dogs

13 Non-
Shedding

Roughly 30% of people
in the United States
are allergic to dogs, according to the
Asthma and Allergy
Foundation of America.
As dogs shed their hair, the stuff dog hair collects: dander (dead skin cells), urine, saliva and pollen lingers around the home causing allergic reactions.
NON-SHEDDING VS. HYPOALLERGENIC
The label “non-shedding” is a tad misleading. All dogs shed a little bit.
Non-shedding breeds simply shed less. Less hair also means
less dander.
NON-SHEDDING VS. HYPOALLERGENIC
Hypoallergenic means the breed’s fur doesn’t collect as many allergens. So when the dog does shed, fewer particles of dander or saliva are dispersed into the air.
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Hypoallergenic

1. CHINESE CRESTED

These tiny pups are super affectionate and can live
up to 18 years old (hello,
lifelong companion!).
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Hypoallergenic

2. BASENJI

These dogs have very
short coats and are often compared to cats for their
self-grooming tendencies.
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Non-shedding

3. KERRY BLUE TERRIER

Looking for a stunning blue
coat that won’t leave a trail everywhere it goes? Say hello
to the kerry blue terrier.
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Hypoallergenic

4. PERUVIAN INCA ORCHID

Another hairless pup, the Peruvian Inca orchid comes in gorgeous shades like golden-brown,
pinky-white, and spotted.
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Non-shedding

5. SOFT-COATED
WHEATEN TERRIER

This non-shedding terrier from Ireland has a beautiful silky coat and adorable bangs. frequent brushing is a must.
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Hypoallergenic

6. AFGHAN HOUND

The Afghan’s coat is luxurious
and long. Be prepared to brush
and wash a ton—especially
since these dogs love
frolicking around outdoors.
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Non-shedding

7. BEDLINGTON TERRIER

While the Bedlington terrier’s tightly curled coat doesn’t shed,
it does grow fairly quickly
and requires a nice haircut
every month or so.
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Hypoallergenic

8. WEST HIGHLAND
WHITE TERRIER

This hypoallergenic breed
is independent, ready for
anything and fairly straight-forward to groom.
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Hypoallergenic

9. SPANISH WATER DOG

These corded curls rarely shed
and are not to be brushed. Routine trims are all you need to keep
these pups well-groomed.
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Hypoallergenic

10. IRISH WATER SPANIEL

Check out this furry head—full
of hypoallergenic hair! Bonus:
the coat is also waterproof.
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Hypoallergenic

11. HAVANESE

The hypoallergenic Havanese
is energetic, silky soft, and
not big on barking.
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Hypoallergenic

12. MALTESE

Similar to the Havanese, Maltese coats can grow super long
or be trimmed short. If you
choose long, be sure to brush
daily to avoid snarls.
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Hypoallergenic

13. BICHON FRISE

Delightful family members,
bichon frises are like bouncy, hypoallergenic marshmallows.
They don’t shed much, either.
Brush and bathe often!

The Best
Low-Maintenance Dogs for People with Super-Hectic Lives