Non-Shedding Dog Breeds
The term ‘non-shedding dog’ is a bit of a misnomer as in reality all dogs shed to some degree. On the bright side, there are some breeds that shed only very little hair and may therefore be better suited to allergy sufferers and people who like it neat.
We have put together a list of the most popular low shedding dog breeds in Australia. Learn more about their history, characteristics, temperament, common breed diseases and conditions and lots of other interesting facts to guide you to choose the right dog for you!
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The Airedale Terrier is the largest of all terrier breeds. The breed is tall and sturdy with a muscular body and covered in a thick, course coat of fur.
The Australian Terrier (a.k.a. “Aussie”) is one of the smallest terrier breeds. It is sturdy, short-legged and has a long head with triangular, erect ears
and dark brown eyes.
The Bichon Frise (or simply “Bichon”) is a small, sturdy dog famous for its curly, fluffy white coat. They were popular in France as performing dogs and companion dogs.
Brussels Griffon (Griffon Bruxellois)
The Brussels Griffon, also known as Griffon Bruxellois in Europe, is a toy dog breed.
The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest Terrier breeds. This little terrier is originally from the Scottish Islands where it was originally used as a working dog.
The Dachshund is a small long dog with muscular short legs. There are three varieties of Dachshunds including shorthaired, wirehaired and longhaired and each of these varieties do shed.
The Irish Terrier is a medium-sized dog and one of the oldest breeds of terrier. This handsome bearded dog is active and adaptable, suitable for life both in the country and in the city.
The Italian Greyhound (also referred to as the IG) is a slim, fine boned dog. It looks quite similar to the Whippet but it is smaller in size and stature.
The Lhasa Apso is a small, non-sporting dog known for its long, silky, dense coat which (unless groomed otherwise) flows to the floor.
The Maltese a small lively dog with long white flowing hair. The silky coat of the Maltese can hang to the floor if it is allowed to grow. With dark eyes and a dark nose the Maltese is said to be the ultimate lap dog.
Maltese Shih Tzu
The Maltese Shih Tzu (which is often misspelt as Maltese Shitzu) is a crossbreed or hybrid breed of domesticated dog.
There are three varieties of Miniature Dachshunds including shorthaired, wirehaired and longhaired and each of these varieties do shed.