Some dog breeds tend to shed a lot, while others tend to shed very little or almost shed-free. For each heavy shedding dog breed, they also shed in different amounts: some dog breeds can shed a lot all year round, others only shed a lot during their shedding season (usually in spring and autumn). Here are top 15 dog breeds that shed the most.
#1 – Akita
The Akita is a large breed of ancient dog originating from the mountainous regions of northern Japan, famous for its profoundly loyal and courageous. The Akita has thick double coat, and blow its coat twice a year. And Akitas are actually very heavy shedding dogs.
#2 – Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is a large working dog originating from United States (Alaska). Previously this breed was bred for use as sled dogs in cold places because they have strength, endurance and adaptation to the cold. The coat of the Alaskan Malamute is a double coat and sheds fur twice a year (fall and spring). The Alaskan Malamute is actually a very heavy shedding dog.
#3 – American Eskimo
The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family and is originally from Germany. Their appearance is covered with a thick white coat, making their eyes and black nose become prominent, in addition, around their neck and chest is also covered with a thick coat of hair like a lion’s mane. The American Eskimo’s double coat sheds heavily throughout the year and even more during times like spring and fall.
#4 – Cardigan Welsh Corgi
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a small herding dog originating from Wales. They are dogs with innate beauty and sweetness. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a multicolored coat, from red to the popular blue-merle pattern. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi also sheds heavily continuously and sheds especially heavily during their shedding season twice a year.
#5 – Chow Chow
The Chow Chow is a guard type of dog breed originally from northern China, whose appearance with ruffled fur around the head and neck that makes them look like a lion. The Chow Chow Chow is a dog who likes to be clean, is also quite as fastidious as a cat, and is also easy to destroy furniture, sometimes proved aggressive if not trained. The Chow Chow “blows” the coat twice a year, and during the shed period, they shed their hair in clusters. And at other times of the year their double coat also sheds heavily.
#6 – German Shepherd Dog
The German Shepherd Dog is a breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in Germany. The German Shepherd Dog is large, powerful, muscular, agile, intelligent, confident and has a noble personality. Although the German Shepherd Dog does “blow” its coat twice a year, it still shed a lot all year round.
#7 – Great Pyrenees
The Great Pyrenees, also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog. They are adapted to snow-covered mountains, and are used as dogs to protect cattle from wolves and other predators. The Great Pyrenees has a long and thick double coat. They blow their coat twice a year, during which time they shed very heavily. At other times, their shedding is highly dependent on temperature, warm temperatures will cause them to shed a lot.
#8 – Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, and vivacious personality. The Labrador Retriever has a short, dense and weather-resistant double coat. They shed a lot and especially a lot during their shedding season.
#9 – Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small breed of cattle dog native to Wales. They are famous for their short legs, and extremely cute appearance. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a medium length, thick and weather-resist double coat. Like the Cardigan Welsh Corgis, they also sheds heavily all year round, and even more heavily during peak shedding seasons twice per year.
#10 – Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog breed native to the northeast of Siberia. The Siberian Husky was previously used as a sled dog in cold places. They have a thick double coat and tend to shed a lot.
#11 – Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of working dog originating from Switzerland. They have a large appearance with a thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The Bernese Mountain Dog has a double coat that tends to shed a lot year round and the shedding intensity grows during summer and winter.
#12 – Saint Bernard
The Saint Bernard is a large, extremely strong and muscular dog breed. They are loved and famous throughout the world. Originally, the Saint Bernard was used as a rescue dog in the Alps. The Saint Bernard sheds heavily and becomes especially heavily shed during the spring and fall.
#13 – Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. The Golden Retriever has a flat or wavy double coat with good feathering, dense water-resistant undercoat. Golden Retrievers shed all year round, and they shed more or blow their coat twice a year during the changing seasons: spring and fall.
#14 – Newfoundland
The Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). The Newfoundland has a thick, oily, and waterproof double coat that tends to shed heavily year-round and shed the most when the Newfoundlands blow away their coat in the spring and fall.
15 – Pekingese
The Pekingese is a breed of toy dog originating from China. They are also known by other names as “Lion Dog” because they have long fur covering their neck and chest like a lion’s mane. The Pekingese’s long, profuse double coat sheds heavily, requires weekly bathing and brushing in order not to be matted and tangled.