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Top 10 Small Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

You love dogs, but not everyone enjoys cleaning
up profuse quantities of dog hair. If you are looking for a small canine companion
that won’t coat your sofa, you are in luck. From small dogs that don’t shed at all, to
dogs who shed minimally, here are 10 small dog breeds that don’t require buying stock
in lint rollers. In no particular order. Hi, I’m Leroy and I’m Rosie and this is
Animal Facts. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
and subscribe for more fun, fauna facts. Let us know about your doggy in the comments
below. 10. Border Terrier The Border Terrier was bred for hunting foxes
and rodents, but this intelligent and hardy breed also makes her a lively companion or
family pet. The Border is good-tempered, affectionate,
obedient, and easily trained. She’s highly intelligent and quickly learns
the cues that signal you’re going outside for a walk or to the office, when it’s dinnertime,
and what you like and don’t like her to chew. Her wiry coat is hypoallergenic, sheds little,
and requires an easy weekly brushing. The Border Terriers isn’t yappy, but she’ll
bark to alert you of anything unusual, and she can become a nuisance barker if she gets
bored. 9. Shih Tzu The Shih Tzu is both loyal and friendly, and
he happens to be hypoallergenic, too. The Shih Tzu’s coat does not shed, with
the hair only falling out when brushed or broken. The favored pet of the Tang Dynasty, this
“little lion dog” comes in a variety of colors and patterns. This Toy dog is sturdy and lively, with a
carriage often described as arrogant, due to his proudly held head and curling tail. The Shih Tzu was bred to be a house pet, and
his gentle, trusting nature makes him an exceptional companion. 8. Bichon Frise The Bichon Frise is truly a non-shedding small
dog who has hair like yours instead of fur. This playful and affectionate dog is an ideal
pet for people with allergies, but she is not maintenance-free. The Bichon Frise’s hair grows continuously,
requiring frequent grooming, brushing, and the occasional bath in order to keep up with
her powder-puff looks. No dog is truly hypoallergenic as all dogs
shed some allergens. If you have dog allergies, we suggest you
spend time with a breed before you adopt. 7. Basenji If you love hounds but don’t enjoy their distinctive
corn chip odor and shedding habits, the Basenji, who originates from Central Africa, might
be the perfect small dog breed for you. The Basenji sheds very minimally, and his
short, fine coat requires little care beyond the occasional brushing. The Basenji lacks a distinctive odor and is
also famously quiet, which makes him an ideal dog for apartments – as long as he gets daily
exercise and playtime. He is a hunting dog after all. 6. Bolognese Like the Bichon Frise, the distinctive fluffy
coat of the Bolognese is composed of hair rather than fur. The Bolognese does not shed, although dead
hair must be brushed out regularly, and the coat requires daily grooming to keep this
lovable lap dogs looking her best. The Bolognese, like his cousin the Bichon
Frise, is a tiny white dog with curly hair. Unlike the Bichon, the Bolognese’s hair flows
in long, wavy locks, giving him the look of a fairy tale dog. Sometimes a bit shy, he’s something of a one-person
dog, never happier than when he’s in your lap. 5. Chinese Crested One way to avoid shedding is to select a dog
breed without hair or fur. The Chinese Crested comes in two coat types:
hairless and powderpuff. The Hairless Chinese Crested have hair on
his head, tail, and feet, while the powderpuff is covered with a coat of fine hair that sheds
very minimally. A hairless dog breed requires extra care and
attention when it comes to his skin. Without hair, he needs protection from the
sun and cold and is more prone to skin irritations. The most popular of the hairless breeds, the
Chinese Crested is still very rare. He is alert, charming, agile and lovable. Though affectionate and playful with children,
children should be taught not to be rough with him as he is friendly, but he does not
have the protective hair that other breeds have and can get injured easily. Overall, he is an entertaining and amusing
companion. 4. Havanese This native Cuban dog offers his owner both
his spunky charm and a coat that doesn’t shed, which means less time spent lint rolling the
furniture and more time romping with the playful Havanese. A member of the Bichon family of dogs, along
with the Bichon Frise, the Maltese, and the Bolognese, his coat requires weekly brushing
and regular baths to keep him clean and healthy. The Havanese does well in all types of housing,
from apartments to homes with large yards. But he’ll probably bark when he sees someone
passing by the house or when he hears a strange noise. The good news is that he doesn’t bark just
for the sake of hearing his own voice. 3. Lhasa Apso This small dog breed from Tibet makes an excellent
companion. Calm yet playful, the Lhasa Apso enjoys brisk
walks and resting in her owner’s lap. Lhasa Apso doesn’t shed, but her coat does
require maintenance. Many owners keep their Lhasa Apso clipped
in a “puppy cut” to avoid daily grooming and brushing of her long hair. Be aware that the breed is known for being
impatient with the normal clumsiness associated with children; he’ll nip. He tends to bond with adults more than with
youngsters, but this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. Older children, or young children who are
exceptionally gentle with dogs, can live happily with the Lhasa. If you are seeking a 100 percent “kid dog,”
the Lhasa is probably not a good choice. 2. Miniature Schnauzer The Miniature Schnauzer is a smart, trainable,
and cheerful little dog that strongly resembles his Standard Schnauzer cousin. This Terrier sheds very little, and his adaptability
makes him at home in the city or the country, as long as his people are close by. To keep your Miniature Schnauzer looking his
best, incorporate weekly brushing and regular grooming into his schedule. He likes to be in the center of the action. He’s fairly good with children and he’s energetic,
with a lot of terrier spunkiness. The problem is, he has no clue how small he
is, and he’s likely to talk trash to a much larger dog without any concept of the consequences. That swagger of his can get him in trouble,
so it’s up to you to keep him in line. Before we get to number one, here are some
popular breeds we didn’t cover. Affenpinscher
Brussels Griffon Maltese
Scottish Terrier Yorkshire Terrier 1. Poodle Last but certainly not least is the Poodle. Most people think of the poodle when they
hear about small dogs that don’t shed, and with good reason. The Poodle is non-shedding and hypoallergenic. Miniature and Toy Poodles offer these qualities
in a petite, intelligent package that differ only in size from Standard Poodles. The Poodle is highly intelligent, making him
easy to train. He is an active, proud dog. His hair does require regular grooming to
avoid mats and tangles. The Poodle has been used as a contributing
parent for quite a few hypoallergenic hybrid breeds often called Doodle dogs, such as the
Cavapoo, the Maltipoo, the Schnoodle and the Cockapoo. There’s a playlist in the card. Want more fun, fauna facts? Go ahead and smash that subscribe button and
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Mar 3, 2018, 5:36 pm Reply

