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!):
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.
2. 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 as family guardians.
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.
4. 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.
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.
6. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13. 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 the time for them.
14. 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.
15. Shiba Inu
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.
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