Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He has been working with dogs for more than 40 years.
Since Shih Tzus do not shed much, they have long hair and look good when brushed daily.
You can buy one of those new super-performing vacuums. You can add omega fatty acid supplements to your dog's diet. You can even change all of your clothes so that you always dress like your dog.
It doesn't matter what you do. Dogs shed.
Some dogs shed a lot, and some hardly shed at all. If you are looking for a small dog that does not shed much, here is a list of five of the best.
1. The Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu is one of the cutest small breeds. These little lion dogs from China have a long coat that reaches to the ground and needs daily brushing, and since they do not shed, they need to be groomed every few months.
A lot of Shih Tzu owners just keep their dogs in a “puppy cut” so that the dog does not need to be brushed so much. However, they still need to go to the groomers periodically for a haircut.
An adult Shih Tzu weighs only about 6 or 7 kilos (13 to 15 pounds) with large eyes, a short face, and an underbite.
Besides breathing problems (because of their faces), some of them also have hip dysplasia, a problem usually found in large dogs but also seen in Pugs and some other small breeds. Shih Tzus are also one of the breeds affected by IVDD, a back disease that can cause paralysis.
They also have some dental problems because of their crowded teeth and really need their teeth brushed every day.
Shih Tzu live about 14 years, and sometimes a lot longer! They have a great temperament, do well with kids and adults, and, since they don’t shed much, make a great dog for anyone who doesn’t want to deal with loose hair.
Miniature Schnauzers don't shed much, but they do need to be groomed.
2. Miniature Schnauzer
This little dog is perfect for a lot of reasons, and not shedding much is just one of them. They are great in an apartment, good around the family, and make good watchdogs.
Miniature Schnauzers weigh between 5 to 9 kilos (11 to 20 pounds) but act like a big dog when it comes to barking and defending their territory.
They live about 12 years, but some of them are around for a lot longer!
Miniature Schnauzers do have some health problems, like pancreatitis and diabetes, and should have regular check-ups at the vet.
Most of them are salt and pepper, but some dogs are black, silver, or even solid white. If you can handle the barking and want a good dog that does not shed much, a Miniature Schnauzer is out there waiting for you.
Since Westies do not shed much, their coats can get quite long.
3. West Highland White Terrier
One of the best small breeds that does not bark much, the Westie is also one of the cutest small white dogs. They are good with kids that treat them well but do tend to bark a lot—although it is usually for a reason.
He might bark when acting as a watchdog, or when hunting in the garden. (Westies were originally bred to hunt rodents and they are still good at it.) He might even bark just because!
West Highland White Terriers are small, weighing only about 6 to 8 kilos (12 to 17 pounds).
They do have some health problems, like allergies and an unusual disease of the skin. Some of them are also affected by inherited problems like “westie jaw” and “white dog shaker syndrome.”
Westies live about 14 years. If you have plenty of energy to exercise them, they are an attractive and fun breed that does not shed much.
Bichon Frisé usually look happy.
4. Bichon Frisé
Are you looking for a cute small white dog that looks happy? The Bichon Frisé is a dog that won’t shed much but will meet a lot of your other needs.
The Bichon is great with kids and small (only about 3 to 5 kilos or 7 to 11 pounds) so they do well in an apartment.
Like all small dogs, they do have some problems with dental disease. Besides needing regular brushing and serious grooming every month or so, a Bichon really needs his teeth brushed every day. Some of them are prone to liver shunts but they are a pretty healthy breed of dog.
This dog usually lives about 12 years. They are usually cheerful, so if you are looking for a happy dog that does not shed much, the Bichon Frisé is a great choice.
Many owners keep their Maltese clipped short to reduce tangling and daily combing.
Okay, in this article the best dog has been left for last. Am I showing some favoritism here? Well, I guess you could say so, but then again we are talking about the best small dog that does not shed much.
The Maltese is actually tiny (usually under 3 or 4 kilos, less than 8 pounds) so he may not even fit in this category. He has all sorts of things going for him, however. The Maltese is a good dog for a first-time owner.
They get along with cats and most other little animals you might have around the house. And as far as the house goes? They are okay with a big house, a small house, or even a little apartment.
Maltese do not shed much, but their hair is very fine and needs to be cropped close or brushed every day. They look good with a nice haircut and a dye job, but some dogs are prone to tear staining so that needs to be taken care of.
