30 Non-Shedding Dog Breeds for Allergic People 

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If you’ve been yearning for a furry companion but sneezes and sniffles keep getting in the way, worry not! I’ve crafted the ultimate guide to non-shedding dog breeds – tailor-made for you or your allergy-prone loved ones. Let’s embark on a journey into the paw-some world of hypoallergenic pups, shall we? 

Toy Poodle 

Meet the original low-shedding charmer! Not only is the Toy Poodle highly intelligent, but it’s also a beacon of loyalty. Picture a loving, playful buddy that won’t trigger your allergies – a win-win! 


Hailing from Germany, this Terrier cutie was initially a rat hunter. Today, the Affenpinscher has seamlessly transformed into a playful apartment companion, blending brilliance with a loving demeanor. 

Miniature Schnauzer 

Boasting a big heart and seemingly boundless energy, the Miniature Schnauzer thrives on being the center of attention. Highly intelligent, this pup aims to please but requires mental and physical stimulation to stave off boredom. 


Picture a dog with 6,000 years of history, unmatched speed, and a calm, gentle nature. Saluki dogs are not only elegant but also shed minimally, making them the perfect addition to your home. 

Irish Terrier 

Fearless guard dogs with a heart full of love, Irish Terriers go beyond mere protection. They’re exceptional athletes, excelling in competitions and doubling as spirited sports buddies. 


Prepare for an overload of cuteness! The Maltese defines affection, craving your company more than anything else. Beyond being a cuddle buddy, this intelligent breed loves engaging in games and tricks.

Kerry Blue Terrier 

A working dog with flair! The Kerry Blue Terrier is not just a great guard, but a knowledgeable and friendly companion. Their distinctive look adds a touch of elegance to the mix. 

Shih Tzu 

Crafted to be your eternal best friend, the Shih Tzu is not just gorgeous but also intelligent and funny. These non-shedding darlings rank among the world’s most popular breeds. 

Standard Poodle 

Athletic and intelligent, the Standard Poodle is your go-to play partner. They love running, playing, and learning tricks – all without leaving a trail of hair behind. 

Scottish Terrier 

On the opposite spectrum of Poodles, Scottish Terriers may not be the best athletes, but their wicked intelligence and loyalty make up for it. They do what they want but always with the aim of keeping you happy. 

Australian Silky Terrier 

As the name suggests, these adorable pups boast a silky coat and happen to shed very minimally. Expect a loving and cuddly companion that thrives on activity – boredom is a big no-no for the Silky Terrier. 

Irish Water Spaniel 

Meet the water-loving charmer! The Irish Water Spaniel not only has a penchant for water but also for pleasing its human companions. Highly intelligent and humorous, these dogs will keep you on your toes – and on the move! 

Cairn Terrier 

Yes, Toto from The Wizard of Oz is in the non-shedding squad! Beyond their magical shedding powers, Cairn Terriers are intelligent and fiercely loyal. Where you go, they go – your loyal sidekick. 

West Highland White Terrier 

Another white bundle of joy, the Westie, might add a touch of mischief to your life. Highly playful and intelligent, these non-shedding cuties repay your attention with heaps of love and fun times. 

Brussels Griffon 

Prepare for loyalty at its finest! The Brussels Griffon might not be a fan of strangers or kids, but towards you, it’s all love and attention. Expect a moody yet devoted companion. 

Wheaten Terrier 

Fun-loving alert! The Wheaten Terrier is your playmate both indoors and outdoors. Showering you with attention, these non-shedding sweethearts also love a good cuddle on your feet. 

Chinese Crested 

Unconventional, unique, and non-shedding – meet the Chinese Crested. Despite their almost naked appearance, these dogs are packed with love for their family while being wary of strangers and kids. 

Lakeland Terrier 

A scent hound with boundless energy! The Lakeland Terrier excels as a watchdog, blending intelligence with an undying love for its family. Get ready for bursts of playtime energy! 


Independent and short-haired, the Basenji hails from the Congo. While they may have a stubborn streak in training, these non-shedding companions adore attention and daily playtime. 

Yorkshire Terrier 

Small in size, colossal in personality! Yorkies are attention magnets, deeply focused on their owners. While they might be a bit wary of strangers, their love for you knows no bounds. 

Coton De Tulear 

The Velcro dog extraordinaire! Calmer and cuddlier than the Maltese, the Coton De Tulear thrives on lap time. Daily walks and playtime are essential, but in between, they’ll happily lounge on your lap. 

Giant Schnauzer

Big in size, bigger in heart! The Giant Schnauzer, akin to its miniature counterpart, craves mental stimulation. Loving and loyal, these giants are ready to fill your life with joy. 

Border Terrier 

A former fox hunting dog turned family friend! The Border Terrier’s hunting instincts are coupled with sociability, intelligence, and undying loyalty. A non-shedding gem that makes an excellent addition to your family. 

Portuguese Water Dog 

A retriever with a love for water and its owner! Bred to please, these Water Dogs are intelligent, loving, and perfect playmates – especially after a water-filled adventure. 


Unnaturally loving? That’s the Havanese for you! Small in size but massive in heart, they compose sad songs when you’re away but soak up your attention when you’re near. 

Airedale Terrier 

Agility meets swimming prowess! The Airedale Terrier, the largest of its kind, is a bundle of energy, intelligence, and loyalty. Be prepared for an active and loving companion. 

Bedlington Terrier 

Don’t be fooled by its lamb-like coat – the Bedlington Terrier is a hunting dog at heart. Guard dog qualities mixed with endless playful energy, these non-shedding wonders are true gems. 


A hypoallergenic surprise! While some Labradoodles shed, the non-shedding ones are your treasures. Loving, playful, and loyal, they make for amazing pets once you know their non-shedding lineage.

Standard Schnauzer 

Unlimited energy and a giant heart! The Standard Schnauzer is gentle, affectionate, and a beacon of joy – unless neglected and left bored enough to redecorate your furniture! 

Bichon Frise 

A bundle of cheerful joy with minimal shedding! Affectionate and gentle, the Bichon Frise is sure to bring smiles and happiness into your life. 

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