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15 Dog Breeds That Don’t Drool Much (With Pictures & Facts)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Dogs are amazing creatures that bring joy to the lives of many, but there are times when owning a dog is less than stellar. Drool, for instance, is something dogs do, but there are some breeds that are known for being heavy droolers. Breeds like Mastiffs, Boxers, and Saint Bernards are all examples of canines with serious salivation. While these breeds have amazing qualities, some people see their ropes of slimy drool as a deal breaker.

Luckily, there are quite a few dog breeds that don’t create puddles of saliva wherever they go. From tiny lapdog companions to big working dogs, these breeds will keep your floors and couches free from saliva. Here are 15 dogs that don’t drool (much!):

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The 15 Dogs That Don’t Drool

1. Greyhound

Spanish Greyhounds
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Famous for their impressive speeds and sensitive personalities, Greyhounds don’t drool everywhere unless they’re feeling sick. These speedy hounds are affectionate dogs that enjoy burrowing under blankets to keep warm, which is due to their thin coats.

  • Size info: Greyhounds are around 27 to 30 inches tall and weigh between 57 and 88 pounds.

2. Irish Wolfhound

irish wolfhound

Irish Wolfhounds are one of the tallest breeds on this list, but their slim jowls and long snouts prevent them from drooling everywhere. Originally bred for hunting, Irish Wolfhounds are great family dogs that will take up the role of family guardians.

  • Size info: Irish Wolfhounds are around 30 to 35 inches tall and weigh between 100 and 180 pounds.

3. Maltese


Small dogs like pugs may be known for excessive drooling, but Maltese dogs are a prime example of a lapdog that won’t salivate all over your lap. Maltese dogs have great dispositions and are social animals, but their easygoing nature makes them great for apartment living.

  • Size info: Maltese dogs are around 8 to 10 inches tall and weigh between 6.6 and 8.8 pounds.

4. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers don’t have the massive jowls that some working dogs do, making them a perfect candidate for this list. These dogs have lots of energy and serious protective natures, which is why they’re often great for active families that spend a lot of time outdoors.

  • Size info: Doberman Pinschers are around 24 to 28 inches tall and weigh between 70 and 99 pounds.

5. Poodle


Poodles are one of the most versatile dog breeds, known for their high levels of intelligence and easy-to-train dispositions. Poodles rarely if ever have drooling problems, which usually means they’re either sick or anxious from a stressful situation.

  • Size info: Poodles have three recognized size variations: Toy, Miniature, and Standard.

6. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise dogs are fluffy, soft companion dogs that won’t drool all over your apartment, but they’re also known for their lack of shedding as well. Bichons have serious maintenance requirements, so they’re best for dog owners that can brush them out daily.

  • Size info: Bichon Frise dogs are 9 to 12 inches tall and weigh between 6.6 and 11 pounds.

7. Borzoi


Hailed from Russia as hunting dogs, Borzois are often confused for being fluffy Greyhounds since their body types and personalities are strikingly similar. Borzois not only have minimal drooling, but they also tend to be on the quieter side and won’t bark excessively.

  • Size info: Borzois are around 26 to 31 inches tall and weigh between 55 and 100 pounds.

8. Corgi


Both varieties of Corgis don’t have excessive drooling issues, which is yet another reason why they’re such great dogs to own. Corgis are clever and inquisitive, making them harder to handle than the average small-sized dog.

  • Size info: Corgis are around 10 to 12 inches tall and weigh between 22 and 31 pounds.

9. Leonberger


Don’t let their large snouts fool you- Leonbergers surprisingly don’t have ropes of drool hanging off their jowls. Leonbergers are excellent working dogs that have thick coats, prized for their gentle and sensitive natures.

  • Size info: Leonbergers are around 26 to 31 inches tall and weigh between 90 and 160 pounds.

10. Papillon


Prized for their buttery fly wing ears and lively dispositions, Papillons are a great example of a little dog breed that doesn’t drool excessively. Origins going back to France and Belgium, these Spaniel-type dogs are excellent companions for apartment living.

  • Size info: Papillons are around 8 to 11 inches tall and weigh between 7.1 and 9.9 pounds.

11. Basenji


Basenjis may be famous mostly for their trademark lack of barking, but they also have a significant lack of drooling. Hailing from the working fields of central Africa, Basenjis have lots of energy and need human interaction to stay happy.

  • Size info: Basenjis are around 15 to 17 inches tall and weigh between 20 and 26 pounds.

12. Chihuahua


Chihuahuas are the tiniest dogs in the world, so it’s no surprise that these little lapdogs are not known for drooling a lot. Chis tend to have bad reputations mostly due to lack of training, but they have a serious fan base that loves them for all their qualities.

  • Size info: Chihuahuas are around 5 to 9 inches tall and weigh around 3 to 6.6 pounds.

13. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels couldn’t have such a regal name if they were messy dogs, so they’re another great toy dog breed that won’t drool all over you. Cavaliers are very dependent on human companionship, so they’re best suited for dog owners that can devote time to them.

  • Size info: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are around 12 to 13 inches tall and weigh between 13 and 18 pounds.

14. Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are popular sled dogs that require a serious amount of exercise to keep them happy, which is why they’re great for active families that have the time for them. These outgoing dogs may not drool a lot, but they will make up for it with excessive vocalization and shedding.

  • Size info: Siberian Huskies are around 20 to 24 inches and weigh between 35 and 70 pounds.

15. Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu
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Shiba Inu dogs are cat-like in personality and have a dignified look, though these Japanese dogs are clean and don’t drool much. Shibas are a difficult breed for first-time dog owners, but their popularity has been increasing rapidly.

  • Size info: Shiba Inu dogs are 13 to 17 inches tall and weigh between 15 and 24 pounds.

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