Surely this small dog has some other negatives? Well, Maltese do like to bark. They need to have their teeth brushed every day to delay the onset of dental disease, and of course, they need to go for a walk every day, just like any other dog.
But they don’t shed much!
Adopt, Don't Shop!
If you have found the perfect dog breed on the internet, the next step is to get him home. Take a moment and check with your local animal shelter before searching anywhere else. You may end up finding a dog that has been abandoned when his owners had to move, or maybe even a dog that was picked up as a stray. Small dogs are usually adopted pretty quickly so be sure to check soon.
You can also look at the site for Petfinder.com. They have listings for dogs in your area and the small dog you are looking for may be just a short drive away.
Consider a breed rescue too. All you need to do is open up your search engine and type in the name of the breed, the word rescue, and the name of the area you live in.
Just don’t buy a puppy from a pet shop or through an internet wholesaler. Besides supporting a puppy mill, you may end up buying a small dog with housetraining and other behavioral issues.
If none of the other sources work, visit a dog show and talk to the breeders of the type of dog you are interested in. They can let you know when a dog will be available and how you can set things up for your new puppy.
Good luck on finding that new small dog!
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Questions & Answers
Question: When is a puppy ready for a bath?
Answer: As soon as you get her home, if you want and need to. Just use a mild shampoo or even just plain water so that you do not remove the oils from her skin and dry them out.
© 2013 Dr Mark
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 28, 2020:
Leah, are you looking for a low shedding dog? The Shih tzu and Lhasa Apso are both good dogs. The Lhasa personality is a lot more like a Chow Chow, so would probably be a good choice.
Leah Prue on July 28, 2020:
I’ve always have had chow chows. I will be moving into a condo with a 25 lb weight limit on dogs. So once my chow passes, she is 11 now slowing down but still happy and healthy,I will have to move. Unfortunately there are no 25 lb chows so I will have to find something that is also quite and chow like in behaviour. I need and love laziness and I also don’t tolerate heat. My choices so far are the Frenchie or Pekingese. Which would be better or could you suggest a better choice. I’m used to a lot of grooming and shedding. I like something somewhat brachycephalic. Don’t like skinny muzzles and well in a condo quite and clean. I’m retired so the dog would only be alone for short periods but I’m not real good at playing that’s why I love chows and their cat like behaviour. Help?
oldiesmusic from United States on October 10, 2013:
I think a toy poodle should be included too. I have no problem with my toy poodle, she doesn't shed much and she's not "balding" :)
Healing Herbalist from The Hamlet of Effingham on May 17, 2013:
Great hub. We have a Cocker Spaniel, and have had several in the past. Love the fact they don't shed much.
Abdus Salam from Bangladesh on May 16, 2013:
very useful and interesting hub. thanks
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on May 16, 2013:
Uh oh my bias is showing? Actually the only bias I cannot understand is people that say "I only like big dogs" or "I only like small dogs" or "I only like Goldens (or some other breed". Everyone should have an attitude like yours, since you are a fan of everything from the Min Pin to the St. Bernard!
Mary Craig from New York on May 16, 2013:
Another very informative hub though I do sense some bias ;) My son has a Bichon and I think its the happiest dog I've ever known. He suffers from skin growths all over his body and they have a problem with him scratching them. He is twelve years old and quite the family member. You know, my MinPin sheds very little ;)
Voted up, useful, and interesting.
30 Small Hypoallergenic Dogs That Don’t Shed
If you’re living in an apartment that you would like to keep clean and hairless, and you might even be allergic to dogs, so there’s no point in even thinking about getting a dog, right?
Wrong! Just because you’re not a fan of cleaning up hair after a dog or have a dog allergy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy being a dog owner! There is actually a huge number of small dogs that don’t shed.
Read more and discover 30 small hypoallergenic breeds that don’t shed and could be the perfect companion for you.
Being a dog owner is wonderful. However, not all aspects of it are equally nice, such as cleaning up your dog’s hair in your apartment. But who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Have you heard about non shedding small dogs?
While it may be true in some other other categories, it doesn’t have to be the case when it comes to this! Check out these breeds and see for yourself.
