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Q: what breed?

March 26, 2010 | By zarinah m. | 4 answers | Expired: 1566 days ago

zarinah m.

im going to get a dog but i want a small dog that does not shed to much. can you help? thanks! :)

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Stephanie  C.
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Mar 26, 2010

Well, there are many dogs that don't shed. First of all is the poodle. They come in three sizes, standard, miniature, and toy. The standard poodle is a large dog, lab sized. The miniature is a medium size, like a Schnauzer, and the toy is a small dog about 15 lbs maybe.

There is a hairless dog - the Chinese Crested. They come in a 'powder puff' version as well. They are the size of a toy dog, but do not have a typical toy dog personality.

Jack Russels are popular small dogs - but beware of terriers. They have high energy levels and can be a challenge to control and train.

There are many other small breeds, however, 'small' can be a matter of opinion. Do some research on AKC.org and find out what personality and activity level will match your lifestyle and household.

Dont forget to do a search on Petfinder.com. There are many good mixed breed dogs in shelters waiting for a home. Many of them are evaluated by experienced people and can tell all about their personality.

Good luck!

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 26, 2010

Well a small dog that doesn't shed and is very dear to my heart is the maltese. My maltese is definitely a mommy's girl though and this is very tyical for the breed. Malteses usually pick favorites. :) Another dog breed that I would suggest is a poodle. Everyone always thinks they are the "old people dog" but they're actually energetic fun dogs that make great companions. Good luck on whatever dog breed you choose!

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Jillian
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Mar 29, 2010

there's a lot of breeds who shed less, but there are too many other variables to consider. when you only look for one quality, you can easily end up w/a dog who doesn't fit your lifestyle {and that can be really tough}. check out this little quiz to find out which breeds are best for you: www1.dogbreedinfo.com/search.htm

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