The 8 popular dog breeds that don't shed

1. Miniature Schnauzer

The miniature version of this astute watch dog is the most popular of the breed. Schnauzers have the same floppy ears and furry snout as their large counterparts but come in a smaller size that's perfect for small children.

2. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus may be known as the "lion dog" but they certainly don't have the roar to match. With big, dark eyes, this adorable breed has a long life expectancy and has been a delight for a thousand years. Their personality is almost as charming as their coats

3. Highland Terrier (Westies)

Often better known as "westies," these adorable white dogs are extremely playful and entertaining. They're the most popular of the small terriers and stand at just 11 inches. The cutest part? Their carrot-shaped tail that never seems to stop wagging!

4. Scottish Terrier

If you want an independent, confident companion with high spirits, go for the adorable scottie dog. Their terrier persistence has earned the breed the nickname "the diehard," which makes sense as they're also known to be great watch dogs.

5. Bichon Frise

This playful, cuddly white dog is perfect for people with allergies as its coat is hypoallergenic to most. Although this breed's hair won't shed, it will continually grow—so be sure to keep up with grooming!

6. Giant Schnauzer

The larger, more powerful version of its miniature brother, the giant schnauzer is a loyal breed. They were originally bred to be all-around workers but were primarily used to drive cattle from the farm to market, for carting, and to protect the farm and family.

7. Bedlington Terrier

This unique pup has a lamb-like appearance and a soft, curly coat of hypoallergenic hair. Just a little grooming and a lot of love will keep this dog—and you—feeling fine.

8. Portuguese Water Dog

Porties have coats that are hypoallergenic, curly, and waterproof. These energetic pups can be groomed in two styles: the retriever clip, where the whole coat is trimmed down to about an inch all over the body, or the lion clip