No shed dog breeds are quite popular for people who have allergies. This is also a likely preference if you would like to own a dog but do not wish to be cleaning and vacuuming as often.
Here’s good and bad news for you regarding no shed dog breeds.
There is no such thing as a “no shed dog breed” if you are looking for a dog that absolutely does not have some amount of fur or hair coming off it at certain periods. All dogs shed, but some not as much. Well, that’s the good news. There are some breeds of dogs that shed less than others and to some extent this means these dog breeds have less allergens that may be the cause of your allergies.
Most allergies are caused by animal dander, urine or feces. With a dog that sheds less, that means less dander. And the other allergens can be alleviated by regular bathing and household cleaning. On the other hand less hair falling from your pet means less requirement for cleaning up and vacuuming.
Here are some dog breeds that would fall under “no shed” dog breeds, well at least lets say it as it really is “less shedding” dog breeds:
Dachshund – with their long hot dog body, this breed sheds less than others, although the female sheds a bit more than the males.
Airdale Terrier – they shed very little of their rough hair and are quite playful and friendly.
Schitzu – don’t be fooled by its long, fine hair. They do shed but not very often, and when they do its quite easy to spot and pick up as their hair tends to clump up due to its fine strands.
Poodles – all poodles generally shed very little, but their curly hair need to be groomed often to avoid tangling and clumping.
There are quite a few more of these breeds that shed less that you may want to look up and research on. At the end of the day though, whatever dog breed you choose for yourself, whether short or long, curly or straight haired, shedding or no shedding, what matters is the true unconditional love and companionship you will get once you experience being a dog owner.
Alex S. is a dog lover who grew up in the company of a variety of dogs including German Shepherds, Boxers, Japanese Spitz’, Labradors et al… Find more information on Dogs at The Kennel, while you can also learn a lot more about how to choose the Right Dog Breed for you here.
Cairn terriers are a wonderful, “less shedding” breed as well. 😉