Dogs shed and that can be a deal breaker for someone who wants a dog but doesn’t want one that sheds. Don’t give up yet, as here are a few dog breeds that don’t shed, plus they are adorable and more popular than you think!
Dog Hair – Don’t Shed on Me
We all love dogs, but some of us just don’t want the maintenence of a dog that constantly sheds. I totally get that dog shedding can suck when you show up for work and your clothes are covered in your dog’s fur. There’s not much like that, and for many that isn’t what they want.
If you are also the same person who hates picking up chunks of dog fur throughout your house, then a nonshedding dog may be right for you! Of course, this is information based off talking to groomers, vets, and doing some online research as well.
Getting a new pet can be tough. You first have to decide if you plan to rescue the dog or get one from a breeder. Both ways have multiple pros and cons. Ultimately, it is your choice which dog breed fits your lifestyle or that of your family.
This is just a small list, there are many other dog breeds who shed minimally, or don’t make you have to constantly pick up dog fur from the floor or vacuum.
Small Dogs That Don’t Shed
I’ll start off by saying once again that there are more than just these 7 dog breeds but these are the ones that seem to be most common.
This breed comes in two sizes, a small miniature and a standard taller size. Schnauzers are great family dogs and easily trainable. They tend to be very outgoing, love walks, and playing. They come in different coat colors as well such as cream, black, white, and a traditional silver.
2. Scottish Terrier
They are a small breed but have a scottish personality. These dogs tend to be very loving, easily trainable, plus have a huge personality. You typically will only see them with their nice black coat but you may see a blonde one although that’s extremely rare.
3. Yorkshire Terrier
Typically you’ll see these as a small and compact size dog. These little cuties have a will to please. Along with that they are typically friendly with everyone they meet and love to get attention.
4. West Highland Terrier
These dogs are similar personality wise to the Scottish Terrier but have a different body shape. They are outgoing and aim to please. They can have blonde coats as well as black or brindle.
5. Lhasa Apso
This breed is on the small side and tends to be lazy as well. They can be trained but most often require food to be involved for them to be motivated. They will go and do whatever you like to do but they definitely prefer to just cuddle or snuggle up to you.
There are three different sizes to poodles. This is good if you are wanting a larger dog instead of just a smaller non shedding dog. The small ones for a poodle are teacup and miniature. They also come in a standard which is the larger size poodle. They tend to be known to have the most hypoallergenic coats. Poodles are extremely smart dogs and want to be part of anything and everything you do.
7. Shih Tzu
A shih tzu is a big personality packed into a small dog. They will protect you from every leaf or squirrel that comes into your yard or gets to close. They also tend to be easy to train. Coat colors can vary as some are white and black spotted and others are white with brown spots.
Overall there are many different breeds that don’t shed, these are just the ones that are more popular and on the small side. Hopefully this post helps you to find a small, non shedding dog that’s right for you. Always do your research on the breed so you know what you are getting into.
If you have one of these breeds, let me know what you think in the comments. I always love to hear from my readers.