Myth #6: Longhaired dogs shed more than shorthaired dogs, and some dogs don't shed at all.
All dogs shed. Period. However, different coats shed in different ways. Undercoat hairs might get stuck in the long guard hairs of a dog's overcoat, so you don't see shed hair around the house, but the coat is still shedding. Some longhaired dogs drop hair like humans and you might not even notice it, but it's still shedding. Some "blow coat" a few times a year, releasing big tufts of fuzz into the air. Short-haired dogs can be the worst shedders of all, blanketing your clothes and furniture with a fine covering of tiny hairs that stick in the fabric and can be difficult to get out. And if you're thinking "hypoallergenic"? The real source of allergens is skin dander, and since all dogs have skin, no dog is guaranteed hypoallergenic, although some allergic people may react more or less to dander from particular dogs or breeds.