Dogs That Shed The Least

Which Dogs Shed the Least?

Many dogs that come in all shapes and sizes don’t shed hair. For example, a dog with long fur can still be a hypoallergenic breed while dogs with shorter coats are still going to cause issues for the owner.

Owners, like yourself, have multiple problems that can come from a big shedder. Most of the time this starts to become a problem whenever someone is allergic to the dog hair.

Keeping the dog in the backyard all the time is one strategy that people use. Others just don’t like dog hair in their car, house, and all on their clothes. Some will never get a dog because of the fur.

This article is for the people who still want a dog and not the allergies from being hypoallergenic. We have a list of 20+ dogs that are very popular and don’t shed much.

Here we have an article for each non-shedding dog breed, with some information, and a picture for you to find the right dog for you.

Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier

Australian Terriers are not big going to shed a lot. Having a harsh outer coat and a soft under coat they have a lot of hair, but it never falls out in large quantities. Great small dog to have around the house and all Terriers are fantastic ratters and hunters of vermin historically. Energetic and great pet to have around the kids, family, and friends. Coming from England area and becoming an export to Australia they would soon adopt the homeland name for their breed.  

Basenji

Basenji head shot

Basenji shedding is minimal at best. They have the best of both worlds because they have a short smooth coat and most of their hair doesn’t fall out. Making them an excellent dog to have in the house that will not upset allergies much. Excellent dog for hunting and their strong nose and prey drive with endless energy levels. African dog from the Central Africa area of Congo Basin and were dogs of the Ancient Egyptians according to their own art and references. Less popular than most of the other dogs.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise Puppy

Bichon Frise shedding is low at best. They have a double coat with the undercoat being soft and fluffy while the outer coat is coarse. Small dog that is known to control every corner of the house won’t cause to many allergies because the Bichon Frise sheds a little bit. Coming from the Canary Islands they have always been a lap dog that only royalty would own and never sell. These dogs were given away as gifts for centuries. Now, they are sold, circus dogs, great competition dogs and an outstanding companion.

Border Terrier

Border Terrier Headshot

Border Terriers don’t shed a lot and they are on the safe side for people with who are hypoallergenic. Hosting a double coat that is dense and a topcoat that can be wavy at times. Low shedding makes the Border Terrier an excellent fit for apartments or as a house dog in a home. Coming from England like most Terriers they are a small and driven small hunting dog that can kill hundreds of rodents in a few hours. Work from these dogs were mostly given on farms in England.

Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon head shot

Brussels Griffons don’t shed a lot and are another great dog for people who suffer allergies. Different coat variations consisting of the smooth coat and rough wiry coat. Both styles are subject to seasonal shedding, but it is little in comparison to other breeds. Another dog that would be a royal staple and only given away as a gift without being sold. Lapdog by all measures and owners can enjoy them in an apartment or house dog setting.

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terriers are not going to shed much hair all year long. Double coat dog that has a soft undercoat and a robust outercoat keeps most of the fur on their bodies. Hunters by nature you will deal with their prey drive and hunting instincts while enjoying a small house pet. Coming from farmland in England where they had to protect the farmland by getting rid of rats and other small animals on the farms.

Cane Corso

Cane Corso Clipped Ears

Cane Corso’s don’t shed a lot for two reasons. Single coat is always low on the shedding scale for one. Secondly, they have a smooth coat that is short in length and if any fell out it would start producing bald spots in the coat. Large protection dogs that are great with the family. Shedding is something that happens and almost feels like it didn’t happen due to the limitations to coat presents.

Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested Dog’s don’t shed a lot. Most would say because they don’t have any hair. And I agree most of the them are famous for not having any hair. Any no hair dog has a version that does have hair and we are only addressing the both Chinese Crested Dogs. Hairless still has a lot of hair on the head area but they still shed that hair but only in small quantities. Small enough amounts to be a haven for people who are allergic to dogs shedding fur.

Dachshund

Dachshund Puppy

Dachshund, or Weenie Dogs, don’t have much fur to shed. Although they are going to shed some, they have some limitations when it comes to shedding. Their coat presents the biggest challenge to a becoming a large shedder. Single coat that is smooth is one of the best coats when wanting to deal with lower maintenance. House or apartment dog they will fit right in without issue. People looking for a decent shedding dog should look no further.

Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer puppy

Biggest version of the Schnauzer family so we have a lot of fur and a large size dog here. Soft dense undercoat with a harsh outercoat which is water resistant. Double coat dogs need a lot of grooming but when it comes to shedding the Giant Schnauzer does very little of it. Better fit for an outside dog that comes into the house occasionally. This huge working dog comes from the Bavarian Alps and is stunning to look at.

