Tuesday May 14, 2019
And you loving your new home and feel like a dog would make it complete? Wouldn't it be great to hear the pitter patter of those four feet coming to cozy up with you on a cold winter's night? Yes, it would. At least until that new dog starts making some big messes. Then you're going to wish you'd done some research on the cleanest dogs. Fortunately, we've done it for you.
So What Are the Cleanest Dogs?
Of course, just getting a dog from this list isn't a guarantee. Some of this will depend on the "personality" of the dog.
But for the most part, the following seven breeds are at least a safer bet in keeping your new home clean.
Although chihuahua pups can easily fit into a teacup, they're definitely not everyone's cup of tea.
Still, they tend to be neat little creatures. Plus, their tiny size means that even if there is an occasional mess, it's not going to be nearly as epic as, say, that of a St. Bernard.
2. Pharaoh Hound
Although the Pharoah Hound may not be known as the "king" of breeds, it makes for a clean pup in your new home.
Like its relatives the Whippet and Greyhound (who should also be on this list) it has a shiny short coat that requires minimal grooming. Plus, it's calm and mellow, so it's not likely to kick up a bunch of dust.
3. Chow Chow
You might be surprised to see the fuzzy Chow Chow on this list. And yes, they do shed during specific times of the year.
But the cool thing about Chows is that they have the hygiene habits of a cat. Plus, they're easily housebroken and have minimal dog odor. Seems a fair trade-off for the occasional shedding.
4. Miniature Poodle
The miniature poodle specifically makes the list because of the combination of it being great for those with allergies and its small size.
All poodles are hypoallergenic, in fact. But they also tend to have a lot of energy. So the smaller the active poodle, the smaller any potential messes.
5. Japanese Chin
We won't make any jokes about the name of this breed. (Never mind the fact that it originated in China.)
Much like the Chow Chow, the Japanese Chin is known for grooming itself like a cat. They're especially fastidious with their feet - never content until their paws have been completely licked clean.
And even though they have a long silky coat, maintaining it is a surprisingly low-maintenance endeavor.
Another breed with cat-like grooming habits, the Basenji doesn't come from China, but rather Africa.
It has a short coat that doesn't really shed and can be cleaned with just a "hound glove" or mitt. The Basenji is also a quiet breed, though it will need exercise to work off any excess energy.
7. French Bulldog
This one might be something of a surprise too.
But the French Bulldog is not a slobbering machine. Okay, they may slobber a little bit. But they also require very little grooming and are far more content to be inside chilling out.
And that means no muddy paw prints tracked all over the house.
Get That New Addition
Now that you know the cleanest dogs, it could be time to take the plunge and add a new member to the family. Then, get ready to get cozy.
For more great tips on making your new house feel like home, keep checking back with our blog!