Easy Guide to Non Shedding Dogs
If you have allergies to dogs or simply want a dog that does not lose a lot of hair, then non shedding dogs are the right choice. These dogs range from terriers to water dogs as well as hounds. Some have a one layer coat whilst others might be completely hairless. Others may not be strictly non-shedding, but are low shedding compared with many other dog breeds.
There are a number of hunting dogs which are non-shedding. Some of the most popular ones include:
- Irish Water Spaniel
- Portuguese Water Dog
There are a number of terrier dogs which are non shedding dogs or only shed a small amount. These include:
- Bedlington Terrier
- Kerry Blue Terrier
- Silky Terrier ( hair comes out when it is brushed, and this dog does produce dander)
- Welsh Terrier
Some other hypoallergenic terriers include the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier.
Greyhounds and Italian Greyhounds are also traditionally hunting dogs which have very short hair. Although the hair does shed, there is no undercoat and this makes the dog less likely to irritate people with allergies. The Vizsla is another dog that is not strictly non-shedding but does have a very short coat.
The American Hairless Terrier is a unique dog in that the only hair present is the eyebrows and whiskers. There are also toy, miniature and standard sizes. Naturally these dogs must be kept protected from the cold.
The Samoyed is a dog that doest produce dander so may be suitable for some people with mild allergies. It was originally used for hunting in the Arctic.
Having an allergy to dogs does not mean you should forego the joy of dog ownership. There are so many hunting dogs that are suitable to sensitive people; whether you choose non shedding dogs or a low-shedding hypoallergenic breed.
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