5 Dog Breeds That Shed A Lot
All sorts of people will guarantee that if you buy one of these great dogs you can live with the shedding. Well, maybe you can, but don’t get one of these breeds and expect that you will be able to keep the shedding under control. Shedding is a part of life with one of these dogs.
You can try fatty acids to improve the coat, vacuuming to pull out the loose hair, or grooming with a Furminator to get out the rest of the hair, but it just won't matter much. Unless you plan on shaving your dog to look like a Chinese Crested, you are going to have to deal with the shedding.
Are you ready for one of these great breeds?
This Spitz breed is small but you would never know it based on the amount of hair it sheds. Who wouldn´t want to have a dog nice enough to wake you up in the morning yap-yapping at the door and giving you presents in your plate at almost every meal?
I bought my first Pom at the tender age of 16 but after finding my 339th hair in my food I gave her to my mom and bought a Maltese.
An omega fatty acid supplement is one of the best methods of improving your dog´s coat and making him shed a little less. Dog breeds that shed a lot more than normal need this a lot more.
This is another sled breed with excessive coat and excessive shedding. They are great dogs and if you are lucky enough to have your house decorated all in white maybe you won´t notice it all that much, unfortunately Samoyed hairs have a tendency to gravitate to plates and dishes of food—no matter how you choose to decorate.
Actually this was a close call between the Rough Collie, the Border Collie and the Sheltie. The Rough Collie wins out though since the dog breed is larger and is able to more effectively clogs drains and ruins couches.
If you want fewer hairs in your drains, go for one of the runner ups.
Another close call on this one, but the Alaskan Malamute lost out for some reason. Maybe it was all of those years of college when I would come home to play with my huskies and swallow their fur.
Dog hair memories!
These dogs only shed excessively once a year, but it is excessive! When it is time to blow their coat they lose massive chunks of the undercoat, enough for any homesteader to make a good dog-wool sweater. Of course if you do manage to spin and weave a sweater out of this wool it will smell like a wet dog. At least your Huskies will love it.
Be sure to watch the video with your dogs present. Even with my cheap speakers my dog gets really excited listening to these dogs sing.
The Chow Chow
This gorgeous breed is the champion of excessive shedding. The other breeds who are known as “fur-balls” usually keep their coats year-round but not the Chow chow! The chow graces his living quarters with a luxurious coating of fine imported Asian dog hair.
The best part about having a chow chow? Unlike the Husky their year-round sheddability never fails to provide lots of hair to cover your couch.
Do you think you can avoid this problem by buying a short haired dog? It doesn´t work that way. You can get a short haired dog with excessive shedding, too.
Short haired dogs are not nearly as much trouble as the champion shedders listed here but the annoying part of their hair is that it seems to get everywhere. Ask my dog. We just got back from a swim and she is shedding all over my house.
Smelling like a wet dog is just one of added benefits.
More About Dogs
- Five Ways to Keep your Dog from Shedding All Over
Do you have one of the dogs that shed a lot? These five methods help most dogs, so give them a try before you enjoy your next plate of dog hair pasta.
- Five Great Dog Breeds That Don't Shed, Much
This article lists five of the breeds that do not shed much. Not all are cheap to take care of, not all are going to lay around and wait to be groomed, but all are great pets.