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.
In Australian slang, a cobber is a ‘mate’, and the name Cobberdog was chosen because it means ‘dog-friend’, referring to the breed’s primary purpose as a therapy and assistance dog.
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.
The Miniature Poodle is a small sized dog, which was bred as a smaller alternative to the Standard Poodle.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a popular small dog with a huge personality and loads of energy.
The Moodle, aka Maltipoo, is a toy breed dog that comes from mixing Maltese and Miniature Poodle genetics.
The Poodle is a small and lively domesticated dog, known for its thick, tightly curled coat and enthusiastic nature.
Poodle – Toy
The Toy Poodle is a small and lively domesticated dog, known for its thick, tightly curled coat and enthusiastic nature.
Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog (affectionately known as the Portie) is a medium-sized dog known for its thick, curly coat which is (in most cases) hypoallergenic.
The Puli is a breed of Hungarian herding and livestock guarding dog with a uniquely distinctive coat. Characterised by long, woolly, corded dreadlocks covering his compact but powerful body.
The Schnauzer is a medium-size dog of German heritage whose popularity led to the development of two more breeds – the Miniature Schnauzer and the Giant Schnauzer.
The Scottish Terrier is a small and sturdy breed of domesticated dog. High-spirited, fiercely independent, determined and very playful, the Scottish Terrier was developed from a number of the old highland terrier breeds several hundred years ago.
The Shih Tzu is a toy breed of domesticated dog that is of Chinese origin and related to a group of ancient breeds of canine.
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier (simply referred to as “Wheaten Terrier” or “Wheaten”) is a medium-sized breed with a distinctive silky coat.
The Welsh Terrier (a.k.a. Welshie) is a small-medium dog similar in appearance to the Airedale Terrier and some claim it is the oldest breed native to the UK in existence today.
West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier (known affectionately as the Westie) is a small dog breed originating in Scotland, bred to hunt small rodents.
The Whippet is a medium-sized domesticated dog of the sighthound type. Lean, long-limbed with a short coat and highly athletic, it is often mistaken for its cousin the Greyhound.
The Yorkshire Terrier (a.k.a. “Yorkie”) is a small, toy-sized dog known for its long, silky, straight coat and named after its place of origin in Yorkshire, northern England.