Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

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Perhaps you have problems with keeping the house tidy and don’t want a dog that will make things more difficult, or perhaps someone in your home is allergic to the hair of the dog. If you are one of those persons then here are the dog breeds that don’t shed to allow you to choose a companion you can live with.

The coat of a dog can require a lot of maintenance because you have to brush it daily to prevent tangles and the haircuts will also take some time or some money out of your pocket, but even with these measures you will still have a lot of hair throughout your house.

If you don’t take care of a dog’s hair then the health and wellbeing of your pet might decrease since parasites might develop under the coat and if fleas get there then your dog will start scratching more and thus shed more, so this process should certainly not be ignored.

If Allergy is the Problem

Among the breeds that are suitable for people with allergies the Airedale, Bichon fries, Bedlington terrier, Curly coated retriever, Maltese, Irish water spaniel, Pomeranian, Pekinese, Papillion, Poodle, Shih tzu, Schnauzer, Yorkshire Terrier and Tibetan Spaniel are the best choices due to the single coat.

Breeds with Short Hair

Even if a dog has short hair this doesn’t mean that you won’t have trouble with him shedding, because breeds like the Fox Terrier or the Labrador will have the coat grow for a time and then it all drops out.

There are some breeds though that are low shedders and among them some of the best choices are the Boston terrier, the Bulldogs, the Pug, the Greyhound, the German Short-Haired Pointer, the Whippet and the Dachshund.

Hairless Breeds

The best way to make sure your dog won’t shed is to get a breed that doesn’t have any hair to begin with. These have a genetic disposition for hair loss and they can pass these attributes through cross-breeding.

These breeds are usually low maintenance but you must be extra careful when taking them outside since if they stay too long in the sun they might get skin burns or get rashes from the grass.

The rare breeds without any hair include the Mexican hairless dog (also known as Xoloitzcuintle), the Peruvian Hairless Dog (the one in the picture above), the Hairless Khala, the Abyssinian Sand Terrier and the American Hairless Terrier.

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