Top 10 Non-shedding dog breeds - hypoallergenic


10. Saluki

Saluki originated from Fertile Crescent and recognized by AKC as Hound Group. It trains for hunting, moving livestock, follow a track scent, and have tremendous high stamina. Saluki has smooth and beautiful coats but they do not shed much. You need to gave your Saluki a regular brushing to maintain their healthy coat. They have a gentle, dignified, and independent-minded temperament.

Origin: Fertile Crescent

Temperament: Gentle, Dignified, Independent-Minded

Height: 23-28 inches

Weight: 40-65 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-17 years

Portuguese Water Dog

9. Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog originated from Portugal and recognized by AKC as a Working Group. They were used as watchdogs, guarding property, water rescue. Their Affectionate, Adventurous, Athletic, and intelligent temperament makes them easy to train. Popular choices as pets among families with kids. They are also low maintenance and non-shedding dog breeds.

Origin: Portugal

Temperament: Affectionate, Adventurous, Athletic

Height: 20-23 inches

Weight: 42-60 pounds

Life Expectancy: 11-13 years


8. Basenji

Basenji do look alike Beagle but they are not the same. Basenji originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is categorized as Hound Group also used for hunting, moving livestock. They have an Independent, Smart temperament makes them easy to train. Basenji do not shed due to their coat is short and fine. 

Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Temperament: Independent, Smart, Poised

Height: 17 inches

Weight: 24 pounds

Life Expectancy: 13-14 years

Bichon Frise

7. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise originated from France and it named translate in French mean “Fluffy dog”. They were recognized by AKC as a non-sporting group. They do look fluffy but rarely shed and is a hypoallergenic dog breed. If you’re allergic to a dog’s hair, then Bichon Frise is the perfect choice for you. Every dog do require regular brushing to avoid matting so do Bichon Frise

Origin: France

Temperament: Playful, Curious, Peppy

Height: 9.5-11.5 inches

Weight: 12-18 pounds

Life Expectancy: 14-15 years


6. Bolognese

Yes, you hear me right! Bolognese dog breeds do exist and it not what we think of Bolognese spaghetti. Bolognese dog originated from Bologna and recognized by AKC as Foundation Stock Service group. Their playful, easy-going, devoted temperament wins the heart of many pet owners. They are also light shedding breed that only requires minimal maintenance.

Origin: Bologna

Temperament: Playful, Easy-Going, Devoted

Height: 10-12 inches

Weight: 5.5-9 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-14 years


5. Havanese

These long silky hair, cuddly size originated from Cuba. Havanese are intelligent, outgoing, and funny more importantly they rarely shed. Which make them perfect for the pet owner who suffers from hair allergies. Because they have long silky hair, they do require regular brushing to maintain their healthy coat.

Origin: Cuba

Temperament: Intelligent, Outgoing, Funny

Height: 8.5-11.5 inches

Weight: 7-13 pounds

Life Expectancy: 14-16 years


4. Maltese

The playful, fearless, charming Maltese originated from Mediterranean Basin. They were recognized as Toy group by AKC. Maltese have long silky coats that often gives the wrong idea to the pet owners that they shed heavily. But that not the case, Maltese shed very lightly. Same as those low maintenance dog breeds, they do require daily brushing or grooming to maintain their healthy coat.

Origin: Mediterranean Basin

Temperament: Gentle, Playful, Charming

Height: 7-9 inches

Weight: under 7 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

Lhasa Apso

3. Lhasa Apso

Lhasa apso look like an ancient dog which originated from Tibet. They were used as a watchdog and live on the mountain in the old time. Today this breed no longer used as a watchdog, but as a popular choice to raise as a family companion pet. Their confidence, smart, fearless temperament make them popular. Not to say, they do require a lot of grooming and brushing but they shed lightly.

Origin: Tibet

Temperament: Confident, Smart, Comical

Height: 10-11 inches

Weight: 12-18 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

Scottish Terrier

2. Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terriers are well known for their trademark blackish beards and eyebrows. They were originated from Scotland and recognized by AKC as Terrier Group. Terrier group were used as moving livestock, hunting in the old time. Therefore Scotties have confident, independent, spirited temperament. Scotties shed minimally but when coming to the autumn season they shed more because it will grow thicker hair to keep them warm and cozy.

Origin: Scotland

Temperament: Confident, Independent, Spirited

Height: 10 inches

Weight: 19-22 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12 years


1. Poodle

Have you ever thought of a poodle that originated from France? 

Then you are wrong about it. The poodle is from Germany. Due to their popularity in France make most the pet owner think of that. Poodles have an active, proud, smart temperament, and do you know that poodle fur will never stop growing. So you need to regularly groom their fur and they are a hypoallergenic dog breed that sheds very lightly.

Origin: Germany

Temperament: Active, Proud, Very Smart

Height: Over 15 inches (standard)

Weight: 60-70 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-18 years

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