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

Jun 30, 2016 at 11:52 a.m. ET
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A quick Internet search will tell you that so-called "shedless" dog breeds are highly in demand. Whether it's because of allergies and the risk of accumulated dander, or just because pet owners are sick of vacuuming fur off the couch, people want to know which dog breeds keep shedding to a minimum.

You asked, and we answered. These adorable little pups are the least likely to shed:

1. West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier
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The Westie is a small sturdy dog that craves a daily walk but doesn't require excessive grooming. This entertaining pet sheds little to no hair and is easy to groom.

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2. Chinese Crested

Chinese crested
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Though some may think this mostly hairless canine isn't a beautiful sight to behold, we think its shed-free coat (as in no fur except for tufts on its feet, head and tail) and gentle nature make it quite charming.

3. Xoloitzcuintli

Xoloitzcuintli
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Another hairless canine, the Xolo may not shed, but its delicate skin does require sunscreen in the summer, warm clothing in the winter and cushioned bedding in the house. To keep this exotic-looking pup's skin healthy, you can also massage it with oil or moisturizer (he won't complain).

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4. American Hairless Terrier

American hairless terrier
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Looking for a dog with no hair (outside of eyebrows and whiskers) and no dander? The American Hairless Terrier is the fur-less friend for you! A descendent of the Rat Terrier, this hypoallergenic canine is a small, muscled dog that needs daily exercise as well as being protected from extreme weather conditions.

5. Redbone Coonhound

Redbone Coonhound
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If a hound is in your heart, the Redbone Coonhound has a smooth, shiny, short coat that minimally sheds. Beware that this handsome dog, like other Scenthounds, tends to have a musky odor that can kept under control with regular bathing.

Next Up: Havanese

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