12 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds With Zero Or Minimal Shedding!

In this article, we will be taking a look at a number of different dog breeds that have either zero or minimal shedding all year round. These are perfect for anyone with allergies to dogs offering you canine companionship without the issues of your allergies.

We have quite a range of breeds on this list with some being very common and easy to source reputable breeders while others are quite rare depending on your location. We also have dogs of all sizes in the list to try and make sure that there is something for everyone.

WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER

West Highland White Terrier
First up, we have the West Highland Terrier commonly known as a Westie. Not only are they a high-energy small dog that doesn’t shed much but they are a common dog breed with multiple reputable breeders to source your pup from. Common characteristics of Westies include:-

  • Hardy
  • Alert
  • Independent
  • Friendly
  • Active
  • Brave
  • Courageous

SHIH TZU

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Next up, we have the Shih Tzu. Although the Shih Tzu does shed slightly, they actually have hair similar to a human rather than fur like the vast majority of dogs. This can help reduce the reactions of any allergies almost entirely making it the ideal per if you usually have allergies to dogs.

Common characteristics of Shih Tzus include:-

  • Outgoing
  • Clever
  • Loyal
  • Lively
  • Affectionate
  • Gentle
  • Playful
  • Alert
  • Spunky
  • Happy

POODLE

Next up on our list, we have the Poodle, all variants of Poodle qualify due to their minimal shedding. They are another very popular dog breed with reputable breeders all over the world making it easy to source yourself a Poodle puppy if you choose.

The below are common characteristics of Poodles:-

  • Alert
  • Faithful
  • Intelligent
  • Active
  • Trainable

LABRADOODLE

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Next up, we have the Labradoodle a popular crossbreed dog consisting of parentage from the Poodle covered above and the Labrador. The breed has inherited the minimal shedding characteristic from the Poodle line making them the ideal dog breed for anyone with dog hair allergies.

The below is a list of characteristics common with Poodles:-

  • Active
  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Playful
  • Kind

YORKSHIRE TERRIER

Next up, we have the Yorkshire Terrier a small high energy breed commonly known as the Yorkie. Similar to the Shih Tzu we covered earlier, the Yorkie has hair rather than fur. Dog hair usually doesn’t trigger allergies in the same way that dog fur does meaning it is an ideal dog for those who have allergies to dogs.

Here is a list of common characteristics for Yorkshire Terriers:-

  • Bold
  • Independent
  • Intelligent
  • Confident
  • Courageous

SCOTTISH TERRIER

Next up on our list, we have the Scottish Terrier more commonly known as the Scottie. A Scottish Terrier doesn’t shed as much as other dog breeds making it ideal for people who have dog allergies. Their lack of shedding can also make them ideal for anyone who is wanting a pet dog but to also keep a clean and tidy house.

The below are a number of characteristics commonly found in Scottish Terriers:-

  • Feisty
  • Independent
  • Playful
  • Alert
  • Quick
  • Self-assured

BICHON FRISE

Next up, we have the Bichon Frise another common dog breed for anyone wanting to keep their house free from dog hair or for those who have allergies. The below are some common characteristics with the Bichon Frise breed:-

  • Cheerful
  • Gentle
  • Playful
  • Sensitive

TIBETAN TERRIER

Cute Tibetan Terrier
Next, we have the Tibetan Terrier another breed that is popular due to is minimal shedding. In fact, it releases individual hairs at a similar rate to a human rather than going through shedding cycles like many dog breeds.

The below is a list of common Tibetan Terrier characteristics:-

  • Energetic
  • Amiable
  • Reserved
  • Gentle
  • Sensitive

MALTESE TERRIER

Next up, we have the Maltese dog. Many people class the Maltese dog as a hypoallergenic breed due to it shedding so little. Again, this makes it a popular breed for anyone wanting to keep their home hair free or who has problems with dog hair.

The below is a list of common characteristics that are found in the Maltese dog:-

  • Playful
  • Fearless
  • Docile
  • Lively
  • Active
  • Gentle
  • Intelligent

IRISH WATER SPANIEL

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The next dog breed on our list is the Irish Water Spaniel. They are another hypoallergenic dog breed that sheds little to no hair but in exchange, they must be groomed three times per week to keep their coat healthy.

The below is a list of common characteristics for the Irish Water Spaniel:-

  • Alert
  • Clownish
  • Quick
  • Active
  • Intelligent

SCHNAUZER

Schnauzer

Next up, we have the Schnauzer, all variations of the breed are included. Their lack of shedding is a common train in all variations of the breed making it ideal for anyone with allergies or who needs to keep their home clean.

The below is a list of common characteristics in the Schnauzer breed:-

  • Alert
  • Fearless
  • Obedient
  • Friendly
  • Intelligent

BORDER TERRIER

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Next up is the border terrier, another popular breed that does shed but its shedding is minimal if you groom it correctly. The below are a number of characteristics that are commonly found in border terriers:-

  • Fearless
  • Affectionate
  • Alert
  • Obedient
  • Intelligent
  • Even Tempered

The video below goes into more detail of the border terrier.