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. AINT BERNARD - A BREED AMONG DOGS THAT SHED
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 - WHAT DOGS SHED THE MOST?
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.
A common question is - what dog sheds the most? While it varies, all the breeds listed here are known for their shedding. Yet, it's important
to note that shedding varies even within the same breed,
depending on factors like individual health, diet, and environment.
Some Golden Retrievers, for instance, may shed less than others.
7. CHOW CHOW - DOG BREEDS THAT SHED
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.
6. AKITA - DOGS THAT SHED
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 - DOGS THAT SHED A LOT
You just might find some hair in your apple pie this summer from one of America’s favorite dogs- the lab.
4. SIBERIAN HUSKY - DOGS THAT SHED
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.
Another aspect to consider when dealing with dogs that shed the most is the season. Many breeds, such as the Siberian Husky, have a 'blowout' period, typically in the spring, when they shed their winter coats. This can lead to a significant increase in hair around the house, but it's a normal part of their shedding cycle.
3. GERMAN SHEPHERD - DOG BREEDS THAT SHED THE MOST
Unfortunately, our favorite K-9 happens to be a very hairy hero.
2. ALASKAN MALAMUTE - WHAT DOG SHEDS THE MOST?
While Alaskan Malamutes are high energy and super cuddly, shedding all year long is no surprise with these pups.
1. GREAT PYRENEES - THE DOG THAT SHEDS THE MOST
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!