List of small breeds of dogs
For those owners looking for dogs that don't shed or which are less predisposed to shedding their coat, one of the breeds listed below may be a suitable choice and you've got the choice of both large and small dog breeds.
It would be advisable for you contact the relevant breed club secretary in advance of obtaining the dog who should be able to provide you with expert advice on that particular breed. Telephone contacts can be obtained from our Customer Services Department on 40 or you can click on any of the breeds listed to visit their Breed Standard page where breed club details are listed at the bottom of each page.
The following Terrier breeds are reported to moult in small amounts:- Airedale, Australian, Border, Cairn, Cesky, Fox (Wire), Irish, Kerry Blue, Lakeland, Norfolk, Norwich and Scottish.
Asthmatics and allergy sufferers
If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a canine companion since even dogs that don't shed can cause allergies. Studies have shown that dog hair or dog skin can induce asthma attacks and other related respiratory problems as well as certain allergies, and indeed the advice of Asthma UK is that it is probably better not to have a dog at all.
Further information may be obtained from:
Asthma UK, 18 Mansell Street