10 Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed
There is a reason that the dog is referred to as man’s best friend. They are lovely pets that turn any house into a home. However, that does not mean that they come without issues. While you may love your dog and feel that he or she is every bit a part of the family, that does not mean you enjoy how they shed. This can cause issues with allergies, plus no one likes dog hair all over their clothes all the time. If you are wondering what dog sheds the least, here is a list for you. By the time you’re done the reading, you can make a decision to keep your house or apartment fur-free.
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There is no doubt you are looking at this first dog on the list and thinking a Terrier? On a list of dogs that shed the least? The truth is that this animal has a weather-resistant coat, which is quite sturdy.
This makes it so that they are resistant to shutting. It’s shocking but true. Plus, if you like small sized dogs, it is the perfect option for you.
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The Bichon has a coat of hair that requires constant grooming. As the dog is continually groomed, it softens the hair, making it curly or/and looking more beautiful. What is essential about this whether you spend the time brushing the dog’s hair or not, you’re going to find that the amount of hair he sheds is minimal.
They just are not shedders, meaning you are not going to find any significant amount of hair around your home.
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Here is an obvious one for you. The Greyhound is already one of the lowest maintenance dogs regarding care for its fur. You rarely have to groom this animal at all, including its nails. Indeed, this is one reason why people love this animal.
They are shorthaired dogs, which do not shed during different seasons to replace one coat with another. This may make them a little colder during the winter time, but if you get them a sweater, they’ll be fine.
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There is no doubt you are thinking we lost our minds by adding this dog to the list. This dog looks like a walking carwash, but they do not shed as you would suspect. The thick tassels and cords their hair develops into is a protective mechanism, and this is why it is not shed.
Interestingly enough, this hair developed to protect itself from the bites from wolves, so it is very durable and rugged. Therefore, it doesn’t come loose at all. Plus, you probably could throw some soap on your dog and let it just rub against your car for a thorough cleaning.
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This is the smallest of all hound dogs and comes with a very coarse, short coat of hair. These animals are not shedders by nature. Therefore, they are an ideal choice if you want a small dog for your home.
You’ll have to deal with a little yapping and barking on occasion. However, that may be a small price to pay for a dog that doesn’t shed. Plus, they fit comfortably on your lap or next to you on the couch or bed while you’re watching TV.
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Here is another Terrier for you, but this one is an obvious choice. This tuxedo coated dog is exceptionally stylish, with black-and-white as its primary colors. They are a sharp looking dog, with short, thick hair that does not shed.
This means that you’re not going to have dog hair all over your couch or another living area. They are a cute little dog that can be the perfect companion for your home without having to worry about the regular cleanup.
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All of us seem to be familiar with this dog. They can be a bit temperamental without a doubt. Also, they will shake so much that it is impressive that they even have any weight at all, but these dogs are not shedders.
They have smooth hair, and only a tiny amount of fur tends to shed. This is something most dog owners can manage. However, you will need to get one that is amenable and less temperamental.
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The poodle is another surprising animal that has a low shedding coat. This doesn’t seem to make sense, considering that they have a considerable amount of fur, especially in some breeds of the poodle.
However, large fur coats do not necessarily translate into dogs that shed a lot, and the poodle is one example. The truth is that most people trim or shave the hair of this dog solely as an issue of style. The trimming or shaving is not related to the shedding of the animal at all. If you brush him on a regular basis, you can be sure you’ll not have an issue with any shedding.
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Here is another dog that when you saw it, you would clearly understand why it does not shed. This animal is commonly referred to as the Mexican hairless dog, which is a bit of the fabrication. He does have hair; it is just that it is concise. Because of that, these dogs do not shed any significant amount of hair at all. Therefore, you are not required to take them for grooming.
They just don’t present an image for you because they don’t have the hair length to cause any shedding issues. However, if you live in an area where it is quite cold, you may want to consider getting a sweater for your dog. This is because they can become chilled easily.
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Our final choice for you is the Löwchen. This is an excellent choice for someone who once a larger sized dog that still has a lot of furs but does not shed. This is a genuinely hypoallergenic breed of dog, which looks very much like a lion, just a black one.
The hair on this animal is much longer around the face and neck area. However, it decreases in length as you head towards the back and legs. They do not shed any significant amounts of fur despite having a long, flowing coat. Indeed, they look great and are the perfect pet for your home.
Having a dog is an essential part for any family. However, it can become a concern because of shedding. Especially for those who have allergies. These dogs allow you to keep your pet while reducing the shedding risk.
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