Low Shedding Small Dogs
Below is a complete list of low shedding small dogs. These dogs will not leave clumps of fur all over your home, on your furniture and on the floor. This means that you will not need to purchase a speciality vacuum cleaner to clean up the dog hair.
Good reasons for choosing low shedding small dogs include: dogs not getting over heated and agitated during the warmer summer months. Dogs with long fluffy fur can get rather bad tempered when they get hot.
Also, with a small dog with short hair you will not have to brush them as often as you would with a dog with a long coat of hair. Dogs with hair that covers their eyes do tend to be more jumpy and nervous, which is not the case with short haired dogs.
If you have a short haired dog they will not get dirt all over their fur when you take them for a walk as often as you would with a long haired dog. This means less mud and dirt brought into your house. Dogs with long hair do require to be washed more often as it does become smelly quite quickly when their fur hangs into their food when they are eating.
Another good reason to get a short haired dog that does not shed its fur is if you suffer from allergies, you do not want dog hair all over the house if you do. Although, on the down side, small dogs that do not shed their fur do need to be groomed quite often.
Here are all the Low Shedding Small Dogs
- American Hairless Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Brussels Griffon (rough coat only)
- Cairn Terrier
- Chinese Crested Hairless
- Chinese Crested Powderpuff
- Italian Greyhound
- Norwich Terrier
- Poodle (Toy and Miniature)
- Scottish Terrier
- Shih Tzu
- Silky Terrier
- Tibetan Terrier
- West Highland White Terrier
- Yorkshire Terrier
Which of these Low Shedding Small Dogs Should You Choose
So first up on the list of these low shedding small dogs is the Affenpinscher. These dogs do not shed a lot, but if you suffer from allergies due to Dander you might want to choose one of the other dogs.
If you do suffer an allergy effect to Dander then the ideal small dog for you is definitely the American Hairless Terrier, these dogs barely have any hair on their body at all.
The Basenji is a low shedding small dog, however it does have high energy levels and requires regular walks, these dogs are great for families that get out and about a lot.
The Bichon Frise produce fewer allergens than other small dogs, these dogs are perfect for allergy sufferers as they hardy shed any fur at all.
The Brussels Griffon small dogs with smooth coats do shed in the summer months, the rough coat dogs of this breed virtually shed any fur at all.
The Cairn Terrier is a dog that will not require a lot of work from you regarding grooming compared to other small dogs, these dogs hardly shed any fur at all.
Both of the Chinese Crested Hairless and Powderpuff breeds hardly shed any fur at all, just like the Havanese small dog breeds.
The Italian Greyhound shed very little fur, however they do give off some Dander. You should spend some time with these dogs if you suffer from allergies before you take them home, just to gage whether the dog will affect you or not.
Although the Maltese small dogs shed very little hair their fur does require quite a bit of work, lots of brushing and grooming is required with these little dogs.
If you are looking for a dog that is low shedding and easy to train then the Norwich Terrier is the breed for you. Poodles do not shed fur, although they are not a great fit for families that have young kids in them.
Scottish Terriers and West Highland Terriers do lose some hair but is very minimal, if you are looking for a breed that shed no hair at all then these are not for you.
The Shi Tzus and the Silky terrier are low shedding small dogs however they do require quite a bit of maintenance from you. With these breeds you are going to have to brush their fur often and because it is quite long it can hang in their food and become quite smelly.
The Tibetan Terrier is a low shedding small dog with a high energy level, these dogs will require lots of walks and a lot of attention from you.
Last on the list is the Yorkshire Terrier, yes these are low shedding small dogs but their fur is just like some of the other dogs and is very high maintenance. Lots of brushing and cleaning with these small dog breeds is needed to keep their fur looking healthy and tidy.