​​20 Fluffy Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed (Big, Medium, Small, & Cute)

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Fluffy Dog Breeds That Don't Shed

You can have fun all day with these fluffy dog breeds without worrying about shedding because they are hypoallergenic, which means they don’t shed at all.

Here’s an overview of the big, medium, small, toy, and cute fluffy dog breeds that don’t shed. So you can choose your favorite dog breed easily.

Bichon Frise 

Bichon Frise

This lap dog has a sweet, playful nature with a shed-free fluffy coat that looks like a cotton ball. And with their intelligence and quick learning ability, Bichon Frise can be your full-time companion.

They can be easily fit everywhere due to their small size. Bichon Frise does not like being left alone, and as they are playful, they need enough playtime every day.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Non-Sporting
HEIGHT: 25 to 27 inches
WEIGHT: 6.6 to 11 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 – 15 years
COAT AND COLOR: Soft, fluffy coat; color includes white, white & apricot, white & buff, white & cream.

Coton de Tulear 

Coton de Tulear

Looking for a dog that follows you everywhere, here’s the right breed for you because Coton de Tulear is a velcro dog. They love being surrounded by their family members and do anything to make a good impression.

The Coton de Tulear is a charming, playful, and sweet breed plus quite intelligent as well. They are also pretty flexible means they are always ready to play anywhere at any time.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Non-Sporting
HEIGHT: 10 to 12 inches
WEIGHT: 8.8 to 13 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 14 – 16 years
COAT AND COLOR: Fluffy, cotton-like coat; color includes white, black, tri-color, black & white, lemon & white, gray & white.

Bolognese 

Bolognese

This breed is devoted to their person and can be a little shy toward strangers, whether it’s a dog or a human. But if you help them to socialize, they do it well with others.

Bolognese is a love and affection dog, but they do not do well if left alone as they are prone to separation anxiety. Plus, the Bolognese is a close relative of three beautiful breeds Maltese, Bichon Frise, and Havanese.

Which makes them more adorable, calm, faithful, small, stocky, and cute dogs.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
AKC Foundation Stock Service®
HEIGHT: 10 to 12 inches
WEIGHT: 5.5 to 8.8 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 – 14 years
COAT AND COLOR: Long, fluffy coat; color pure white.

Yorkshire Terrier 

Yorkshire Terrier

This cute face dog has a small body size but full of attitude (in a show-off way!). The Yorkshire Terrier is known to create a very trustworthy relationship with its owner. And doesn’t like someone else’s interruption, including other family members.

They have hairs that grow to the floor in less time than other breeds, so they need regular brushing and maintenance to keep their coat free from debris and tangles.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Toy dog
HEIGHT: 7 to 9 inches
WEIGHT: 4 to 7 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 – 16 years
COAT AND COLOR: Silk, soft and wiry coat; color includes blue & tan, black & tan, black & gold, blue & gold.

Shih Tzu 

Shih Tzu

With a friendly, sweet, loyal, and loving attitude, this is the perfect family dog for all. And as they are complete lap dogs which also make them the excellent dog for any cozy living space, whether you are living in a small apartment or tiny houses on wheels.

The Shih Tzu love playing as they are full of energy, especially the young ones. Plus, they are compatible with anyone, meaning with other dog breeds, kids, even with some strangers.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Toy dog
HEIGHT: 7.9 to 11 inches
WEIGHT: 8.8 to 16 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10 – 16 years
COAT AND COLOR: Soft, puffy, dense, and long coat; color includes black, white, blue, red, silver, liver, gold, brindle, double colored, and more.

Havanese 

Havanese

This breed is known for its funniness, Intelligence, and cute looks. They are also good lap dogs who love being with their owners. And doesn’t like being left alone as they suffer separation anxiety.

Havanese are pretty famous among owners who live in an apartment. The Havanese dogs are also effortless to train, and they love following their owner’s commands. And they can be a good watchdog if you want them to be.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Toy dog
HEIGHT: 8.5 to 11.5 inches
WEIGHT: 7 to 13 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 14 – 16 years
COAT AND COLOR: Puffy, silky, soft, and light coat; color includes black, blue, silver, chocolate, brindle, sable, red, gold, champagne, cream, and more.

