All dogs shed, some more than others. And yes, we dog owners love them anyway. But if you are looking at various breeds and need to get one that is more of a lower maintenance canine, you’ll likely want to steer clear of these five heavy shedders:
One – Siberian Husky – This should not really come as a surprise, as this breed was developed in the cold of Siberia. The breed has a very thick double coat to protect it’s body in the winter. These beautiful dogs shed all year, but have peak shedding times in the spring and fall.
Two – Alaskan Malamute – Again, no surprise here. Like the Siberian, Mals have a thick double coat to protect them from the cold. They too shed all year, but have peak shedding times in fall and spring.
Three – American Eskimo – In spite of its name, the American Eskimo dog did not originate in the frigid wilds of Siberia or Alaska but hails from Northern Europe. This small dog is a relative of the German Spitz.
These beautiful dogs are year round shedders and need a thorough brushing twice a week to keep their flying fun under control.
Four – Chow Chow – These regal dogs come from northern China where they were used as security animals. Some people say they look like both a lion and a bear. They shed all year round so be prepared to brush them regularly.
Five – German Shepherd – Some people are surprised that this breed made the list. They shed heavily twice a year but also shed a lot before and after the heavy shedding periods.
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