Best Small Family Dogs That Dont Shed

We are firm believers that no family is complete
without a dog. A house is just not a home without a canine
companion. But, not all of us want fur on our clothing
and furniture. If you are looking for a small dog with equally
small amounts of shedding hair, you are in luck. Let’s check out some small family dogs that
don’t shed. You’re Watching Animal Facts! 10. Yorkshire Terrier Playful and affectionate, the Yorkshire Terrier,
often called the Yorkie, is a small dog full of personality. These spunky little lap dogs are the seventh
most popular dog breed in America, and for good reason. Not the least among those reasons is that
Yorkshire Terriers don’t shed, and their silky coats are beautiful. That is if you brush them out daily, which
is made easy by their small size. Ofcourse, you could just go with a nice short
hair cut, like a puppy cut. Don’t be fooled by their lap dog reputations
– Yorkies have working-class roots. These fearless terriers hunted rats in English
clothing mills. Today they are just as happy to sit on their
human’s lap as they are running down a rodent. Yorkies do not shed, so that means they depend
on their owners to keep their hair in check. Left unattended, their hair will keep growing,
just like a human’s would—in fact, Yorkshire terrier hair can grow to be two feet long. Yeah, the Yorkie can give Rapunzel a run for
her money. Needless to say, trips to the groomer will
become part of your lifestyle. 9. Miniature Schnauzer This list is surprisingly full of small dogs
that have roots in ratting. The Miniature Schnauzer is a smart, trainable,
and cheerful little former ratting dog that strongly resembles its larger Schnauzer cousins. With an outgoing personality, a portable size,
and sporty good looks, you’ve got an ideal family dog. This friendly and obedient Terrier, yes it’s
a Terrier… Unlike the rest of the Terrier group, Schnauzers
come from Germany, instead of the British Isles. It sheds very little, and their adaptable
nature makes them at home in the city or the country, as long as their people are involved. To keep your Miniature Schnauzer looking its
best, make time for weekly brushing an regular grooming. 8. Scottish Terrier Their origins may be a bit of a mystery, but
we do know that the wee Scottie comes from Scotland, as the name seems to suggest. Yet another ratter, this solidly compact dog
of vivid personality, the Scottish Terrier is an independent, confident companion of
high spirits and a dignified, sometimes human-like character. Their wiry, weather-resistant coats shed little,
although they do require regular brushing, grooming, and the occasional hand-stripping
to keep their coats healthy. Scotties are clever and independent dogs that
are affectionate with family and good with kids.. 7. Chinese Crested It’s kinda easy to not shed when you’re
hairless. Chinese Crested dogs come in two coat types:
hairless and powderpuff. Hairless Chinese Crested have hair on their
heads, tail, and feet, while the powderpuff is covered with a coat of fine hair that sheds
very minimally. The Chinese Crested breed was created to be
a companion. You won’t find a better lap dog. They can lie in bed for hours without moving
a muscle. They have almost no desire to go out and run
around like normal dogs, although they are surprisingly athletic. Chinese Cresteds are intensely social dogs
and bond quickly within their family. Once it falls in love with you, you’ll have
a little stalker on your hands. Hairless dog breeds require extra care and
attention when it comes to their skin. Without hair, they need protection from the
sun and cold and are more prone to skin irritations. 6. Bichon Frise The Bichon Frise is truly a non-shedding small
dog breed. This playful and affectionate dog is an ideal
family dog breed for those that may have allergy sufferers in their clan. And yes, according to the American Kennel
Club, the correct pronunciation is bee-shon free-zay. It’s French. The fluffy white Bichon is a great family
dog that is affection with almost everyone and good with other dogs and children, even
the family cat. They may be non-shedding but they are not
maintenance free. The Bichon Frise’s hair grows continuously,
requiring frequent grooming, brushing two or three times a week, and the occasional
bath in order to keep up with its powder-puff looks. While there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic
dog, some breeds come close. Since the Bichon doesn’t shed and produces
less dander than other dogs, sufferers of allergies might have little to no symptoms
in this dog’s company. 5. West Highland White Terrier Among the most popular of small terrier, the
West Highland White Terrier, or Westie as it is often called, sheds very little. Originating in Northwestern Scotland as a
working dog, this sturdy little dog with the coarse white coat is intelligent, loyal, happy,
and highly entertaining. They are curious little dogs with moderate
energy levels and an independent streak common among Terrier breeds. Alert and active, Westies exhibit all the
traits of a plucky and self-reliant ratting terrier: They require no pampering, they will
