Some examples of non-shedding dog breeds include the Portuguese water dog, Irish water spaniel, miniature Schnauzer and soft-coated Wheaten terrier. Non-shedding dogs, aside from not shedding hair, don't produce as much dander, which is the most common cause of allergic reactions.Continue Reading
Other breeds that don't shed include the Chinese crested, which is a playful family dog, and the Bichon Frisé. Poodles, including both miniature and standard breeds, are also non-shedding dogs. It is important to remember that non-shedding dogs often require more coat grooming, as the hair can grow continuously.
Even though these breeds of dog don't shed hair and also produce less dander, all breeds produce a certain amount of allergens. The dander released from the skin of dogs varies in quantity between breeds, but it is impossible for a breed to release none at all. Many people with allergies find that non-shedding dogs trigger far fewer allergic reactions though.
Mixed breed dogs can also often be a good option for people who suffer from allergies. A mixed breed that contains one of the non-shedding breeds listed above is likely to shed much less than a regular dog. These breeds can often be found in shelters and cost considerably less money.Learn more about Dogs