Lhasa Apso 

Lhasa Apso

The look of this breed’s like a fluffy furball that can excite everyone to cuddle them up. Lhasa Apso also looks beautiful, cute, and royal in their both short and long coats.

Don’t get fooled with their small body structure; they are smart, confident, and can be pretty aggressive toward strangers and other dogs. Because they were bred as guard dogs for monasteries to alert the monks, and they still have the traits to guard their human family.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Non-Sporting
HEIGHT: 10 to 11 inches
WEIGHT: 11 to 18 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 – 15 years
COAT AND COLOR: Fluffy, long, and dense coat; color includes black, white, honey (color), golden, brown, sandy, dark grizzle.

Maltese 

Maltese

This breed has high energy with a sweet and loving nature, which makes the breed an elegant choice. They are complete family dogs who love spending time with their human family while playing and doing interesting things.

They have hairs that grow as ours does, so they also need regular brushing and weekly baths to keep their silky coat straight and fluffy.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Toy dog
HEIGHT: 8 to 10 inches
WEIGHT: 6 to 8 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 – 15 years
COAT AND COLOR: Fluffy, silky, and straight coat; color includes pure white, white & lemon, white & tan.

Samoyed 

Samoyed

If you are looking for a fluffy, beautiful, lovable, full of energy, highly functional dog, look no further. This breed is nicknamed “smiley.” Because they always have a cute smile on their face, which makes you fall in love with this breed.

They are not completely hypoallergenic dogs but still count as a hypoallergenic breed because of their less shedding. People who are allergic to dogs can be comfortable around this cute breed.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Working
HEIGHT: 19 to 24 inches
WEIGHT: 35 to 66 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 – 14 years
COAT AND COLOR: Harsh, soft, thick, wooly coat; color includes white, white & biscuit, cream.

Chinese Crested Powderpuff (Long-haired)

Chinese Crested Powderpuff (Long-haired)

Most people don’t know that there are two distinct varieties of Chinese Crested known as (hairless and powderpuff). They are genetically the same breed because both occur in the same litter, some with hair and some don’t.

And haired one, Powderpuff is a beautiful, gentle, happy, loving breed. They love following their owners everywhere, and they don’t like being left alone for too long.

Powderpuff are active dogs meaning they need enough time for playing and outdoor walks.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Toy dog
HEIGHT: 11 to 13 inches
WEIGHT: 10 to 13 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 – 18 years
COAT AND COLOR: Fluffy, long, soft, and silky coat; color includes black, white, apricot, cream, chocolate, silver, blue, white & tan, tri-color, and more.

Poodle: Standard, Miniature, and Toy

Poodle

Poodles are an intelligent dog breed. As well as quick learners which means they are easy to train. All of them are pretty adorable, especially the toy poodle.

Poodles are incredible athletes breeds, but still, AKC tossed them into the non-sporting group.

They are available in three different sizes, which means you have a great opportunity to pick your favorite size poodle because all three have the same quality except their size only.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Non-Sporting & Toy dog
HEIGHT: Std (over 15 inches), mini (10 to 15 inches), toy (no more than 10 inches).
WEIGHT: Std (40 to 70 pounds), mini (10 to 15 pounds), toy (4 to 6 pounds)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 – 15 years
COAT AND COLOR: Fluffy, thick, curly, and soft coat; color includes black, white, apricot, sable, cream, black & white, grey, silver, blue, brown, red.

Irish Water Spaniel 

Irish Water Spaniel

This breed is a great swimmer in the whole canine world, as their name says. They can be excellent dogs for families who love doing fun outdoor activities.

Because the Irish Water Spaniel is known for its high energy level, hardworking and courage to do anything, anytime, anywhere.

They are pretty attention seekers as well, which means they can do any hilarious thing to grab your attention at home and outside. If you love water and usually spend time at lakes, then this is a breed for you.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Sporting
HEIGHT: 21 to 24 inches
WEIGHT: 55 to 68 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12– 13 years
COAT AND COLOR: Smooth, longer, curls, and waves coat; color liver.

