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Small Dogs that do not Shed

Updated on February 23, 2017

Small Breed Dogs that Don't Shed

When choosing a dog there are a number of considerations that many people have. One of such considerations is the space that is available for the dog to move around and play. If you live in a restricted apartment where space is not ample, adopting a large dog can be a challenge. Small dog breeds that don’t shed therefore make good pet companions for people living in apartments and urban setting. Majority of people in the urban environment might also be overwhelmed by a very demanding lifestyle which leaves them little time to take care of their pets. While professional pet grooming services are readily available, in the in cities, they come at exorbitant costs. This calls for a very careful selection of the kind of pet that will fit your precise lifestyle. Miniature dog breeds may require more cuddling and attention than large dog breeds but one important thing that won’t escape your attention is dog breed shedding. You should consider getting a small dog that doesn’t shed if you do not prefer to have a large dog breed that doesn’t shed.

Choosing a Dog that Don’t Shed for a Pet

Since we have seen that the small dog breeds that don’t shed are ideal pets that may not require your intense attention, you should consider identifying one of the breeds that suits your pet specifications. The small breeds of dogs that don’t shed may vary in their exercise requirements, their personality, and the ability to be trained with ease but the most important factor is their low grooming requirements. This will not only ensure that you don’t pay hefty professional grooming service charges but you will also have an easy time with your pet if you choose a small breed that don’t shed.

People who are also allergic to pet dander should also consider choosing the small dog breeds that don’t shed to minimize the chances of allergy from dog hair.

Types of Small Dogs that Don’t Shed

Having considered all the pros and the cons of making the choice of a miniature dog that don’t shed for a pet, there are many options that you can choose from. These dogs generally vary in their appearance, temperament and their behaviors. If you are to classify the small dog breeds that don’t shed according to their appearance you can broadly categorize them into two broad groups.

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Hairless Small dogs that don’t Shed

These are dogs that are characterized by a coat that is smooth and devoid of hair. These dog breeds require very minimal or low maintenance. The four major hairless small dogs that don’t shed are

  1. Hairless Chinese Crested

  2. Hairless Xoloitzcuintli

  3. American Hairless Terrier

  4. Peruvian Inca Orchid

  5. Hairless Khala

Haired Small Dogs that Don’t Shed

These small dogs are characterized by long curly hair that is not shed. Some of these dog breeds may also have a thin hair coat that is characteristic of these breeds and they may rarely shed this fur since the coat is smooth in consistency.

These small dog breeds that don’t shed include

  1. · Affenpinscher
  2. · Shih Tzu
  3. · Border Terrier
  4. · Yorkshire Terrier,
  5. · Bichon Frise
  6. · Norfolk Terrier
  7. · Maltese
  8. · Scottish Terrier
  9. · Havanese
  10. · Chinese Crested
  11. · Boston Terrier
  12. · Miniature poodle

These are some of the small dog breeds that are considered not to shed. The list is not complete and I therefore welcome further suggestions of the small dog breeds that don’t shed and make great pets.

You can now make the right choice on the best small dogs that don’t shed as a pet companion.

Good Luck


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      6 years ago

      love your articles! do more on easiest/nicest dogs.


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