Large Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed A Lot

One of the most common allergies is the allergen related to pets.  A serious allergen that can cause serious allergies is a dog’s hair.  Besides the dog’s hair, some people may also be allergic to dog saliva and dander.  There are several large dog breeds that don’t shed a whole lot.  The following is a list of some of those large dog breeds:

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale originated in Yorkshire, England and they are the largest of the British Terriers.  This breed has a medium-length black and tan coat with a harsh topcoat and a soft undercoat.  They are energetic, curious and they have a good attitude.  They are intelligent, independent, strong-minded, stoic, and can be stubborn at times.  They are easy to train, good with kids and they like to chase other dogs.  They are easy to groom since they shed very little and they accumulate very little pet dander.

Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres originated in Flanders and is a herding dog breed.  These days they are used as guard dogs, police dogs and they are also kept as pets.  Originally, they were used for general farm work which included cattle droving, sheep herding, and cart pulling.  Their name is French and literally means, “Cow Herder of Flanders.  They are rational, gentle, loyal, and protective by nature.  They make good family pets as well as keen guard dogs.  They are also intelligent, enthusiastic, responsible, even-tempered and fearless.  This dog breed is usually characterized as a large dog that doesn’t shed much but may also be considered to be a medium sized dog breed.  They are predominantly black or gray and they are usually covered by curly fur.  They have to be groomed regularly.  They don’t usually shed on their own, but may shed some when they are being groomed.

Bedlington Terrier

This dog breed resembles a lamb.  They make good house pets and are very good with the entire family.  They are known for their good nature and mild manners.  They are fearless, quick and agile and are first-rate water dogs.  They are very high energy dogs and need to be exercised regularly both physically and mentally.  Their coat has a tendency to mat so they need to be brushed daily and should be professionally groomed every 4 to 8 weeks to keep their curly coats in good shape.


This breed originated in Central Africa and are related to the Dingo.  They are known as the “barkless dog” because instead of barking, they produce a yodel like sound.  They are full of energy, playful, aloof, curious, affectionate and are considered to be one of the less trainable dogs by some.  They are good with kids, are large and muscular and fit in perfectly in a family that has children.  This breed is thought to have been used in Africa for the purpose of hunting.

Giant Schnauzer

The Giant Schnauzer originated in Germany.  They are extremely intelligent, alert, loyal, easy to train and they make a good large working dog.  They love to give and get affection from the family.  Their coat is made of thin hair and therefore they do not require a lot of grooming and they shed very little.  If the hair on a Schnauzer is allowed to grow long the shedding will increase.


The Greyhound was primarily bred for coursing game and racing.  There has been a resurgence in its popularity as a pedigree show dog and a family pet.  The Greyhound has a short fur coat.  They are playful and are not aggressive.  They are quiet, gentle, loyal to their owners and they have a sensitive nature.  They are very loving dogs and they enjoy the company of their humans and other dogs.  They do not require much grooming.

Standard Poodle

Poodles are clever and lively household companions.  They are fairly easy to train, eager to please and a lot of fun to be around.  Poodles love to be around people and don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time.  They are the perfect family dog and are both patient and playful with children.  Poodles have toughly winded hair that grows continuously without being shed.  They need to be clipped and bathed regularly because their hair can become matted.

Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog originated in the Portuguese region of the Algarve.  This breed is loving, independent, intelligent and easy to train in obedience and agility skills.  They don’t shed, are very hard to get and can be expensive.  They are a charming dog breed and they don’t require much grooming.


These are just a few of the large dog breeds that are popular for not shedding much or not shedding at all.

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