chase after anything that moves, and their independence can make training a challenge. But, thanks to their faithfulness and keen
intelligence, Westies will train nicely with time and patience and make for a wonderful
little family companion. The little dogs have sensitive ears, so some
sunscreen is recommended if you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun. Yes, dogs can get sunburned too. 4. Poodle When you think small dogs that don’t shed,
you likely think of the Poodle, specifically the toy or miniature poodle. And Poodles are indeed non-shedding and hypoallergenic,
but it does require regular grooming. Poodles are intelligent and train easily,
making the Poodle an easy choice for the family new to dog life. The Poodle is not a froo-froo dog. It’s an elegant athlete that can master
anything from sit and stay to advanced agility training. Most pet owners opt to keep the Poodle in
a shorter trim. Some owners learn to do this clipping and
trimming themselves, while others choose to take their dog to a professional dog groomer
every four to six weeks for a bath, grooming, and nail trim. If you don’t plan to keep your Poodle’s
hair in a short trim, daily brushing is absolutely required to keep its coat from matting and
dreadlocked. On the plus side, they are generally odorless
and can sport some really cool hairdos. 3. Brussels Griffon If you want a small family dog that doesn’t
require pampering, the Ewok-looking Brussels Griffon is right up your alley. Both smooth-coated and rough-coated varieties
of the Brussels Griffon thrive with regular grooming and are minimal shedders. Their small size means that a daily walk and
indoor play is usually enough to satisfy their exercise needs, and this loyal little dog
does best with families who are frequently home. A sensitive companion for discerning pet parents,
the Brussels Griffon is smart, devoted, and comically self-important. With the Griff, you get a big personality
in a 5-to-15-pound package. And with one look into its big, human-like
eyes, you’ll be smitten. But these breed is rare and may be difficult
to find. But, it may be the only dog on the planet
capable of upstaging Jack Nicholson. [As Good As It Gets movie poster] The Smooth coated BG does shed some, mostly
during shedding season for about a week in the Spring and fall. The Wire coated Brussels Griffon does not
shed. But either dog is low maintenance. 2. Shih Tzu The Shih Tzu has a long pedigree. The favored house pet of China’s Tang Dynasty. The pampered pets led luxurious lives in palaces,
enjoying all the creature comforts a dog could want. Their thick coats made them effective radiators,
and their owners would use the dogs to keep their beds warm, which is still a good use
for them today. Ahhhh warm little doggy. These “little lions dogs” come in a variety
of colors and patterns, none of them less adorable than the other. Loyal and loving companions, these small dogs
are an ideal fit for anyone in need of affection. Their long, silky hair is low-shedding and
looks exceptionally regal when brushed out, befitting their royal ancestry. Shih Tzu were bred to be house pets, and their
gentle, trusting nature makes them exceptional companions. Keeping the Shih Tzu coat gorgeous is demanding. Daily brushing and combing is necessary to
prevent tangles, as is frequent bathing (as often as once a week). In fact, many Shih Tzu lovers hire a professional
groomer to clip those long locks short every month or so. Before we get to number one, the Terrier group
is full of small dog breeds that don’t shed or shed minimally. We’ve already included several, but others
include: Wire Fox Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Cairn Terrier
Australian Terrier Border Terrier
Bedlington Terrier Sealyham Terrier
Silky Terrier Welsh Terrier 1. Maltese The ancient dog of Malta, the Maltese, has
not changed much over the past 28 centuries; it’s been sitting in laps since the Bible
was a work in progress. That is perhaps in part because of their long,
white coats shed very little, making them an ideal lap dog. Maltese are playful, charming, and adaptable
toy companions. This picture of free-flowing elegance, this
irresistible Maltese face—with its big, dark eyes and black gumdrop nose—can conquer
even the hardest of hearts. With the family, the dog of Malta is playful,
gentle and charming. Sporting a thick coat of hair instead of fur,
these little dogs don’t shed. Instead, they need occasional haircuts to
keep their mops in check. Their white tufts are hypoallergenic, making
them great for families with allergies. Their coats do require regular brushing to
prevent mats from forming, and an occasional bath removes any unwanted dirt and debris
from their long, silky hair. Just remember just because your dog doesn’t
shed that they are zero maintenance. Most dogs need brushing and don’t forget
those nails and teeth. So, which of these breeds fits your lifestyle. Tell us about your family pet in the comments. I’m glad you joined us. I put out new videos every week. Here are a few more that you;ll probably like. If you’re a subscriber, thank you, if not
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100 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    What's your ideal family dog?

