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Are There Dogs That Don’t Shed?

Greyhounds are on the list of dogs that don't shed much.What Breeds are Non Shedding Dogs?

Let me start with the straight talk: There's no such thing as dogs that don't shed. Even the

But, with that said, let's jump right into the so-called “dogs that don't shed” or low-shedding dog breeds. They come in all sizes and personalities, so let's find you a dog that won't shed… much.


How to Choose a Non-Shedding Dog

Since there's a good variety of dogs that don't shed much, you'll want to research your options. Think about the size, social temperament, trainability, how much exercise they need, the health care issues related to each breed, and how well the dogs adapt to different climates, living conditions, and the presence of children and other pets.

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Why Choose Dogs that Don't Shed?

If you're allergic to dogs, or if you have friends or family who would have allergic reactions to a heavy shedder, then there's your answer. Of course, heavy shedders are also harder to clean up after.

Some Tips about Choosing Dogs that Don't Shed

  • The Basenji breed is among the dogs that don't shed much. Sticking to breeds with a single coat, is the easiest way to narrow your choice of dog breeds down to the breeds that don't shed much. Note that a single coat is a more-important factor, than the length of the coat.
  • If you fall in love with a breed that does shed, just keep up on regular brushing. For the best brushing results, make sure you have both wide- and fine-toothed dog brushes – take a look at's discount dog supplies selection.

Popular Breeds of Dogs that Don't Shed (Much)

Here is a sorted list of the most popular breeds of dog that don't shed as much as most other dogs. If the dog's name is linked, then my site has detailed information about training and caring for that breed. For the rest, visit the American Kennel Club's website.

Small Dogs that Don't Shed (Much)

Medium and Large Dogs that Don't Shed (Much)

  • Australian Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Border Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Chinese Crested
  • Dachshund (these shed a bit)
  • Havanese
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Maltese
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Welsh Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Airedale Terrier
  • Basenji
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Greyhound
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Standard Poodle
  • Wirehaired Fox Terrier

Non Shedding Dog Breeds - Dog Training

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Of course, any dog, no matter whether they shed or not, needs proper care, and that includes obedience training and puppy socialization.

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