What Dogs Shed the Most? The Top 3 Breeds

There are dozens of dog breeds in the world, and if you have ever owned a dog before, you know that they shed and some dogs shed more than others. But what dogs shed the most? In this article, we are going to list the top 3 breeds that you can expect to leave behind the most hair. You can use this information to prepare for any future adopting you might be doing. If the dog you are thinking of adopting is on this list, you can buy a brush before adopting the dog so you can get ahead of it.


First on the list is the Akita. The Akita is a Japanese breed of dog, they come from the cold mountains, meaning they come with a large and thick coat of fur that will keep them warm. Their coats are not long, it is very short. But it is double layered and it will shed often. Especially if you live in a warmer environment. If you are planning on adopting an Akita and you don’t live in the cold mountain area, you should be prepared for lots of shedding from this pup.

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is often referred to as a cuddly bear due to their fur coat. This is a big sign of shedding. They are a Chinese breed, meaning they also come from a colder environment than you have in America. Their fur is very thick, and they have a lot of it. This dog is going to shed almost constantly, but with the right brushes, you should be able to maintain it. A fun fact about this breed: They were used as guard dogs when they originated, now they can use their fur to keep away criminals.

Siberian Husky

And finally, the Siberian Husky. These dogs are also from cold environments and have double layered fur. This breed of dog, along with the Alaskan Husky, was once only referred to as a sled dog breed. Sled dogs were used to pull sleds through the snow and over the ice when you lived in a very cold area. Nowadays, there are more effective ways of getting around, but some people still use this method. These dogs come with thick coats to keep them warm for this reason, which is why they shed a lot when they do not live in a colder area.


The moral of this story is that, every dog breed is going to shed. These may be the dogs most known for shedding their fur, but almost every breed is going to shed if you do not live in the in area where the breed originated. But, you can buy things that will keep the fur to a minimum, like a brush that shaves off the extra fur. Using it everyday will keep most of the shedding fur from getting all around your home and all over your things.

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