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
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.
The Dog Breed Info Center has a complete list of dogs that shed very little.
Is there a light-shedding breed that you suggest?