Some dogs are famous slobberers; the Bulldog, Mastiff, St. Bernard, and Basset Hound come to mind. Breeds that drool a lot tend to have one of two features: a shortened muzzle that does not adequately contain saliva or floppy, folded skin around the mouth.
Some pet parents don’t mind wet kisses and a little dribbling here and there, but others would prefer a pet that keeps a tidy mouth. For those owners, we present this list of dogs that don’t drool (or at least drool less than others)!
The Australian Cattle Dog is an energetic breed with a broad head and weather-resistant coat. These dogs should be trained and socialized early, and they do best in homes where they will be given a stimulating job.
The Basenji is a lively dog with an athletic, graceful appearance. These dogs enjoy games, tricks, and chewing. Basenjis do not bark -- that’s right, a dog that doesn’t bark -- but they do make other vocalizations.
The Brittany is an intelligent and obedient dog that makes a great family pet. These dogs are also expert hunters who can work long hours and tolerate cold and damp conditions.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a loyal and friendly dog. They require a consistent pack structure, and if a human owner doesn’t take charge from day one, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi is likely to do so.
The Chihuahua is a tiny dog with a big personality. These dogs love and crave attention, and they can be strong-willed and bossy if not properly socialized.
Everyone’s favorite weiner dog is smart and affectionate. These dogs make great family pets, but don’t coddle them just because they are cute; Dachshunds need strong leadership and socialization or else they can become overly protective.
The Finnish Spitz is a beautiful dog that looks something like a fox. These dogs are happy and playful, and because they do not fully mature until 3 or 4 years old, they maintain a puppy-like demeanor for longer than most other breeds.
Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on earth, able to achieve running speeds of up to 40 mph. These dogs are also gentle and tend to be shy around humans -- even their owners -- making early socialization incredibly important.
The small and spirited Papillon is easily recognizable by their large butterfly ears. These dogs get along well with cats, but can be wary around other dogs. Like many other small dog breeds, the Papillon will take charge if they do not see another pack leader in the house. Show yourself as the alpha from day one to avoid a case of “small dog syndrome.”
The Schipperke is a fun and confident dog that makes a wonderful family pet. These dogs get along well with children and form close bonds with their owners. Despite their small size, Schipperkes make excellent guard dogs.
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