Check out BIG DOGS that don't shed:

Rigsby Cook

Jun 6, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply

I don’t have a dog so I wanna watch this video it is perfect now I know witch dog I want

Jungkook Stan

Jun 6, 2019, 2:27 am Reply

I have a Shih tzu named Milano, she’s so cute.

David Hinds

Jun 6, 2019, 6:14 am Reply

What about the Pomeranian

Andy G,

Jun 6, 2019, 3:48 am Reply

Forgot to include Hairy Chihuahua, it's tiny and lot of hair…

Heelda Yonan

Jun 6, 2019, 6:48 am Reply

No mention of the coton de Tulear! Wondering why

Webster Krough

Jun 6, 2019, 8:36 am Reply

You left out the Westie

Keto Lisa

Jun 6, 2019, 12:45 pm Reply

News flash! Westies don’t shed and are super sweet!

Fort Squadder

Jun 6, 2019, 3:08 pm Reply

I have a Yorky and a blue healer/border collie and they’re both girls and one of them is lazy and one of them is active

Briony Kingswood

Jun 6, 2019, 5:04 pm Reply

About to get a cavapoo in a month…. SOOOO excited

Glenn Dukes

Jun 6, 2019, 6:21 pm Reply

I have a shih tzu and he has his people he will cuddle with but he's very attuned to me,any time he hears me moving except when we've gone to my room he's checking to see what I'm doing and he is voice trained


Jun 6, 2019, 4:19 pm Reply

I own a sweet-loving Yorkie Poo named Bessa and my cousin owns a sweet Shih Tzu named Olaf. ?


