All dogs shed. Don't let anyone tell you different. Shedding is getting rid of old hair. All dogs do it. All mammals do it. I suggest any small dog, they're all cute :) ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596
DogFinder- everyone on here will tell you that all dogs shed, but I have a schnauzer/poodle mix and he does NOT shed... If he does,it is so minimal that we do not see it. So schnauzer and poodles are suppose to be good for low shedding.
My friend has a Chinese Crested, and although every one is not always fond of their looks, they are really sweet and funny dogs. But don't let the hairless thing fool ya, most Cresties still have hair on their head, legs, and tail. I really don't know if those areas shed much though.
I have a Standard Poodle and a rescue that I THINK may be a white Miniature Schnauzer. Both are supposed to be "non-shedding." They do shed, but not as much as a Labrador Retriever, a Rough Collie or even my cat. However, even these breeds can cause very sensitive people to have problems. You may be allergic to their dander or saliva, or even the dirt and pollen that they bring into the house on their coats. Keeping your dog bathed and brushed and your house vacuumed could help a lot. See if you can go to a dog show or a dog training club and pet several different breeds to see how you react. If you are very sensitive and REALLY REALLY want a dog, why not look into allergy shots? I know several people who used to break out in hives when they touched a cat who married cat people and got the shots. They are expensive, but they really work.
CatDogMom: You have a Schnauzer mixie on your hands. Schnauzers were not bred to be white. The Schnauzer genes have a tendency to keep all things Schnauzer in offspring except color. ---Allie the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?41063 ---Mönica the Kitty http://www.catster.com/?57596