Sunday, November 8, 2009

Looking for a non-shedding family dog!

I have 3 dogs. One sheds a lot twice a year, and the other two do not shed at all. (All dogs shed, it’s just not very noticeable in some of them.) My shedder is a Great Pyrenees…twice a year I have long white hair all over the house. I brush her constantly then to remove any loose hair, but it still gets everywhere. I vacuum more often then and we make sure to use a lint roller before going out in public!

The other two are smaller—a Shih-tzu and a Maltese. They don’t shed, but they do need to be trimmed about 3 or 4 times a year by the groomer.

If you are looking for a non-shedding dog, you might be interested in this list I found. It is just a basic list of recognizable dogs—there are many more non-shedding breeds of dogs.

Short List of Non-Shedding Dogs

• Airedale Terrier
• American Water Spaniel
• Australian Terrier
• Basenji
• Border Terrier
• Bichon Frise
• Bichon/Yorkie
• Black Russian Terrier
• Chinese Crested
• Cairn Terrier
• Cockapoo
• Chinese Shar-Pei
• Deerhound
• Doodleman Pinscher
• Toy Fox Terrier Dogs
• Dachshund (moderate shedders)
• Giant Schnauzer
• Greyhound dogs
• Irish Water Spaniel
• Maltese
• Manchester Terrier
• Mexican Hairless (Miniature)
• Miniature Poodle
• Miniature Schnauzer
• Papillon
• Poodle
• Portuguese Water Dog
• Pomeranian
• Schnoodle
• Scottish Terrier (Scottie)
• Shih-Tzu
• Silky Terrier
• Schnoodle
• Toy Poodle
• West Highland White Terrier
• Whippet
• Wirehaired Fox Terrier
• Welsh Terrier
• Yorkshire Terrier

1 comment:

  1. We have a Doxiepoo (Daschund-poodle hybrid) and she doesn't shed :) Poor thing has some horrible mats right now though...I really need to take her to the groomers!!!