Some small dog breeds that do not shed much include Poodle, Shih Tzu and Maltese. Each of these breeds fit in the toy and small breed groups. Although these breeds do not shed, dog dander and skin have the possibility of causing owners to suffer from asthma and allergies.
Poodles come in a three sizes, standard, miniature and toy. The breed has 10 different colors and no consistent markings.
Maltese breeds offer characteristics such as affection, playfulness and fearlessness. The American Kennel Club officially recognized the breed in 1888.
The Shih Tzu breed ancestry comes from China and is considered a happy and affectionate breed.