Want a cute little canine companion, but due to allergies or preferences, you’re not quite so enthusiastic about the shedding? There are plenty of small dog breeds that don’t shed and make excellent, low-maintenance friends to live with.
Perhaps you have allergies, so a long hair shedder can exacerbate your symptoms, or maybe you simply don’t want to spend all day brushing and cleaning up after them.
Whatever your reasons, there are plenty of small dog breeds that don’t shed, and we’re going to look at a few that fit your personality and needs. Read on to learn more about these convenient little pups.
An adorably distinct little dog with a fluffy, long black coat that has a monkey-ish face that can win your heart over. As hairy as these pups might look, their hair is actually quite strong and wiry, and as a result, does not shed very much.
If you’re looking for a little character, then these toy dogs tend to be very intelligent, but also brave, and are highly adaptable to whatever living environment you live in.
The Affenpinscher is a very low-maintenance dog, though it will need to be brushed about twice a week to keep its shaggy-looking coat neat.
Would you like to welcome a miniature hound into your home? How about one that doesn’t shed? That’s pretty much why people love the Basenji. It’s a highly intelligent, sensitive dog that’s very popular for those with apartments or urban homes, after all, they’re also very quiet dogs.
Basenji are quite low maintenance, as well. They have a short, fine coat that needs to be brushed occasionally, but they shed practically next to nothing.
Quiet as they are, they’re curious, playful, and smart dogs, which means that they need a good deal of stimulation, such as play and exercise. They are also a little tougher to train than some others, meaning they require an owner that has no problem taking control.
These fluffy white dogs (that’s actually what their name means in French) are bred to be hypoallergenic. Bichon Frise is not only loved for their marshmallowy cuteness, but also for how affectionate they are and how closely they bond with their owners.
Though they are relatively low maintenance, they suit owners that tend to spend most of their time at home, as they are known to be prone to bouts of separation anxiety. However, if you’re looking for a best friend that will always love you no matter what, then the Bichon is a dream come true.
Another little lap dog that’s known for being cuddly, thanks to an affection personality and fluffy, soft coat. These dogs shed minimally, but they require regular grooming to make sure their coat stays nice and neat.
Bolognese dogs are very intelligent and not quite as energetic as their similarly fluffy cousins, the Bichon Frise, but are easier to train.
Another dog that was bred specifically to be hypoallergenic; these dogs are very playful and affectionate. They are also quite eager to hog all the spotlight, delighting in the attention of their owners when they’re not exploring their surroundings with great curiosity.
These playful dogs love to get attention wherever they go, so they are generally friendly and very easy to socialize. As such, they tend to get on well with children and other pets around the house.