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Give Your Vacuum a Break by Choosing Non Shedding Small Dogs or those that don't shed much.
There is no such thing as non shedding small dogs because all shed (including us people). However, there are plenty of breeds that This is page two of a long list of small dogs that don't shed much or are low shedders.
Dander consists of the dead skin cells that fall off the pet and accumulate in the air and settle on surfaces that the dog touches.
These dead cells are produced by all dogs, but some breeds, especially those that do not shed as profusely will create less dander making them a decent choice for allergy sufferers.
Less shedding also means that less hair can intermingle with dust, making the home seem cleaner.
Even if you don’t suffer from allergies, a dog that doesn’t shed is going to create less mess. The only caveat is that those that don’t shed will still lose some hairs.
This loose hair ends up getting tangled in the coat if not brushed frequently.
These dogs have thick wavy or curly coats that will mat if not brushed. Brushing two to four times a week is recommended and professional grooming is also an option.
Short, soft and glossy describes the coats of these dogs. Very little grooming is required and they shed little too!
Short and wiry, these dogs need to be brushed about three times a week and professionally groomed as needed to either clip or strip the coat.
Here is a breed whose hair will grow to the floor if you let it. They have a straight, thick coat that needs almost daily brushing. Most pet owners will keep the Lhasa in a short puppy clip which cuts down on the amount of time needed.
These very low shedders need daily or every other day brushing to prevent mats from forming. Their fine silky hair has a single layer and will mat quickly if not brushed and combed. Many pet owners prefer a puppy cut to the long hair that you would see in the show dog.
They have a harsh, wiry coat that needs
brushing three times a week and
professional grooming is recommended to keep them looking neat. You can't classify them as non shedding dog breeds, but they come really close!
Like other terriers, these dogs have a harsh, wiry, weatherproof coat that requires brushing at least 3 times a week. Professional grooming is also recommended.
These dogs will continue to grow their coat throughout their lifetime and show dog coats usually reach the floor by about two years of age or sooner. They need daily brushing and professional clipping. Most pet owners prefer to keep their dogs in a puppy coat to make grooming easier.
These dogs are easy to maintain and tend to keep themselves clean. There is a low seasonal shed, but you won’t see much hair in the house if you own one of these dogs.
All sizes of the Poodle have a thick, curly coat that needs daily attention. Most pet owners opt for a short clip that is easy to maintain. There is virtually no shedding on these dogs if they are brushed daily.
A good brushing once or twice a week is needed to keep this wiry, short coat tangle free. These dogs benefit from professional grooming and show dogs must be stripped about three times a year.
There isn’t much loose hair associated with these dogs if groomed properly. They should be brushed twice a week and professional grooming is recommended. Most pet owners will opt for a clipped look, but show dogs need to be stripped.
Just as the name implies, these dogs have wiry (terrier type) hair. Brushing, clipping or stripping is needed to keep them looking good, but they are minimal shedders which is also good.
There is the hairless variety that requires no brushing and a coated version needs brushing. No professional grooming is desirable.
Daily brushing and combing is necessary with these dogs who have long silky straight hair. Professional grooming is recommended and a puppy clip will reduce the amount of time required to brush and comb.