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Dog Breeds with Low Shedding

3 poodles sitting at the base of a tree

Shedding doesn’t have to be a problem.

Fortunately, there are those dog breeds that do not shed that much. If you prefer the following types of dogs, they may be the answer to your shedding problem.

One of the least shedding dog breeds is the Bichon Frise. They are easy to train but you need to groom them to keep the mats, etc., out of their fur. Keep reading to find more dog breeds that are low shedders.

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Dog Breeds with Low Shedding

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer outdoors laying in grass

A very loyal dog but one that grows hair all year long. You may see some loose hairs lying about but not as bad as those seasonal shedders produce. Just keep its fur trimmed on a regular basis to manage that shedding.


Poodle sitting in grass outdoors

They are said to be low shedders but like all dogs, they will shed throughout the year. Weekly grooming is the best method to control hair loss. This is for all 3 types of poodles. There is nothing unique about any of the categories when it comes to shedding.


portrait of a Havanese sitting outdoors

A nice tiny dog that is very family-friendly, especially with those families that have small children. Their fun and pleasant personalities make them great pets. Their breed keeps them from shedding a lot. They should be bathed regularly though to help control their fur.

Portuguese Water Dog

Portrait of a Portuguese Water Dog sitting outdoors

It is not the most popular dog breed, but it does have one thing going for it. He is not a shedder. His fur is like a poodle’s so you know he will need regular grooming to keep the fur intact.

West Highland Terrier

West Highland Terrier standing in a grassy field

You may think that all these tiny dogs are alike. They are when it comes to a lack of shedding. This nice alert and friendly dog has a double coat but does not shed that much. Although, he will need regular grooming.

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Scottish Terrier

Portrait of a Scottish Terrier outdoors

Another very loyal dog that does not shed very much. There is more good news. He does not need a lot of grooming either to keep his fur in check. He loves his family and tries his hardest not to make a mess of your home with his fur.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier laying on a bed

This dog breed’s nickname is hypoallergenic. That tells you how little they shed. With this lack of losing hair, it may be the perfect dog breed for those with allergies. He or she is also a very devoted dog to his or her master making them great pets.


Basenji outdoors in a field of grass and dandelions

You may not see this dog very often, that is because it is an African short hair hunting dog. He does not shed that much if you can notice those short hairs. But he or she is hard to train which does not make them a good first-time dog owner pet.

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel standing in tall grass

It may not look like a regular spaniel, but it certainly has that dog breed’s special personality and characteristics. Just like his name says, he loves the water so he is a great pet for those who like swimming.

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound outdoors

This is a larger dog breed that does not shed. It is a very attentive breed, but it does not like to leave its hair everywhere. Their drawback is that they need regular grooming as well as lots of exercises.

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier sitting outdoors in grass

An offshoot of the Scottish Terrier, this dog breed does not shed either. His or her claim to fame is that their coats can change colors during their lifetimes, and it repels water. A cute dog should be a great family pet.

Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier running outdoors

This is a very good herding dog. They may not look like it, but they keep other farm animals in check all the time. Plus, they like to control their fur. They are said not to shed so your home should look nice and clean all the time.

Chinese Crested

portrait of a Chinese Crested outdoors

When you do not want a dog that sheds, this is the one to pick. The reason we say that is because it is an almost hairless dog. It can’t shed what it does not have. Plus, it is not a very good cold weather dog.

Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear outdoors laying in grass

Another dog breed you may not have heard of but it is cute and may look like a Maltese or similar dog breed. It is a very friendly and happy dog breed that should not shed a lot in your home.

Some Final Words

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to low-shedding dog breeds. They may be perfect for your living situation as many of them are not that large. Most are very happy, friendly dogs which are perfect for families with small children.

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