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Getting A Terrier That Does Not Shed

One of the many considerations that comes up one of the biggest is the fact that most dogs shed. Some people don’t mind and just make it a regular chore to clean up unwanted hair on the furniture and carpet. If you have a smaller dog then most likely they are an indoor dog and therefore they share your space with you. As far as Terrier go, there are some vrieties that don’t shed. Let’s have a look at a few in more depth..boston terrier

Scottish Terrier

Otherwise best known as a “Scottie”, these dogs have a double coat that is soft underneath and more rough on the outer coat. One of the benefits of these dogs is that their coat does a good job at repelling dirt so they don’t nead a bath as often as other dogs with the same amount of hair. The other benefit is that they don’t shed, but like all other dogs that don’t shed they lose hair like a person does.

Boston Terrier

These little cuties are famous for their sparky personalities and short statures. They also have the benefit of having very short hair that doesn’t shed much on a black and white smooth coat.

West Highland Terrier

Otherwise known as a “Westie” these dogs have a soft white coat that is usually about 2 to 3 inches long. Some have a double coat and others don’t. The double coated variety are more common and have coats that are rougher on the outside while the inner coat is soft. They do need regular grooming, but they don’t shed.

Yorkshire Terrier

Also know as “Yorkies”, these small dogs have long soft hair that needs consistent grooming or they will get matted. The coat is usually a bluish tan in color. They have become one of the most popular dogs to own.

Australian Terrier

These dogs are not surprisingly native to Australia. They have a double coat that is course to the touch and comes in blue and red shades.

Other shedless Terrier breeds include the Border Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Silky Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, and Cairn Terrier.

So you can see that the Terrier has a lot going for it as a breed. Not only do they make great pets, but quite a few of them don’t shed so they are easier to clean up after than other dogs. It is just another reason why the Terrier is the preferred dog of so many homes.

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