5 Dog Breeds that Shed Least


First, let me say that all dogs shed and there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic dog. There are some breeds that shed much less than others; they are usually favored by allergy sufferers and typically have much less dander. Dander and saliva are the primary causes of dog allergies, not dog fur/hair. Consider one of these breeds if you suffer from allergies (or if you just can’t stand pet hair!)

1. Miniature, Standard and Giant Poodles

2. Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzers

3. Maltese

4. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

5. Portuguese Water Dog

From my experience, all of these dogs shed very little to almost none. Mixes of these also shed very little. My Schnauzer has shed maybe 5 hairs that I’m aware of…our Vizsla/Pit sheds about 5 hairs a second.

I never shed!

We're Maltipoos and don't shed either! Ace is the bigger boy and belongs to my family and Bella is my best friend's baby.

The Dog Breed Info Center has a complete list of dogs that shed very little.

Is there a light-shedding breed that you suggest?

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One response to “5 Dog Breeds that Shed Least

  1. Bongo certainly wouldn’t find himself on that list. I have to empty the vacuum cleaner several times when I vacuum and most of it came from him.

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