|Small dogs||Medium dogs||Large dogs|
|Bedlington Terrier||Hungarian Puli||Bouvier des Flandres|
|Bichon Frise||Irish Water Spaniel||Giant Schnauzer|
|Bolognese||Portuguese Water Dog||Komondor|
|Chinese Crested||Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier||Russian Black Terrier|
|Coton de Tulear||Spanish Water Dog|
|Dandie Dinmont Terrier||Standard Mexican Hairless|
|Glen of Imaal Terrier||Standard Poodle|
|Intermediate Mexican Hairless|
|Miniature Mexican Hairless|
Which dog breeds shed the least?
If you’re looking for minimal shedding, these dog breeds come out on top:
Is a no shedding dog low maintenance?
You’ll find less hair around the house and in the air, but you’ll need to pay more attention to grooming your dog.
Dogs that don’t shed as much need to be clipped or stripped as they usually have a thicker undercoat. This means they need a bit more help getting rid of excess hair, as it doesn’t shed naturally. If dogs aren’t regularly groomed, their hair ends up matting – which can become smelly, itchy and potentially cause serious health problems.
Which dog breeds are best for allergies?
Dog breeds that shed less are often labelled ‘hypoallergenic’. But if you’re looking for a dog with minimal shedding because you have pet allergies, it’s worth knowing that you’re actually allergic to pet dander or saliva, not pet hair.
Dander is made up of dead skin cells that, and the amount of dander a dog produces depends on the breed. German Shepherds have dry skin and produce a lot of dander, but Schnauzers produce minimal dander. A Labradoodle’s curly hair reduces the number of allergens picked up from outside.
Keep dander and allergen levels down in your home by:
- regular dog bathing and grooming
- washing your dog’s bed and blankets
- keeping your dog off the bed and out of the bedroom at night
- brushing your dog outside
Where can I get dog insurance?
Once you’ve found the dog breed for you, don’t forget to make sure you’re covered with the right pet insurance. It can give you peace of mind that your dog’s health – and your finances – are protected.