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Small Breed Dogs that Don’t Shed

Saturday, November 24, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

You love animals but have allergies and live in a small apartment. You would love to own a dog but are concerned about shedding and size. You need to¬†understand that ALL dogs shed, but some dogs shed inward instead of outward. So you need to know that there is some work required on your part. A dog that doesn’t shed all over your house will have an “undercoat.” This is where all of the hair goes. Instead of having to clean up hair all over the house. you are going to have to brush your dog, probably on a daily or every other day basis. If you don’t, your dog’s hair will become matted and you are going to have a huge mess on your hands. In addition to the huge mess, matted hair can become painful for your dog as it pulls on the skin. Unfortunately, if you allow your dog’s hair to become matted, you or your groomer will probably not be able to get it out and the dog will have to be shaved down.

 

Here is a short list of small dog breeds that don’t shed, or “non shedding” dogs:

Chinese Crested

Shih Tzu

Poodle

Boston Terrier

Border Terrier

Silky Terrie

 

These are a few. There are more.

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