For all those who love having dogs as pets but hate cleaning houses, or have allergies, here are some of  the dog breeds that shed little hair.

Although in reality, all dogs shed hair, not all do it to the same extent. The so-called hairless breeds, for example, have very short fur and almost nonexistent to the naked eye. So they can leave hairs, but these will not be a problem when cleaning. After all, even humans shed hair.

Why do dogs shed hair?

That one little loose dog hair does not mean no care and cleaning is required, you need to brush dogs daily for them to have healthy hair and have no knots.

The shedding of hair in dogs is inevitable, but there are certain things we can do to reduce its loss. On many occasions this is natural and, on others, it is a consequence of poor diet and stress.

It is also necessary that the dog is in the best health conditions and that we take care of its coat appropriately and according to its breed.

Facts to keep in mind about short-haired breeds

There are no small dogs that don’t shed hair unless it is bald such as the Xoloitzcuintli or the Chinese crested, which also have some other hair and only eventually shed it.

It is often believed that choosing a short-haired dog will lead to less hair at home, and this is not the case. Some heavy-coated breeds shed less hair than some short-haired dogs if they are well-groomed and groomed.

The vast majority of hairless or bald dogs come from Latin America. These are sought after, more than for not shedding hair, for the fact that they do not suffer from infestations caused by fleas or ticks.

On the other hand, keep in mind that a dog that sheds little hair will not necessarily cease to be a factor that triggers the allergy of people who suffer from it, since this condition is rarely directly related to the coat, but is caused by your dandruff or saliva. In the same way, we recommend that before adopting a dog as a pet, you consult your trusted doctor about the possibilities that it generates health conditions such as allergies or asthma.

Dog breeds that shed little hair

Below you will find a small list of dogs that shed little hair and the specifications of their breed so that you have a better idea when choosing a dog as a pet.


Their hair is fine, short and shiny, it very rarely falls out, except for health problems or if it is not properly maintained. It is usually black with reddish spots.


Although it has a long coat, it grows in the form of a "rasta", which begins to form after two years of age, so that the specimens of this breed hardly leave traces of hair around the house. Their hair is probably the most original of all dog breeds.

Shih Tzu

This breed hardly sheds its coat, so its specimens are ideal to have at home, even so, it is recommended to brush a Shih Tzu almost every day or at least two or three times a week.


In its different sizes, this breed of dog has a very beautiful, wavy and hard coat, which makes grooming and brushing very easy. Their hair is rare and they shed their fur very infrequently. When they have a sudden hair loss it is a signal to be alarmed, because it can be a symptom of poor health.

Yorkshire terrier

It is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, as they can weigh only 3 to 5 kilos. Besides being very cute due to their size and fur, they are very intelligent, elegant and active, which makes them a very peculiar breed.


This breed of dog is found in two varieties: with or without hair. Without a doubt, if you are looking for a breed of dog that does not shed, this is your best alternative, since they are bald and exist in various sizes.

Lhasa apso

This small dog with a long and very beautiful coat can be a breed that loses little hair, as long as you brush it frequently to avoid knots and hair loss.


If you are looking for a large, playful, friendly and shedding pet, the greyhound is one of the best dog breeds you can choose.

Dachshund or "sausage dog"

This dog with a long and short body is one of the best options if you prefer dogs that lose few hairs since their short and thick coat does not tend to shed much.

Boston terrier

In addition to being a small, cheerful and fun dog, he is a short-haired dog, which makes his care easy. It is also a dog that does not usually give off a bad smell.

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