Top 10 Dog Breeds with Short Coats

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Short-coated dogs are great fur many reasons. For example, with a short coat, you don’t have to worry too much about brushing them. In fact, most dogs with short coats only need a light brushing once or twice a week, and it is really easy — no worrying about matting or spending hours grooming their long hair. Also, you don’t have to bathe them all the time like you would a dog with a long or thick coat. Short coats also mean a better heat tolerance for those in warm climates. If you are in the market for a short coated pup, here are the top 10 dogs you will love!

#1 Beagle

The Beagle is one of the most furiendly breeds with the easiest coat to care for, which makes these doggos number one on our list. They love kids and pets, but have hunting in their blood, so they will chase the local wildlife if given a chance. These pooches love cuddling and make great companion pets too.

#2 Chihuahua

As the smallest dog in the world, the Chihuahua is also one of the easiest to care for as long as you get the short-coated type. They are furfect lap dogs and are pawpular as purse pets that love to be carried around and fussed over. They also get along with other pets and kids, so they are pawesome family pets as well.

#3 Boxer

This pawpular pooch was developed in the 19th century and was bred to bait and fight bulls and other dogs. Today, they are gentle and friendly. They are also self-groomers, and with their short, smooth coat, you don’t have to worry too much about brushing or bathing them — no need to worry about matting or going to a groomer with this one.
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#4 French Bulldog

This mini Bulldog was developed in the 1800s to be a companion pet, and they excel at this task! These cuties love to be near their people, and don't do well being left alone. Super friendly with kids, pets and new people, Frenchies sport a short coat that needs a minimal amount of grooming.

#5 English Bulldog

Short, stocky, and built sturdy like a rock, the Bulldog may look furocious, but they are just big softies. Also called the English Bulldog, these pups love kids and other pets, including cats, and enjoy laying around the house just as much as they like running around in the yard. And with their short coats, you can just hose them off if they get dirty.

#6 Boston Terrier

This little bundle of energy is nicknamed the “American Gentleman” because they are so gentle and get along with everyone. These pawfectly adorable pooches are also very funny, happy, and intelligent. Their coat is short and sleek, so they are easy to care for, especially since they like to bathe themselves as cats do.

#7 Rottweiler

This pup's soulful eyes will melt your heart, while their short and sleek coat will keep your carpet clean. A weekly brush and wipe down is all it takes to keep this pup looking their best! Commonly known as a guard dog, the large Rottie is affectionate and loyal to their family.

#8 Great Dane

This gentle giant is a loving and loyal doggo that will try to be a lap dog even though they are way too big. Although they're a bit clumsy, these dogs would not hurt a fly, and love to be with their humans no matter what they're doing. Luckily, with their short coat, you don’t have to worry about bathing and brushing them a lot.

#9 Pug

The distinctive face of the flat-nosed Pug wins hearts, and their pawsome personalities make them great family pets. These friendly pups get along with everyone, including kids, and love nothing more than to be near you. Their straight short coats shed a bit more than the other breeds on this list, but regular brushing can help.

#10 American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is a pawesome hunting partner that likes to hunt in teams. Their short, smooth coat is easy to care for and dries quickly, so it is furfect for these poochies who like to play in the water or romp in the snow. These pups are also great pets and love to be cuddled and hugged.