8 dog breeds that shed the most

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Shedding is a concern for many when looking for a new furry companion. Certain dog breeds shed more than others, making it important to research before choosing a pet.

Akitas are large Japanese dogs with thick, constantly shedding double coats to keep them warm in mountainous regions despite having short hair.


Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes were bred to haul heavy loads in Alaska and have a thick double coat to keep them warm. Their coat produces a lot of loose fur, making them one of the heaviest shedding dog breeds.

American Eskimos

American Eskimos, related to German Spitz and originating from Europe, have cloud-like coats and are constant shedders, making their fur stand out on dark clothing.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Corgis, despite their popularity, are a top shedding dog breed with a double coat that sheds year-round. They require extensive care, so consider that before adopting.

Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Peis, originating from northern China as guard dogs, shed daily due to their dense fur. Despite their cuteness, they are more independent than other fluffy breeds.

German Shepherd

German Shepherds are popular but shed almost constantly, even between their twice-yearly coat "blows." Keep a brush handy!

Pyrenees Mountain Dogs

Pyrenees Mountain Dogs, livestock guardians from France and Spain, are beautiful but shed a lot due to their long, thick coats that protect them from the cold.

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernards shed a lot and require regular cleaning and brushing. However, they make great cuddle buddies in return for the extra chores they bring.