No Mess: 15 Cleanest Dog Breeds

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Keeping your house clean with a dog can be challenging, but owning one of these breeds can make it easier. From fluffy Bichon Frise to suave Portuguese Water Dogs, these canine companions prove that a tidy home and a wagging tail can go paw-in-paw.


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Poodles are the Einsteins of the canine kingdom, minus the mustache. Their hypoallergenic coat means less sneezing and more pleasing. They come in three sizes – standard, miniature, and “fits-in-your-purse.” Regular grooming keeps their curly hair from looking like a mad scientist’s.

Bichon Frise


Bichon Frises resemble living, breathing cotton balls, complete with adorable eyes. Since they’re hypoallergenic, they won’t make you sniffle, but their fluffiness will get you giggling. These dogs are so friendly that they’d likely help a burglar find the silverware.


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The Maltese exudes such posh elegance that one might expect it to arrive with its butler. Boasting a luxurious white coat that minimally sheds, this breed is ideal for those who prioritize tidiness while seeking a cozy companion to warm their lap.



The Labradoodle blends the Labrador’s friendliness with the Poodle’s hypoallergenic traits, ideal for dog lovers. This low-shedding, intelligent breed lights up any home with its vibrant personality. It’s an ideal, neat companion for families and individuals.

Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzus is why pet stores might consider a haircare section. Their magnificent fur requires daily attention, yet they hardly shed. As their charm and easy-care tresses win hearts effortlessly, you’ll forgive them for hogging the bathroom mirror.


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The Basenji, a.k.a. the “barkless dog,” is perfect for apartment dwellers or anyone who’s not a fan of noise or clutter. They clean themselves like cats but don’t expect them to chase mice; they’re too dignified.

Portuguese Water Dog

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Portuguese Water Dogs stay immaculate with waterproof coats, perfect for chasing soggy tennis balls without turning into a wet mop. Their low-shedding fur means less vacuuming and more time for adventures—because who wants to tidy up when there’s fun to be had?


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Whippets are the supermodels of the dog world: sleek, elegant, and non-shedding. Their slender build works wonders outdoors, minimizing debris accumulation. Their gentle temperament ensures plenty of cozy moments and fewer muddy paw prints to clean up.

West Highland White Terrier


West Highland White Terriers have a white double coat that sheds minimally, and their small size means they track less dirt indoors. The Westies are also adorable, well-groomed clowns forever ready to entertain and occasionally willing to listen.

Italian Greyhound

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Italian Greyhounds are the epitome of lap luxury. These divas of the dog world without the attitude have fine coats that don’t shed much and prefer snuggling under a warm blanket to almost anything else.


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With their wiry coat and distinctive eyebrows, Schnauzers look like they’ve just stepped out of a doggie detective novel. You’ll find them in the case of the missing treat, but they won’t shed clues or hair in your home.

Boston Terrier

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Boston Terriers are the friendliest gentlemen you’ll ever meet in tuxedos. Comparatively, they lose less fur, are easy to groom, and are always ready for a party – even if it’s just a tea party with your kids.

Yorkshire Terrier


Tiny in size but massive in attitude, Yorkshire Terriers bring in negligible amounts of dirt from outdoors and lack typical doggy odor. Their delicate, low-shedding hair, similar to humans, and meticulous grooming habits mean you might be fighting over who gets the hairbrush first.


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Havanese dogs are the life of the party, and with their long, silky coats, they are ready for any hair commercial. They shed little compared to other breeds but require routine grooming to keep their fur neat and minimize dirt.

Scottish Terrier

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These dogs have unique beards that make them resemble wise gentlemen. Scottish Terriers don’t shed much hair and could even outsmart you. Their love for keeping themselves tidy puts them at the top of the list for cleanliness.


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