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Top 10 Dogs That Don't Shed

Updated on December 24, 2017

Dogs That Do not Shed

Several dog breeds shed their fur some time of the year. It does not matter which type of breed of the dog. Coming off of hair in dogs is a normal incidence that should not cause panic to you as a Dog Owner. Except when the losing of hair by the dog happens in an excessive way, it does not warrant any worry from a veterinarian point of view. Many dog owners inquire about breeds of dogs that do not shed hair frequently. I have a list of dogs that in my own opinion, observation and experience shed little or no hair at all.

The reason several dog owners or 'would be' dog owners prefer, 'dogs that do not shed ' to 'dogs that shed' is not out of imagination but for the apparent rationale: nearly everyone is allergic to dog hair. Secondly, the hair tends to make the house untidy. For this reason they 'DOGS THAT SHED' become a bother. The list of 'dogs that do not shed' is a good opinion sharper when it comes to getting right breed of dog for a house Pet.The list of this dogs may vary in other characters like the size, color and behavior. The dogs that shed are generally classified as large dogs that don't shed comprising of large dog breeds that are non shedding.The second group is that of small dogs that don't shed fur.

When dogs Shed

Typically dogs shed their fur during certain seasons in particular spring. This is just an observation but I have not come a cross any logical enlightenment for this! I would therefore propose that dogs cannot lose their coating throughout winter because they need it more during this time. I hope that sounds logical!

If you are not ready to handle a dog that sheds, I would ask you to go for a pet that does not shed. There is a close relationship between the dogs that shed and breeds that have curly coats. Breeds with curly coats tend to shed more than those with normal coats.

These are the kind of dogs with curly coats will require more concern when it comes to grooming.

Dog Breeds that Shed More

Dog breeds with curly hair will require you attend to them regularly. So be careful if you go for such a pet and you don’t have time or someone to take care of them. Whether a dog shed more than one time a year depends on the hair coat. The double hair coated breeds of dogs are seen to shed twice in a year. How you tell than your dog is shedding is when you observe little clumps of hair that resemble cotton candy allover on the entire skin coat. How you can help your dog is by removing them. Pulling them irritates the dog since it is agonizing! A good way of doing this is to use a pair of scissors or a shedding blade that is always available in the pet shop to expose the undercoat.
The shedding blade resembles something you'd use on a horse. It is a strong tool for this tough task. It's a bendy piece of steel with tiny jagged teeth that grasp the hairs. You can control a blade in a one-handed U-shape configuration, or you hold the blade straight and use two hands. Make sure you expose the underlying coat of hair to make your dog Happy!

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List of Top 10 Dogs that do not shed

  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Welsh Terrier
  • Poodle
  • Maltese
  • Bolognese
  • Affenpinscher
  • Bergamasco
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • Pum
  • Puli
  • Toy Poodle
  • Shih Tzu
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier

This list is not conclusive but these are the dog breeds that are least likely to shed.
Regular grooming also helps solve this menace of excessively overgrown hair on the dog's skin.

There are both large and miniature dog breeds that don't shed and are good with the children. Such dogs make wonderful family pets and are the most common breeds that first time pet owners prefer.


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      5 months ago

      I have a German Shepherd dog and she sheds twice a year. It’s not bad and can be kept under control with just a little brushing every two-three days She only requires a bath four to six months depending on your environment. German Shepherd Dogs are a perfect guard dog, family pet and loving companion especially for the blind or hard of hearing.

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      18 months ago

      My dog doesn't shed that much

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      6 years ago

      I'm curious... What kind of dog is in the picture under the title?

    • Dubuquedogtrainer profile image


      8 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa

      Good information, doc - thanks for writing! Voted up!


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