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
0844 4633 980 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
London E1 8AA
Tel: 020 7786 5045