Love your dog without allergies! There are some dog breeds who shed much less which makes allergic reactions less likely. These dogs are called hyp0-allergenic dogs and with less hair around the house, you should have a lower chance of allergic flare ups.
Here are our top ten dog breeds that do not shed:
1. Bichon Frise have a thick wavy hair coat and no undercoat. These dogs do not shed but they need to be brushed everyday. Professional grooming is suggested monthly, but this can get expensive. So dog owners choose to keep their hair cut short for easier maintenance.
2. West Highland White Terrier have a white coat that has double layers. The outer coat is smooth and hard while the inner coat is soft.
3. Havanese is the national dog of Cuba and is a non-shedding dog breed with silky wavy hair that requires daily grooming. Unlike other double coat breeds, the Havanese has as soft outer coat.
4. Maltese is known to be a toy breed that has very silky smooth hair that does not shed. Dog owners choose to keep their maltese with long or short hair, due mostly to maintenance of the coat. Long hair maltese require daily grooming with monthly professional grooming that can get expensive.
5. Boston Terrier have a smooth short hair coat which is easily groomed. They do not have a strong smell and the hair rarely sheds.
6. Miniature Schnauzer are extremely affectionate and make for great pets. They have a wiry overcoat and a soft undercoat that requires regular grooming. They hardly ever shed and are great for people with allergies.
7. Shih Tzu has long silky hair and are considered to be non-shedding dogs. Their overcoat is soft and requires regular grooming. Many owners choose to clip the hair close to the body.
8. Poodles have a dense coat that is usually curly. They need to be groomed regularly to cut down on the tangles.
9. Dachshund have 3 different coat types: short and smooth, long haired or wirehaired.
10. Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkies have a luxurious coat that sheds very little. Their long hair requires regular grooming to keep out tangles.