Dog Breeds That Do Not Shed


Dogs are fantastic and provide their owners with many lavish perks, but dog fur is not one of them. If you are looking for a puppy that doesn’t shed, you have a couple of options. It’s a fact that all the dogs that have hair will shed to a certain degree. Some dogs shed a minimal amount of fur, which is impossible to notice. Do you think that dogs that shed significantly less don’t require grooming or are budget-friendly and maintenance-free? If you know the breed that never sheds or hardly sheds, then you have a new friend who won’t bother your allergies. Meet the shed free species that are easy to groom, hypoallergenic, or possess no hair at all.


Only six breeds on the Earth are more popular than the revered poodle, which are available in three varieties, toy, miniature, and the standard. They are brilliant, active, and mostly obedient. They are also hypoallergenic and seldom shed their fur. Nevertheless, their thick coats require constant professional grooming, especially if you are looking for the detailed patterning that wins dog pageants. If you want to groom it yourself, then make sure you procure a high-quality pet clipper.

Australian Silky Terrier

Silky terriers with long flowing coats surprisingly shed very little and require little effort to maintain and groom. The hair is so long, and it is likely to tangle and mat, but it rarely sheds, so let’s not make an excuse to neglect a good brushing twice or thrice a week.


Graceful, dignified, and reliable, the Saluki is built for hunting. They can be smooth or furred, and they come in different colors. No matter which variant you end up with, the shedding is light and occasional, Salukis requires simple grooming.

Lagotto Romagnolo

The fur of a Lagotto Romagnolo is so thick and woolly that gazing at their faces makes you wonder how they can see what’s in front of them. But their curly dual-coats of fur shed very rarely — and they’re hypoallergenic. They’re normally easy-going, medium-sized canines, and they can be counted on to be very vigorous but not hyper.


The American Kennel Club nicknamed the Affenpinscher as the monkey dog. Its cuteness is complemented by the insignificant shedding of its wiry coat, which is seasonal. They don’t require much grooming but a twice-weekly combings and brushings schedule and half-yearly trimmings.


Basenji is a medium-sized African hunting canine with short fine hair that needs only little and infrequent grooming. Basenji never barks, and they are very quick and energetic. It is one of the 100 most popular breeds. Owning a Basenji also provides good peace of mind.

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish water spaniel is the tallest among the American Kennel Club spaniels, which can stand at 2 feet tall at the shoulders and weigh up to 65 pounds. Their waterproof furs are hypoallergenic and shed seasonally and minimally. It is easy to maintain at a low cost and brush them once every couple of weeks.

Bouvier Des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres is known for their ability and courage to send intruders running for their lives. They shed seasonally and mildly, but grooming is a bit of a chore. Their continually growing fur can quickly get matted and tangled, and unclean if it is not brushed regularly.

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington terrier resembles a sheep or a lamb known for its mild, pleasant personality and its cottony, hypoallergenic fur. They are easy to take care of on a day to day basis. They require occasional, professional trimming and grooming.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise is a French translated name meaning “fluffy white dog. There is nothing much left by the French to the imagination, and its description sums it up. Bichon Frise sheds its hair very rarely and is also hypoallergenic. The fluffy white dog does not have fur but hair, which is to be brushed regularly to prevent matting or tangling.”

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier is the most significant canine of the terrier family, and they’re defined as much by their strong legs as they are by their brilliance. They’re effortless to manage, and they shed very moderately; stripping and brushing comes with the turf. 


Bolognese is a member of the Bichon family group. Bolognese gets their name from the region with the same name in Italy, which traces back centuries-old lineage. They are friendly, robust, and easy to train. This breed delivers very vibrant dogs that are easy to groom because they shed very rarely, which is a bonus.


Schnauzers come in two types, standard and giant, and both are hypoallergenic. The giants grow up to 100 pounds, almost double their smaller cousins’ weight. Their coats are made of continuously growing hair and need to be stripped and trimmed regularly.


Keep in mind that all dogs are not 100% hypoallergenic. Some dogs have less shedding or non-shedding coats that produce significantly less pet hair that may cause lesser allergy symptoms.