When you think of an ideal pet, you think of teacup breeds that don’t shed. It is basically an owner’s dream for a family dog. Small dogs are cute, loving, and playful, and when you do not have to deal with their shed hairs, you get a dream scenario.
Hair shedding is normal thing in most canine breeds. No matter if the dog is small or big. It is just a natural process of new dog hairs replacing old hair that is old or damaged. The frequency and amount of shedding depends on the type of breed and status of their health.
With that in mind, many prospective dog owners do not want to deal with the shedding problem. They want a clean apartment, clean car, and no hairs on their clothes. And even more importantly, some people are allergic to dog hairs. Therefore, breeds that do not shed, are also hypoallergenic, meaning they are great for people with allergies. So, what are the teacup breeds that don’t shed? Here are 7 of the best.
When you look at this breed for the first time, it might look like a cute monkey. That is why some people also call it the “monkey-like terrier”. The dog has a lot of hair, making him fluffy, something that little children always want. His coat does little to no shedding of hair.
What makes this toy and teacup breed even more interesting for owners is his intelligence and bravery. He is also low-maintenance dog that produces no doggy odor. You just have to brush him with a comb and a slick brush two times per week.
The poster child of teacup breeds that don’t shed, or of any breed that do not shed. The Bichon Frise is among the most popular small dog breeds for apartment living. The best way to describe their coat is powder puff. The Bichon is a true non-shedding dog, and prospective owners will love their affectionate and playful nature.
While they do not shed, maintenance is still important. Their hair grows continuously, which requires brushing, frequent grooming, and a bath every now and then.
You can find the Brussels Griffon in both smooth or rough varieties of his coat. His coat needs regular grooming in order to keep its appearance. This breed is very loyal, especially to its owner.
The downside is because they are very loyal and connected to their owner, they require constant companionship. Someone of the family has to be frequently at home. The good news is that a daily walk and indoor playtime are more than enough for the dog to stay healthy.
Few dogs have a history of being pets to a royal family. That is something the Shih Tzu can claim. The dog was a favorite of the Tang Dynasty in China. They gave him the name that translates to “little lion dog”. Their appearance definitely looks like a noble dog, which is fitting considering the ancestry of the breed.
On first glance, the proud bearing and curling tails of the Shih Tzu gives an impression of an arrogant dog. But that is not true at all. Quite the opposite to be frank, the Shih Tzu is gentle and trusting in nature.
Poodles come in different sizes, and the toy poodle can fall into the category of teacup breeds that don’t shed. The toy is basically one of the most popular among the three sizes (standard and miniature). The poodle is very intelligent, in fact, it is one of the top 3 smartest dog breeds. Being responsive and obedient to orders, the poodle is an ideal family pet. And one more bonus: they are virtually odorless.
West highland white terrier
The Westie has become very popular in the past few years because of two of his characteristics. The first one is he doesn’t shed, and the second is he is very playful. Unlike most terriers, the Westie does not show many signs of aggression and dominance over other breeds. They are very loyal to their owners, and do well with other pets around the house.
We talked about how the Bichon Frise is a poster child for dogs that do not shed. Well, the Yorkshire can fall into that category as well. In the past few years, the Yorkshire has become one of the most popular hypoallergenic breeds. They were originally bred to hunt rodents, but they are now more of a devoted companion pet.