Having a large dog as a pet means a lot more fun, a lot more love, but also a lot more hair too! Some pooches shed their fur continuously, and others just do it seasonally, but some canines don’t actually shed their hair at all.
Most of the breeds which don’t shed are in the small and medium varieties, but it has come to be known that many of the hybrid breeds of any size such as the Cockapoo and Labradoodle are also shed-free.
Whether you’re choosing a breed that doesn’t shed because you have allergies, or if you’d just prefer not having to hoover up so much, then we have a quick rundown of the top 5 large dog breeds that won’t shed hair all over your lovely home.
With an outrageous coat of floppy rastas, the Komondor is near the top of the list when it comes to shed-free dogs of the larger variety. The heavy coat this dog sports has no effect on the quick reactions and playfulness exhibited. A fierce protector, this is a working dog who’ll protect children as equally as well as your goats and chickens.
Irish Water Spaniel
Technically this is a low-shed large dog breed, however the long coat can become matted if not maintained properly with brushing and clipping. The coat is actually hypoallergenic, so an ideal choice for homes with allergen sufferers. It has a brave nature and as their name suggests, they are not averse to a dip in the sea, a lake or even a bath.
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
No matter how much TLC you shower on this canine’s coarse coat, it’s still going to appear menacing and unkempt. A sporting breed with an athletic disposition, this high-energy dog sheds virtually no hair and enjoys swimming, jogging alongside you and almost any other type of physical activity. The wiry hair that gives this dog it’s namesake is actually only the outer layer; there is a softer, finer layer underneath that provides a degree of waterproofing.
Bouvier des Flandres
As strong as an ox with a coat that picks up debris and dirt better than a microfibre cleaning cloth, the large and imposing Bouvier des Flandres is a shed-free breed built for work. Although they do like a walk, you won’t find them bounding around as much as the medium-sized breeds, preferring instead to reserve their energy for when its needed. A good clip every couple of months and baths in between will keep this giant of a dog looking it’s best all year round.