The focus on locally refined spline spaces has grown rapidly in recent years due to the need in Isogeoemtric analysis (IgA) of spline spaces with local adaptivity: a property not offered by the strict regular structure of tensor product B-spline spaces. However, this flexibility sometimes results in collections of B-splines spanning the space that are not linearly independent. In this paper we address the minimal number of B-splines that can form a linear dependence relation for Minimal Support B-splines (MS B-splines) and for Locally Refinable B-splines (LR B-splines) on LR-meshes. We show that the minimal number is six for MS B-splines, and eight for LR B-splines. The risk of linear dependency is consequently significantly higher for MS B-splines than for LR B-splines. Further results are established to help detecting collections of B-splines that are linearly independent.