If you live in a small apartment and decide to get a dog, there is a good chance that you will think about aspects such as its size, as well as its smell. It's just that even if you love animals very much, coexistence in a confined space with a dog whose smell is too strong can become quite unpleasant. Fortunately, there are several breeds that have almost no odor, and some, in addition, are also hypoallergenic - and this characteristic will be very important for those who dream of a dog, but suffer from allergies.
The poodle in any of its variants is a very elegant, charming and intelligent dog, and at the same time has a playful character. It is important here to point out two more huge advantages: body odor is almost invisible and hypoallergenic. This also includes the world's popular mixture of Maltese and toy poodle. These cute dogs took from the toy poodle their odorlessness and hypoallergenic properties.
Labradoodle, sociable, intelligent and quite mischievous. This is another one of the dog breeds that rarely smell. Why? This is mainly due to the fact that he inherited the coat of a poodle, meaning his coat does not shed and is hypoallergenic.
The dachshund is a dog that is distinguished by its cleanliness and, especially in the case of short-haired individuals, has no odor.
This dog breed comes from Africa and is very special. One reason is that Basenjis groom themselves like felines. The coat is very short and does not shed seasonally. These dogs are hypoallergenic. And one more additional advantage of owning this breed: they do not bark.
5. Bichon Frize.
If you like small white dogs, you are in luck because the Bichon Frize is another dog breed that is odorless and also hypoallergenic.
6. Spanish Water Dog.
The Spanish Water Dog is a hypoallergenic dog that does not shed and that, even if you find it hard to believe given its shaggy appearance, is almost odorless.
The whippet, a relative of the greyhound, has very short hair that is almost odorless. However, the fact that their fur adheres very tightly to their skin makes them sensitive to temperature changes.
The Barbet is a water dog of French origin. Like the Spanish Water Dog, this breed is among the dogs with the least scent. Their curly fur is impenetrable. In addition, she does not shed.
9. Portuguese water dog.
We continue with the water dogs, this time it is the turn of the Portuguese water dog. Another dog with a long, curly coat that doesn't shed and rarely has body odor (unless it's wet, of course).
10. Burlington Terrier.
This dog is native to the northeast of England and is mistaken by many for a sheep due to its interesting curly coat and white coloring. She doesn't shed, so this is ideal if you want a dog that has little to no odor.
11. Kerry Blue Terrier.
When it comes to terrier-type dogs, the Kerry Blue Terrier, bred as a hunting dog and with a beautiful bluish coat, is another of the dog breeds classified as hypoallergenic, with an almost imperceptible odor.
Whatever breed you choose, it is important to remember to regularly groom your pet: brushing, bathing to keep the coat clean and healthy.