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29 Non Shedding Dog Breeds

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 vs. Dog Hair

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. 


Non Shedding Small Dogs

Havanese

Havanese dogs have thick wavy or curly coats that will mat if not brushed. Matting is due to the hair shedding and becoming caught in the coat.Havanese

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. 


Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound has a short, soft and glossy coat that does not shed very much.

Short, soft and glossy describes the coats of these dogs.  Very little grooming is required and they shed little too!


Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terriers have thick wire coats that rarely sheds.  Grooming is needed to remove the dead hairs.Lakeland Terrier

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. 


Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso has hair that will grow to the floor if you let it.  They have a straight, thick coat that needs constant attention, but they do not shed.The Lhasa Apso

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.


Maltese

These very low shedders need daily or every other day brushing to prevent mats from forming.Maltese

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.


Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers have a harsh, wiry coat that needs brushing three times a week  You can't classify them as completely non shedding, but they come really close!Miniature Schnauzers

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!


Scottish Terrier

Like other terriers, these dogs have a harsh, wiry, weatherproof coat that requires brushing at least 3 times a week.Scottish Terriers

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.


Shih Tzu

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.


Toy Manchester Terrier

There is a low seasonal shed with the Toy Manchester Terrier, but you won’t see much hair in the house if you own one of these dogs.Manchester Terrier

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.


Toy Poodle

All sizes of the Poodle have a thick, curly coat that needs daily attention. They are likely the most hypoallergenic breed with little to no shedding.Toy Poodle

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.


Welsh Terrier

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.


West Highland White Terrier

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.


Wire Fox Terrier

Just as the name implies, Toy Fox Terriers have wiry (terrier type) hair. No shedding here, but be prepared to do a little brushing.Toy Fox Terrier

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.


Xolitzcuintli

This hairless dog requires no brushing but the coated version needs brushing. (Mexican Hairless or Xolitzcuintli)Xolitzcuintli

There is the hairless variety that requires no brushing and a coated version needs brushing.  No professional grooming is desirable.


Yorkshire Terrier

Don't expect to see much hair on your furniture from the Yorkie.  Daily brushing and combing is necessary with these dogs who have long silky straight hair.Yorkshire Terrier

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. 


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