Small Dog Breeds That Don’t Drool
Nobody likes dog drool, do they? It’s not nice to look at, and it’s not the nicest thing to experience unexpectedly when you’re cuddling up on the couch.
But did you know that dog drool can be a trigger for people with allergies? Did you also know that it’s particularly common to suffer from dog (or pet) allergies if you suffer from asthma or other allergies?
If you or somebody in your house suffers from allergies, but you really want to get a dog, then taking the time to research which dogs are least likely to create allergy symptoms is a must.
While truly hypoallergenic dogs don’t exist, it is possible to reduce allergy symptoms by keeping the following things in mind:
- Small dog breeds create less dander (dead skin cells) due to their size, which is a key benefit when it comes to a reduction in triggering allergy reactions.
- Short-haired dogs without an undercoat are not only easier to keep clean, but they are also commonly found to create fewer allergy symptoms.
- Dog breeds that don’t drool are much better suited for people with allergies. This is because allergens are naturally found in the saliva of dogs.
If you’re an allergy sufferer that wants a dog, you should be looking for a short-haired small dog that doesn’t have an undercoat and doesn’t drool.
Small dog breeds that drool the least
Here is a list of all small dog breeds that don’t drool that we have in our database, or rather, dogs that drool the least, as all dogs drool every now and then, especially when there’s a tasty treat on offer!
- American Hairless Terrier
- Australian Terrier
- Bedlington Terrier
- Bichon Frise
- Border Terrier
- Boston Terrier
- Brussels Griffon
- Cairn Terrier
- Manchester Terrier
- Miniature American Eskimo Dog
- Miniature Pinscher
- Miniature Poodle
- Norfolk Terrier
- Norwich Terrier
- Parson Russell Terrier
Small dog breeds that drool a little
The following dog breeds are known to drool a little, but can definitely be found closer to the “no drool” end of the spectrum.
Is drooling good for dogs?
While saliva is a healthy and natural body function in both dogs and humans to help us chew, swallow, and digest food, it can be a sign of oral disease.
Excessive drooling can highlight potential oral diseases such as:
- Tooth decay
- Gum inflammation
- Tartar buildup
- Oral tumors in the mouth/throat
So if you own any of the small dog breeds mentioned in this article, and they’re experiencing excessive drooling, it might be worth consulting your vet to make sure there isn’t something more sinister going on.