Shedding can be a constant battle between owner and dog. You may find yourself brushing a dog constantly but continue to see hair around the house. It can be frustrating, but it’s a natural process that’s healthy for your dog. Most heavy shedding dog breeds have longer, heavier coats that originated from living in colder temperatures. You may wanted to consider a good brush and pet focused vacuum cleaner if you decide to own of these breeds. Here are the worst shedding dog breeds.
Chow Chows shed seasonally, not daily. But when they shed, do they shed! Expect to be filling trash bags full of hair at a time when shedding season arrives. The Chow Chow will require regular grooming throughout the year. Brushing should be done on a weekly basis as well.
This beautiful breed is considered to be average to heavy shredder, depending on the climate. Warmer weather will promote heavy shedding, while cool climates will limit shedding. When shedding does occur expect it to be everywhere if the breed is not being properly groomed. It’s important to brush your Great Pyrenees weekly, and deep-groom at least once a month.
The American Eskimo or ‘Eskies’ gets its roots from frigid Northern Europe. The breed developed a dense under coat and a longer outer coat. The hair is straight with no curling. They are known to breed a lot, and can develop matting (especially behind the ears). Expect to be brushing the American Eskimo on daily basis. Shedding is daily and undercoat shed usually begins immediately after winter in warmer climates.
Akitas do not shed year-around, but during shed season can be one of the worst shedders. They’re a double-coated breed that will blow out their under twice a year. Expect to see huge clumps of hair scattered throughout out the house during shed season. It’s important to brush your Akita on regular basis, especially around this time.
Originally raised to pull heavy loads across the frigid Artic north, the Alaskan Malamute is equipped with a thick double coat. The thick double coat can produce a ton of shedding in the warmer months. The breed sheds so much it’s known to leave hair on anything it touches. Brushing will need to be done daily.
Originating from Siberia (one of the coldest places on Earth) it’s no surprise the Siberian Husky sheds a lot in warmer areas. The breed is known to leave fur-balls scattered around the house, especially during double coat shedding in the fall and spring. They will require constant brushing.
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a constant shedder with a double coat. They shed constantly as you will find hair everywhere in your home on a daily basis. Shedding increases when weather changes seasons, such as spring and fall. Homeowners have noted that the breed will continue to shed even after underbrushing for a long period of time.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Just like their cousin the Cardign Welsh Corgi, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is also a heavy shedder. These mutts were originally drivers of cattle that require a thick coat which will keep them warm and clean during the rainy and cold weather. Heavy underbrushing is daily job and expect the same amount of shedding just likes its cousin.
The Lab is considered one of America’s favorite dog, but unfortunately it’s one of the worst shedders of all dog breeds. The breed has been known as ‘The Water Retriever’. Retrieving in the water, on a constant basis, has given the Lab a thick coat to keep warm and dry.
The German Shepherd is double coated breed with a top coat and an undercoat. The breed will shed 365 days a year, however, twice a year they shed their undercoat which produces a tremendous amount of hair. German Shepherd undercoat shedding usually occurs in the spring and fall.