How much a dog sheds is one of the factors that needs to be considered when it comes to owning them. Listed below are dog breeds listed from the ones that shed very little to the ones that shed a lot.
Dog breeds that shed very little are known as hypoallergenic dogs. They are going to leave very little hair around your house, and usually not irritate your dog hair allergies. However, dogs that don’t shed outwardly, shed inward. A shedding dog is one of the biggest complaints dog owners have. So, while professional breeders have been busy creating new breeds for various other reasons, dog owners and amateur breeders have been looking for that darn dog that doesn’t shed all over the house. Or do they? There isn’t a dog breed that doesn’t shed. All dog breeds shed hair. They either shed it off, onto your carpet and furniture, or they shed it into their undercoat. All dogs do one or the other. Here is a list of dogs that shed very little, if any, but remember… an actual non shedding dog doesn’t exist.
Small Breed Division
Chinese Crested, Silky Terrier, Shih Tzu, Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Miniature Poodle, Maltese, Australian Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Havanese, West Highland Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Bichon Frise, Italian Greyhound.
Medium Breed & Large Breed Division
Kerry Blue Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Airedale Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Basenji, Irish Water Spaniel, Greyhound, Standard Poodle.
Even if you get a non-shedding dog, you will need to brush it, with every day being best and no less than every other day. If you don’t brush it regularly, the hair that the dog sheds remains in the undercoat. The undercoat builds up and your dog quickly becomes a matted mess. Matted hair can be painful for a dog, as it sticks to the dog’s skin and can pull the skin when the dog moves. Soon, the dog is so matted you can’t do anything with it. So, you take it to your local grooming shop. Unfortunately, getting matted hair off a dog isn’t easy, and it can be painful for the dog. Sometimes, the dog is so matted that all its hair must be shaved off, which can leave you with an ugly dog. Just remember, even with non-shedding dogs, when you get that new puppy, you are either going to be purchasing a new vacuum, or a new brush.
Dogs That Shed a Lot
If you don’t care about shedding, these dog breeds are great for you. If you are allergic to dog hair all over your house, or you are allergic to a vacuum cleaner, you might want to steer clear of these dogs. Labrador Retriever, Doberman, Rottweiler, Dachshund, Beagle, Golden Retriever, Husky, Samoyed, Malamute, Corgi, Collie, Sheltie, Dalmatian, and the German Shepherd.
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