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Old 09-08-2012, 11:09 PM
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Question What is the most cleanest dog?

I am looking for a new dog to have indoors. He/she must not leave hair around on the floor, nor make noise while I am in my office. Could you be so kind as to give me a few breeds ?

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A breed with hair, vs. fur, (i.e. a poodle... or portuguese water dog, which is not common) is the only dog that will not shed like a typical dog. Not make noise? That's more personality than breed, although some breeds are more vocal than others.

Instead of looking for a breed, you should go through a rescue that has dogs they are already fostering so that they know the personality and can match you. Otherwise it's kind of hit and miss. There are probably some poodle rescues in your area.

P.S. All dogs are pretty dirty.

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Chinese Crested probably leave the least hair . Other than that, short haired dogs with no double coat like greyhounds or whippets. But I agree with seebrown, all dogs are pretty dirty . If the cleanliness and quietness of your house is very important to you, maybe a dog isn't your ideal pet...
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I am looking for a new dog to have indoors. He/she must not leave hair around on the floor, nor make noise while I am in my office. Could you be so kind as to give me a few breeds ?

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All dogs shed. All dogs except the hairless. All animals which have hair, including man, grow it, the hair has a life span, it dies and falls out. How much hair one might find around the house, depends purely on the grooming vigilance of the owner. Certain breeds with double coats, 'blow' their coat during certain seasons.

Some obtain a short haired breed, thinking the shedding will be less. Ask any Lab owner and they will tell you the truth.

You didn't say what size of dog might suit you, but I'm thinking maybe a Whippet or Italian Greyhound. Short hair and easy for you to groom. A quick once-over with wet hands will take care of any loose hair. You will have to decide how much exercise your new dog will need and your ability to fulfill the need. If you do consider larger, there are tons of very laid-back Greyhounds, needing wonderful homes. Again, very easy for you to groom.

Since you take your dog to the office, I imagine you don't want something like a Great Dane or giant breed. That said, I often took my GDs to work with me. They were well trained and the office staff all knew they were not to encourage wild playing when at work.

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Looks like you already have a poodle? Why not rescue a second one?
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Poodles don't shed, they're super-smart and so loving.
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I've found that male dogs tend to be a lot dirtier than females, but that's just mine. It doesn't really apply to all dogs, as there is a female husky I regularly see at the dog park covered in mud.
I have an American-Eskimo, basset hound, Beauceron, chow mix that never goes outside in the rain, and refuses to get wet or dirty. She's pretty much a pretty princess and is very quiet for the most part.
My Chow, German shepherd, Brussels griffon, Shiba Inu mix puppy, however, gets hosed down at least once a day because he loves to roll in cat-pee and mud. He drinks water and dribbles it around the hardwood floors. When he eats, he foams at the mouth and wipes his mouth all over the place, leaving trails of slime like a little slug. Oh and at the dog park, his best friend is the giant vat of mud in which he coats himself entirely.
When it comes to breeds, it's really hard to find out which is dirty and which is clean, however I've heard that Carolina Dogs (aka American Dingos) are very clean but it's difficult to find a true, pure Carolina these days, even in SC.
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Double coated dogs can actually be lower shedders...depends on the breed. Scotties, Westies, & Cairns are low shed dogs. I never have hair in my floor...the most shedding he does is a few hairs on a white t-shirt if he rubs against me, and even then it's only when he hasn't been brushed in the last few days.

As for barking, that is probably going to be a dog to dog thing.
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Is there such a dog? Seems like all that would take the fun out of being a 'dog'.
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Greyhounds get my vote for an office dog and not too much grooming...give one a couch and he can turn into a potatoe easily! Porties are high energy and need lots of exercise, not to mention how strong willed they can be without a lot of training, lol!
Tibetan terriers are a nice breed, and poodles for non shedding too much!! Why not take one of those online what dog to get personality/lifestyle questionaires??? An older shelter dog would be ideal!!!!
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