Jun 6, 2019, 7:30 am Reply

I love dogs, big or small.


Jun 6, 2019, 1:06 am Reply

7:25 for Maltese owners. I have 4 and was hoping for number 1 status…but I will share the glory 🙂


Jun 6, 2019, 10:28 am Reply

Had a Maltese before and it hardly lost any hair. The Havanese I have now doesn't shed but it does lose a significant amount of hair. My vacume cleaner is full of it. Still, both were/are great dogs allround.

Freya Helberg

Jun 6, 2019, 1:10 pm Reply

I have a Yorkshire


Jun 6, 2019, 10:56 pm Reply

Dachshund was missed!

KK Alexander

Jun 6, 2019, 4:12 am Reply

Love my Maltese ❤️

Itz behee

Jun 6, 2019, 9:18 am Reply

I'm getting a havanese dog

Best day of my LIFE

Emmaliah Coleman

Jun 6, 2019, 4:42 pm Reply



Jun 6, 2019, 2:43 am Reply

No dog DOESNT shed AT ALL…


Jun 6, 2019, 6:44 am Reply

U forgot da yorkipoo ?

Beth Heckman

Jun 6, 2019, 10:49 am Reply

What Happen To The West Highland Terror!!!!

Happy Wanderer

Jun 6, 2019, 10:16 pm Reply

I just love how border terriers look.. ❤

Nino Tighina

Jun 6, 2019, 1:53 pm Reply

What ab Maltese dog? My friend have Maltese dog and it doesn’t shed at all

Truely Bless and Highly Favor

Jun 6, 2019, 4:33 pm Reply

What about Lhasapoo ?

Art channel art channel

Jun 6, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

Morkie you missed. And it does not shed

Scarlet Eye

Jun 6, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

What breed is the dog in the thumbnail

Judy Horn

Jun 6, 2019, 3:12 pm Reply

I am elderly. I have a Bichon, he is wonderful his owner is not. I have allowed him to become protective, picky eater, stubborn. He also loving. I can’t be without him. He has never been left alone. As indicated, he does not shed. He has to have a bath once a week and groomed at least every 6 weeks. No shedding. Expensive to maintain. He understands every word. Hard to walk, some dogs he wants to play with. Some dogs he wants to attack. He bit the mailman?? What can I do?

Bob O’Boyle

Jun 6, 2019, 11:44 pm Reply

Great info on non-shedders


Jul 7, 2019, 8:18 am Reply

My best friend of 17 years Eddie died not long ago he didn't shed but when it was time for another dog she just arrived into my life and she's a Jack Russel. She wasn't chosen she just turned up one night and boy isn't Angel her namesake but she sheds and she sheds but it's too late she's stolen my heart, guess it's time to have my vacuum cleaner fixed.

Doris Mingo

Jul 7, 2019, 5:07 pm Reply


Zamantha Nicole Silvederio

Jul 7, 2019, 3:51 am Reply

Who’s better Shih tzu or Maltese??

Hermione Granger

Jul 7, 2019, 7:17 am Reply

My dog is a black miniature toy poodle she's 4 years old, her name is spelt Roze. She loves to play and relax. She's harmless unless you try take her toy duck then she'll rip off your arm


Jul 7, 2019, 7:53 pm Reply

Mines a 4 month old Hairy Hairless Chinese Crested. She's wonderful!!!

Heidi Love

Jul 7, 2019, 6:52 am Reply

Poodles ??? rules ????

Delania Trigg

Jul 7, 2019, 3:05 pm Reply

The havi is the best!

Shelly Summerville

Jul 7, 2019, 6:56 pm Reply

Our furbabies are…..Rat Terrier- Chihuahua mix, Long hair Doxie- Mix, & Pomeranian they are so spoiled rotten too. Lol ????

Reyna McDaris

Jul 7, 2019, 1:55 am Reply

I have a Shih Tzu who is very arrogant but incredibly cute?

Karen Z

Jul 7, 2019, 2:19 pm Reply

Poodle is my favorite!!! ??☺️

pinki slime star

Jul 7, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

thats all i came for my minutare snazuzer i had one and my frist one and it die he had parbo virus but im getthing a new one

Paul Martinez

Jul 7, 2019, 2:14 am Reply

Our yin & yang Shih Tzu has a black& white coat. Bella had summer cut yesterday. Now she looks like a Jack Russle. So cute and very, very happy
now. Funny gal!