Top 10 Large Dogs that Don’t Shed (50+ lbs)
Here is our top 10 list of large dogs that don’t shed. Big dogs don’t always have to come with big messes. These breeds are large shed free dogs. It gets harder in this category, but there are still some no shed dog breeds that are larger and don’t require you to go buy an industrial-strength vacuum cleaner. If you have your heart set on a large dog but want to avoid shedding here are some of the best options. Larger dogs tend to need more exercise and are often natural athletes.
1. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
- Origin: Netherlands/Germany
- Weight: 23-27 pounds
- Height: 51-61 cm
- Lifespan: 10-12 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Hunting
This breed’s coat is coarse and hard giving them an unkempt appearance even after the most thorough grooming sessions. They shed very little if at all, and their medium-length coat only calls for occasional grooming. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is another sporting dog breed. This dog has been given the nickname the “supreme gundog.” They are very athletic making great swimmers and joggers. A high energy breed, it needs to be exercised year-round. Owners use the following words to describe their Wirehaired Pointing Griffons: trustworthy, eager, and outgoing.
- Origin: Middle East
- Weight: 18-27 kg
- Height: 58-71 cm
- Lifespan: 12-14 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Hunting
Salukis require rare grooming and their coat length is kept short. They do not shed. The Saluki is the royal dog of Egypt. They are known for their Greyhound like body with feathered ears, legs, and tail. They exhibit explosive speed, they could even outrun Olympian sprinter Usain Bolt. They require lots of training and exercise. Owners use the following words to describe their Salukis: independent, gentle, and stately in appearance.
3. Airedale Terrier
- Origin: England
- Weight: 19-25 kg
- Height: 53-61 cm
- Lifespan: 10-12 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Hunting/Farming
One of the largest terriers, the Airedale needs its coat brushed several times a week. Though they shed, it is very light and can be virtually reduced to zero by consistent brushing. Daily exercise is vital to this breed and maintaining their happy disposition. Owners use the following words to describe their Airedale Terriers: dignified, friendly, and sweet.
4. Irish Water Spaniel
- Origin: Ireland
- Weight: 25-30 kg
- Height: 56-61 cm
- Lifespan: 8-12 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Hunting
Another low-shedding large dog, the Irish Water Spaniel needs to be brushed and combed to avoid matting. They have a very long coat that makes a bath here and there a good habit. This will help keep a neat coat. They are suitable for allergy sufferers because their coat is also hypoallergenic. Typical of sporting dogs, this breed requires plenty of exercise. Owners use the following words to describe their Irish Water Spaniels: agile, playful, and brave.
5. Bouvier des Flandres
- Origin: Belgium
- Weight: 27-54 kg
- Height: 56-71 cm
- Lifespan: 10-12 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Herding
This breed sheds little, but be forewarned: their furry bodies collect a lot of debris. Big, hairy dogs, Bouvier des Flandres were originally bred to be a multipurpose farm dog. They were smart enough to herd livestock and strong enough to pull carts, imposing enough to be a guard dog. Not terribly high energy, they do like to be exercised on a regular basis. Owners use the following words to describe their Bouvier des Flandres: assertive, protective, and intelligent.
6. Poodle (Standard)
- Origin: France/Germany
- Weight: 18-32 kg
- Height: 56-66 cm
- Lifespan: 11-12 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Companionship/Hunting
Poodles are great non-shedding dogs. Behind the snazzy hair do’s and blue ribbons and sometimes outwardly appearing entitled attitude, you’ll find an excellent family dog in the Poodle. These dogs were actually originally used as water retrievers, fetching water fowl for hunters out of lakes and rivers. Some Poodles can weigh up to 75 pounds. Owners use the following words to describe their Poodles: clever, elegant, and loving.
7. Schnauzer (Giant)
- Origin: Germany
- Weight: 35-47 kg
- Height: 23-28 cm
- Lifespan: 10-12 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Farming/Herding
Though they require weekly brushing, Schnauzers don’t shed. The largest of the three Schnauzer breeds, Giant Schnauzers are a large, dominant breed. Most experts do not recommend them for households that have children under the age of 12. They require at least 2 walks a day. Without proper stimulation, this breed may become difficult to handle. Owners use the following words to describe their Schnauzers: loyal, agile, and playful.
