Dogs that have hair instead of fur include bearded collies, Yorkshire terriers, shih tzus, Maltese, Tibetan terriers, Chinese crested dogs, Havanese, lowchen, cotton de Tulear, Lhasa apsos, Irish water spaniel, Hungarian puli, Portuguese water dog, Bergamasco, poodles, Brussels griffon and wirehaired fox terriers. However, these dogs have different types of hair.Know More
Dogs with straight hair have medium to long hair. Their genes largely determine their hair length, and the coats usually have a smooth, flowing quality. Maltese and shih tzus are dogs with straight hair coats.
Curly haired dogs shed less than other breeds. Dogs in this category include Irish water spaniels, Portuguese water dogs and poodles. The hair that sheds gets trapped in the curls, reducing the amount of hair that gets on floors and furniture.
Dogs that have wiry hair are schnauzers and Kerry blue terriers. Dogs have wavy hair in the same manner as dogs with curly hair. Wiry hair dogs also catch shedding hair within their coats.
There are also partially coated dogs that include the Chinese crested dog and the lowchen. Breeds in this category have hair spots that grow on certain areas of the body. Many dog owners consider them low-maintenance breeds.
Dogs with more hair include the corded hair breeds, which are dogs that possess hair managed into tight dreadlocks. The Hungarian puli and Bergamasco are two breeds that have corded hair.Learn more in Dogs
Some dogs that do not shed include the Irish water spaniel, the Bouvier des Flandres, the poodle, the Hungarian puli and the Komondor. Giant schnauzers, Portuguese water dogs and black Russian terriers are the dogs within the working group which do not shed. Dogs which do not shed include species in the American Kennel Club's sporting dog, herding dog, non-sporting dog, working dog, toy, terrier and miscellaneous groups of dogs.Full Answer >
Some examples of non-shedding dog breeds include the Portuguese water dog, Irish water spaniel, miniature Schnauzer and soft-coated Wheaten terrier. Non-shedding dogs, aside from not shedding hair, don't produce as much dander, which is the most common cause of allergic reactions.Full Answer >
No dog is completely hypoallergenic, but breeds that are less-troublesome for allergy sufferers include the Bichon Frise, Maltese, Chinese Crested, Poodle and certain terriers. These breeds shed little and have either short coats or hair instead of fur.Full Answer >
Although all dogs shed, many breeds such as the Dachshund, Havanese, Maltese, miniature poodle, Shih tzu produce very little loose fur and dander. Larger breeds include the soft-coated Wheaten terrier, the standard poodle, Airedale terrier and schnauzer. Some breeds are hairless and do not shed fur.Full Answer >