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10 non-shedding dog breeds your black clothing will thank you for

6. Havanese

Havanese
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Wouldn’t you love to come home to this precious pup awaiting your return on the (fur-free) couch? Though the Havanese doesn’t shed, it may still cause allergic reactions in people prone to dog allergies. If you’ve got allergies, be sure to spend time with your potential pet before bringing it home.

7. Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese water dog
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Ranging in size from 35 to 60 pounds, the Portie is a high-energy family-loving dog with an ample coat of snuggly fur that doesn’t shed. With its high affinity for splashing around in the water, do be prepared to give your pawed pal regular bathing and brushing.

8. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise
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This affectionate cuddle-pup may have an irresistibly soft coat, but the fluffy Bichon Frise doesn’t shed. Whether you let your pawed pal lounge on the couch, snuggle up with you in bed or ride shotgun on your commute, you won’t have a dog hair dilemma.

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9. Poodle

Poodle
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If the thought of having a hairless dog rubs you the wrong way, the versatile-to-groom Poodle will fulfill your non-shedding and frou-frou dog desires. Best yet, this shed-free canine is available in toy to standard sizes and a variety of natural colors (or colors you decide to go with).

10. Barbet

Barbet
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Though not as well-known as the common Poodle, the Barbet is a high-energy pup that loves water and has an affinity for muddy areas. This is an ideal dog if you love the outdoors and want a pet that won’t shed all over your couch or car or clog up your tub after a bath.

Originally published Feb. 2014. Updated June 2016.

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