A list of non shedding dogs

"Dogs for allergy sufferers"

There are pet owners that are allergic to most dogs so they need non shedding dogs. And there are many others that just don't want the fur all over the house. If you would like to have a dog in our family that does not shed you may want to check out the many AKC breeds. Choosing a mix breed will not grantee that it does not shed.

So, when considering adopting a dog there are dogs that can be near hypoallergenic. You can overcome the problem that is be caused by shedding of the dogs.

First hair length has nothing to do with shedding. For instance a Pug is a short haired dog but sheds tremendously all year long. Now a Yorkshire Terrier is very long haired and does not shed at all.

But than again there is the Boarder Collie that has lots of hair and does shed but the Italian Greyhound has short hair and does not shed. So don't go by the length of the coat you must study the breed.

Short list of non shedding dogs

These dogs basically give a hassle free maintenance to pet owners and give a freedom from shedding as well. There are various breeds of dogs available. A few of them are the Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Lowchen, Havanese, Bichon Frise, Maltese, all sized of Poodles and many more.

Picking a dog breed

The Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu are some of the best non shedding dog breeds for a family. If you adopt either of these breeds you do not have to worry about shedding but you do need to consider the grooming required.

These dogs get along well other pets in the home, they are sturdy and have a sweet personality in general. If you are allergic to dog hair this dog is a good option since they are about as near hypo allergic as you can get.

Next to Shih Tzu, Poodles are one of the most popular of the "hypoallergenic" dogs. There are three varieties or sizes of poodles, standard, toy and miniature, but all have the same coat. They have curly and dense hair coat that requires brushing at regular interval to avoid matting. By nature these dogs are affectionate and intelligence.

Best dog breed for children

Many families have small children and these dogs will fit into the family fine. But of course the children must be taught how to handle the dogs also. Dogs are very good companions for children and these breeds have wonderful nature.

Undoubtedly all non shedding dogs are considered by most to be considered hypoallergenic. It is not the hair or fur that causes the problems. These dog breeds basically contain allergen protein or dog dander in a lesser amount.

So, if you want to add a dog at your family and are worried about the allergy then consider one of these breeds. But do keep in mind that there is no truly hypoallergenic dogs, there are just some breeds that have much less dander than others. Most of these dogs shed much less and often not at all.

Just because a dog is short haired does not mean he will not shed. A pug has very short hair but he sheds unbelievably.Every dog will shed a little this is a partial list of which ones shed the least.


Airedale Terrier


Bichon Frise

Bouvier des Flanders

Chinese Crested

Coton De Tulear


Italian Greayhound


Lhasa Apso


Portuguese Water Dog


Shih Tzu


West Highland Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Non shedding dogs to Breeds