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Low maintenance dogs: 8 Dog Breeds with Bare Minimal Grooming Needs

August 28, 2018

person holding a beagle dog in hands

We cannot stress the importance of grooming your canine friend.  

Apart from making a dog look good, adequate grooming keeps your pet’s health in check.  It controls parasites, odours and keeps their skin and nails healthy and germ-free.

Many pet parents prefer having dogs with minimal grooming and maintenance needs. Grooming is just one of the many factors which should be considered, when you consider getting a dog breed.

Though minimal maintenance will still require regular baths, coat brushing and nail trimming, you can check out these breeds.

  1. Boxer

Originally from Germany, the Boxer is a working breed with a medium built. They are perfect companions for an active person as their nature is energetic and playful.

Extremely loyal, they make for great family dogs and are very social with children and all familiar persons. Only occasional baths are needed for their short coats if you decide to get a happy Boxer for your home.

  1. Great Dane

Great Dane has a huge size which is a testimony to their guarding and hunting background. Originally from Germany, the Great Dane are considered to be very gentle with a warm and friendly personality.

They are known as gentle giants and gel very well with all kinds and ages of children due to their interactive and social nature. Only weekly brushing and occasional baths will be needed if you make Great Dane, a part of your family.

  1. Weimaraner

Originally a gun dog, it is no wonder that the Weimaraner is a popular choice with today’s hunters as well. Their unique coats make them perfect candidates for almost minimum to no brushing and cleaning.

Do remember to get them their adequate exercise as they are very active by nature.  They make for excellent pets if you are part of an active family with children.

  1. Beagle

Intelligent and stubborn, the Beagle can be quite a handful breed. They have been bred for hunting since ages and are known mainly for their unassuming temperaments.

The Beagle is a small scent hound with medium length coat. Though their coat sheds a bit, only a weekly brushing is needed to keep it in shape. They are quite popular with families with the qualities of a happy disposition and considered to be low maintenance.

  1. Doberman Pinscher

Active and a working breed, the world knows the Doberman Pinscher as a family friendly dog. A Doberman does everything they can to protect their family and is known as a loyal guardian.

Consistent and frequent training can help to integrate them with their owner families quickly. Short coats of the Doberman require only weekly brushing to keep them clean and tidy.


  1. Vizsla

Originally from Hungary, the Vizsla is a world-famous companion and hunting dog. If you are part of an active family, you will love having Vizsla. Vizsla are very active, extremely mobile and fun loving which makes them ideal for families.

You will also love the fact that they do not possess the typical dog smell which develops if adequate grooming is not done.

  1. Italian Greyhound

A relatively small sighthound, a breed known for companionship is the famous Italian Greyhound. They are very affectionate and good lap dogs too.

Wiping their thin coats should be done frequently. Frequent baths are not advised at all as that can irritate their thin coats and body.

The Italian Greyhound can be very low maintenance but not recommended for families with small children.

  1. Rottweiler

An excellent guard dog, the Rottweiler, can be mighty and huge. They are soft at heart and even-tempered with other pets and children. Easy to groom and train, the Rottweiler can be one of your best friends forever!

Take your time to get the pet whose temperament, grooming needs and lifestyle are compatible with yours! Once you manage to do that, your family will undoubtedly be one of the happiest and content!



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