Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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10 Non Shedding Dogs

Sep 2 ·

Are you looking for some non-shedding dogs? When bringing a new family member into the fold, people are often concerned about the shedding. Whether this is because of allergies or the constant vacuuming, it doesn’t matter! Either concern is valid. 

Although no dog is truly hypoallergenic, there are dogs who don’t really shed due to their coat type. If you have allergies or don’t have the time or patience to cope with hair all over the furniture, these are the dogs you should be looking at.

Here are ten non-shedding dogs to consider.

Non Shedding Dogs


non shedding dogs

The curly coat of a poodle doesn’t shed very much at all. They’re adorable dogs that come in a variety of sizes, so you can choose the size that suits you best. They’re also extremely intelligent, but it’s important to know that they’re very active dogs who require a lot of mental stimulation. If you have the patience for this, however, you’ll have a very loyal and well-trained dog who, best of all, won’t affect your allergies!

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus may have long coats, but they don’t actually shed very much. You may be exchanging one form of upkeep for another, however. Although they don’t shed, they do require a lot of grooming, and you’ll have to make sure to brush them almost every day. You should never shave your Shih Tzu, no matter how tempted you might be — most long-haired dogs never require shaving, even in summer!

Non Shedding Dogs – The Maltese

Maltese dogs are tiny, usually topping out at around seven or eight pounds — even though their long coat may make them seem larger! They’re another dog that has a very long coat but barely sheds, and they do require some maintenance. However, they’re cuddly lap dogs that will make great companions, and you can always cut their coat short for easier upkeep.

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Afghan Hound

non shedding dogs

These dogs are some of the most loyal around. They’re larger dogs, so perhaps not a great choice for those looking for a pocket-sized companion, but they don’t shed. Their thin coat, however, is a little prone to getting tangled, so you’ll pay the price if you don’t keep brushing it.

Bichon Fris

This breed often comes highly recommend for a first-time dog owner. If you’re looking for non-shedding dogs and have no experience with canines at all, they’re worth looking into! They’re playful and loving but, like a lot of other non-shedding breeds, you will have to keep up with brushing them or they could get mats. Mats are often painful for dogs, and a groomer must shave them.

Chinese Crested

These dogs don’t shed very much because they’re mostly hairless! If you’re looking for a dog that has low shedding and low grooming all in one, they might be your best bet. Because their skin is exposed, however, you’ll have to take care in extreme temperatures, whether it’s the heat or the cold. Otherwise, your dog could end up very uncomfortable.

Giant Schnauzer

non shedding dogs

Another large breed for those who want non-shedding dogs, these dogs have a wiry coat that makes their shedding minimal. They’re active dogs who love having a job to do so much like poodles, be prepared to keep them amused! Mental stimulation is as important as physical exercise for dogs like this, so be sure to stock up on puzzles and snuffle mats.

Non Shedding Dogs – Portuguese Water Dogs

These amazing, active dogs are almost hypoallergenic — or as close to hypoallergenic as any dog can get. They have curly, wiry coats that do need grooming. However, these dogs aren’t really recommended for couch potatoes or first-time owners. They’re highly active and will need a lot to do!

non shedding dogs

Spanish Water Dogs

They’re a little lower in energy than the Portuguese water dog, but they still need a fairly active owner to keep them amused. Their coat is the same texture, so while they need grooming, they shouldn’t be shedding very much! With breeds like this, you just have to be sure to keep up with their training needs, as they aren’t insignificant.

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American Hairless Terrier

For a completely hairless dog that has no grooming needs whatsoever — in terms of its coat, anyway — try an American hairless terrier! They’re not too active, and should be fine with a walk every day, so they don’t have the needs of some of the higher-energy breeds on this list. They do, however, have a bit of a prey drive due to being used for hunting, so make sure to keep them on a leash. Otherwise, they could take off chasing something. Care should also be taken when introducing them to other pets in the family. Via…

non shedding dogs

These are all great choices for non-shedding dogs. As well as this, though, you should take into account their energy levels. It’s also never guaranteed that a dog won’t activate your allergies, as no dog is truly hypoallergenic. However, these breeds are the closest you’ll come. 

Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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