Small Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed – and don’t bark!

Small Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

There are many different breeds of small dogs and each breed has its own unique dispositions and characters. There are long haired, short haired, barking, aggressive, sweet, easily adaptable, all types of small breed dogs. Many people think that small breed dogs are the best type of dogs for apartment or small space living. But, many small breed dogs are too high energy and yappy to live in apartments or places with limited space. So, it is important to know which small breed has which traits.


For people with allergies it may be best to find a small breed that doesn’t shed. There are about 20 small breeds that don’t. Some popular ones are Yorkshire terriers, the West Highland White Terrier, the Shih Tzu, Scottish Terrier, Poodle, Maltese, Havanese, and the Miniature Schnauzer, among many several others. These dogs make it easier for people with allergies and are perfect for people who don’t want to deal with the problem of always cleaning up dog hair.


There are also small breed dogs that don’t bark much.

Small breed dogs that don’t bark much

Of course, all dogs bark some, but there are breeds that tend to be quieter and don’t feel the need to yap, like many other small dogs may. Some people say that barking is all just a matter of training. While you can teach your dog to bark less than they would be naturally inclined, there are also naturally quieter breeds of dogs. These kinds of breeds are convenient if you live in an apartment, or any building that may be crowded with people. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a great example of a small, quiet dog. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is known to be a docile and sweet breed with fierce loyalty, but a quiet nature and disposition. Like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, but not as well known, is the English Toy Spaniel. These dogs are easy and quiet and very affectionate and loyal companions. The Bolognese is another type of quiet dog, and a dog that sheds very little. The Bolognese is a fluffy, quiet, and easily lovable dog. And finally, one of the most popular and well known, the French Bulldog. These dogs are clever and playful. They are quiet and short haired dogs, and adapt well to just about any setting. They are just as comfortable in the country as they are in a more urban area.


There are also small breeds of dogs that conveniently remain small throughout their life. These ae ideal pets if you live in a smaller place. The Bolognese, which is also a quiet and minimal shedder, stays small throughout its life. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Boston Terrier, Havanese, and Maltese Shih Tzu, along with many other breeds, all remain small throughout their entire life, and you don’t need to worry about them outgrowing their home.  

So, if you are looking for a small breed of dog, you must understand that not all of them are alike. There are many different personalities, sizes, barks, and coats that you must consider.