(Closed) Dogs that don't shed much

posted 9 years ago in Pets
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

By The Way – It’s weird to see another MissPumpkin_____.  Hahahaha.  Great minds think alike.

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@SuperDuperBrit:  It seems like generally smaller dogs are the non-shedders.

HAHAHAHA I WISH my dog didn’t shed half as much as she does. She’s a jack/parson russel with the soft fluffy coat (smooth vs rough or broken) I love her to death but dear lord the thing sheds SOOOOOOOOOO much and the white fur is what’s the worst, showing up on ALL of my clothing. With that being said I grew up with boston terriers and for the most part they didn’t shed too too much.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yorkies! In fact, I don’t think that they shed at all…or at least ours doesn’t. They do require some grooming though because their hair gets long after awhile.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have two standard poodles, and they don’t shed at all. Their coat is more like thick hair than fur, which is also great if you have allergies because they don’t have the dander that upsets them. They’re also incredibly smart (usually listed as 2nd smartest behind border collies but before german shepards) and easy to train. I did a lot of reading before I got mine, and they are said to be as smart as a five year old human (they can learn about the same amount of words, pick up on the same amount of cues/body language, etc). I really believe this is true. We don’t use simple commands when talking to ours. We talk to them in full sentences, and they understand virtually all common words. For example, they understand “Go get your ball and wait for me at the door” instead of just “get the ball” (and they’ll do it exactly right). They also now their right from left, not to play/run inside (and where it’s ok to do this outside), and many other things. You have to work with them to get to this point, but you basically just have to talk to them and point things out. It’s super easy.

I’ve read that the smaller poodles (minis and toys) aren’t as intelligent, but I think they’re still very smart. I have a male (65lbs) and a female (45lbs), and they are great in our apartment (we take them out for exercise everday though). They’ve never chewed or damaged anything, ever. Ours were rescues (which many people think is a gamble), but they are still everything poodles are cracked up to be. Even though the female had a bad homelife before she went to the shelter, she isn’t aggressive at all (though we did change her name, and she’ll whine if the old name is mentioned, even in passing). I highly recommend rescuing because a pedigreed poodle can go for thousands from a breeder, but we got ours for just an adoption fee of $125 (even though Jane is registered through one agency and Avery is registered through both, which didn’t matter to us but is a cool bonus). You mentioned wanting a pretty dog, I’m biased, but I think mine are gorgeous. The good thing about poodles is you can give them a variety of cuts to change their look to suit your preference. Sorry this is a novel. I would post a picture, but I don’t know how from the ipad. Feel free to PM me for me info if you have questions. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have a morkie (maltese yorkie mix).  Not only does he not shed, he is SUCH a smart and good dog.  He was house trained in 3 days.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@scaredmomtoBEE:  I have a morkie too!  Love him!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Poodles, yorkies, maltese, shih tzu etc….

Just make sure to keep up with the grooming…

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My little dog-child is a Bichon mix and I never find his hairs on anything. He does not shed. We also keep him somewhat short and fuzzy, so his hair does not get “long”. Most of DH’s family has had Bichons and they all bought them because they do not shed. I wouldnt be able to live without my baby bug! The bichon breed is so fun!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Garden outside our church

I have a 12 year old miniature schnauzer and I’ve never found any of his fur around (although you do have to brush often and groom),…so I made up for all those years by getting cats!

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have a french bulldog and with bi-monthly grooming appointments, be barely sheds at all.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Miss PumpkinPenguin:  If you are worried about shedding stay AWAY from pugs.  They are shedding machines!  I love my pug to pieces but if he gets stressed you can just see fur flying off of him. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@nursemel:  pugs make me laugh so hard and the thought of one stressed out with fur flying is hilarious! they are sooo cute and soooo silly!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 

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@soyjoy222:  

 

Here is my shedding silly pug Butters

 

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a Chihuahua…She doesnt shed very often. if she does then its in Winter time. But I also have a pitbul, and she sheds like crazy.

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