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10 dog breeds that don’t shed – dogs large and small

Do you know which dog breeds don’t shed hair ?

Low shedding or hypoallergenic dogs are more popular than ever. Although all dogs shed to some degree, some lose such a miniscule amount, it’s almost impossible to tell.

Whether you’re an allergy sufferer or just want to keep the fluff at bay, there’s a dog for everyone. Because let’s face it, dog hair gets everywhere! But with this list of dog breeds that don’t shed, you can keep your clothes, furniture and carpets fuzz free.

10 dog breeds that don't shed


Small breeds

Bichon Frise

These white fluff balls are great family dogs. They’re happy-go-lucky and eager to please. Bichon Frises are great for allergy sufferers and small enough to live happily in cosy homes.

bichon frise

Miniature Poodle

All sizes of Poodle are low shedding – including the toy, miniature and standard. Poodles have oodles of brain power and are incredibly easy to train. They bond quickly with family members but can be shy around strangers.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers barely shed and their temperament can vary from dog to dog. They are generally friendly and sociable towards other people and animals. But they’re alert little dogs and can be barkers. Schnauzers are eager learners and easy to train.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a confident, happy little dog with a low shedding coat. They are quite happy curled up on their owner’s lap, or out exploring and meeting new people. Shih Tzus are enthusiastic and affectionate pups, but can be stubborn to housebreak.


Even with their long, silky hair, the Havanese hardly sheds at all. These cuddly pups are loving family dogs and like to be by their owner’s side. But they’re not just a lap dog, they’re full of fun and energy, and are eager to learn through training.


Large breeds

Afghan Hound

The majestic Afghan Hound is elegant with flowing locks that barely shed. Afghan Hounds are often described as being comical yet aloof. They are independent, strong-willed and dignified, but can be seen clowning around when the mood takes them.

afghan hound


This Labrador/Poodle cross is classed hypoallergenic and low shedding thanks to the Poodle gene. They’ve become increasingly popular over recent years. Owners love the mix of affectionate, family-oriented Lab, with the intelligence and low shedding nature of the Poodle.


Salukis are pretty and elegant dogs with short, low shedding fur. They’re incredibly fast and streamlined like the Greyhound and Whippet. Although they’re quiet and not showy like other breeds, they are devoted to their family and love spending time with them. However, Salukis can be difficult to train and shouldn’t be let off lead.

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale is the largest of all terriers and was originally bred to catch otters and rats. Their wiry coat never sheds. The Airedale is an outgoing and confident dog with a brilliant playful streak. They’re intelligent and love to be trained or given a job to do.

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel brings fun into everything they do. They’re energetic dogs and affectionate towards family and children. They’re perfect for families with an active lifestyle who preferably live next to water.


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