Top 10 Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

Dachshund enjoying a walk on a fall day

Dogs make lovely pets, but they have a tendency to shed. Cleaning up dog fur can become an inconvenience, even with a good vacuum. All dogs shed fur naturally. In fact, there’s no dog breed that sheds no fur at all. However, certain dog breeds shed more than others. Some dogs shed a vast amount of fur, whereas others shed a minimal amount.

Dog breeds that shed a minimum amount only lose as much hair as a human may do on a daily basis. These breeds are lower maintenance, so they are perfect for those who have busier schedules.


Maltese Breed Picture

Maltese dogs shed very little hair. They are a small breed, which usually only weigh around two to eight pounds. They have blue eyes and a button nose. They have a silky smooth white coat, and a fluffy appearance.

When their fur is not trimmed it grows very long, and can even grow to the floor. Maltese dogs don’t have an undercoat, so they shed very little hair. They are actually hypoallergenic dogs, so they are ideal for those with allergies.


Dachshund enjoying a walk on a fall day

Dachshunds are a small breed of dog, which have a long body and short legs. This breed originates from Germany. They have a highly social nature, and are a playful breed. However, they are a fairly stubborn breed, which makes training them difficult. They also don’t play well with smaller animals or children.

Dachshunds will have either one of three different coats, which are wired, short and long. Dachshunds with a short coat or a wired coat don’t shed much. This makes them ideal for those who are looking for a dog that loses minimal hair.


2 Tan Poodles sitting on a chair

Poodles are a highly intelligent dog breed, which is available in four sizes. You can find standard poodles, medium poodles, miniature poodles and toy poodles. Poodles are the second most intelligent dog breed.

They are easy to train, but they are highly energetic dogs. Even thought they have an abundance of curly fur, poodles actually shed very little. This makes them ideal for those who want a low maintenance dog.


Havenese during a photo shoot

The Havanese is a small breed of dog, which has a double coat, but doesn’t shed. They have a friendly disposition, and respond well to training. They are highly social dogs, and they make great companions. Havanese are ideal dogs for those with families. These energetic dogs have a thick silky coat, and while they do require regular grooming, they don’t shed much fur.


Schnauzer Breed Profile

A Schnauzer is a breed of dog that originates from Germany. You can find three different types of Schnauzer, which are miniature, standard and giant. All of these breeds have a coat that sheds very little, but they do need to be groomed regularly. While miniature, standard and giant Schnauzers do vary slightly in temperament, the breed as a whole, tend to be friendly and energetic.



Komondors are a large dog breed, which were originally used to herd sheep. This breed has a distinctive coat, which almost resembles dreadlocks. Their unusual coat means that they do not have to be brushed, and shed minimal hair. They do, however, need to be bathed more frequently than other breeds.

Komondors generally have a calm and friendly demeanor. However, they have a guarding nature, due to the fact that they were originally bred to guard livestock, which means that they are wary of strangers.

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier dressed for success

Boston terriers are a small dog breed, with a friendly disposition. They form strong social bonds with humans, and are highly intelligent, which makes training them easy. They also have a very short coat, which does not require grooming and sheds very little.

Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound in backyard

Italian greyhounds are a small dog breed, with a petite build. They are a friendly and playful breed that enjoys socializing with others. They have a very short coat, which means they barely shed hair. However, their petite frame, combined with their short coat, means that they are susceptible to the cold.

Bichon Frise

Well groomed Bichon Frise posing for the camera

A Bichon Frise is a small dog breed, which feature a thick, white curly coat. While their coat may look abundant, they actually shed very little. They are affectionate dogs, with a friendly and gentle nature. This makes them ideal pets for those who have other small animals as pets, or children.

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Water Spaniel Profile Picture

Irish water spaniels are a large dog breed, which are the biggest within the spaniel breed. They have a thick coat, of dense curls. Their unusual coat means that they don’t shed much hair. However, they do need to be brushed frequently, as their coat is prone to matting.