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Dog Breeds To Get If You Don’t Like Too Much Hair

We all like different types of dogs. Some people love fluffy dogs with lots of hair, and others can’t stand them. Sometimes it may be due to allergies, but some people just don’t like having excessively hairy dogs around. Dogs with longer coats are also higher maintenance as their coats often need a lot of care.

We have created so many different breeds with different characteristics that there are now dogs with a wide range of coats. There are some dog breeds that are very well suited to owners who don’t want to have a dog that has a lot of hair. Here are some dog breeds that might suit you if you want a dog that doesn’t have much hair.

Hairless breeds

If you don’t want a dog with a lot of hair then the best type of dog for you is probably a hairless one. Some people aren’t keen on these dog breeds, but they have a loyal following. Hairless breeds have little to no hair at all on their bodies.

Despite the fact that they don’t have hair they still need quite a bit of care. You have to be very careful with their skin, keep it moisturised and protected from the sun as hairless breeds are very sensitive. Probably the most well-known hairless breed is the Chinese Crested Powder Puff. Other hairless breeds include the Mexican Hairless and Peruvian Hairless dogs.


Smooth coated breeds

Although smooth coated breeds do still shed, their hair is very short and their coat is very easy to maintain. Examples of dogs with smooth coats include Weimaraners, Pointers, Dalmatians, Staffies, Jack Russells, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Vizslas. to see a list of dogs with short hair.


Non shedding breeds

If the reason you don’t want a hairy dog is because you want to avoid having hair everywhere in your home then consider getting a non shedding breed. This will still enable you to have a fluffy dog with a soft coat that doesn’t shed.

Examples of non shedding breeds include the Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, Poodle, Tibetan Terrier, Yorkie and Bedlington Terrier. to see a full list on the Kennel Club website.


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