  2. Cookie Sikes says:

    Poodles Rule

  3. Jae Bea says:

    I have an one year old Maltipoo name Kiwi. She's training me slowly but surely. Definite character!???

  4. A horse with no name says:

    I have mongrels. Shih Tsu/Lhasa Apso/ Bichon Frise x and a Maltese/Toy Poodle x.

  5. Marcia Borg says:

    What about the Lhasa Aspo and German hunt terrier that don't shed too.

  6. Bob Andrews says:

    How about the Couton de Tulear?

  7. ashenafi tadesse says:

    Thank you animal facts I’ve learned a lot of ?

  8. Kim Lowe says:

    Mini schnauzer

  9. _Mari _ says:

    I have a westie terrier and he sheds a lot? Why is that

  10. robert ruggles says:

    My sister sheds more than Papillon

  11. Lupita Ordaz says:


  12. user 4777 says:


  13. GJU GJU DARLING says:


  14. Williamus Rex says:

    For Scottish terriers you show a west highland terrirer and some other gold coloured dog. Scottish terrier is black only. What a srupid thing t9 get wr9ng. And you dont pronounce bichon frizay the way you do.

  15. Selena Chen says:

    I have a maltese

  16. Williamus Rex says:

    It is prononounced Beeshon freeze

  17. Williamus Rex says:

    This was an absolutely rubbish, full of incorrect information snd rubbish footage.

  18. Peter Matten says:

    What about the Norfolk terrier, and the Norwich terrier?

  19. Leilany Inos says:

    You didn’t mention the Lhasa Apso. I have one. A nine yr old female.

  20. Ashley Marie says:

    Yorkies actually do shed, and those “silky coats” get greasy and flakey if they aren’t fed a proper diet.

  21. Emilija Blagojevic says:

    I have westie!!?❤?

  22. Ann Horstman says:

    I love Poodles of which I had 2, but I doubt I will have anymore as I lost both of them within one year to several genetic disorders. Broke my heart, but now I am so afraid I will get one that has the same problems will scare me off of getting another one.

  23. M Mom says:

    I’ve had a shih tzu, mini schnauzer and one that was half and half. A shih schnau. Adore them all.

  24. max ison says:

    there is a new adorable breed and gaining popularity from madagascar, the “coton de tulear”. considered as non-shedding and hypo allergenic too. often mistaken for bichon, maltese and poodle mix but they are a breed on its own.

  25. GWINE says:

    3:09 – that's a Westie.

  26. Hannah Grimes says:

    I have a shih tzu which I LOVE SO MUCH

  27. Alexandra Warzee says:

    Maltese always gets chosen over the bichon but they’re always mistaken for one another ? Bichon forever

  28. Janetnva says:

    Dandie Dinmont Terriers are the gentlemen of terriers and have the cutest eyes. After 60 years of dog ownership, mine is the best dog I’ve ever had. He is my service dog, friendly with other dogs, cats, parrots, chickens, and goats. He is hypoallergenic and easy keeping. They don’t deserve to be endangered. Why don’t you do a piece on them. They are droll companions, and great mousers.

  29. shimmer slimes says:

    we used to have a Bichon mix he was the best dog in the world we had to put hime down but we are getting a Maltese puppy at the end of June!

  30. Vince Liu says:

    I have an oreo color shih tzu and he is so adorable. Can't love him more.

  31. HeatherGrace201 says:

    I have a Carrin Terrier!!

  32. Abigail Andrade says:

    You forgot about the Havanese! They’re also non-shedding and hypoallergenic. Also a great small lap dog. I have a 6yr old Havanese and he’s such a character. Super smart.

  33. NJean Hunter says:

    My last dog was a miniature poodle. I had her for 16½ years. Now I have a Yorkie. They both shed! Probably not as much as some other dogs, but definitely so.

  34. Ashley Amaya says:

    I have a bichon poodle

  35. Marc B says:

    I see the Coton de tulear didn't make the list. They don't shed at all. This list is a joke

  36. ImmortalDraylo says:

    Westies do shed o.o, mine is 8 months old and sheds small white hairs.

  37. It's Me! says:

    Brussels Griffons DO SHED!!! We have 3! lol!

  38. Taylor Potato says:

    Yorkie poo that on too

  39. The Duke says:

    Team Schnauzer!!!!

  40. Adison Tangy says:

    I have a yorkie shih tzu toy poodle mix she is so adorable and doesn’t shed a shorkie poo as I call her

  41. Cyndy McElveen says:

    Scotties for the win!!

