Cairn Terrier Shedding – What to Expect

Cairn Terrier outside posing in park.

Cairn Terriers are small dogs that were developed in Scotland to dig into cairns (man-made piles of rocks for graves or landmarks) and dispatch the rodents living within them. And according to the AKC, they even hunted foxes when grouped in packs. So they’re not just cute and cuddly companions, they’re also rugged, fearless little … Read more

Bichon Frise Shedding (Helpful Guide)

Portrait of Bichon Frise outside on paved walkway.

The Bichon Frise belongs to a group of bichon type dogs that includes breeds like the Havanese, Bolognese and Maltese. But make no mistake, his winning personality, charm and beautifully white, puffy coat make him a one of a kind dog. And to top it off, he doesn’t shed much at all. Bichon Frise are … Read more

Do Poodles Shed Lots? (Shedding Guide)

White Poodle dog outdoors on green grass

Poodles are highly intelligent, athletic dogs that were once used for hunting and retrieving ducks in Germany. Today, however, they’re known as the national dog of France and are ranked as one of the most popular breeds in the U.S. by the American Kennel Club. They don’t shed much hair either. Poodles are a low … Read more

Do Giant Schnauzers Shed Much?

Giant Schnauzer close up portrai on spring blossom

Giant Schnauzers are large working dogs that were originally developed to drive cattle to and from markets for farmers. Today, they are used as police dogs and are often described as “gentle giants” and loyal guardians by their humans. They don’t shed much either. Giant Schnauzers have a dense, wiry double coat that doesn’t shed … Read more

Do Portuguese Water Dogs Shed? (Portie Shedding)

Portuguese Water Dog laying down on a green table with blue sky in background.

Portuguese Water Dogs are medium sized working dogs that were developed to help fisherman in Portugal in the 1930s. They excelled at tasks such as herding fish into nets, retrieving lost fishing equipment and sending messages between ships, and from ship to shore. These days, they’re best known as affectionate, trainable and eager to please … Read more

Do West Highland White Terriers Shed?

Portrait of One West Highland White Terrier in the Park

West Highland White Terriers (or Westies) are small white coated Earthdogs that were used hundreds of years ago to hunt rats and other rodents in Scotland. Today, they’re more commonly known as loveable family pets and stars in the show ring. Do they shed? West Highland White Terriers don’t shed much, but it does take … Read more

Do Welsh Terriers Shed Much? (Shedding Guide)

Typical Welsh Terrier standing on green grass

Welsh Terriers are an alert, spirited terrier of medium size that originates from Wales, where they were bred to hunt rodents, badger and fox. And thankfully, they don’t shed much. Welsh Terriers have a coarse, wiry top coat and a short, soft undercoat that sheds very little year round. However, they do require more effort … Read more