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14 Sep Top 10 dog breeds that don’t need grooming

Fancy a dog, but not interested in spending money at the groomers or hours brushing them at home? You need a dog that only needs little grooming.

All of these dog breeds have seriously low maintenance coats – a wipe down with a wet sponge after a muddy walk is the most they will need.

Beagle

Beagle wearing a harness

The Beagle is one of the most popular PitPat dogs, and with their short coat, they are one of the best dogs for people who don’t want to have to groom their pooch. These pooches can be found with their nose constantly to the ground following a scent, so you might have to watch out for them wandering into plenty of mud out on a walk.

Boxer

Boxer dog sat by a lake

Boxers are one of the UK’s favourite dogs, and it’s all thanks to their family-friendly, bouncy personalities. Their grooming needs are minimal, but you’ll have to watch out for dog slobber – it’ll be everywhere!

Greyhound

Greyhounds are gentle, need relatively little exercise and have low fuss temperaments that make them seriously low maintenance dogs. These pooches need hardly any grooming and will happily lounge on the sofa all day – life’s a breeze with a Greyhound.

Vizsla

Vizsla giving paw to person

Vizslas make great companions, and with their short fur you won’t need to worry about grooming them. These pooches can join you for hours up a mountain, but they know when to cool off and relax as well. 

French Bulldog

Great for those who want a smaller dog with plenty of personality, the French Bulldog is not only easy to groom, but is also happy to relax and spend a little time alone, if they have to. These pups also have relatively low exercise needs, making them a low maintenance dog all round.

Chihuahua (smooth coated)

Smooth coated Chihuahuas have a reputation for being the handbag dogs of the world, gracing the arms of the rich and famous. However, there is so much more to these spirited little dogs than meets the eye. Give them plenty of training, exercise, and mental stimulation, and they will make wonderful companions who don’t need regular grooming!

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier in the garden with a ball

Staffordshire Bull Terriers are famed for their gentle temperament and good humour. These pooches make fantastic pets and need relatively little grooming thanks to their short coats. They do need plenty of time with their owners and plenty of high-quality exercise every day.

Weimaraner

The noble Weimaraner used to be restricted to the nobility – these days the ‘Silver Ghosts’ can be found with all sorts of owners. Their stunning silver coat needs little grooming, but you’ll need to be prepared to give this pooch plenty of exercise and training to keep them happy and healthy.

Whippet

Whippets are descended from the much larger Greyhounds and share many of their qualities – including their short, easy to maintain coat and their need for short intense bursts of activity. These pups will happily chill out on the sofa whilst you go about your day, making them great choices for busy people.

Mixed Breed

Mixed breed black dog jumping in a meadow

The humble mixed breed dog could just be the best on the list – their coat will be dependent on their parent breeds, but their personalities can be just as loyal, loving, and affectionate as any on this list. 

Whichever dog you opt for, making sure they are well exercised is a must to keep them happy and healthy. You can monitor all this and more with the PitPat dog activity monitor – get yours today for just £39.

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