Dog Grooming

Top 10 Heavy Shedding Dogs


Some dogs tend to shed more than others, and some dog-lovers do not have the necessary amount of time available to take care of the fur-balls flying around the house!

Meanwhile, there are skin and coat problems, or even more complex health issues, which may arise if some specific dogs get a shave!

Therefore, aim to gather as much information as possible to make a better choice – when enthusiastic about adopting your pet dog! You can also read Top 10 Light Shedding Dogs.

1. Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is one massive dog with great working and pulling abilities. Bred in the cold regions, these dogs are made for high endurance! They are double-coated dogs, therefore they shed fur-balls almost everywhere they move, especially during spring and fall. It is a tough job to contain the Malamute in your backyard as these dogs are highly interested in companionship. If they feel neglected or bored, you will encounter with holes they will dig out in your garden or with escapes and runnings out of the fence. They are well-known escape experts! In any case, you should better get them micro-chipped or have an ID tagged on their collars, at all times!

2. Siberian Husky

The dense double-coat makes the Siberian Husky very prepared for cold climates, where he can frolic in the snow and never get cold, even in hot temperatures! They must get regular brushings if you do not want to step on fur-balls! Although they shed year-round, the shedding peaks happen during spring and fall! Read 5 Steps How to Groom a Siberian Husky.

3. German Shepherd

One of the most popular dog breeds, the German Shepherd is another high-ranked dog in the heavy-shedding list. As a result, they need to get brushed regularly to prevent your house from being drowned in dog hair! If you are not the type to take good care of your dog, especially, during the shedding seasons, you should think twice before adopting a German Shepherd! These dogs can make a hair-mess in your house!

4. Golden Retriever

Also a double-coated dog, the Golden Retriever sheds just like the rest of the dogs on this list, therefore, brush and groom them regularly to avoid a furry-mess! Brain games are a necessity to wear them out, but running around the house may cause a lot of dog hair to spread around! If their energy is not channeled correctly, these dogs may even begin to cause trouble by finding their ways of destructive entertainment!

5. Akita

Akitas were developed to hunt big creatures, like the bear, elk, and boar, while nowadays, they are usually found working as police or guard dogs, mostly within Japan, although, recently they have gained worldwide recognition and spread! They are not made to live outside in your yard, therefore, these dogs should be permitted inside to live with family members to be happy! Since they are double-coated dogs, keeping them indoors and comfortable, comes with a lot of regular brushing and grooming!

6. Chow Chow

They are made to look like a smaller bear-and- lion combination, and indeed, they are positioned among the furry type of dogs who love human companionship! If you decide to adopt a Chow, be ready and prepared to brush them regularly, otherwise, you will not be very delighted!

7. Great Pyrenees

Except for grooming and brushing requirements, these dogs also drool a lot, so keep a towel with you when out on a walk!

8. Saint Bernard

This is a giant breed with a lot of furs to be brushed daily! But, do not ever shave them! These dogs are sensitive to heat, so keep them in air-conditioned environments during hot climates, which will also help in avoiding heavy drooling!

9. American Eskimo

American Eskimo dogs shed excessively! Your clothes and furniture will be covered in dog hair most of the time – even more so during shedding seasons! Take care of organizing grooming and brushing session-schedules if you are thinking about adopting one! Other than that, they make lovely companions!

10. Labrador Retriever

Labs shed their heaviest during spring and fall, however, do not neglect the fact that they do shed throughout the year since they too are double-coated dogs. They will shed the most during the times that they will change their undercoat! At such times, fur will be flying around the house! As a means of prevention, commit to brushing them at least once or twice a week!

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