8. Black Russian Terrier
- Origin: Russia
- Weight: 45-60 kg
- Height: 68-76 cm
- Lifespan: 9-14 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Military
These are a relatively rare bread known as the “black pearls of Russia.” They are majestic looking dogs with beautiful black coats. This breed isn’t actually a true terrier. They don’t shed much, but they do a little. These dogs were brought about in Russia to be the perfect working dog. Soviet Army scientists bred this dog to patrol the borders alongside soldiers. This being the case, you can expect a need for lots of exercise and maybe even an outdoor playtime in addition to walking/jogging.
- Origin: North America
- Weight: 20-45 kg
- Height: 55-66 cm
- Lifespan: 10-15 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Guide Dogs
The Goldendoodle (sometimes called the Groodle) is a designer dog, a hybrid breed of the Poodle and Golden Retriever. Their coats require clipping every two months but they have taken of the characteristic of Poodles’ coats (not Golden Retrievers) in not shedding. It is a crossbreed that is enjoying rapid growth in popularity. Their star is still rising as one of the favorites for family dogs. Furthermore, it is a very versatile breed successful as a guide dog, therapy dog, sniffer dog, and service dog. Owners use the following words to describe their Goldendoodles: gentle, social, and affectionate.
- Origin: Hungary
- Weight: 40-60 kg
- Height: 64-76 cm
- Lifespan: 10-12 years
- Original Breeding Purpose: Farming
At first glance, this looks like some technological innovation that was invented to mop floors. They are a rare breed. AKC ranks the Komondor 144th in popularity among 157 breeds recognized by their club. They serve as a livestock guardian but are now companion dogs too. Owners use the following words to describe their Komondors: protective, independent, and intelligent.
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The Irish Terrier popularly referred to as Daredevil, thanks to its reckless fire of personality.
Tales of the Irish Terrier loyalty, love, pluck, and courage abounds in Irish folklore and music.
The Irish Terrier is alert and always looking out for intruders. Besides guarding, the Irish Terriers are pure athletes with remarkable speeds and energy, and it`s not a wonder they excel at agility tests.
Alongside the tough-guy attitude comes with a big heart. They love the companionship of children, are compassionate, loyal, and lively.
The Irish terrier is distinguished by a solid-red wiry, dense and low-shedding coat. Clipping is effective for occasional maintenance of this low shedding medium size dog.
Like all Terrier, the last thing you want is to keep the Irish Terrier bored, else they occupy themselves with chewing, digging, or barking.
Typical of terriers everywhere, the Lakeland Terrier has a cocky, confident attitude, and are hardy and active.
Originally bred to scare and kill foxes and vermin in farms and stables, the Lakeland Terrier is there to watch and defend what is most important to the owner.
As a hunting dog, they`re energetic and agile. Though incredibly intelligent, they are stubborn, therefore requiring more patience during training.
Nonetheless, they are friendly companions, who are always showing off their energetic side to impress their masters.
Sporting a double-layered, hard, and coat, the Lakeland Terrier is among the hypoallergenic dog breeds that don`t shed and require minimal grooming.
The Lakeland Terrier is a lively, and feisty dog that is an ideal fill for the active families.
The Lakeland Terrier Dog Breed
The Schnauzer is distinguishable from its droopy walrus ‘mustache’ as well as the ‘whiskered snout.’
The Schnauzers are energetic and boisterous dogs, which were originally used as herders and farmyard rattlers in Germany.
Similar to its close relatives, the Miniature Schnauzer, and Giant Schnauzer, the Schnauzer makes for wonderful companion dogs and will follow your heel wherever you go.
The Schnauzer has an extroverted temperament, and you will often find them affectionately curled up in your lap or merrily bounding ahead of you.
Like most of the shed-less dogs, the Schnauzer has a double coat that is hard and wiry. You can clip the fur at least three to four times a year to maintain the correct coat texture and body outline.
Other than that, weekly grooming is necessary.
The Standard Schnauzer Dog Breed
Kerry Blue Terrier
The Kerry Blue is a native of Ireland, Kerry.
The Kerry Blue is a strong-headed, intelligent working, and utility terrier bred that was bred for hunting, retrieving, and herding.
The Kerry is distinguished by its distinct grey coat with a tint of blue, alongside a magnificent beard, and mustache. Interestingly, the Jerry Blue is born with a black coat that later transforms to color blue as the dog turns older.
Besides working and guarding, the Kerry Blue is a loving companion. They are playful, loving, and energetic. Though they love being part of the family, they may not accept other cats or small pets.
