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10 Worst Shedding Dog Breeds

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Many dogs have gorgeous coats and colors, but some come with a caveat: shedding hair. Behind the beauty of some of the world’s favorite dogs, lies a trail of fur. But with regular brushing, you can prevent hair everywhere.

10. Great Pyrenees

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Great Pyrenees, known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog outside the US, has a medium-length double coat with abundant fur. Luckily, its long outer coat and soft undercoat are resistant to tangling, dirt, and weather. However, Great Pyrenees do shed moderately to heavy year-round, and require brushing at least once a week to prevent hair all over the house.

9. Alaskan Malamute

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Originating from frigid Siberia, Alaskan Malamutes have a dense, double-coat, with an oily and wooly undercoat that can be two inches thick. It’s also waterproof. Their coat requires constant upkeep and checking to prevent matting. Malamutes require daily brushing with a pin brush and metal comb. Twice yearly, during shedding season, an undercoat rake should also be used.

8. Golden Retriever

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Golden Retrievers have a thick, water-repellent double coat. They are moderate, year-round shedders, requiring a once or twice-per-week brushing to prevent hair everywhere. Golden Retrievers will do their heaviest shedding once or twice a year, particularly in summer, requiring daily brushing. Always brush them when they are completely dry.

7. Saint Bernard


Saint Bernards are giant dogs with a dense, double coat that developed to keep them warm in harsh environments, such as the Swiss Alps. Saint Bernards come in long-haired and short-haired varieties. Both versions shed year-round and require weekly brushing. Shedding gets heavier twice per year, during the shedding season in spring and fall.

6. Labrador Retriever

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Labradors have a short, dense, and water-resistant double coat. They shed year-round, but heavier twice a year. In spring, they’ll shed their thick coat for a thinner one. In fall, they’ll shed their thin coat to grow their thicker, winter-ready coat. They require regular brushing to reduce the amount of hair that ends up in their environment.

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5. German Shepherd

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German Shepherds are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world for their intelligence, temperament, and working and protective abilities. These large dogs have a double coat. A wavy medium-length outer coat, and a dense undercoat. They shed year-round and require regular grooming to prevent covering their environment and people in their hair.

4. Siberian Husky

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Siberian Huskies are known for their thickly furred double coats, which keep them warm in the extremely cold environment of the Siberian Arctic where they originated. Siberian Huskies have a double coat thicker than most dog breeds. During heavy, seasonal shedding, its undercoat is often absent. They shed year-round and require weekly grooming.

3. Bernese Mountain Dog

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Originating from Switzerland, Bernese Mountain Dogs were bred to serve as all-around farm dogs. Bernies have tricolor double coats that are long, wavy, and thick. These large dogs shed year-round, but do their heaviest shedding twice a year, during spring and fall, with seasonal transitions. Brushing once per week can reduce the fur on the floor.

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2. Chow Chow


Chow Chows were bred in China for herding, hunting, guarding property, and pulling sleds. These medium to large dogs have a very dense double coat that is particularly thick in the neck area, almost like a lion’s mane. They are considered seasonal shedders, as their coats change for the seasons in the spring and fall.

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1. Akita

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Originally bred in the mountainous regions of Japan, Akita’s have a thick double coat for keeping them warm. These large dogs have a soft undercoat, while their outer coat is medium length. This breed sheds all year long. However, their heaviest shedding comes twice a year – in the spring and fall.

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