  42. Tumbleweed says:


  43. Tatsumaki Senpukyakku says:

    I dunno… I find my Shih Tzu's hairballs all over the place…

  44. Mrs.RockHead says:

    Is it me but the way she was cutting that dog hair was aggressive

  45. Deborah Cincotta says:

    I've had 4 yorkies and am in love with the breed as well I've also had this month make wonderful pets

  46. akiva zidell says:

    What about havanese?!?!?

  47. Lois Lane says:

    Are you kidding me. Have you even seen a cotton de tulear? The official dog of Madagascar. We have two. They have never shed a hair. Our dogs have never been to a groomer. I trim their har occasionally but that’s it. And they’re clean. Give them a bath once a month. They are adorable.

  48. Morgan D says:

    I have a shih tzu mixed with toy poodle (shihpoo) named lucy and then i have a shih tzu named sadie

  49. IAmMengy says:

    I have a Maltese and lord, he is crazyyyy lol. I also have a shih tzu and he is the opposite.

  50. Ryan Carter says:

    As someone who owns a Bichon I can confirm that they are absolute angels. My little Maggie is such a sweetheart to everyone she meets

  51. Olga Ascencio says:

    I'm planning on getting a morkie it's a mix between a Yorkie and a maltese

  52. Sleyvas1112 says:

    What about the Havanese?

  53. Panchali Mukherjee says:

    My little Maltese is the love of my life ??

  54. Kristin7410 says:

    No 1 is Bichon Havanese for me?

  55. PIGEONS MCI says:

    Missed Lhasa apso.

  56. Mainkau Vang says:

    I own two shih tzu and I love them to death…..

  57. Piper Tweedy says:

    I have a shi tzu Maltese mix

  58. C A says:

    Hello??? Havanese! Great personality and doesn't shed either.

  59. Rene C says:

    I have a Yorkie, she just turned 12 this month.

  60. Heidi E says:

    Scottish Terrier is actually the #1 dog in my heart

  61. Heidi E says:

    Scotties were bred for badgers and foxes, not mice.

  62. Gym S says:

    I love my maltese. Just a shame he wasnt genetically lucky with his dental

  63. Charlene Antonelli says:

    There is no mention of my favorite little non-shedding dog – the Italian Greyhound!

  64. Norman Morgan says:

    Our little guy is a rescued miniature Labradoodle who just turned 7. He was not blessed with the tight curly coat the breeder was looking for, instead Buddy’s coat is soft and wavy. He is also undersized. Breed specs call for the adult male to be around 30 lbs. Poor skinny Buddy is just under 20 lbs. And he was born with crooked front teeth and a significant underbite. So he wound up as a rescue while his litter mates sold for big bucks. It doesn’t matter, because he is perfect for us. He’s smart, funny, loving, gregarious, and protective of hearth and home.

  65. Vicky Machin says:

    I have a west highland terrier and he doesn't shed at all and he always wants to play. When I adopted him, he went through so much. He was afraid of people, had hair missing and was shaking. Once I held him and pet his head, he fell asleep on my shoulder. I now take him to the groomers every month and he loves it. He's completely spoiled and everyone loves him.

  66. Beverly Lamon says:

    We have a shtzu/bichon mix he looks like a shitzu. He looks like a shitzu and we love him very much.

  67. Marvina Bigby says:

    My yorkie died last month. I love her so
    Much rest in pesce ava

  68. Andrew Kruse says:

    Scotties are 8th? I am offended

  69. C Lukito says:

    I have a Westie, but she sheds a ton!

  70. Paulette Whitelaw says:

    Schnauzers and Poodles I have a Cocker Spaniel she brush daily and doesn’t shed we have five dogs no hair in the bungalow.

  71. April Sims says:

    I have a Shnoodle (poodle and schnauzer mix) she looks more like a schnauzer and is the love of my life ??

  72. Prizzi Kay says:

    My border terrier Rocky is super fun he loves to run and dig and is very funny he likes sitting and sleeping on my lap and follows me everywhere he loves playing with the cat and is a great dog he's trained very well but what he loves the most is going for a long walk

  73. Brenda Glenn says:

    Scottie’s forever!?

  74. BADASS EMU says:

    I have a Shih Tzu mix (with Maltese) and she's an absolute keeper. She's that perfect mix between playful, cuddly, and couch potato. She's happy doing whatever if it means being with the people she loves.

  75. Anaya Klein says:

    Feeling the havanese neglect :(. Havanese are sweet, easily trained, hypoallergenic, non-shedders.

