Giant Low-Shedding Dogs for Families

Smart, energetic Poodles come in Toy, Miniature, and Standard sizes. Standards shed minimally but require regular grooming.


Active and affectionate, the Portuguese Water Dog sheds little and is upbeat and playful. Daily exercise is a must.

Portuguese Water Dogs

The largest terrier breed, Airedales have little shedding. They need lots of activity and consistent training.

Airedale Terriers

Clever and upbeat, the curly-coated Irish Water Spaniel sheds minimally. But beware - they tend to be vocal!

Irish Water Spaniels

Rare outside Europe, the Lagotto is active, loving, and low-shedding. They excel at dog sports and therapy work.

Lagotti Romagnoli

Energetic and fun-loving, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers make great family dogs. Daily brushing helps reduce shedding.

Wheaten Terriers

Noble, smart, and protective, Giant Schnauzers shed little with weekly brushing. Obedience training is a must.

Giant Schnauzers

Giant Dog Breeds for Families