Whether you have a youngster with asthma or you simply can’t bear to spend your days vacuuming hairs up off the couch, you might be looking for a family dog that won’t shed.


And with very few breeds to choose from, you might struggle to settle on one that fits your family. So to help you out, we have compiled a list of dogs that might suit.


Bichon Frise


These adorable little dogs are both playful and active and won’t leave a pile of hairs on the floor. However, they do require plenty of trips to the groomers to keep their coat clean and knot-free.




These beautiful breeds make fantastic pets and coming in standard, miniature and toy size, you are sure to find one that suits your lifestyle. They do need a lot of grooming, but you can always learn to do it yourself if you don’t want to shell out a fortune every few months.


Yorkshire terrier


This beautiful breed is not completely non-shed and you will need to brush them frequently, but their small size makes them ideal for families.




These dogs are very good around children and while their coat will need to be shaved off at least once or twice a year, they tend not to shed.


Shih Tzu


This breed is affectionate and obedient and while its coat does require a lot of maintenance you can have it clipped short to prevent the hassle of daily brushing.