20 Low-Shedding Dog Breeds: Our Picks for a Fur-Free House

Do you want to liven up your home with a new dog but dread the thought of a fur-covered house? Consistently vacuuming and using lint rollers can become tiresome, especially for busy pet owners.

Here, we have collated a list of 20 dog breeds that shed the least to help you narrow down your search for a low-shedding dog that will help your house remain fur-free.   

Keep in mind that these breeds will require additional grooming at home to help maintain a healthy coat because these dogs tend to shed less. Low-shedding dog breeds can mat easily without regular maintenance, which can lead to a wealth of health problems for your dog. 

For tips on at-home grooming and managing mats, check out these articles: 

Bearded Collie

Size: Medium

Energy level: Medium to high

Coat: Long, shaggy

Temperament: Playful, intelligent, devoted companion, herding dog, requires patient training, not suited for families with young children, good with other dogs. 

Bichon Frise

Size: Small

Energy level: Medium

Coat: Medium, curly, hypoallergenic

Temperament: Gentle, playful, affectionate, happy, good for families, easy to train, do not like to spend long hours alone. 

Bouvier des Flandres

Size: Large

Energy level: High

Coat: Medium, shaggy

Temperament: Calm, gentle, obedient, affectionate, herding dog, love being with their human “pack”, great family dogs.

Brussels Griffon

Size: Toy

Energy level: Medium

Coat: Short, rough-coated  (smooth-coated Griffons shed seasonally for 1-2 weeks)

Temperament: Lively, devoted (do not like to be alone too long), intelligent, can live in an apartment comfortably.

Cane Corso

Size: Large

Energy level: Medium, needs lots of exercise.

Coat: Short, double-layered

Temperament: Affectionate, intelligent, loyal, protective (a good watchdog), needs early socialization, bonds with children.

Curly-Coated Retriever

Size: Large

Energy level: High, not suited for apartment life

Coat: Short, curly, dense

Temperament: Gentle, loving, protective, athletic, good family dog, takes longer to mature, likes to chew, needs good training and stimulation.


Size: Small

Energy level: Medium

Coat: Short/long

Temperament: Lively, comical, loyal, brave, stubborn, independent, good with other pets, can be challenging to train. 

Schnauzer - small, standard, and giant

Size: Small, medium, and large

Energy level: High, Giant variety do not do well in small spaces

Coat: Short, wiry, dense, little to no shedding.

Temperament: Loyal, intelligent, working dog, protective, love to play, can be difficult to train, great family dogs.


Size: Large

Energy level: Medium, either running full-speed or chilling as a couch potato!

Coat: Short, thin

Temperament: Loving, loyal, mild-natured, friendly, sensitive to loneliness, adaptable to apartment life, great with family and other dogs.


Size: Large

Energy level: High

Coat: Short, silky, very little shedding.

Temperament: Energetic, loyal to those they know, obedient, intelligent, not suitable for novice dog trainers, independent and one of the fastest breeds in the world.  

Labradoodle (cross-breed)

Size: Medium, large

Energy level: high, not suited for apartment living 

Coat: Straight, wavy, curly, little to no shedding.

Temperament: Intelligent, social, affectionate, devoted, playful, good with families & first time dog owners.


Lagotto Romagnolo (Italian Water Dog)

Size: Medium

Energy level: High

Coat: Short, wooly, little to no shedding.

Temperament: Affectionate, easygoing, loyal, great family dogs, easily trained, keen sense of smell (bred initially for truffle hunting!).


Size: Toy

Energy level: High

Coat: Long, flat, silky, hypoallergenic

Temperament: Affectionate, gentle, playful, fearless, loves performing tricks, companion dog.

Maltipoo (cross-breed)

Size: Small, medium

Energy level: Medium

Coat: Medium to long, wavy, curly, hypoallergenic

Temperament: Affectionate, adaptable, loyal, cuddly, playful, gentle, intelligent, great for families & first time dog owners, easy to train, can have separation anxiety. 


Size: Toy, small, medium

Energy level: Medium

Coat: Medium, curly, hypoallergenic

Temperament: Smart, affectionate, versatile, playful, like to keep busy, good companions.

Portuguese & Spanish Water Dogs

Size: Medium

Energy level: Medium, but requires daily exercise

Coat: Thick, waterproof, curly, very little to no shedding.

Temperament: Lively, affectionate, obedient, intelligent, loves to swim (Portuguese variety has webbed feet!), great family dogs, likes to be around their people.


Size: Medium

Energy level: Medium

Coat: Long, wooly, corded (requires extensive grooming)

Temperament: Playful, protective, affectionate, protective, great family dog. 

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Size: Medium

Energy level: Medium

Coat: Medium, silky, matts easily, little to no shedding

Temperament: Friendly, devoted, happy, intelligent, exuberant, easy-going for a terrier, great family dog, adaptable to apartment life.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 

Size: Large

Energy level: High, needs vigorous daily exercise

Coat: Short, wiry 

Temperament: Intelligent, easy to train, social, affectionate, great dog for families.

Yorkshire Terrier

Size: Toy

Energy level: High

Coat: Long, floor-length, little to no shedding

Temperament: Big personality, intelligent, loyal, protective, stubborn at times, great companion dogs.