Is There Really Such a Thing as a No Shed Dog?

Well, not technically…. there really is no such thing as no shed dog since all dogs will shed even if it’s only a little bit. There are, however, dogs that shed very minimally such as the Coton de Tulear.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that non shedding dogs are necessarily easier to care for since they often have longer coats that will need regular clipping and grooming. Cotton Dogs shed very little, but their coats are far from maintenance-free.

Having said all that, if you’re worried about your furniture and the cleanup, so called no shed dogs are a pretty safe bet since they are very light shedders. In fact, I’m sure that my hair sheds way more than my dog’s hair.

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It's a myth that shorter haired animals cause fewer allergic reactions than longer haired pets. It's the animal dander (small flakes of dead skin); not the hair itself, that causes the allergic reactions.

In fact, dog dander and dog saliva are much more likely to cause allergy symptoms. But there are some dogs that produce less dander than others. Dog hair does play a role though, as the more hair a dog sheds, the more dander he sheds too.

Since there is no truly 100% allergy free hypoallergenic dog, do some research and spend time with the dog before making any decisions that you will have to live with for 15 or so years.

Learn more about hypoallergenic dogs here and learn which breeds are best for allergy sufferers.

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