Greyhound

One of the fastest dogs in the entire world. They can reach speeds that a car can drive and keep that speed for many miles. Legendary hunting dog that are hounds but not scent hounds they are sighthounds. Like some of our other dogs on the list they have a single coat that is smooth in nature. Any Greyhound shedding will not result in much hair loss around the house. Coming from Ancient Egypt that are well documented in African history.

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier side shot

Irish Terriers aren’t shedding much year-round. Small dog that is a hunter by nature and they would take care of small rodents or animals around the farms in Ireland. Double coat that is soft on the interior coat and rough on the outercoat. Fantastic house pets that can provide the energy and stamina to workday and night. Terrier aren’t a shedding breed and most of them will not shed a lot.

Maltese

Maltese Puppy

A Maltese is a popular toy size dog that will only come in the in a white coat. Lap dog for the world’s elite leaders at one point they still live in homes with celebrities, politicians and other power players in the world. Single coat dog with a small body and weight size they will not leave much to clean up during shedding season. Ancient dog that comes from Sicily dating back over a thousand years. Responsible for many of the smaller dog’s lineage in the toy group.

Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Do Norfolk Terriers shed hair? Yes, but it won’t be much when it is all said and done. Picking this small dog will decrease the chances of becoming victim of an excessive shedder. Less clean up and as a small hunter they will keep the home clear of rodents if they have prey drive. Double coat dog that has a rough wiry type with a softer undercoat. That’s the only thing that separates them from our next dog.

Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier shedding is little to none even during shedding season. They don’t shed a lot and they were crossbreeding with the previous breed, Norfolk Terriers, for decades. Excellent apartment dogs that will not flare up any allergies. Another double coat with a soft undercoat and harsh wiry outercoat.

Poodle

Standard Poodle

When we are talking about the Poodle, we are talking about each size toy, miniature, and standard Poodles. Each were bred with different dogs to get to their different sizes. Although this is the case, they kept the coat and we will address every coat for each size. Poodles have a curly double coat that is water resistant. Like a retriever Poodles are dogs that are great at retrieving items in the water.

Redbone Coonhound

Redbone Coonhound

Beautiful dog that comes from America the Redbone Coonhound doesn’t shed a whole lot. Looking at the single smooth coat you can tell right away that they have a low maintenance coat to service. Expert hunters of racoons in America’s southern states they were bred to serve a specific purpose down south. Medium size dogs that shouldn’t cause any hypoallergenic problems.

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier Puppy

Soft undercoat with a hard and wiry outercoat. Scottish Terriers are not known to shed around the house. Rodent exterminator and a small dog that can seamlessly live in an apartment or house with the proper amount of daily exercising. Most of the smaller Terriers were crossbreeding with one another and this is another example of how these dogs all have the same coat.

Skye Terrier

Skye Terriers are not going to shed anything noticeable year-round. Same routine with a soft undercoat and a hard outercoat. Limited amount of hair loss during shedding season. History of being a ratter and being invaluable to the farming community over many decades.  

Tibetan Terrier

Tiebtan Terrier in the snow

Tibetan Terriers don’t shed a lot. Funny story about this breed is that they are not in the Terrier family like the other dogs and are not even in the dog category from major kennel clubs like the AKC and UKC. Nonetheless, they don’t share any blood with other Terriers from Europe, Ireland, Australia, or England but still have don’t shed a lot.

Yorkshire Terrier

Long hair Yorkie

Yorkshire Terriers don’t shed a lot, so they had to make the list. Unique single coat with long hair to make a glamourous dog show its beauty without effort. Silk and soft coats are both different styles of the fur but they both won’t shed excessively.

Xoloitzcuintli

Xoloitzcuintli side picture

The other hairless dog on the list. Xoloitzcuintli don’t shed a lot whether they are the hairless or hair versions. Just like other no fur dogs they have a version with fur as well.  Short and smooth coat for the hair version and both are amazing looks.

Conclusion

Here are the list of the dogs that shed the least. We took the time to add in additional information and drop a full guide on many facts surrounding the breeds when you click on them.

 Many of the dogs on the list are similar most notably the Terriers with others being bald breeds that are referred to as hairless. Rest of the dogs on the list would have smooth single coats.

Much like the hairless dogs’ short, smooth, and single coats don’t have much to shed either. Hope everyone enjoyed the list and we wish you a great day.