Mini-Schnauzer's and / or Poodles do not shed. Both are easy to train, great w/ kids , do not need a lot of exercise , do well in small homes or apartments and do not shed. Both are "non-allergic" dogs too. Meaning , most people w/ allergies can tolerate these 2 breeds without any allergy problems. We have a mini-schnauzer and could not be more satisfied !
The Mi-Ki is a sweet tempered dog that acts neither dull nor ill tempered. The Mi-Ki is a devoted companion dog. The intelligence is notable in the Mi-Ki's alert, yet calm, expressive. The Mi-Ki is an adaptable, trusting, affectionate, playful, alert, friendly, sensitive, non-aggressive and intelligent dog. Their purpose is to serve man as a faithful companion. They are wonderful with children and other animals. Being neither shy nor aggressive they are among the gentlest mannered of all the toy breeds. The Mi-Ki is not a 'yippy' dog and is responsive to those it knows and loves. They are not known to be reserved with strangers, or in new situations, however they will alert the household when something is amiss. They continue to be excellent therapy dogs. They are a gay little dog with no tendency towards nervousness or shyness. These characteristics are the most important characteristics of the breed. You can learn more about this wonderful companion toy breed at www.angelfire.com
Wow I had this problem last year so I went to a dog specialist the out come was a shiztuh or pomerian (pom pom) sorry prob misspelled. So yes I had to get both. They are both wonderful animals around kids very protective also.