywhere!
I am allergic to fur, it makes me sneeze like crazy, so let me tell you, non-shedding dogs are a great fit for those with allergies (talking from self experience), as they produce fewer allergens in the form of dander and shed fur.
But remember, no dog breed is entirely non-shedding or hypoallergenic.
So if you’re looking to get a dog and you’re worried about allergies (or too much cleaning work – I hate to see fur around the house!), let us share our thoughts on 8 of the most popular non-shedding dog breeds and what makes them unique.
As mentioned in our previous article about the top 20 hypoallergenic dog breeds, Poodles come in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard.
Their curly coat does not shed as much as other breeds, and they produce less dander.
This characteristic, combined with their intelligence and versatile sizes, makes them a popular choice for those looking for a non-shedding dog.
Bichon Frises have a curly, non-shedding coat that also produces very little dander.
Their compact size and outgoing personality make them a great family pet and an excellent choice for those seeking a non-shedding breed.
Shih Tzus have a long, silky coat that doesn’t shed much hair.
They’re known for their affectionate personalities, and their low shedding makes them a favorite among those looking for a hypoallergenic pet.
Yorkshire Terriers are small dogs with a silky, non-shedding coat.
They produce very little dander and make great indoor pets due to their small size and minimal shedding. Yorkies are one of the most adorable teacup hypoallergenic dogs I’ve ever seen.
Maltese dogs have a long, white, non-shedding coat that produces very little dander. They are small in size and are known for their playful personalities.
Their low shedding is a bonus for those with allergies or those who prefer a cleaner home environment.
Portuguese Water Dog
Portuguese Water Dogs have a curly, non-shedding coat that produces very little dander.
They’re intelligent, trainable, and make great companions, especially for those looking for a non-shedding breed.
The Basenji is known as the “barkless dog,” but it’s also a breed that doesn’t shed much.
They have a short, fine coat that produces less dander than other breeds.
Their independent and curious personalities make them an interesting choice for a hypoallergenic pet.
Chinese Cresteds are unique dogs that are either hairless or have a soft, furry coat that doesn’t shed much hair.
They produce very little dander and are often recommended for people with allergies.
Non-Shedding Dogs – Final Thoughts
While the breeds listed above are known for their non-shedding qualities, it’s important to note that individual dogs may vary, and no breed is completely non-shedding or hypoallergenic.
Always remember that consistent and frequent grooming is essential even for non-shedding breeds to maintain their coat and minimize any potential allergens.
Check out this incredible Self-Cleaning Slicker Dog Brush for Shedding Hair, Fur…
If you or someone in your household has allergies, it’s always a good idea to spend time with a breed before bringing one into your home to ensure it’s a good fit for everyone involved.