Top 10 Small Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

You love dogs, but not everyone enjoys cleaning
up profuse quantities of dog hair. If you are looking for a small canine companion
that won’t coat your sofa, you are in luck. From small dogs that don’t shed at all, to
dogs who shed minimally, here are 10 small dog breeds that don’t require buying stock
in lint rollers. In no particular order. Hi, I’m Leroy and I’m Rosie and this is
Animal Facts. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
and subscribe for more fun, fauna facts. Let us know about your doggy in the comments
below. 10. Border Terrier The Border Terrier was bred for hunting foxes
and rodents, but this intelligent and hardy breed also makes her a lively companion or
family pet. The Border is good-tempered, affectionate,
obedient, and easily trained. She’s highly intelligent and quickly learns
the cues that signal you’re going outside for a walk or to the office, when it’s dinnertime,
and what you like and don’t like her to chew. Her wiry coat is hypoallergenic, sheds little,
and requires an easy weekly brushing. The Border Terriers isn’t yappy, but she’ll
bark to alert you of anything unusual, and she can become a nuisance barker if she gets
bored. 9. Shih Tzu The Shih Tzu is both loyal and friendly, and
he happens to be hypoallergenic, too. The Shih Tzu’s coat does not shed, with
the hair only falling out when brushed or broken. The favored pet of the Tang Dynasty, this
“little lion dog” comes in a variety of colors and patterns. This Toy dog is sturdy and lively, with a
carriage often described as arrogant, due to his proudly held head and curling tail. The Shih Tzu was bred to be a house pet, and
his gentle, trusting nature makes him an exceptional companion. 8. Bichon Frise The Bichon Frise is truly a non-shedding small
dog who has hair like yours instead of fur. This playful and affectionate dog is an ideal
pet for people with allergies, but she is not maintenance-free. The Bichon Frise’s hair grows continuously,
requiring frequent grooming, brushing, and the occasional bath in order to keep up with
her powder-puff looks. No dog is truly hypoallergenic as all dogs
shed some allergens. If you have dog allergies, we suggest you
spend time with a breed before you adopt. 7. Basenji If you love hounds but don’t enjoy their distinctive
corn chip odor and shedding habits, the Basenji, who originates from Central Africa, might
be the perfect small dog breed for you. The Basenji sheds very minimally, and his
short, fine coat requires little care beyond the occasional brushing. The Basenji lacks a distinctive odor and is
also famously quiet, which makes him an ideal dog for apartments – as long as he gets daily
exercise and playtime. He is a hunting dog after all. 6. Bolognese Like the Bichon Frise, the distinctive fluffy
coat of the Bolognese is composed of hair rather than fur. The Bolognese does not shed, although dead
hair must be brushed out regularly, and the coat requires daily grooming to keep this
lovable lap dogs looking her best. The Bolognese, like his cousin the Bichon
Frise, is a tiny white dog with curly hair. Unlike the Bichon, the Bolognese’s hair flows
in long, wavy locks, giving him the look of a fairy tale dog. Sometimes a bit shy, he’s something of a one-person
dog, never happier than when he’s in your lap. 5. Chinese Crested One way to avoid shedding is to select a dog
breed without hair or fur. The Chinese Crested comes in two coat types:
hairless and powderpuff. The Hairless Chinese Crested have hair on
his head, tail, and feet, while the powderpuff is covered with a coat of fine hair that sheds
very minimally. A hairless dog breed requires extra care and
attention when it comes to his skin. Without hair, he needs protection from the
sun and cold and is more prone to skin irritations. The most popular of the hairless breeds, the
Chinese Crested is still very rare. He is alert, charming, agile and lovable. Though affectionate and playful with children,
children should be taught not to be rough with him as he is friendly, but he does not
have the protective hair that other breeds have and can get injured easily. Overall, he is an entertaining and amusing
companion. 4. Havanese This native Cuban dog offers his owner both
his spunky charm and a coat that doesn’t shed, which means less time spent lint rolling the
furniture and more time romping with the playful Havanese. A member of the Bichon family of dogs, along
with the Bichon Frise, the Maltese, and the Bolognese, his coat requires weekly brushing
and regular baths to keep him clean and healthy. The Havanese does well in all types of housing,
from apartments to homes with large yards. But he’ll probably bark when he sees someone
passing by the house or when he hears a strange noise. The good news is that he doesn’t bark just
for the sake of hearing his own voice. 3. Lhasa Apso This small dog breed from Tibet makes an excellent
companion. Calm yet playful, the Lhasa Apso enjoys brisk
walks and resting in her owner’s lap. Lhasa Apso doesn’t shed, but her coat does
require maintenance. Many owners keep their Lhasa Apso clipped
in a “puppy cut” to avoid daily grooming and brushing of her long hair. Be aware that the breed is known for being
impatient with the normal clumsiness associated with children; he’ll nip. He tends to bond with adults more than with
youngsters, but this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. Older children, or young children who are
exceptionally gentle with dogs, can live happily with the Lhasa. If you are seeking a 100 percent “kid dog,”
the Lhasa is probably not a good choice. 2. Miniature Schnauzer The Miniature Schnauzer is a smart, trainable,
and cheerful little dog that strongly resembles his Standard Schnauzer cousin. This Terrier sheds very little, and his adaptability
makes him at home in the city or the country, as long as his people are close by. To keep your Miniature Schnauzer looking his
best, incorporate weekly brushing and regular grooming into his schedule. He likes to be in the center of the action. He’s fairly good with children and he’s energetic,
with a lot of terrier spunkiness. The problem is, he has no clue how small he
is, and he’s likely to talk trash to a much larger dog without any concept of the consequences. That swagger of his can get him in trouble,
so it’s up to you to keep him in line. Before we get to number one, here are some
popular breeds we didn’t cover. Affenpinscher
Brussels Griffon Maltese
Scottish Terrier Yorkshire Terrier 1. Poodle Last but certainly not least is the Poodle. Most people think of the poodle when they
hear about small dogs that don’t shed, and with good reason. The Poodle is non-shedding and hypoallergenic. Miniature and Toy Poodles offer these qualities
in a petite, intelligent package that differ only in size from Standard Poodles. The Poodle is highly intelligent, making him
easy to train. He is an active, proud dog. His hair does require regular grooming to
avoid mats and tangles. The Poodle has been used as a contributing
parent for quite a few hypoallergenic hybrid breeds often called Doodle dogs, such as the
Cavapoo, the Maltipoo, the Schnoodle and the Cockapoo. There’s a playlist in the card. Want more fun, fauna facts? Go ahead and smash that subscribe button and
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100 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    Check out BIG DOGS that don't shed:

