Which Dog Breeds Shed The Most And Least?

If you are a dog owner, then your biggest nuisance must be unwanted hair in your home.
Like almost every dog – they sheds. Some breeds may have more hair ,  some may have less. Generally , all dogs will shed hair.  The colder months
will give us a little break from the heavy shedding seasons of summer and spring.

These dog breeds shed the most and least:

Heaviest Shedders                       Lightest Shedders

1. Alaskan Malamute                   Bichon Frise
2. German Shepherd                    Poodle
3. Labrador Retreiver                   Maltese
4. Alaskan Husky                            Chihuahua
5. Siberian Husky                           Toy Poodle
6. Golden Retreiver                      Chinese Crested
7. Chow Chow                                 Yorkshire Terrier
8. Akita                                               Maltipoo
9. Saint Bernand                             Labradoodle
10. Great Pyrenees                        Goldendoodle

The purpose of dog’s coat is:

– Regulation of his body temperature
– Protecting his skin
– Helping with sensory perception

There are three types of dog fur:

The undercoat – Undercoats are usually found on dogs bred to live in cold climates.
Guard hairs (Outer coat) – Is protecting the undercoat from extreme temperatures and water.
Whiskers – They are stiff hairs and they are growing around a dog’s face. That provides  him a sensory stimulation.

Usually dogs with double coats ( especially Golden Retrievers) are considered as the heaviest shedders.  The shedding is the normal process , and necessary function which is designed to maintain your dog’s coat, and keep his skin in healthy condition.

Shaving a shedding dog

This isn’t usually a good idea. Your dog’s coat keep her warm in cold weather, and protect her from the too much sunny effects. Dogs with thin coats ( or white , light-colored)  are more vulnerable to sun damage.  Dogs are doing best wearing their natural coat.

Manage shedding

Shedding is a natural process, and necessary. Preventing your dog’s coat from shedding is not possible , and it’s not desirable. But , you can do some things to manage the amount of hair  that your dog deposits around your house by regular brushing , feeding with a balanced , organic and non GMO diet.  Adding a coconut oil can reduce the amount of hair loss.

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