These are all the possible dogs for very low shedding that aren't considered hairless breeds like the chinese crested and a few others. Even short coated dogs like dals shed a lot more than anyone would realize.. so you pretty much have the low dander AKC list to choose from.. and even less if you want a larger dog. Standard poodle, giant sch are both large, but it is up to your preferance if any of those others are large in your eyes.
There are several dog sites , some allow you to type in your details, such as coat, size, grooming requirements, temperament, etc, and will pull up breeds accordingly.
There are many breeds that fit this bill, all with different personalities, etc. Weimreiners, rhodesian ridgeback, greyhiund, doberman, , thats off the top of my head, i'm sure the other members will have more for you
I have 2 dogs-the Old English Sheepdog weighs about 80 lbs and is considered big--he has long hair and sheds very little. Actually I only get hair from him when he is brushed. He doesn't leave it behind if you know what I mean and he is in full coat.
The Great Dane is 150lbs considered a giant breed- with very short hair---well talk about shed!!!!!!!!!! Little black/gray hairs everywhere--the dane is my first shorthaired dog and I was truly surprised at the shedding.
The lint basket in the dryer is constantly filled with his hair.
They can weigh a healthy 115+ lbs & be around 25+ in tall. They are muscular but lean & very strong, quick, and agile. Their coat is short and soft & they shed like any other dog. Their name comes from the ridge of hair growing in reverse along their back. They are great house dogs and are very loving with family, but aloof with strangers, which makes them good watch dogs too (BUT - because they can be very suspicious of strange people, they should be socialized well) .
They are hounds but don't have the typical hound look, but they are beautiful, intelligent, and VERY regal. They HARDLY bark, and only when there is a reason to (stranger in the yard, car driving up, etc). They do TALK though, but it's really cute. They can be a little same sex aggressive, but they're fine with any pets they grow up with from puppyhood. They are playful as a puppy, but they calm down a lot as they get older. They feel like when they're outside it's time to play, but when they're inside it's time to sleep (in your bed LOL).
They choose one person in the family and are totally devoted to that person. Wherever you go they will follow you, even to the bathroom. They are incredibly sensitive to your emotions, and will be there when you need a lick and a hug. They love the whole family, but not like they love their person.
Ridgebacks are not for everyone. You would need to be a dominant leader and firm and consistent in their training. You will also need to have a fenced in yard as they love to run, but have a tendency to chase squirrels and might not stop when you call them. When raised with love and trained properly, they make perfect companion dogs. Check out the breed profile on akc.org. for more info and pics.
Ridgebacks are a great recommendation! They are so beautiful...and yes, very uncommon.
I myself have a Weimaraner, which is also a cousin of the Ridgeback. They look similair, but Weimaraners come in a beautiful shade of silver, or blue steel. Nice big dog...mine is one year old and about 75 lbs of muscle!
Another cousin of this family that you sincerely should give thought to is the Vizsla. Both the Ridgeback and the Vizsla have this beautiful rustic red color, and both are larger dogs.
All three breeds are fantastic, I don't think you could go wrong researching or considering any of them! All three are large, with very short hair, very minimal shedding....and all gorgeous. Hope this helps!
I actually almost chose a Weimaraner but then I found out about ridgebacks, and I love having something that no one else has. You're right, Weimaraners do have a beautiful color. My ridgeback, Bo, is a golden red wheaten liver nose with amber eyes. He's so exotic looking compared to labs or other common breeds. I just wish more people would fall in love with ridgebacks because they are definitely a worthy breed.