  2. Mom Folding Laundry says:

    We have a 3/4 shih tzu/ 1/4 longhair chihuahua and she is the absolute sweetest, most loving, best dog ever. I will always get shih tzus or shih mixes after this. They are THe BEST.

  3. Aurora says:

    Don't let any feminists see this!👀

  4. Uxnique says:


  5. fuzzy lop says:

    You forgot the Coton De Tulear

  6. Wake Up says:

    Where is the westie? Double coat and non shedding…awesome family dog. Had one for 14 yrs and none if my children had allergies from his coat either!

  7. Slog says:

    I spent time with pug, and 3 other dogs

    Get dog mom

  8. John Johncuteness says:

    Awwwa thanks for the info! I just started a new channel for my shihpoo puppy check him out chasing a deodorant top!!

  9. fluffy slime diy emma says:

    I have the shih tzu,and I've had her for 7 years and she only sheds when brushed,and when I open the gate that separates the kitchen and the hallway she always goes straight to my room,and she always licks me and it's so adorable,she always likes to cuddle with me and likes to play,and when she was a puppy her fur was brown and white and it changed to Grey and white with little tints of brown.i live in a kind of apartment and my aunt lives upstairs and she also has a shih tzu who is 4 years old and is sisters with my dog cuz they had the same mom, and me and my aunt got our dogs on the same day. 😀

  10. Ruza Georgievska says:

    I have a French food or military so cute

  11. Ruza Georgievska says:

    Your rights French noodles are the best

  12. Coach Brenda Douglas says:

    Thanks for this information

  13. Goose girl Ax says:

    rosie is so cute

  14. Anna Bednarska says:

    my dog is black she's a sznuzer and she's so cute :3

  15. Roger Sealz says:

    Yorkies dont shed? Awesome good thing i have one.

  16. Hector Five says:

    Mental van for Tent 5. Bad j.

  17. Alex Vazquez says:

    My dog is a mini Yorki and it’s 2 months about to turn 3 months

  18. elizabeth lozano says:

    Omg those dogs are such cuties

  19. Piggy Wiggy says:

    Im getting a Cavoodle – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x poodle. They probably dont shed

  20. Gravity Works says:

    Great video 😊

  21. Nancy West says:

    You are really off the Welsh Terrier the the least allergic reaction of any small dog and the Airedale in the medium/large dog category do your research 🙄

  22. becky banana says:

    I don't even have a dog I just like watching

  23. Truvy says:

    You forgot the Wirehaired Fox Terrier … 🙁

  24. debbie allen says:

    I have a maltese. She will be 10 her next birthday in March. A maltese is the only dog I will ever own again. Well maybe a Yorkie. They are just too cute.