The Kerry Blue is a hypoallergenic dog breed, thanks to hair similar in texture to the fine human hair that does not shed.
The Kerry Blue Terrier Dog
Though it`s called a terrier, the Tibetan Terrier is not a true terrier, and have no relations whatsoever with the terrier. They do, however, originate from Tibet.
The dog was bred to withstand the harsh and extreme terrain of the Tibet. This is evidenced by the unusual foot structure, which permits the Tibetan Terrier to travel easily on snow. So, if you enjoy snowshoeing and other winter sports, this low shedding dog is the perfect option.
The local name for the dog is Tsang Apso, which loosely translates to ‘shaggy dog,’ The word is appropriately fitting, thanks to the distinct long coat. The double coat is profuse and fine, making the Tibetan Terrier among the list of dogs that don`t shed.
The Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier, popularly known as the Yorkie is named from the English city where he originated. It was originally owned by the middle class, especially weavers.
Yorkies live for c ompanionship and are constantly showing endless love and trust for their owners. However, they are jealous of their relationship with the owner and sometimes, they are not happy to welcome no one else or any pet into that relationship.
When it comes to their coat, you might get tempted to think their wispy, curls, or often golden-colored cute coat is prone to shedding. You would be wrong to think so because the Yorkshire Terrier is among the laxer examples when it comes to shedding.
However, due to their immense amount of long hair, regular brushing is recommended. Furthermore, as their hair gets longer, it tends to get tangled and waded. It is even worse if neglected for a while.
Pronounced ‘zoh-loh-eets-KWEENT-le' the Xoloitzcuintli is also referred to as the Mexican Hairless dog, or more simply the ‘Xolo.’
The Xolo is an ancient Mexican dog that dates back 3,000 years and served both as a companion as well as a watchdog.
When it comes to people with allergy problems, then the Xolo’s almost bald coated body becomes a natural go-to dog for them.
Originally, doctors had introduced Xolo as a therapy dog in Mexico. Besides that, peoples believed that his warm, bald skin will ward-off illness and evil spirits. As such, it has a great honor to bring health and life.
Today, the Xolo offers a remarkable companionship that will keep your family and kids with devoted love and warm cuddling.
With a lot of patience and introduction of socialization, Xolo will perform excellently to nature a great deal of friendship to its family as well as respectful kids.
It’s rather important to note, though the Xolo was not groomed to work alongside humans or to answer to orders, they provide steadfast companionship, and they are excellent bed warmers too.
Nevertheless, even though the pronunciation of the name can be intimidating, the Xoloitzcuintli is one of the kind. Even more, one of the most intelligent dog breeds among the non-shedding dogs.
The Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is synonymous with cheerful love, energy, and mischievousness.
This animated powder puff sports a tightly coiled and almost wooly non-shedding coat. The toy face and frizzy coat of the Bichon shares plenty of similarities to the physical traits of the Poodle.
Their non-shedding coat makes the Frise ideal for families with kids that are allergic to dogs. However, on the flip of the coin, Bichon Frise' non-shedding coat grows continuously. As a result, it requires regular grooming. Let’s say, as the owner of this dog you’ll need at least once a month grooming to keep it cleaner, happier, and healthier.
Besides non-shedding coat, this cute hypoallergenic dog has plenty of personalities to share with everyone around her.
Though the Bichon is highly intelligent, it`s not always easy to house-train, so patience is a must. Nonetheless, the Bichon always demands attention and companionship, so they don`t like being left alone for long periods.
Elegant, and energetic are the perfect way to describe the Maltese. For hundreds of years, the Maltese have been gracing the laps of European royalty.
This low shedding dog gains favor and popularity, thanks to its affectionate and intelligent personality.
The Maltese often prefers the finer things in life, and often become attached to their owners. As such, they don`t like being left alone for long periods, and they may resort to barking, digging, and other destructive behavior.
Besides companionship, they are protective of their owners, and this makes them suspicious of strangers and outsiders.
A Maltese is characterized by a single layer of long beautiful hair similar to that of a human. Despite that its hair usually grows long, it`s interesting because it does not shed.
Though there are numerous fantastical and fancy ways of grooming the Maltese, most Maltese owners prefer to cut the hair in what`s is called a ‘puppy cut’ which leaves for low maintenance and low shedding.
The Dachshund is also referred to as the ‘wiener dogs,' thanks to their distinctive hot-dog-like appearance.
