20 Dogs That Shed the Most
Are you about to add a puppy or dog to your family? Maybe you love the fluffiest of fluffy pups, but you want to make sure they don’t shed too much. Check out our full list of dogs that shed the most.
Perhaps one of the most important parts of picking a dog breed is figuring out how much they shed.
Of course, these fluffy friends are more than worth their upkeep, but if you’re dead set on not having dog hair all over your clothes every time you leave the house, you might want to consider a dog from our list of dogs that shed the least.
The following dogs are known for their shedding, so invest in a good vacuum when you pick up one of these pooches.
20 Dogs That Shed The Most
Saint Bernards’ double coat sheds a ton each season, but you can expect year-round shedding.
They come in long and short-coated varieties and are known for their sweet dispositions.
English Mastiffs don’t shed when they’re puppies, and it can come as a surprise once they hit adulthood and begin having major seasonal shedding periods.
Regular brushing will help, but just like Saint Bernards, they have a double coat.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Corgis were bred to herd animals outside and thus developed a waterproof coat.
The soft, inner coat is covered by the outer coat, both of which will shed constantly.
They are a super lovable breed, though.
Samoyeds are one of the breeds that possibly shed the most.
Their double white coat will have little pieces of fuzz floating around your house almost constantly, but they sure are beautiful.
Akitas have a double, medium-length coat that requires plenty of brushing.
They shed year-round and also have seasonal big shedding periods.
Buckle up, because it’s a ton of work.
This breed is the notorious meme dog, and they shed a ton.
You can brush their fur right before their peak shedding times each season to trap some of the hair before it falls out around your house, but either way, you’re looking at a part-time job vacuuming hair if you own a Shiba Inu.
Golden retrievers are such a majestic, classic breed.
They may be a bit high maintenance, but they make up for it with their unique, goofy, loving personalities.
You’ll definitely want to buy a few brushes before you pick up a retriever pup.
Alaskan Huskies may not be purebred like Siberian Huskies are, but they are equally as beautiful and loved by pet owners.
Unfortunately, their genetic differences don’t include less shedding, as Alaskans are just as high maintenance.
Labradors have a short double coat that is waterproof, and you can be sure that both coats are going to shed all over the place year-round.
They usually love to swim, so don’t forget to take them out to the lake.
You might as well brush their intense coat while you’re out there, as long as you don’t trick yourself into thinking that they won’t also shed on the way home still.
No matter what you do, expect them to shed, always.
Old English Sheepdog
You’ll definitely want to find a reputable groomer nearby before bringing an old English sheepdog home.
They’re practically the poster child for this article.
Their coat is gorgeous, no doubt, but you’ll need weekly grooming to keep it that way, and even still they will shed constantly.
Dobermans are another great example of a breed with a short coat that still manages to shed a ton.
They may look intense, but they are as loving as any other breed. Just don’t be fooled by their short coat.
Similar to retrievers, you can expect to find fur over most surfaces in your home.
There’s nothing sweeter than dog cuddles, but you can expect your chow chow to leave behind quite a bit of fur after a snuggle session.
Their fluffy coat is beautiful and soft, and grooming should help cut down on shedding clean up quite a bit.
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Siberian Huskies are incredibly playful and intelligent. They’re also incredible shedders.
According to SprucePets, they make great jogging partners, so if fitness is your thing, consider a Husky.
Just know that you’ll want to budget a decent amount for grooming as well.
Sussex spaniels are super loving and need a ton of affection and attention.
If you don’t mind some shedding from this sweet lap dog, and you want a buddy that will always greet you at the door, this might be the breed for you.
American Eskimo Dog
Interestingly enough, bathing Eskimo dogs too often can irritate their skin, so unless you’re a grooming pro you might want to find someone to consult first.
You can brush a few times a week to keep their white fur from getting absolutely everywhere, but bathing that often is likely a no-go.
Bernese Mountain Dog
This dog’s coat is super thick. Originally this was to help them survive the freezing winters in Switzerland, but their double coat persists even in their lush, indoor lifestyle now.
Truly a beautiful breed with a ton to offer in terms of personality and companionship, you’ll just have to accept the wooly coat that comes with this breed.
Great Pyrenees dogs are loved by farmers and homesteaders and are used frequently as guard dogs for livestock.
They’re known for their sweet disposition and fierce loyalty, and they’re also known for shedding.
They’re often outside most of the time, protecting animals, but many owners keep them indoors as they would any other dog. Just expect a ton of fur to coat your furniture.
Basset hounds shed year-round, no matter what you do.
During the Summer you’ll likely notice it increase quite a bit, as their body sheds in an attempt to cool down for the warmer months.
But despite your efforts, you’re likely to find their wiry hair everywhere every month.
German Shepherds are one of the sweetest, most intelligent dogs you can own. There’s a reason they’re often trained for big jobs!
These dogs are so loving and intelligent, you won’t mind all of the hair.
Alaskan malamutes are as friendly as they are fuzzy, so you can expect to have hair on your clothes pretty much all of the time.
Have a lint roller handy!
Just take a look at one, and it’s easy to see why shedding would be a problem. They’re incredibly fluffy!
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*Post originally published June 2022, last updated February 2023.