If you like big dogs and you hate shedding and if you are thinking about adding a furry member to your family and thought to yourself what big dogs that don’t shed?
My Friend, you have come to the right place.
Before adding a cheerful furball to your family, there are certain things that you should take into consideration.
First and foremost is shedding
Shedding is one of the main hassles that dog parents have to put up with.
It’s not all fun and games they said and I didn’t believe them
Don’t make my mistake
Whether you got allergies towards dog hair or you just don’t like to see your favorite couch drowning in piles of dog hair. Hypoallergenic dog breeds are the best choice for you
That’s why many aspiring dog parents are searching for dogs that don’t shed as much or hypoallergenic dogs
Hypoallergenic dogs are the ones that are friendly to people with allergies
Here is a list of the most popular big dogs that don’t shed
Top 15 Big Hypoallergenic Dogs That Don’t Shed
#1 Afghan Hound
Exotic and beautiful, the Afghan hound is exactly the high maintenance diva you would expect them to be. They are incredibly intelligent and independent creatures, carrying an almost mysterious personality. But their indifference results in difficult training, and they will often just ignore commands.
#1 Portuguese Water Dog
It’s all in the name – these dogs were literally born for Water. Originally bred in Portugal and trained to herd fish, retrieve lost gear and fishing nets, and even swim from boat-to-boat to deliver messages. These are loyal companions with a mission, and they still have that sharp focus today.
#2 Standard Poodle
Elegant, athletic, hardy, and clever. These are a few of the Standard Poodle’s best qualities. And, you’ve probably already heard, they are incredibly smart. Training a Poodle is an absolute joy, they are receptive and keen to please their owners, which is why they excel at agility and obedience courses.
# 3 Giant Schnauzer
As you may have guessed, this is similar to a Miniature or Standard Schnauzer, but just 60 to 80 pounds heavier. And with all that energy and playfulness, you’ve got your work cut out for you.
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#4 Irish Water Spaniel
The Irish Water Spaniel was bred to specialize in (you guessed it) water. More specifically, hunting and retrieving birds over bodies of water. While swimming is its specialty, so is pleasing its owners – which makes them wonderful companions.
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#5 Kerry Blue Terrier
The Kerry Blue Terrier is the ultimate working dog. He hails from County Kerry, Ireland, where he was bred to hunt small game and birds, kill rodents, and herd sheep and cattle. With fierce devotion to his family or pack, he became a cherished pet as well as he is intelligent and brave. Not a particularly well-known dog breed but the Kerry Blue enjoys a dedicated following of admirers, thanks to his working abilities and loyal companionship.
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#6 Airdale Terrier
Similar to its Terrier relatives, the Airdale was bred for working and hunting, but built to be more agile and better at swimming. The biggest of all terrier breeds, often averaging at 45 to 65 pounds and as tall as 2 feet.
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#7 Bouvier Des Flandres
The Bouvier is Powerful, fearless, and a true athlete among dogs. They were originally bred for herding and working on farms. They are big and powerful, sometimes weighing up to 100 pounds, yet they can haul that weight around no problem with their fast legs. Daily exercise is absolutely necessary to keep this big guy content.
Instantly recognizable for it’s “dreads”, the Komondor looks more like a giant mop with a tongue. The exotic looking coat develops into ‘cords’ as they mature and needs a lot of work to maintain. You’ll be grooming, bathing, and brushing this coat out very often because, just like a mop, it collects dirt very quickly.
This breed comes with a big red asterisk, so let’s get that out of the way, and some shed more than others. It hinges on genetics and pedigree. Poodles have minimal shedding, but Labradors shed quite a bit. So, by mixing the two, you’ll get varying results.
One of the oldest breeds known to man, the Saluki is believed to have existed over 6,000 years ago. These dogs are depicted in ancient scriptures, pottery, and even Egyptian tombs. Their beautiful and exotic looking features attest to their ancient history.
#11 German Wire Haired Pointer
Intelligent, lively and active. The German wire haired pointer is a dog from within the griffon grouping, bred as a hunting dog and initially used to work with hunters.
Their coats are hardy and resistant to the very worst weather. The coats are double layered, with the undercoat growing dense and thick during winter to offer protection against the cold, but thinning to be very fine during the summer months. The top layer of the coat is wiry and harsh and should lay flat against the undercoat.
# 12 Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois vary a good bit in size, and some individuals will remain in the 40- to 50-pound range, while others may exceed 80 pounds. intense, brave with assertive demeanor, they certainly give the impression of being a big dog.
Malinois is a low shedding breed, they are a great choice for allergy sufferers. However, Belgian Malinois are absolutely inappropriate for novices, as they require a firm, confident leader, who will train and socialize them properly.
A Hybrid breed between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle is a match made in heaven. This is a dog that is exactly everything you expect it to be. They’re cute, affectionate, and playful – similar to the Golden Retriever.
In fact, it has one of the best qualities of big dog breeds: They are just big babies. Owners of the Goldendoodle often tell how their large dogs are just puppies in the heart.
Goldendoodles have coats with similar Characteristics of the Poodles and do not shed much. This makes them perfect for people with allergies. They are social animals that are very versatile as working dogs, and they have been gaining more in popularity lately.
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