What Is a List of Non-Shedding Dogs?


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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.

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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.

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