My first post here. After a few years of saying no, my husband finally okay'ed to getting a dog... on two conditions: first, very little shedding AND minimal grooming (like occasional brushing and bathing), and second, no or little doggy odor.
Since I knew that he doesn't like dog hairs all over the place, I was initially thinking about poodles, but they don't definitely meet this "minimal" grooming requirement (he doesn't want to spend time/money on grooming). I also searched the internet but different documents say differently on shedding and grooming. So I thought I'd ask the real dog owners.
Most of the docs say, however, that low shedding means higher maintenance, but are there any breeds that are low shedding + grooming with little doggy smell? If so, would you please recommend?
Oh, and we are looking for medium to large sized dog (small breeds are fine too as long as they are sturdy). We have a fenced backyard which is quite large and the dog will get plenty of exercise, so we are open to any energy-level.
Once we narrow down to 2-3 breeds, we plan to contact breed-specific local rescue groups.