Short-Haired Dog Breeds: Less Grooming!

Friendly, spunky and totally tangle-free, short-haired dog breeds are a nice option to consider for your family.
Short-Haired Dog Breeds: Less Grooming!

Last update: 19 November, 2019

Many people choose their pets according to their tastes and lifestyles. If you don’t have enough free time to spend the weekend vacuuming and removing hairs from the sofa or carpet, let alone brushing your dog daily, we recommend that you choose one of the following short-haired dog breeds.

Which are the best short-haired dog breeds?

There are approximately 400 dog breeds worldwide, and there are many short-haired ones among them. Here’s a list of the most popular ones for you.

1. Bull Terrier

Both the standard and miniature Bull Terriers are short-haired breeds and therefore easy to groom using a brush from time to time. However, one thing you should keep in mind is that these dogs suffer from skin allergies, mostly if their hair is a light color.

A Bull Terrier dog running.

2. Norfolk Terrier

This dog is quite active, friendly and brave. As a result, it may be ideal for homes with small children. This European breed has a “wire-haired” coat. This means their hair is hard, rough, and attached to the body. It’s only a little longer around the muzzle and eyebrows. In addition, the coat can be all shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, or grizzle.

3. English Bulldog

This is one of the most adorable among the short-haired dogs! With its cute wrinkled face and lips that make it look as if it were always sad, he’ll shower you with tenderness. Medium-sized, quite the guardian and more relaxed than it seems, the Bulldog is born without a tail (or with a very short tail) and it doesn’t require brushing. Nevertheless, it’s essential to clean the folds of their skin to prevent the development of fungus due to moisture accumulation.

4. Rhodesian Ridgeback

A rare breed from Africa that’s characterized by having a sort of “crest” along the entire back. It’s very loyal to its owners but quite reserved with strangers. In addition, it’s strong, agile, very active and muscular. Similarly, it doesn’t require a great effort as far as the care of the fur goes. The color of the coat ranges from light wheaten to red wheaten.

5. Rottweiler

This is a breed of German origin, and in ancient times was used as a “butcher dog” or as shepherds for cattle. It’s a very strong and muscular animal with lots of energy. As a result, it needs walks and exercises every day. Although it’s said that Rottweilers are aggressive dogs, everything depends on the training given by its owners. As a result, they can be very calm and obedient if taught from a young age. This breed’s coat is shiny black and has some brown or reddish spots.

6. English Pointer

Pointers are active, dynamic, sociable, intelligent, and slim. These are the main characteristics of another amazing short-haired dog breed. Its coat is straight, smooth and well attached to the body. Their coat’s most common colors are black and white, white and brown, and white and orange. Males can measure up to 2’3″ ft. and weigh 66 pounds.

7. Beagle

If you want to adopt an active dog to play with for hours and hours and that doesn’t require too much “aesthetic” care, the Beagle can be perfect. They can also be perfect for kids. In addition, they tend to have a loving and docile character. However, you must keep in mind that at certain times of the year this dog loses a lot of hair.

A beagle dog looking at the camera.

Being a medium-sized breed, it adapts very well to city life. Moreover, it needs some exercise to avoid being overweight. It’s an excellent hound or hunting dog, and its origins date back to the Greco-Roman civilization. However, it only became famous when chosen by King William I of England as his hunting and companion pet.

8. Pug

Pug or Carlino is another short-haired dog breed you can adopt easily because it adapts to life on small flats and is a very good companion. In addition, this small-sized dog is very intelligent, loving and active. Its coat is soft, shiny, short and smooth. It can usually be beige, although there are also black, silver and fawn hues.

Other short-haired dogs are the Chihuahua, Labrador Retriever, Boxer, Pitbull, Jack Russell Terrier, Dachshund, Spanish greyhound, Weimaraner, Great Dane, and Basset Hound.

We hope you enjoyed learning about these amazing and beautiful breeds!

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