Dogs with hair, hairless dogs and all types of doodles have exploded in popularity for many reasons. The most common being someone in the home has allergies or an aversion to dog fur on every surface which means frequent vacuuming and lint brushing. Non-Shedding dogs may help reduce allergic reactions to dog fur and dander, because their coats resemble human hair, rather than traditional dog fur. As a result, “non-shedding dogs” DO in fact shed, but only as much as humans. And, just like humans, they need regular haircuts.
Popular Non-Shedding Dog Breeds:
- Bichon Frise
- Bedlington Terrier
- Brussels Griffon
- Chinese Crested
- Coton de Tulear
- Giant Schnauzer
- Lagotto Romagnolo
- Miniature Schnauzer
- Portuguese Water Dog
- Shih Tzu
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Yorkshire Terrier
- West Highland Terrier
- AND of course the ever popular DOODLE (any poodle mix)
What are the grooming needs of non-shedding dogs?
Non-Shedding dogs may be low maintenance on your vacuum, but they require more grooming. Hair coats will grow long, get knots and can become matted if you don’t regularly wash, brush and trim them. Unless you have the skills and tools of a professional groomer, we recommend your pup get at least four professional groomings a year. Something to consider when you are calculating the financial responsibility of owning a non-shedding dog.
How do I find the right dog groomer?
We say this a lot and we will say it again … get recommendations!
Unfortunately, our dogs can’t talk to us, so getting a good recommendation from a pet parent with a positive, long standing relationship with their groomer is an excellent start.