Maybe you can’t afford to be cleaning up doggy hair all day long. Perhaps you’re allergic to dogs that shed fur.
Whatever the reason, if you’re looking to find out more about pooches that do not shed, you’ve come to the right place.
Whether it’s dogs that shed minimally and have thick, fluffy coats, or even more unique dogs with no coat at all, take a look at our list to see which breed is best for you.
Another quite old fowl-hunting breed also once used in the circus, the Standard Poodle is a highly loving large breed dog.
Not only is the Poodle incredibly easy to train, but they also love to be trained. Give this goofy but extremely smart pooch a job around the home, and it will thrive in your household.
Like other dogs, this French and German dog sheds almost no fur. So, you can go to town sculpting this curly water dog’s hypoallergenic coat into the wildest shapes you can imagine!
The Bichon Frise
Another fluffball, as well as a little circus and travelling show star, the Bichon Frise is a cheerful, energetic white powder puff. As a dog who loves to be the centre of attention, training a Bichon Frise is generally a breeze, at least when it comes to tricks.
But don’t let that fool you into thinking the Bichon Frise is a total diva – the Bichon will get along fine in even the busiest households, as long as there isn’t too much ear or tail pulling going on.
Potty training is the only thing with which some young Bichon Frises struggle.
As with the Poodle, there’s a notorious Bichon Frise groom. Think of a dog with a round, seemingly earless moon face – this is a popular Bichon Frise show cut. With regular brushing and bathing, you can aspire to this Crufts couture.
However, a shorter cut with just enough of their thick fur to keep them warm is also acceptable for most Bichon Frises.
The Poodle and the Bichon Frise will almost certainly require regular trips to the groomer to be their best fluffy selves!
An established, intelligent working breed, the Schnauzer from Germany, excels in various careers and is brilliant at family life.
However, the hypoallergenic breed needs to show off its tricks, flaunt its obedience and perform little jobs like fetching the mail or newspaper.
Otherwise, they become bored and will come up with their own more destructive form of entertainment.
Though this non-shedding pooch’s coat can be less soft than the Poodle’s or a Spaniel’s, it requires the same level of care – regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush to prevent matting.
Why not hand-strip their coat if you want to minimize shedding in a Schnauzer completely? You can carry out this alternative to clipping every four to six months. A stripped coat is regarded as the Schnauzer’s proper coat.
What do you picture when you hear the term “Affenpinscher”? Another small Toy breed, the Affenpinscher, is a “monkey terrier”.
This is true in terms of the diminutive pooch’s appearance, literal translation of the breed’s name, and their fearless, intelligent nature.
Unlike a monkey, the Affenpinscher has a wiry coat that barely sheds a strand. All you need to do is clear dirt and prevent parasites with a brush and comb twice a week, and your Affenpinscher will wear their low-maintenance, scruffy, but neat coat with style!
Easily the easiest dog to groom on this list, the Saluki is an exotic-looking and uncommon dog, originally from Egypt, that will immediately sprint after anything in sight!
Far older than our previous breed, the ancient hunter Saluki needs access to a large secure space and an owner who is home all day.
After sprinting around all day long, a Saluki will love nothing more than snuggling up with their favorite person on a large, plush sofa or bed.
Don’t worry too much about grooming them – even if you miss their weekly brush, a Saluki continually cleans themselves as a cat does.
With a long history as a muscular Hungarian sheepdog, this non-shedding intelligent show-off of a watchdog will protect a larger home well.
Maybe too well! Any visitors to your home will need to be properly introduced to this pooch.
A Komondor needs good, constant socialization from an early age. Still, even the best training likely won’t prevent this breed’s surprising aggression towards other dogs, although the Komondor tends to love sheep and cats!
Maintaining a Komondor’s unique hypoallergenic corded coat is an unusual process. They don’t need brushing. Instead, you’ll need to put aside some weekly time to pull a Komondor’s coat into its unique cords.
The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
This hunter breed was initially bred by a Dutchman living in France to hunt game birds. But today, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon adores family life and loves their people. They just need access to a space with plenty of room to run around daily.
Just as you start to think a dog breed can’t get any more perfect, the soft and fluffy Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is regarded as hypoallergenic because they shed so little, even though they have a double coat!
They should be combed through weekly and only bathed when necessary.
So, if you’re looking for a large, people-friendly, hypoallergenic pooch, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is the one for you.
The Bouvier Des Flandres
The Bouvier Des Flandres was first bred as a dog whose primary jobs were guarding farms, leading carts and herding livestock in Belgium. These dogs are still employed in these roles and various more modern functions, like service dogs.
These hairy, tousled giants have hypoallergenic coats, but their low-shedding fur quickly picks up dirt and burrs to the extent that they could easily end up triggering other allergies.
To combat this, brush out their coat thoroughly several times a week and bathe your Bouvier at least every eight weeks.
Do you love hounds but dislike their typical shedding coat and scent? If so, the Basenji could be the dog for you.
The Basenji is a pooch with a fine, short, yet bright, fuzzy coat. This makes them a canine that requires very little care beyond a massaging brush they will love.
Another advantage of the Basenji is their quietness, rivalled only by dogs like the Shiba. But, of course, this doesn’t mean that you can forego this big dog’s need for play and exercise!