8 Big Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

With their tight curly coats, poodles hardly shed. Standards are energetic big dogs perfect for those avoiding fur and dander.

Standard Poodle  

These robust, athletic dogs have hair that grows continuously rather than shedding seasonally, sparing allergies.

Portuguese Water Dog

The Afghan hound's long, silky coat needs grooming but doesn't shed much. They make aloof yet allergy-friendly companions.

Afghan Hound

Giant schnauzers have wiry, non-shedding coats. Their protective nature and imposing size deter intruders.

Giant Schnauzer

Clever Irish water spaniels have curly, hypoallergenic coats perfect for those wanting a shed-free water-loving breed.

Irish Water Spaniel

Though heavy shedding, the komondor's cords don't release dander. Their protective instincts suit families needing a non-shedding guard dog.


Bouviers have scruffy, minimal shedding coats. They make loyal gently giants alerting to anything amiss.

Bouvier Des Flandres 

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