  25. Pat Martin says:

    Their is nothing cuter than a French bulldog, they are small, don’t shed, loves to be held and very very funny. The downside is they are quite pricey!!!

  26. SuccBanene says:

    There's a breed called bolognese?

  27. Chewy Jiver says:

    Italian Greyhounds don't shed (well, maybe microscopic amounts) and you don't need to take them to a groomer, same with whippets.

  28. Dawn Byland says:

    Pure bread maybe mine does

  29. Flamingo Fan says:

    Next year I'm getting a small dog and my mother and me really like the toy poodle!

  30. I’ve Got something to Say says:

    I have a toy 1/2 poodle 1/2 toy schnauzer mix called a schnoodle. She’s a wonderful companion dog. I am considering someday getting a poodle ShihTzu mixed. Would that make it a shihtpoo?

  31. Patty Tracey says:

    I love my mini-schnauzer!!! He is the funniest and best dog!! Very cute and sweet and he actually smiles!!!

  32. Natalie VanKesteren says:

    I had a bechion frisé and I loved her!

  33. ZULU ZERO says:

    Whats the breed of the dog in the thumbnail

  34. Clara Blackburn says:

    My dog is small and sheds its annoying

  35. mc mc says:

    I like to have a small dogs that dont bite coz my guests might scare. Suggest?

  36. KylesKrab says:


  37. KylesKrab says:


  38. crafty homes with hari says:

    Who says shitzu is the best

  39. ekim andersom says:

    Obviously the naked dog should be nr 1 in this list.

  40. James Kristoff says:

    We just adopted a maltese…he is one of the sweetest and smartest dogs I have ever owned. I never thought I would enjoy such a small dog…He's very loyal and quiet. Really enjoyed your video..thank you

  41. enna m says:

    Elmo the red toy poodle! Elmo red poodle stud!

  42. Moonlight Killer says:

    I’m watching this so I can see what dog I should get

  43. Dani B says:

    RYou also didn’t cover the Coton de Tulear, made popular by Barbra Streisand.

  44. TACOS says:

    My dogs are cute ! We have a whiplington (a whippet and bedlington) and a cockerpoo

  45. Koko Chan's world says:

    (affenpinscher , Brussels griffon, Maltese , Scottish terrier , Yorkshire terrier ,)
    2 miniature schnauzer
    3 Lhasa apso
    4 havanese
    5 Chinese Crested
    6 Bolognese
    7 basenji
    8 Bichon frise
    9 shih tzu
    10 border terrier

  46. leapord star the lepoard says:

    Hold on to poms shed?

  47. leapord star the lepoard says:

    Do lol

  48. idk what to change my name to lol says:

    I have a cat but if I could get a dog I'd probably choose ones with a lot of fur

  49. Frankie says:

    Anyone knows anything about Lab Terrier Mix?

  50. Laura's paradise says:

    I have a toy poodle!its so cute🥰

  51. Evelyn Torres says:

    Japanese Chin

  52. quest 77051 says:


  53. Linda Quinn says:

    I have a 9 week old grey and white shih tzu and a 10 year old Yorkshire terrier both amazing and loyal wee dogs who require ALOT of attention! Especially a 9 week old puppy lol. I love all of these dogs and never heard of half of them before!! Interesting

  54. Mia P says:

    I had a mini schnauzer mix. We got him 20 years ago, and he died 3 years ago, at the age of 17. A wonderful family dog that's good with children. His name was Cookie. We had a dog before him, she was dad's dog before he got married, her name was Buba, but she was a pinch, and overprotective of dad and extremely aggressive. She bit me on the nose when I was 3 🙁 I still remember Buba but whenever I talk about "my dog", even though he has died, I think about Cookie. He was a member of the family. So I think that it's really good for children to grow up with dogs, but choose good and friendly dogs who won't snap if a child pulls their tail or something.

  55. Sleepy dog el teleadicto says:

    OwO this was just so the would hit 1k comments

  56. Sharon Cole says:

    Stopped watching because the subtitles covered up the video. Would not subscribe.

  57. Faith Chang says:

    I am allergic to some dogs
    boooooooooooooooo but I have a yorkie

  58. Charlie Campbell says:

    I have a jagdterrier and I am maybe getting a pup

  59. Luz Rucci says:

    I have a Morkie. Thinks she's a Pitbull, she's a bully and she's gorgeous

  60. Eunice Barcelo says:

    I have a police dig

  61. vero_7712 says:

    I have a Havanese and he truly does not shed. But he needs daily combing because he gets knots out of nowhere ALL the timee. Plus he runs like a rocket and will get every single bit of grass tangled in that fur of his 😜 But joke aside, he is an awesome pet for those who want a little pupper, who does not leave your couch all hairy.