Barbet 

Barbet

The barbet dog has a very cheerful nature, and they are known for their good social behavior and loyalty toward their master and family. They are pretty friendly toward kids and other pets, which means they can be good family dogs.

They are highly intelligent dogs and are easy to train, plus they learn things quickly which stay in their mind. Barbets are also a very strong breed; they can easily swim for long without getting exhausted.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Sporting
HEIGHT: 19 to 26 inches
WEIGHT: 31 to 65 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12– 14 years
COAT AND COLOR: Long, woolly coat; color includes black, white, fawn, grey, brown, pale fawn, and red fawn.

Bouvier Des Flandres 

Bouvier Des Flandres

This breed is known for its herding skill because they were bred for working farm dogs. And they still have those powerful and fearless herding traits. Which means they can be your true companion; or watchdogs and guard dogs.

They are a friendly, big, and powerful breed with a gentle attitude, but sometimes they can be a little aggressive toward strangers, no matter whether it’s dogs or humans. They don’t require too much grooming; occasional brushing and baths are enough.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Herding
HEIGHT: 23.5 to 27.5 inches
WEIGHT: 70 to 110 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10 – 12 years
COAT AND COLOR: Fluffy, long, fine, and dense coat; color includes Black, brindle, fawn, gray, gray brindle, pepper & salt, blue, and more.

Cockapoos 

Cockapoos

Cockapoos are the combination of two beautiful dog breeds, Miniature Poodle and Cocker Spaniel. They are typically known as designer dogs.

They are pretty intelligent and are easier to train. Cockapoos are cute, loving, and friendly dogs who are good with everyone, kids, other pets, and even with strangers.

They can be excellent dogs. But, if you want Cockapoos, do adopt them from shelters because many of them are there who need a loving home.

Breed Overview
GROUP:
Not recognized as a breed by any major kennel club.
HEIGHT: 14 to 15 inches
WEIGHT: 20 to 24 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 – 15 years
COAT AND COLOR: Dense, soft, and silky coat; color includes black, cream, white, apricot, red, chocolate, black & white, and more combinations of colors.

5 Dog Breeds That Aren’t Too Fluffy But Have A Silky Soft Coat.

Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

This is a smart, alert, people-oriented breed, and they are very famous because of their blue coat. Kerry Blue Terriers are adaptable and great loving family companions.

However, they are not so friendly with other dogs and humans, so early socialization is a must. The Kerry Blue Terriers are a low-maintenance breed; they just need grooming every six to eight weeks.

Bedlington Terrier 

Bedlington Terrier

This is a frolicking, charming, loyal, and fun-loving breed. Bedlington Terriers have a high energy level because they were actually bred as racing dogs.

As well they need routine exercise to stay calm all day. On the other hand, Bedlington Terrier has a soft, crisp, curly coat that easily gets tangled, so to avoid the tangles, you have to brush them every few days.

Afghan Hound 

Afghan Hound

This is the high maintenance soft and silky coated dog breed that requires hours of brushing every week to stay mat-free. They are an independent breed, which means they can easily be left alone at home.

And as they are independent, sometimes they might ignore you if you give them any command. So be patient with this breed if you are thinking of owning it because the Afghan Hound is quite sensitive.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Wheaten Terrier

This breed has a silkier, waiver, and soft coat, as their name says. Plus, they are a happy, friendly, deeply devoted breed who love playing and running almost all the time. The Wheaten Terrier is also a quick learner.

But they can be a little stubborn sometimes, so be ready for that. They are really good family pets as well as can be good apartment dogs.

Australian Silky Terrier 

Australian Silky Terrier

This friendly little lap dog is not completely friendly; they can be pretty aggressive and territorial toward strangers and other dogs. Australian Silky Terriers are not recommended for families with little kids.

They are not the dog you can leave alone because they suffer from separation anxiety. Silky Terriers are quick learners and can be easily trained if you have their favorite treats during training time.

Final Thought

No matter which fluffy low shedding breeds you like the most, just keep in mind that being a good dog owner requires a lot of patience, love, energy, and most importantly, enough time to spend with your dogs.

Please adopt dogs and other pets from shelters at least once.

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