  76. Mannuel Festoli says:

    Not sure how my 30lb. Australian Cattle Dog can shed 30lbs. of hair a week, each week.

  77. Jadyn Guerra says:

    I have a bichon Maltese mix she is the perfect dog for my family she is such a cuddle bug but also can be a fierce little pup

  78. Lashonay Wiley says:

    Yaaay team Maltese??? my breezy plays all the time.

  79. Grants Rants Hollywood Talk says:

    I've learned so much from your channel. Thank you !

  80. sadpepz says:

    HELP im trying to find a dog that is small fluffyish and LOVES cuddles but kinda has a bit of energy and can be left alone for a longer than 6 six hours a day and doesn't need hair cuts and is cheap and good for a 13yo

  81. Midnight Wolf says:

    But what about Rat terrier ?
    If you see this question please answer

  82. Aaliyah phillips says:

    I was looking for this video for so long, this was the exact type of dog we were looking for

    Edit: this video was posted right after I got a dog

    Edit: his name is carter and he is a ship tzu

  83. Debbie's doggies White says:

    We have a shih tzu, a maltese, and a blue heeler, lol. What a group!

  84. Algo1 says:

    You forgot the Skye Terrier

  85. Connie Pelletier says:

    papillion are hypoallergenic and dont shed

  86. LoneStar DR says:

    I want a shih tsu mixed with s bull dog ??

  87. Aliyanna Joy says:

    my favorite family dogs…..English Mastiff and golden collies.

  88. 24rager says:

    Havanese are the best

  89. Christian Schuyler Scott says:

    Shorkie- Shih Tzu/ Yorkie. I've had one nearly 7 years. They are wonderful dogs if you get one from a reputable breeder.

  90. Carolyn Haywood says:

    You need to include the cockerchon

  91. tamba lamba says:

    The mistake most people make is when they say some breeds don't shed. They do but differently than other breeds. Their coat shed like people's hair,one hair follicle at the time,not the usual shedding in spring and fall. But because we cannot find huge amounts of hair in one place we say these dogs don't shed.

  92. AnthonyDoesStuff 09 says:

    I was wondering what the song was at the beginning and #2-1

  93. Perpetual Gathoni says:

    Av always wanted one but my parents don’t like house pets but now that am old enough and staying alone am ready to adopt a maltese or chiwawa

  94. Katie Rosa says:

    Wait, did you say Chinese Crested Powderpuffs are covered in fine hair??? They are SUPER fluffy! Their hair grows like a Maltese that got it's hair teased. It's fine, as in ridiculously soft, but it's very thick and practically doesn't shed at all. ❤️ Now, there are some hairless that have a very sparse coat all over in addition to the thicker hair on the head, feet and tail. They're known as a "hairy hairless" which is not considered another coat type, just a variation of the hairless.
    The breed is also very high energy and intelligent. They love jumping, playing, running and learning tricks. Although, when it's time to rest they will snuggle in as close as possible with you or other dogs. If you have two or more, you won't be able to tell where one ends and the next begins when they're all cuddled up together. But they are far from being just lap dogs. They will absolutely be your second shadow as you move around the house though.

  95. The Disabled Beauty says:

    All dogs shed. All dogs have dog dander…..this is why it's called "dog dander".
    All long-haired dogs shed, it's just that long-haired dogs get MATTED, so the shedding stays in their coat.
    They tell you this for a sales pitch. Apparently it worked. All of these are long haired dogs. Come watch my grooming table from the last 20+ years. Non-shedding?" No such thing as a dog without dander",the narrator said before #5!! No Hypoallergenic dogs, ever! I have St. Poodle, Scottie, Schnauzer…they all shed(knots in coat).
    All these dogs need to be hand plucked/carded(in show)/groomed(pet grooming) to help skin AND prevent shedding. Hmm.
    NO Doodles are NOT either.
    I Mastered the Terrier Group in grooming. Honestly, all terriers would do better with hand plucking or carding.

  96. Janiya Strader says:


  97. kayla carmichael says:

    What about the Dachshund

  98. Chiara Rosati says:

    Maltese are not from Malta, we only know that they come fron the Mediterrean area. But, for sure, they are an italian breed

  99. Sheri A says:

    I just have to thank you for the correct pronunciation of Bichon Frise and Shih Tzu. I have a shih tzu and I get so tired of hearing every single person I need call her a shit zoo. ?

  100. Nessa P says:

    Chinese Crested anyone? ?

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