While you are considering getting a dog, the first and foremost thing to decide is whether you, your family and your home are ready for it or not.
Owning a dog is a lot of work; it is as engaging as caring for a newborn human baby. You have to be mentally and physically prepared for a lot of unpredictable situations and hair shedding is one of them.
The good news is there are specially designed pet vacuums (we have complied a list) in the market that can remove heavy to moderately shed hair from every corner of your house and could end all your troubles.
However, it is a wise idea to make an informed choice about which dog you wish to get if shedding is a problem area for you. Here is a list of heavy-shedders for you.
If you haven’t heard of the fact that a Saint Bernard comes along in two types of coats; the long-haired and the short-haired, then you would be surprised to know that both shed quite a lot. Whichever coat type you might have, you should be prepared to brush their fur at least twice a week.
Chow Chows are known to shed heavily two times annually and there is even a term for their shedding type and it is known as “blowing their coat”.
You can control this shedding by giving them a warm bath and blow-drying their coat. This will help to get rid of loose hair that eventually tends to shed and make cleaning difficult.
German Shepherds shed hair all through the year and shed heavily during fall and spring. Its undercoat sheds a lot of fur during these two seasons and you will need a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner to keep your house from looking like a fur shop.
The Golden Retriever is absolutely adorable with its big and beautiful eyes and often wins the coldest heart because of its highly contagious friendliness.
However, you can expect golden fur all over the house if you adopt one because it is a heavy shedder. You will need to brush its fur every single day to keep mats away and even then there is no guarantee that it will get rid of shedding.
The Alaskan Malamute is a handsome, strong and heavy shedding breed. It has a lot of fur on its body and therefore leads to a whole lot of shedding. It has a double coat that accounts for coarse and thick hair which keeps it warm in the extreme winters.