Post # 1
Anybody out there have a dog who doesn’t shed (or barely sheds)? For some reason I am all into looking at pics of puppies online. If we do get a dog, we can’t have a lot of fur around our house. It would also have to be a pretty small dog. I know there are low-shedding breeds out there but wanted to hear it firsthand from any of you who might have a low-shedding dog. If so, what kind of dog, and what has your experience been?
Post # 3
@Miss PumpkinPenguin: My mom has a mix of a Pekinese and a Bichon Frise (Sp??). I’m not sure if both are non-shedding dogs- but he doesn’t shed at all. However, he does need to be groomed somewhat often (once every 3 mos or so). His fur is more like hair and gets matted easily when it is long— you know he needs a groom when he has dreadlocks lol. But, if you keep it short- he’s virtually maintenance free. He’s extremely smart also.
Now, stay away from pugs. I dearly love my little babygirl…. but oh my…… the fur!!!!!
Post # 4
Google for Hypoallergenic dog breeds.
Some “-doodles” (poodle-mixes) are said to be non-shedding, but they arent always. They cannot guarantee that mixes will actually be non-shedding.
Um… off the top of my head:
Cotons, Bichon Frises, Havanese, Poodles, Yorkies, and quite a few others.
Post # 5
These are all great little nonshedders dogs (under 20 lbs) and many of their mixes are non-shed too!
Schnauzers, mini poodles (super smart!), Tibetan Terrier (not a terrier at all – great dogs!), yorkies, schnoodles (schnauzer/poodles), bichons, Havanese…
You can check local rescues for each breed and find any age dog. I’d also recommend looking up breeds online to learn about temperment and health concerns. Mixes are generally healthier. Good luck!
Post # 6
We have a shi tzu and he doesn’t shed really. The golden retriever on the other hand… Lol
Post # 7
@Miss PumpkinPenguin: Any poodle-type dog will be non or low-shedding. We have a family member with a Bichon Frise and she is an awesome dog! She has such a fun, “big dog” personality in a little, non-shedding body 🙂 I would definitely recommend BF’s – the only downside is the grooming aspect. We have a boxer pup and she has very fine hair, so the shedding isn’t really noticeable – but that’s probably a much larger dog than what you’re planning on!
Post # 8
I have a 5 pound Yorkshire Terrier. He doesn’t shed at all. Actually, I shed more than he does…I find my own blonde hairs pretty often, but never dog hair!
Post # 9
Maltese also don’t shed. They also generally have the sweetest tempraments.
Post # 10
Look up border terrior. They are a smaller breed, good family dogs and very easily managed coats. There is very little to no shedding and only need to be groomed about twice a year to get their dead hair stripped. I think they are cute, and good if you don;t want a fluff ball of a dog. ( I love fluff balls but husband doesn’t) so its a good compramise.
Post # 11
poodles don’t shed and are highly intelligent, make great pets! Alot of terrier breeds don’t shed either (fox terrier, kerry blue, etc.) but they are more “medium” dogs. Look for pooches that have whooly textured coats, they are often hypoallergenis and do not shed.
Post # 12
It seems like generally smaller dogs are the non-shedders. Like others said just google hypo-allergenic breeds. Also, if you get a mix between breeds they’re usually healthier from what I’ve heard. Just check into temperment and make sure they’re good around kids if you plan to have any.
Post # 13
I had a miniature schnauzer growing up- my parents bought her specifically because she wouldn’t shed. She was a great dog!
Post # 14
This guy doesn’t shed!! He is a bichon frise
Post # 15
Shih-tzus! We have four and there isn’t a dog hair to be found! My daughter and I have allergies and these little pups are awesome for us! Wish I could upload a picture but my iPad won’t let me.
Post # 16
@Miss PumpkinPenguin: I have a Maltese. =) Her hair takes quite a bit of grooming, but we tend to keep it short so it doesn’t mat often. She’s the most loveable thing in the entire world.