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Top 10 Light Shedding Dogs


Almost all of the less shedding dogs have a dense, full coat and are smaller in size – inadvertently, their size contributes to making them appropriate less-shedders!

Single-coated dogs are also part of the category as their coats can easily get shortened! If you do shave them, be cautious to not let them out in direct sunlight or without putting a dog-jacket on them during cooler nights!

Dogs that shed lightly are the perfect pets for people who have excessively busy schedules, as maintenance is minimal! Moreover, your vet can do the grooming for you! You can also read Top 10 Heavy Shedding Dogs.

1. Poodle


The Poodle has a different hair growth pattern, therefore, these dogs do not shed at all! Their hair grows past the shedding point and starts curling! This is why it is important to handle your Poodle with grooming and care! You must only shave or cut their hair when necessary. Brushing once in a while is a great idea!

2. Bichon Frise


The Bichon is a dog that doesn’t shed as they too have curly hair! Although they need their hair to be brushed, groomed and stylized time after time as these dogs’ hair grow so much and can become matted! Their small size is another contributor to less hair falling out!

*Remember: their white cloud coats need daily grooming and styling!

3. Toy Poodle


Poodles come in three sizes: the standard, miniature and toy poodles. Except for their size, they are all very similar! Indistinguishable in coat and smartness! Therefore, Toy Poodles do not shed either, as their hair continues to grow, which in turn requires high-maintenance grooming, brushing and styling – almost daily!

4. Chinese Crested


These dogs are hairless, except for their head, tail and feet. Their looks are very peculiar and there is no way you can forget them! However, because of their almost hairless body, they need protection from temperature changes. Whenever you feel cold, they need a sweater, too; or a sunscreen coat in order to avoid sunburn!

5. Yorkshire Terrier


Their beautiful coats require high-maintenance even if you would cut it short! As puppies, the Yorkshire Terriers are of black color, but as they mature, their coat color changes to blue-and- tan coats!

6. Maltese


The Maltese do not have an undercoat, therefore, they shed very rarely! But, be careful to not let their hair grow very long because it will start parting, and wherever parted, they get sunburned. Parting and lack of undercoat contribute to arising skin problems in Maltese dogs. It is a good idea to wash your dog’s beard after meals and clean their eyes daily!

7. Chihuahua


Chihuahuas come in two different coat types: long and short. The ones that have a short coat shed more than the ones with the long coats. The long-coated Chihuahuas require daily brushing to avoid tangling and to remove dead hair! But, being small-sized dogs, they generally do not shed as much!

8. Maltipoo


These small fluffy sweet dogs shed a little, but, nonetheless, daily brushing and monthly baths are a must in order to keep their coats clean and tangle-free. Clipping the coat from time to time is another good thing for Maltipoo’s coats!

9. Goldendoodle


The Goldendoodle is a low-shedding dog, in general! Their coats should be clipped and brushed regularly, so, grooming is a significant part of maintenance! But, since they do not shed so heavily, you will absolutely enjoy their company!

10. Labradoodle


The Labradoodle has a long, shaggy, curly coat that requires high maintenance! Grooming requirements depend on the length and the type of their coat. However, you may clip or trim them every six to eight weeks in order to make it easier to maintain!

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