If you love dogs but not dog hair, either for practical or health reasons, we have got good news for you. You do not have to suffer dog hair shedding. That is by considering taking home one of these small dog breeds.
The Maltese’s popularity has spiked in recent years. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that amongst shed-free small dogs, this canine’s coat sheds the least. As to why this is, vets explain the Maltese is not equipped with an undercoat unlike most other dogs. Its hair is similar to human hair–having no more than a single layer. This single layer structure prevents Maltese’s coat from shedding onto your furniture or carpet. Take note however that this dog’s coat can grow quite long so if you do not wish to be bothered by it completely, there’s the puppy cut at your disposal.
Another barely shedding dog breed is the Bichon Frise. Just like the Maltese, this dog does not have an undercoat hence their fluffy and soft hair does not shed excessively. If you prefer to give them a short puppy cut, hair problem is eliminated completely. If you still want a cute and hairy pup, however, you can let your Bichon Frise’s crop grow to its utmost length but just make sure to have it groomed regularly to avoid tangles and dead hair.
The Poodle is arguably one of the most sought after canine breeds. In fact its popularity dates back to centuries ago. Widely chosen as a companion dog both for its cleverness and adorable features, the Poodle likes spending quality time with their owner. Its playful and pleasant temperament are always a breath of fresh air. When it comes to shedding, a Poodle’s hypoallergenic and soft coat is a little more immune compared to other dog breeds. The best part is that you can choose to either grow your Poodle’s hair or keep it short. In both instances, there is not much shedding to worry about.
This dog breed has a rather unimpressive coat. And by unimpressive we mean it’s barely there. This is good news for would-be dog owners who are averse to excessive dog hair. If you choose to own a Chinese Crested dog, you will have to pick one of two variants: the powder-puff type and the hairless. The Hairless Chinese Crested will have few patches of hair on their lower feet, head, and the end of its tail. This whole appearance can either be silly or cute to look at depending on your taste of course. Meanwhile, the powder-puff has a coat of soft and thin hair on its torso. Both of these Chinese Crested sub-breeds are shed-free.
These alternative dog breeds for shed-averse would-be dog owners are just some of our recommendations. There are other dog breeds out there that can fall under the shed-free category. So if none of the ones mentioned here caught your fancy, rest assured you will still find the best dog breed that suits your preferences.