Top 10 BIG Dogs That Don’t SHED Too Much Dogs 101
Looking for a dog that doesn’t shed, but
small dogs just aren’t your thing/ Well,
this list is for you.
There are some on this list up to a whopping
100 pounds, all with non-shedding coats.
Let’s get started.
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The giant Airedale Terrier has a special double-coat:
soft fur underneath but a coarse top coat
that requires regular brushing and annual
hand-stripping to keep it clean.
The Airedale Terrier is the largest of all
terrier breeds, often averaging at 45 to 65
lbs, and as tall as 2 feet.
He’s a friendly family pet but is quite
active and needs plenty of exercise, so he’s
not the best breed for an apartment.
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Bouvier Des Flandres
The Bouvier Des Flandres is big and powerful,
sometimes weighing up to 100 pounds, yet he
can haul that weight around no problem with
his strong legs.
Daily exercise is absolutely necessary to
keep this big guy content.
With all that dog comes a big thick coat,
and you can be sure it requires a lot of brushing
He’s known to have a “tough-guy” attitude,
but he is truly gentle and affectionate with
his loved ones, and is great with children,
but wary of strangers and other dogs.
The Giant Schnauzer was bred to herd and guard
but is also an intelligent companion.
He is a working dog, and as such, he needs
a job or daily activities to keep him content
or he can find destructive ways to pass the
Like all Schnauzers, he has a big heart and
wants to share that affection with his owner.
He is keen to please and is very receptive
The Giant Schnauzer requires assertive but
Therefore, he isn’t for the novice owner.
Irish Water Spaniel
Guess what the Irish Water Spaniel was bred
You guessed it – water.
More specifically, retrieving birds over bodies
So while swimming is his specialty, so is
pleasing his family, which makes him a wonderful
Those beautiful thick curls won’t maintain
themselves, so daily brushing is required,
and you should probably get to know your groomer
Instantly recognizable for it’s “dreads”,
the Komondor looks more like a giant mop with
This sheepdog looks a lot like a sheep and
doesn’t require any brushing—talk about
The Komondor’s coarse white coat is divided
into dreadlocks, so there’s nothing to brush,
and the cords require infrequent trimming.
The downside is that with white fur, the Komondor
need to be bathed often and will also take
a quite a while to dry.
This is the only hybrid breed on our list
and it’s mostly here because the Labradoodle
is one of the more well-established hybrid
breeds and has found work in a variety of
fields including as an assistance dog.
The Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador
Retriever and a Standard Poodle.
It should be noted that not all Labradoodles
And if non-shedding is truly what you’re
after, search for a highly recommended breeder
that has carefully bred the Labradoodle for
these desirable traits.
Portuguese Water Dog
Here we go, another dog with Water in his
But unlike the Irish Water Spaniel, the Portuguese
Water Dog wasn’t bred to hunt, but to fish.
He is athletic, intelligent, friendly, and
The Portie as he is called by aficionados
is a wonderful companion that loves people
and other dogs.
But more than anything he loves being in the
By adopting a Portie you sign an unwritten
contract that you’ll treat this dog to a lake,
river, or pool from time to time.
In return, he will show you an endless amount
of love and obedience.
He’s a great, friendly family pet, and can
do well in an apartment, but he’s got plenty
of energy, so you’re going to have to get
used to brisk daily walks.
One of the oldest dog breeds known to man,
the Saluki is believed to have existed over
6000 years ago.
He’s not the most affectionate of dogs on
this list, but he is friendly and makes a
good family pet.
He is calm and gentle and prefers a comfortable
lifestyle that includes warm blankets.
He has a good amount of energy and oh, did
we mention he can run up to 42mph.
Might want to get those running shoes on.
Black Russian Terrier
Now if you want a really big dog, you can
bring one of these Eurasian working dogs into
The Black Russian Terrier learns quickly,
can be protective of his family, and needs
a lot of attention and exercise.
That said, his coarse double coat doesn’t
require much maintenance aside from periodic
brushing and trimming a few times per year.
You may not have realized Poodles could come
in extra-large, but this curly retriever can
please in any size.
Elegant, athletic, hardy, and clever.
These are a few of the Standard Poodle’s
Like smaller Poodles, the Standard Poodle
has thick fur which may require professional
grooming to manage.
Then, regular brushing and bathing should
be enough home maintenance to keep a Poodle
looking his best.
Of course you could opt for one of the outlandish
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