Low-Shedding Medium Sized Dogs

One question that prospective pet owners ask when they are trying to decide what kind of dog they want is, “How much does that kind of dog breed shed?”  There are probably several reasons why a person would ask this question.  It might have to do with how much housekeeping they are going to have to do if the dog is a heavy shedder or it could be that they have allergies. 

If you have allergies or you just don’t want to clean up dog hair all the time, there just might be the right dog out there for you!  There are many wonderful dog breeds that don’t shed a lot and that don’t produce allergens.

All dogs shed a little bit but there are dogs that don’t shed a whole lot of hair.  These types of dogs are the best choice for people that suffer from allergies and are also the best choice for those that are neat freaks!

Dog dander is usually the cause of allergies not dog hair.  Dander is the dead skin that falls off the dog and ends up all over the house and in the air.  All dogs produce dander, but there are some dogs that produce less of it than others.  Hypoallergenic dogs are low-shedding breeds that don’t produce as many allergens as other breeds do.


Low Shedding Dog

This Standard Schnauzer is a low-shedding medium sized dog.

There are several breeds of medium sized dogs that don’t shed much.  These are some of those breeds:

Irish Terrier:

This dog breed is from Ireland and is considered to be one of the oldest of the terrier breeds.  They are good with people, are loyal, and love children.  They are full of life but are not hyperactive.  They stand about 18 inches at the shoulder and weigh around 25 to 27 pounds.  Their coat is hard and wiry with a soft undercoat.  The coat should be hand stripped to maintain it’s correct texture.  They are easy to train and make excellent watchdogs.

Lakeland Terrier:
This dog breed is from the Lake District in England.  This breed has a thick bushy wiry outer coat and a soft undercoat and needs to be groomed about three times a week to maintain it’s coat texture and styling.  This dog breed is hardy and active.  They make good watchdogs.  They are friendly, bold, confident, intelligent and independent minded.  They learn quickly and are easy to train.  They weigh around 15 to 17 pounds and stand about 14.5 inches at the shoulder.


This dog breed is from Germany.  They have a long and wavy coat that is presented in a lion cut.  This breed can be traced as far back as 1442 and are found in many old paintings, drawings and literature.  They are friendly, active, playful, intelligent, happy dogs.  They are loyal, affectionate and easy to train.  They make good family pets and are an excellent house pet.  They stand 12 to 14 inches tall at the shoulders and their weight is proportionate to their height.

Kerry Blue Terrier:

This dog breed is from Ireland.  They have a soft, dense, wavy coat of silvery blue with no undercoat.  Their coat ranges in shade from deep slate to light blue gray and the texture is similar to that of fine human hair.  They are strong-headed and highly spirited.  They are loyal and affectionate towards their owners and are very gentle towards children.  They are fast, strong and intelligent.  They stand 17.5 to 19 inches at the shoulder and weigh from 28 to 40 pounds.


This breed’s country of origin is Asia.  They have a bouncy gait and are active and alert.  They are reasonably intelligent, agile, devoted, sensitive, fun loving, courageous, loyal, highly active, friendly, playful and obedient.  They make good security dogs and faithful family guardians.  They have a long double coat which tends to form natural cords.  These cords provide insulation from extreme weather.  They stand 14 to 18 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh from 25 to 35 pounds.

Standard Schnauzer:

This breed comes from Germany and is the original breed of the three breeds of Schnauzer.  They are a loyal family dog with guardian instincts.  They are intelligent, easy to train, patient, extremely versatile, active and strong.  They make good family dogs and great watchdogs.  They have a hard and wiry double coat and stand 17.5 to 19.5 inches at the shoulder.  Their weight is proportionate to their height.





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