Jul 7, 2019, 3:39 pm Reply

Why in the world didn't you mention Pomeranian!!! The cutest non-shedding little doggy! We've had three of them! Didn't even rate an honorable mention. Sigh…

diana plum

Jul 7, 2019, 10:48 pm Reply

only breed that does not shed is poodle.

MikolajPlayz Roblox

Jul 7, 2019, 8:10 am Reply

u forgot poodles (poodles shed hardly noting sometimes only


Jul 7, 2019, 1:04 pm Reply

My Chinese crested powderpuff dog was the only pup in his litter with hair! He’s soft ^_^ he’s 8 years old

Min Young Lee

Jul 7, 2019, 3:31 pm Reply

I have a shippereke it's a light shedder and it's really small about 7 kilo


Jul 7, 2019, 4:01 pm Reply

I was triggered how you were pronouncing the Bichon Frise so I looked it up and found this – https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pronunciation/english/bichon-frise – Us Brits don’t annunciate the ending like free-zay because the word’s origin is from France and there’s no accent on the ending E. Interesting how you guys say it!

James Phelps

Jul 7, 2019, 2:24 pm Reply


George Ramos

Jul 7, 2019, 3:21 pm Reply

Animal facts!

Winston Churchill

Jul 7, 2019, 9:29 pm Reply

This is very wholesome

Very Nice

Jul 7, 2019, 10:16 pm Reply

I have Shih poo it’s adorable

Puppy Person

Jul 7, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

Where is my cockapoo but you did put a SHIH TZU I’ve had one and they do shed

Classic Anaya

Jul 7, 2019, 3:07 am Reply

I have a havanese

Niel Chia

Jul 7, 2019, 2:24 pm Reply

Chihuahua shed????

Laura Steinbacher

Jul 7, 2019, 12:40 am Reply

I have two multi poos dogs

Karen Vincent

Jul 7, 2019, 1:18 am Reply

I have a schnoodle and she does not shed.

Martin Mullee

Jul 7, 2019, 12:15 pm Reply

I love mini labs and I am maybe getting one next year

Lillee Flynn

Jul 7, 2019, 11:48 pm Reply

I have a catahoula bulldog she is a year and a half I love her to pieces.

WNF Turtle Man

Jul 7, 2019, 3:46 pm Reply

It super long


Jul 7, 2019, 7:52 am Reply

Do you sell these dogs? I am looking for a Bichon

Candace Giles

Jul 7, 2019, 10:47 pm Reply

I'm gonna need a poodle as my next dog, because I'm allergic to dogs


Jul 7, 2019, 5:02 am Reply

I like he narrators voices young and older. Background music decent, but overpowers the narration.

Sabrina Doctor

Jul 7, 2019, 2:06 pm Reply

Thanks For Sharing ❤️❤️❤️

RAT 0416

Jul 7, 2019, 8:24 pm Reply

My lhasa apso is aggressive

Ana Miranda

Jul 7, 2019, 1:19 pm Reply

I had a Lahsa Apso, he didn't shed, and was a very intelligent dog.

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Jul 7, 2019, 6:25 pm Reply

Whats the name of the dog on the thumbnail

wild taco

Jul 7, 2019, 8:01 pm Reply

What was the dog in the thumbnail?

Mom Folding Laundry

Jul 7, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

We have a 3/4 shih tzu/ 1/4 longhair chihuahua and she is the absolute sweetest, most loving, best dog ever. I will always get shih tzus or shih mixes after this. They are THe BEST.


Aug 8, 2019, 4:33 am Reply

Don't let any feminists see this!?


Aug 8, 2019, 10:45 pm Reply


fuzzy lop

Aug 8, 2019, 6:09 pm Reply

You forgot the Coton De Tulear

Wake Up

Aug 8, 2019, 11:40 am Reply

Where is the westie? Double coat and non shedding…awesome family dog. Had one for 14 yrs and none if my children had allergies from his coat either!


