Non-shedding Dog Breeds

Non-shedding Dog Breeds

Do you want to buy a puppy that will be a best friend for you, but you don’t want to spend much time cleaning your home from fur? Or your organism reacts negatively to the pets’ hair that floats in the air of the house? Then choose one of the non-shedding breeds! Meet TOP-11 dogs whose fur will not bring much trouble to you!

Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog

Refined, gentle, and loyal Chinese Crested dogs are perfect for keeping in an apartment. These pets are extremely smart and try to please their owners in everything. Therefore, it is easy to teach them not only standard commands but also circus tricks.

There are two varieties of the breed: absolutely hairless and with a soft fur coat that also doesn’t shed.

These dogs are very easy to keep. The only thing an owner should keep in mind is that their skin is not protected by fur. So, it is necessary to bathe a pet with special hypoallergenic shampoos, use sun creams and moisturizing lotions before going outside. Also, such pets should be dressed in winter.

Xolo

Xolo

These dogs are hairless, so it’s obvious that they don’t shed. The care is very simple: just bathing with a hypoallergenic shampoo and using moisturizing lotions to prevent skin dryness. And, of course, it is necessary to dress a dog of this breed in cold weather. Besides, the temperature at home should be not less than 25 degrees centigrade, or else a pet can get cold even indoors.

The character of these dogs is quite friendly and balanced. At a young age, puppies are playful and active. Growing up, they start to behave more calmly. If you are a constantly busy person, then it’s better to give up the idea of having a Xolo puppy. Be prepared for the dog to take absolutely all of your spare time. Dogs of this breed can’t stand loneliness. They need your attention constantly. If you are always busy but have another pet, then make sure that they become friends and the Xolo puppy doesn’t get bored being home alone.

Basenji

Basenji

A dog of this breed doesn’t shed if an owner regularly brushes a pet. But don’t worry, there is no need to do this every day. It’s enough to brush Basenji 1-2 times a week.

Dogs of this breed need active walks for at least 2 hours a day. Sports activities are desirable. So, the perfect environment for them is a house with a spacious yard. But they can live in a flat as well if an owner takes them outside for a long time every day.

A high level of intelligence in combination with independent and willful character makes Basenji extremely difficult to train and deal with. Therefore, these dogs are suitable only for experienced owners.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Taking care of this pet is very simple. All that is necessary is to brush them once a week and bathe when they get dirty.

The formidable, intimidating appearance of Staffordshire Bull Terriers is deceiving. These are funny, cheerful, and friendly dogs. They play with their owners and kids with great pleasure, get along well with dogs and other pets, provided they are well socialized. But they tend to dominate and have a well-developed protective instinct. Therefore, it is necessary to suppress any manifestation of aggression.

Poodle

Poodle

Their coarse, curly hair doesn’t shed. Besides, their fur is hypoallergenic. Also, poodles are very clean and almost odorless. So, they are great for the people that are fastidious about the smell of dogs.

However, they are rather difficult to take care of. Pets of this breed need to be brushed twice a week, bathed regularly, and taken to a groomer every 1-1,5 months. It’s extremely difficult to trim a poodle on your own as these dogs have very unruly hair.

But talking about character, poodles are very easy to deal with and train. They can easily learn any commands and even circus tricks. They are very sociable, affectionate, love their owners very much, and get along easily with children.

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Pets of this breed shed very little if they are regularly brushed and trimmed. Particular attention should be paid to the dense undercoat.

There is no more obedient and calmer dog than a well-mannered and trained Airedale Terrier. But if into the hands of an inexperienced owner, a dog of this breed can turn into the devil.

These dogs are large, strong, prone to domination, jealous of their belongings and family, and can arrange squabbles. Therefore, they need to be loaded mentally and physically every day and trained thoroughly from puppyhood.

Airedale Terriers don’t get along well with other dogs and cats, especially if they didn’t grow up together with them. But they get along well with school-age children.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier’s coat is smooth, silky, almost doesn’t fall out, and doesn’t cause allergies. But still, an owner should constantly look after the pet’s hair. It is necessary to brush a dog every day so that mats don’t form. Once every 4-6 months (more often in summer) an owner should take his pet to a groomer to get the fur trimmed.

As for the character, these dogs are not for lazybones. Despite their small size, Yorkies are brave, curious, and energetic. They are ready to play for hours and follow their owners everywhere. Pets of this breed can become lazy only in old age. So, Yorkshire terriers are better for active people.

Maltese

Maltese

The healthy fur of these dogs doesn’t shed despite being long and thick. But an owner should look after it thoroughly to keep it in a good state. Otherwise, it will begin to fall out. So, an owner should brush a dog of this breed regularly and wash it with a specialized pet shampoo. Besides, it is recommended to make a ponytail of long hair on the head for it not to get into the pet’s eyes. Also, you can get the dog’s fur cut if you are not going to show your pet on dog shows.

Talking about the character, these dogs are not very wayward. This breed is a perfect choice for inexperienced owners and seniors. They can sometimes be stubborn or capricious. But if an owner doesn’t pamper his pet, he grows up obedient and complaisant.

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Although this small breed belongs to low-shedding, its fur needs careful care. An owner should brush a dog once in two days, bathe it a few times a month, and cut its hair regularly. Besides, the coat needs to be cut or trimmed. It depends on the speed of hair growth in a particular pet how many times a year an owner will have to go to a groomer.

But their main advantage is not their low-shedding fur but also a good character. These are the most affectionate and even-tempered dogs among terriers. West Highland White Terriers respond well to training, although they can sometimes be stubborn. They get along well with school-aged children. But they are extremely hostile to other pets.

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

This is a large breed with thick fur. Despite the gorgeous fur coat, Portuguese Water Dogs don’t shed. To make it more convenient to look after a dog, many owners get their dogs’ fur cut.

The representatives of this breed have a very nice character. Initially, Portuguese Water Dogs were bred as working dogs for fishing. Therefore, they are very obedient. Besides, Portuguese Water Dogs are very peaceful. They are great for families with children. They get along well with other pets: even cats, birds, and rodents.

But pay attention that dogs of this breed need intense workouts and long walks every day.

Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

There are 2 types of this breed: wirehaired and short-haired. Only a wirehaired type of Brussels Griffon doesn’t shed. A short-haired type of this breed does this every spring and autumn.

Brussels Griffons are great for inexperienced dog owners as they are very good-natured. But still, the proper upbringing is very important. With insufficient socialization, they can become fearful or aggressive. And excessive attention can make them capricious and wayward.

Dogs of this breed are great companions for lazybones, seniors, and people with disabilities. They don’t need significant physical activity. Home games and leisurely walks two times a day are absolutely enough.

Post Author: Vanessa Vilchek

Vanessa Vilchek is one of our favorite authors. She is a real dog person, she was introduced to her first puppy at the age of 3 and since then she would rescue every pooch she met. Today all care and entertainment issues are a piece of cake for her, and we are really proud of having her on board. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in comments below or on her facebook page.
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