Small Dog Breeds That Don’t Drool

In this article, we’ll cover specifically what doggy-related things can trigger allergies, helping us discover what dog breeds trigger allergy symptoms the least

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?

In this article, we list the small dog breeds that don’t drool, dogs that drool a little, and we’ll also find out if there are other benefits to dogs that don’t drool (other than the obvious).

Small dog breeds that don't drool

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!

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.

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