  62. Cadence Vaughn says:

    I have a shih tzu and she's very lovable hypoallergenic and she loves kids she absolutely loves my niece

  63. Julie Difulvio says:


  64. anime&gacha lover says:

    My doggy died.😢😢

  65. Shelley Jansen says:

    I have a pet dog that is so cute!

  66. Jorge Jimenez says:

    Hairless terrier?????

  67. Joana M. says:

    I want a Maltese Terrier or a teacup but their too expensive and I my family doesn’t have a bunch of money to spend:(

  68. John Brandes says:

    Rosie is The Best! She is the reason I subscribed and fell in love with this channel! Hi Rosie! 😊

  69. born free says:

    I have the best dog – i know everyone thinks that – but i am basing it off completely objective qualities. EVERY time i take her to the park someone stops me and tells me she is the most uniquely beautiful dog they have ever seen and ask what her breed is, which by the way, she is a pure breed mut. Second she never sheds but has decently long hair. Probably two inch long hairs. Third it loves me. Fourth it has NEVER chewed up anything of value, such as doors, furniture, and etc. Fifth its incredibly smart and knows many commands on cue. Sixth she has is about 50-60lbs of mostly lean muscle, yet she doesnt take much to be tired. 1 block or 20 mins of playing fetch will make her pooped.

  70. Florence Ostrom says:

    I have a Japanese Chin and she only sheds twice a year….
    from January to June, and July to December. 😂😅🙄

  71. Arthur Morgan 2019 says:

    Love the videos

  72. Isabelle & Anqi channel says:

    Can you do a video about the smartest small dog breeds

  73. Luci’s World says:

    Thank you! This helped out me and my family pick out a dog for us! Thanks so much !!!

  74. AKIYIAKELLY says:

    Great video

  75. FelloKingVM says:

    My doggy hates me 🙂

  76. Elisha Wu says:

    I have a maltese shih tzu but looks more like maltese. She doesnt shed much but i cant buy anymore blackclothes lmao

  77. Sandwich Party says:

    I have a toy poodle and he's awesome. He loves catch haha

  78. Caryn Spohn says:

    The Westie is not included because it is considered a medium size dog.

  79. Hitman Bang says:

    I have an havanese she so funny and playful but she barks aaallll the time 🙄

  80. Frank N says:

    Where's the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier? Mine doesn't shed at all, is hypo-allergic, has incredibly soft hair-like fur, only loses fur when brushed, doesn't require a ton of baths, & is an all around great breed! Love my Maddie!!🐾🐾

  81. Sandy Kim says:

    My little baby girl is a havanese♥️

  82. Isabel Ivy says:

    Liking and subbing because I love your relationship with your daughter😊

  83. Melissaj Vaaganay says:

    Really enjoyed the video. 🧡

  84. SongWolf's Den says:

    You forgot the Toy Xoloitzcuintli

  85. Michael Rogers says:

    What about beagle's

  86. Faith Hoefling says:

    I have a mini goldendoodle

  87. ii Marquise ii ii Marquise ii says:

    Where's the miniature Schnauzer?
    Edit: nevermind I saw it.

  88. God Is Good says:

    My Silky Terrier has very very minimal’s so minimal that when I do find a rare hair, which has happened like twice in his two years, I’m shocked to the core😁.

  89. Justin Time says:

    Rosie your so cute!

  90. Cherie Leicht says:

    You forgot Papilions?
    I have one and she only sheds hair if you brush/groom her.
    Very nice breed of dog.

  91. Lilah Bellamy says:

    This video is so cute on so many levels! Not only the puppies, but accompanied with your daughter's upbeat voice, plus your own gentle way of speech just made me smile from ear to ear and put me in a great mood for the day! Thank you ^^

  92. G YamBal says:


  93. Sonja Ristolainen says:

    My moms havanese Taco is 11 years old lazy little piggy. 🐷

  94. Lucy the Puppy lover says:

    You forgot about the pug and the Papillion

  95. Kerys Harwin says:

    I have a Cavapoo called Teddy, he sheds a lot and he is pretty tall and big. He's a crazy pooch!

  96. It’s wimpy! says:

    I’m just going to say…


  97. Za za Zoom says:

    Omg. U gave yorkies 15 seconds? Seriously? They have the best most feisty personalities. My male yorkies have taken on a Doberman and a german shepherd. They lost of course but they are so brave. And so so smart.

  98. jwcopple says:

    Anything with hair sheds. That's a scientific fact.

  99. Sammy Dizon says:

    sehun and vivi appeared!!!!

  100. Patricia Waruhiu says:

    I mean

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