If you are on the search for a new dog for your family, you probably have a list of traits you want in the perfect dog. Finding a dog with a personality and energy level that fits in with your lifestyle is important, but another trait that you may want in a dog is a coat that does not shed. If you want to avoid constantly cleaning up dog hair then take some time to review the list of dog breeds that don’t shed outlined below to help make your decision. You will likely find a dog that does not shed and has the personality and energy level your family needs.
The poodle is a smart breed of dog that comes in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. Poodles have a coat of curly hair that is hypoallergenic and does not shed. In order to keep the coat of a poodle in top condition, it is necessary to brush and groom it regularly.
The soft, curly coat of the Bichon Frise is hypoallergenic and will not cause problems for most people. This is a small breed of dog that is playful, gentle, and considered a good choice for first-time pet owners and families. Regular grooming is necessary to keep the coat of the Bichon Frise in good condition.
The Schnauzer comes in three sizes: miniature, standard, and giant. Each size of Schnauzer has unique qualities and personality traits. The breed as a whole is very smart and trainable. This Schnauzer breed has a double coat that sheds little to none and requires some maintenance in the form of brushing, clipping, and grooming.
The Maltese is a small breed of dog that can grow a long white coat. They are playful, gentle, and moderately energetic dogs. They can be injured easily because of their small size, so the ideal home for them is one that does not have very small children who may accidentally play too rough. The Maltese has a hypoallergenic coat and will not shed, and regular brushing is essential to keep the coat in good condition.
Mixed Breed Dogs
There are many types of mixed breed or designer breed dogs that are promoted as hypoallergenic or non-shedding. If the mixed breed dog you are considering has one parent from a breed that does shed and one from a breed that does not shed, then there is no guarantee that your dog will not shed. Mixed breed dogs can pick up characteristics from either parent, making it difficult to predict exactly what they will inherit. If you are looking for a dog that does not shed because someone in your household has allergies, then it is best to look at pure breeds that are well-known for being hypoallergenic.
This is a short list of the many dogs that do not shed and are considered hypoallergenic, most of which are more commonly known types of dogs. As you continue your research on the topic, you will find that there are many more less common breeds that do not shed. Take your time in your search for the right type of dog because the one you choose will be a part of your family for years to come.