10 Small Dog Breeds With Short Hair – No Grooming Required

Grooming is not a chore all of us want to
take on and regular trips to a groomer can be expensive. If haircuts and brushing out mats are not
your thing, here’s a list of pups that just might tickle your fancy. You’re Watching Animal Facts! 10. Toy Fox Terrier Little dogs are wonderful family pets. They make a house or apartment a home and
can be both a source of comfort and entertainment for their families. But many small dog breeds come with no small
amount of fluff. The Toy Fox Terrier is not one of those breeds. This little tri-colored Terrier is guaranteed
to bring joy into your life with its playful and friendly temperament. This spirited little dog, standing at merely
8-11 inches at the shoulder, is loyal and intelligent, making it a great choice if you
want more than just a lap dog. With its roots as a barnyard ratter, the TFT
was created by crossing Smooth Fox Terriers with smaller toy dogs such as the Chihuahua
and Italian Greyhound. Today, they find themselves competing in competitive
agility or just hanging out around the house. A surefire recipe for fun, according to the
AKC: Take the lovability of a lapdog. Combine with terrier tenacity. Wrap in a tight-fitting satin coat. Top with large, erect ears and dark eyes that
sparkle with eager intelligence. This is the Toy Fox Terrier, a lithe but sturdy
little comedian packed with enough charisma for a whole kennel of ordinary dogs. 9. Italian Greyhound Speaking of the Italian Greyhound, it certainly
belongs on this list. If you’re looking for a small dog, who also
happens to be extraordinarily quick on its feet, the Iggy is your dog. Bred for centuries to be doting companions
and jesters, these high-stepping Greyhounds in miniature refuse to be ignored. This affectionate and companionable dog is
definitely small at just 8 – 11 pounds. One of the smaller dogs by weight on this
list. The Iggy is athletic and intelligent and a
bit mischievous. The Iggy’s short hypoallergenic coat comes
in a variety of colors including: Black, Blue Fawn, Fawn, Chocolate, Sable, Tan, Red Fawn,
Blue, Slate Grey, Grey, Red, and Yellow. The Iggy’s short, smooth coat only needs
occasional brushing and baths are rarely needed unless your Iggy has gotten into something
particularly yucky. 8. Rat Terrier Similar in appearance to the aforementioned
Toy Fox Terrier, the Rat Terrier were also bred to be barnyard ratter, which should be
pretty obvious from their names. The Rat Terrier is friendly, inquisitive and
lovable with a smooth, short coat that comes in a variety of pied patterns and colors. The Rat Terrier’s short, dense coat requires
very little care to remain in good condition. A weekly once-over with a soft brush will
keep its coat healthy and glossy. A bath every month or so will likely be enough,
depending on the dog’s lifestyle 7. Dachshund
Before you blow up the comments, no not all Dachshunds are short-haired, nor are they
all small. Dachshunds come in two sizes and in three
coat types of various colors and patterns. But the iconic short-haired smooth miniature
Dachshund wiener dog definitely deserves a spot on this list. The Dachshund—with its unmistakable long-backed
body, little legs, and big personality—is truly an icon of dogdom. Dachshunds are moderate shedders, relatively
clean, and have little or no body odor, unlike most hound dogs. Smooth-coated Dachshunds are “wash and wear,”
needing little beyond a wipe with a towel to stay fresh. Athletic and agile, the Dachshund is an accomplished
hunting breed despite its lapdog reputation. 6. Boston Terrier The Boston Terrier is a friendly little companion
with his short, tuxedoed coat. The stylish easy-care coat can come in white
and either black, brindle, or seal (dark brown). The American Gentleman as he is often called
has a friendly glow in his big brown eyes that lets you know that you’ve found a true
friend. As it originated in the city of Boston to
be a family companion, the Boston is suited for city life. A bright dog with a natural gift for comedy,
the dapper Bostonian is a steady source of smiles. The Boston’s sleek, fine coat does shed
a little, though not a lot. Weekly brushing will help to remove the loose
hair. A good brushing also promotes new hair growth
and distributes skin oils throughout the coat to help keep it healthy and shiny. Bostons need to be bathed only occasionally,
unless they get into something messy that can’t just be wiped off with a damp cloth. 5. Beagle Although not often the perfect little gentleman
like the Boston Terrier, the Beagle holds a special place in the hearts of many a dog
lover. And although featured on our naughtiest dogs
breeds and most difficult dog breeds to train videos, the Beagle is a popular family pet
ranking #6 in AKC popularity thanks in no small part to its pleading expressions and
happy-go-lucky personality. At under 20 pounds, this merry little dog
is the smallest and perhaps friendliest of the scent hound breeds. The Beagle has a smooth, dense double coat
that gets heavier in the winter, so spring is shedding season. Beagles also shed moderately year-round. 4. Pug Another popular companion pet is the Pug. This charming and loving, and sometimes mischievous
little dog will steal your heart. The Pug’s short, smooth, glossy coat needs
minimal maintenance, but it does shed. Not that at 14-18 pounds it has much body
to shed hair from. Pugs are ideal house dogs. Pugs are happy in the city or country, with
kids or old folks, as an only pet or in a pack. They do best in moderate climates—not too
hot, not too cold—but, with proper care, Pugs can be their adorable selves anywhere. 3. Manchester Terrier The Manchester Terrier is a sleek, wash and
wear kind of dog. Wiping your Manchester down with a damp cloth
once a week is about all the grooming this spirited little dog needs. The Manchester is truly a no-grooming needed
dog. They’re easily recognized by a short tight
coat of rich mahogany tan and jet black that does shed, but not a lot. 2. Miniature Pinscher Sometimes quite similar in appearance to the
Manchester Terrier is the fearless and fun-loving Miniature Pinscher or Min Pin for short. Often called the King of Toys, this proud,
fun-loving toy breed of lustrous coat and a compact, wedge-shaped physique is a true
personality. Cited by historians as being a cross between
the Dachshund and the Italian Greyhound, the Min Pin’s short, hard coat is easy to maintain. A weekly once over with a soft brush and occasional
wipedown with a damp cloth is pretty much all the grooming your Min Pin will require. Do small short-haired dogs need to be brushed? Sure they dog. Despite their short hair, most of the dogs
on this list do shed and regular brushing helps to cut down on that excess hair that
would otherwise end up on your clothes and furniture. Not to mention it’s a great way to bond
with your pooch. Afterall, low maintenance does mean no maintenance. We recommend a good dog brush such as the
Furminator. I leave a link in the description. But our next breed just might allow you to
throw out that dog brush, because it’s no technically short-haired, it’s hairless…well,
sometimes. 1. American Hairless Terrier Oddly enough although the word Hairless is
literally in the American Hairless Terrier’s name, they do come in two varieties, hairless
and coated. But, for either type, grooming needs are minimal. Rather than keeping this small dog’s hair
groomed, more attention needs to be taken to protect it from sunburn. Even with the coated variety, they shed little
and all the grooming needed is a weekly once over with a soft brush to help distribute
oils around the coat. The hairless variety might have eyebrows and
whiskers, while the coated has a short, shiny coat. The skin of the hairless is smooth and warm
to the touch. I know we missed some breeds and I’m sure
you will shout those breeds out in the comments. Go ahead, you know you wanna. Also, which of these breeds is YOUR favorite? Hey, thanks for hanging with us. We’ve got a new video every week, here’s
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