12 Big Dog Breeds that Don’t Shed

12 Big Dog Breeds that Don't Shed

If you’ve always wanted a large dog but are concerned about allergies and skin problems it may bring you or your loved ones, choosing low-shedding big dog breeds can help. The 12 large dog breeds mentioned below are known to have low dander levels in the hair and are dogs that don’t shed much.

These large non-shedding dogs indeed shed less and are considered hypoallergenic but some people may still be allergic to certain breeds. It is not the shed hair that causes allergies; saliva and dander on the shed hair is the real trigger.

Here is the list of 12 large dogs that don’t shed.

Afghan hound

This ancient breed can be independent and free-spirited but they are also handsome and loyal. In terms of body structure and size, they are similar to greyhounds. They have a lot of energy and need to exercise daily. Their coats are long and silky. While they do not shed, they should be bathed and brushed at least twice a week to keep their coats fresh and glossy.


Salukis have a short coat and require very little care. They don’t shed much.  Their greyhound-like bodies with feathery ears, legs, and tails are well-known. They require extensive training and activity. Independent, gentle, and friendly are words used by owners to describe their Salukis.

Wirehaired pointing Griffon

Even after the most thorough grooming sessions, this breed’s coat is thick and tight, giving them an unkempt appearance. They shed very little, if at all, and their medium-length coat only needs grooming once in a week or so. They are extremely athletic and excel as swimmers and runners. Wirehaired pointing Griffon is a high-energy breed that demands year-round exercise.

Airedale terrier

The Airedales, coming from Aire Valley, England, are a versatile breed that was used as rat killers and duck hunters. They are black and tan in color and have dense and harsh hair with soft undercoats that may look almost curly. The hair doesn’t shed but should be properly clipped three times a year for optimal looks and health benefits. Brush them once per week using a soft slicker brush to help keep tangles at bay.


The Vizsla, a breed from Hungary, is a beautiful dog with a silky coat of short hair that sheds little. Vizsla is the ideal dog breed for kids because it craves affection and attention and wants nothing more than to be with the family.

Giant Schnauzer 

The giant schnauzer is the biggest of three similar breeds that hail from Germany. These dogs were used as both farm and guard animals in their home country, but they can still easily blend into modern society today thanks to their affability and versatility! Expert grooming sessions are required regularly depending on how often you want your pup’s fur looking sleek rather than shaggy. Otherwise, all they need is a weekly brush.


This large dog, which is a hybrid between a poodle and a golden retriever, has inherited the poodle’s shedding tendency.  It needs to be brushed regularly to keep dirt and debris from it. A nice, intelligent dog that enjoys going for daily walks and playing with other dogs.


The Komondor is a big, white cattle guard dog from Hungary. Its lengthy, corded coat is its hallmark. The coat’s cords grow organically over time, taking around two years to reach their full length. The cords do not require much handling, and the Komondor is one of the few dog breeds that doesn’t shed.

Peruvian Inca Orchid (Large and Hairless)

Peruvian orchids come in two varieties: hairless and haired. For allergy sufferers, the hairless variety is advised. The breed is available in three sizes; small, medium, and big. When it comes to grooming, they belong to the breed of dogs that require less attention. These canines are powerful and require a lot of exercises.

Black Russian Terrier

This dog breed is available exclusively in black. The Blackie, as they are popularly known, is a working dog that makes an excellent guard dog for families or businesses. You will find the Black Russian Terrier to be a low-shedding dog that is quite easy to care for if you brush it once a week.


Bouvier was bred as a farm dog to aid in herding cattle. It is outstanding as a guard dog, works hard on the farm, and with proper training, may be used as both service and assistance dogs. Bouvier is not only a fantastic family companion, but it is also a dog that doesn’t shed.

Poodle standard

One of the most popular white dog breeds, poodles come with beautiful hairstyles and ribbons. Poodles are one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world, making them extremely easy to train. However, you need to be aware that simple basic training exercises will not be enough to hold its attention. The more challenges you offer the poodles, the happier they are. They also have a low-shedding coat that makes them easy to maintain.


These dogs may be touted as large dog breeds that don’t shed. But there is no such thing as a non-shedding dog. You read that right. Even those that appear to shed no hairs, do shed a little.

This means you’re not fully free of responsibility, though. Even low-shedding dog breeds require regular grooming. Brushing, bathing, and frequent haircuts are all necessary for your dog’s hair, just as they are for human hair.

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