There are so many wonderful dog breeds around today and for centuries many four-legged friends have kept people company,guarded them, worked for them and given so much pleasure. If you are hoping to share your home and life with a canine friend but worried about the amount of hair that might be left on furniture, curtains and carpets, there are many breeds which boast being easy to groom . If you have a very sensitive nose and are worried about doggy odours"", there are breeds which don't give off any smell or very little.
You may like to have a dog with a lovely long coat but don't want to have to groom them constantly to prevent the hair from becoming tangled and matted – there are breeds around which boast gorgeous coats that don't tangle. You may be worried about allergies but would like to share your home with a dog that sheds very little – and the good news is there are plenty of breeds on the planet that don't shed or that shed very little!
From small breeds to larger ones, there are some truly gorgeous dogs which can be considered as low maintenance in the grooming and shedding department! However, other breeds tend to keep themselves looking immaculate which means less work for owners when it comes to bathing and grooming their pets. Below are 5 breeds which are easy to keep looking good, some that don't shed, others that have long tangle-free coats and even breeds that don't have that ""doggy smell""!
If you live in the country and are hoping to get a dog that will suit your rural lifestyle but would also like to own a pet that has an easy maintenance yet striking coat, the Icelandic Sheepdog might fit the bill perfectly. This lovely breed boasts tangle free tresses that very rarely get matted. Their coats are coarse and thick with shorter haired dogs being easier maintenance than the longer haired dogs which tend to have rather softer coats.
Other dog breeds that boast being very easy to groom so their coats look great include the following:
It would be fair to say that all dogs shed to some extent, however, there are certain breeds which shed a lot less than others. One of which is the Lhasa Apso which boasts a glorious long and luxurious coat, yet much like people, they do not shed hair. This means less discarded dog hair around your home or clinging to your clothes. To keep their coats looking so good, you would need to give your pet a shampoo and comb on a regular basis but that's all part of the fun of owning one of these beautiful dogs.
Other breeds which don't shed much include the following:
Siberian Huskies boast gorgeous coats that repel dirt with no trouble. This is all thanks to a thick double coat which consists of an under layer and a protective top coat. It is the undercoat that produces all the oils needed to repel any dirt but Huskies much like cats, like to preen themselves which means bathing them is not so much of an issue.
However, a quick brush over twice a week is all they need to keep discarded hair off your furniture and floors! The thing to bear in mind is that Huskies tend to shed quite heavily in the spring and then again in the autumn so you might need a brush a little more frequently but only twice a year. The one thing you can be sure of is that you'll never find and mud or dirt on their coats!
Other breeds which boast coats where the dirt just seems to glide off include the following:
If you'd like to share your home with a canine friend that does not have that ""doggy odour"" that certain breeds tend to have, then think about the gorgeous Pomeranian a breed that is renowned for not having a doggy smell at all. These lovely looking little dogs have luxurious thick double coats and they come in many different colours and markings.
The best part is that if you give your pet a quick brush at least twice a week you'll find you've got less to clear up around the home with the added bonus being Poms don't smell doggy!
Other breeds which boast not having a ""doggy odour"" include the following:
Golden retrievers have coats which are designed to be in water. Boasting oily coats these lovely canines are well protected which means even when they get dunked, they dry off in no time at all – a quick shake and they quite dry again!
Other breeds that boast water repellent coats include the following:
If you are thinking about getting a dog and you're a first time owner, you may like to consider contacting a few rescue centres before getting in touch with a breeder. You'll find there are lots of shelters that just take in specific breeds and all of these lovely four-legged friends need a new, loving and caring home. If you decide to contact a breeder, make sure you get in touch with a reputable person who takes breeding very seriously and who socialises their puppies from a young age. Never consider buying a puppy or dog from a pet shop or from a puppy farm because you could be in for a lot of heartache and it's never a good idea to support this type of breeding.