Every pet owner can attest to the positive benefits of owning a dog. In fact, studies have shown that the bond between people their pet can help lower stress, bring happiness, decrease feelings of loneliness, and increase physical activity. That said, the one downside to owning a dog is dealing with all the pet hair.
While dealing with pet hair is undoubtedly a trade-off for all the positive facets of owning a dog, the pet dander can wreak havoc on some people’s health, especially those who deal with allergies. Thankfully, there are plenty of suitable breeds to choose from that only shed a little or don’t shed at all! If you want all the benefits of owning a dog plus the benefit of not having to go to deal with pet hair then check out these 12 dog breeds that don’t shed!
Poodles have an elegant appearance and are known for their spunky haircuts. They come in three sizes, standard, miniature, and toy. Poodles have hair, not fur which means the hair doesn’t shed and keeps growing. This is what makes poodles hypoallergenic. That said, their coat does require regular clipping and grooming.
Did you know their funky haircuts actually serve a purpose? Poodles were originally bred to be water retrievers and less hair would make the poodle swim more efficiently. However, not enough hair could make them vulnerable to cold water. So poodle owners thought of a solution to place puffs of hair around their joints and upper torso to protect their vital organs and joints while on the hunt!