Though these short-legged hypoallergenic dogs were originally used in Europe to hunt for foxes as well as the larger game, they are excellent house pets and tend to be fairly intelligent as well.
One thing to notice though, there are three different types of the Dachshunds closely identified by their coats. They include the long haired, short haired, and wire-haired. What is even satisfying to state, both three coats types are smooth as well as non-shedding.
Besides the coat, you should not forget to keep the Dachshund droopy ears clean and dry.
A major highlight of the Dachshund breed is that they are extremely flexible and adapts well to almost every type of accommodation.
The Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is somewhat like a blend of a miniature bulldog and a pug. It happens to be among the best low shedding dogs that a family can adopt.
The relatively short and sleek coat of this low maintenance terrier shed little and does not require constant grooming.
Further, their high energy levels mean that they constantly need exercising. Failure to that, they may engage in destructive behaviors such as digging and barking, typical of all bored terrier. Nonetheless, it`s important that you do not overdo them on their exercises, especially in warm temperatures.
Besides the low-shedding nature, the Boston Terrier is also a highly sociable canine, extremely energetic, and good-natured.
Finally, this shedless dog makes a great companion for all kinds of people including children.
The Bedlington Terrier
Known for its non-shedding and cotton-like coat, it’s one of the popular dog breeds which gained quick attention among the fanciers of canines. This is due to its queer lamb-like appearance with the texture and color of a Merino sheep.
This medium low-shedding dog was bred as an all-purpose terrier that can perform several tasks including swimming down the otter, guarding, chasing rabbits, and companionship among others.
Despite its pampered appearance, the Bedlington features a unique coat of both soft and harsh hair. Though having the advantage of the non-shedding, its coat grows fairly fast. So, you’ll still have to do regular trimming and grooming. Just you know, it’s recommended to brush it’s coat at least twice a week to avoid coiling.
Just like its namesake the lamb, it’s DNA is encoded with fills of gentleness, pureness, and spirited to obedience. However, besides its nature of loyalty and charming physic, the Bedlington can be overprotective of its loved one.
Unfortunately, the Bedlington Terriers have its strong foothold in England, as such, its popularity in the US is quite staggering. So, to get a good breeder of this rare breed will be quite a toil.
Nonetheless, this angelic dog is worth the hustle if you are looking for a famous yet athletic and most importantly a hypoallergenic dog.
Technically, the Goldendoodle, also known as the Groodle is not a strictly hypoallergenic dog. This is because, it`s a designer dog, a hybrid of the Poodle and the Golden Retriever.
With the Groodle, it all depends on the dominant genes. For instance, if the puppy follows the Poodle route, then you will have a hypoallergenic dog, but if the Retriever gene is dominant, you`ll have to bear with the shedding.
A good rule to follow when selecting this dog is to always look for the one with a classic poodle curly coat. But just you know, sometimes general rules fail. That is to say, you should not use this method as a silver bullet, always make a point to discuss the matter with your breeder.
Nonetheless, this crossbreed is enjoying rapid popularity among families. Alongside its low-shedding nature, the Groodle is equally an all-around dog and can perform various tasks including therapy, sniffing, guiding, as well as a service dog.
Finally, besides the strong personality curated from both the Poodle and the Retriever, the Groodle also perform exceedingly well when it comes to gentleness, affection, and forming formidable friendships with its family.
The Coton De Tulear
When you mention the dog by the name Coton De Tulear, what’s comes to your mind?
Well, if you’ve ever heard about the heroic tales full of devotion and hardworking of the dog that survived the shipwreck by swimming to the islands of Madagascar besides its small sized body, then this is your hero.
Besides its great success stories of heroic its name from the magnificent island, the port city of Tulear and it`s alluring cotton-like hair the Coton De Tulear is not your usual breed. This is because unlike most breeds which were bred for certain tasks, it was rather bred for royalty. Thus, in those early days, it lived and owned by the royalties attracting the name “Royal Dog of Madagascar.” As such, it only lived amongst this elite community. Today, it’s reserved as the country`s national dog.
To gain such a royalty-treat and admiration, the Tulear has consistently shown a great deal of loyalty, love, and affection to its masters over and over again.
Some of the pastime favorites of this medium-low shedding dog include sleeping, spending time with family, and playing. As a result, it takes a companionship job seriously.