While a dog’s fur is important for their survival, acting as a temperature regulator and a sensory device, as well as skin protection, shedding is an important aspect to consider when picking out a new pooch. Shedding is completely normal with any breed, although there are several factors that lie into why some dogs shed more such as hormonal imbalance, allergies, hotter climate and age. In this article, we will discuss the top 9 dog breeds that shed the most and how to reduce it.
9. SAINT BERNARD
Beethoven, America’s favorite Saint Bernard movie is admired for the very lovable main character. Although, seeing him on screen is a much less hairy affair. Image source: gentledogtrainers.com
8. GOLDEN RETRIEVER
A goldens’ beautiful locks are wonderful to look at, but if you have one you know you might just be looking at it all over the house. Noted to shed all year long, especially in the summer, you may need to keep that vacuum in an accessible spot.
7. CHOW CHOW
The Chow Chow, referred to as Songshi-Quan in China, literally meaning “puffy-lion dog” obviously can’t be called that without quite a bit of hair.
The Akita, the dog with a lineage known for their loyalty and courgage, may have quite a bit of it..in both of their coats.
5. LABRADOR RETRIEVER
You just might find some hair in your apple pie this summer from one of America’s favorite dogs- the lab.
4. SIBERIAN HUSKY
The Husky- “the sled dog” wouldn’t be able to track through all that cold snow without a nice big coat to keep em’ warm.
3. GERMAN SHEPHERD
Unfortunately, our favorite K-9 happens to be a very hairy hero.
2. ALASKAN MALAMUTE
While Alaskan Malamutes are high energy and super cuddly, shedding all year long is no surprise with these pups.
1. GREAT PYRENEES
Great Pyrenees are indeed great, including the great amounts of hair that they shed.
While most dogs are bound to shed, as do we, there are a few things you can do to reduce shedding.
That does it for this look at 9 dog breeds that shed the most and how to reduct it! I hope you found this article helpful, and if you love a heavy shedder share their adorable pics with us on social media by tagging us in your photos with @cuddleclones!