One very important criterion when choosing a dog is shedding. You don’t want a dog that sheds a lot because you don’t want him to create a mess in your home. Or the reason could be some type of allergy.
The truth is that all dogs shed. You have to deal with dog hair loss unless you decide to adopt a hairless breed. Or you might prefer a dog breed with hair. The only difference is that some dogs shed more than others.
Maybe you were planning to take a small breed dog, even if you like big breeds, just because you are thinking about shedding and all the mess he can create in your house. You must know that there are several big dogs that don’t shed as much as other small breeds.
The hair growth of a dog occurs in a 3-phase cycle. Shedding may be due to hormonal changes. When a dog sheds, new hair is growing to replace the old ones. Some have shedding periods when they experience severe hair loss.
Some breeds experience worst kinds of shedding in winters. During this period, dogs need a lot of grooming. Often it is enough to groom your dog with a simple brush, but he may need special care sometimes. The idea is that if the shedding happens to be in winter, you will have to clean your dog’s clothes.
There aren’t any big dogs that don’t shed at all. However, there are dogs that experience slow hair growth, which can be clipped or trimmed.
Grooming is very important if you want to minimize the amount of dog hair in your house.
Dogs That Don’t Need Regular Grooming
If you are looking for dogs that don’t need daily grooming or brushing, this list may come in handy.
- Airedale Terrier has a very soft fur and you only have to strip his hair once a year, besides weekly brushing his coat.
- Standard Poodle has thick fur that might need professional grooming from time to time. You also need to brush and bathe them at home from time to time.
- Bouvier des Flandres has a long black fur that has to be trimmed several times a year to maintain it clean.
- Irish Water Spaniel has a curly hair that has to be brushed weekly and need to be trimmed three or four months.
- Black Russian Terrier must have his hair trimmed several times a year and brushed from time to time.
- Giant Schnauzer is quite easy to maintain but has to be trimmed monthly.
- Komondor breed doesn’t require any brushing but his trademark cords need to be trimmed.