Aug 8, 2019, 9:46 pm Reply

I spent time with pug, and 3 other dogs

Get dog mom

John Johncuteness

Aug 8, 2019, 5:08 pm Reply

Awwwa thanks for the info! I just started a new channel for my shihpoo puppy check him out chasing a deodorant top!! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R1OgznhvydI

fluffy slime diy emma

Aug 8, 2019, 6:10 pm Reply

I have the shih tzu,and I've had her for 7 years and she only sheds when brushed,and when I open the gate that separates the kitchen and the hallway she always goes straight to my room,and she always licks me and it's so adorable,she always likes to cuddle with me and likes to play,and when she was a puppy her fur was brown and white and it changed to Grey and white with little tints of brown.i live in a kind of apartment and my aunt lives upstairs and she also has a shih tzu who is 4 years old and is sisters with my dog cuz they had the same mom, and me and my aunt got our dogs on the same day. 😀

Ruza Georgievska

Aug 8, 2019, 8:06 pm Reply

I have a French food or military so cute

Ruza Georgievska

Aug 8, 2019, 8:07 pm Reply

Your rights French noodles are the best

Coach Brenda Douglas

Aug 8, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

Thanks for this information

Goose girl Ax

Aug 8, 2019, 2:44 pm Reply

rosie is so cute

Anna Bednarska

Aug 8, 2019, 3:44 pm Reply

my dog is black she's a sznuzer and she's so cute :3

Roger Seal Master

Aug 8, 2019, 4:54 pm Reply

Yorkies dont shed? Awesome good thing i have one.

Hector Five

Aug 8, 2019, 4:35 am Reply

Mental van for Tent 5. Bad j.

Alex Vazquez

Aug 8, 2019, 1:50 pm Reply

My dog is a mini Yorki and it’s 2 months about to turn 3 months

elizabeth lozano

Aug 8, 2019, 7:02 pm Reply

Omg those dogs are such cuties

Piggy Wiggy

Aug 8, 2019, 10:06 pm Reply

Im getting a Cavoodle – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x poodle. They probably dont shed

Gravity Works

Aug 8, 2019, 8:34 am Reply

Great video ?

Nancy West

Aug 8, 2019, 5:59 pm Reply

You are really off the Welsh Terrier the the least allergic reaction of any small dog and the Airedale in the medium/large dog category do your research ?

becky banana

Aug 8, 2019, 6:34 am Reply

I don't even have a dog I just like watching


Aug 8, 2019, 11:41 pm Reply

You forgot the Wirehaired Fox Terrier … 🙁

debbie allen

Aug 8, 2019, 10:10 pm Reply

I have a maltese. She will be 10 her next birthday in March. A maltese is the only dog I will ever own again. Well maybe a Yorkie. They are just too cute.

Pat Martin

Aug 8, 2019, 12:45 am Reply

Their is nothing cuter than a French bulldog, they are small, don’t shed, loves to be held and very very funny. The downside is they are quite pricey!!!


Aug 8, 2019, 2:06 pm Reply

There's a breed called bolognese?

Chewy Jiver

Aug 8, 2019, 7:59 pm Reply

Italian Greyhounds don't shed (well, maybe microscopic amounts) and you don't need to take them to a groomer, same with whippets.

Dawn Byland

Aug 8, 2019, 11:23 pm Reply

Pure bread maybe mine does

Flamingo Fan

Aug 8, 2019, 7:54 am Reply

Next year I'm getting a small dog and my mother and me really like the toy poodle!

The Rob Cutter Vlogs

Aug 8, 2019, 3:26 pm Reply

I have a toy 1/2 poodle 1/2 toy schnauzer mix called a schnoodle. She’s a wonderful companion dog. I am considering someday getting a poodle ShihTzu mixed. Would that make it a shihtpoo?

Patty Tracey

Aug 8, 2019, 12:39 am Reply

I love my mini-schnauzer!!! He is the funniest and best dog!! Very cute and sweet and he actually smiles!!!

Natalie VanKesteren

Aug 8, 2019, 1:14 am Reply

I had a bechion frisé and I loved her!


Aug 8, 2019, 11:21 pm Reply

Whats the breed of the dog in the thumbnail

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