People look for non-shedding dogs for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re looking for a
hypoallergenic dog, trying to work around allergies or simply want a low maintenance dog who will be easier to groom and clean up after you should know all breeds of dog do shed to some level.
If shedding is an important factor in your decision, you might think that a dachshund would be perfect. But the truth is that all dachshunds shed. The amount they shed however depends on their coat type.
Dachshunds come in three coat varieties; smooth-haired, wire-haired and long-haired. Let’s look at each.
Most Dachshunds in the US have are of the smooth coat variety. Don’t be surprised when you discover that your smooth-haired doxie will loose hair throughout the year. Even though a smooth-haired dachshunds coat is not thick or long, you’ll find hair on your furniture from time to time especially if they are not groomed regularly.
Wired haired dachshunds have a double coat containing tight, rough, short outer hair and a fine, thick undercoat. They shed twice a year moderately. But, if you groom them regularly you might not even notice.
Long-haired Dachshunds will shed the most because of their dense, fleece-like undercoat. A long haired dachshunds coat is wavy and a bit longer under the neck, underside the legs, and around ears. The long haired dachshund only sheds seasonally since its coat takes time to grow. This coat type does require grooming.
While dachshunds do shed, all coat types fall into the low to moderate shedding range. Long-haired dachshunds will shed the most followed by wired-haired and smooth coat.