While we can brush our own hair, our doggies need our help to groom themselves. Some breeds are fairly low maintenance, but others require daily brushing and grooming. There’s also a lot of shed hair to clean up. But with these gentle giants and majestic, long haired beauties, it’s easy to get over. Here are 5 dogs that shed the most – but we still love them.
1. The Alaskan Malamute
These big, beautiful dogs were originally put to work hauling big things around in the snow. They’re related to a number of other arctic dogs. Their chilly origins mean that they have thick, luscious coats. That shed, all of the time. But how could you not love these beauties?
2. The American Eskimo Dog
These stunning dogs are related to the Spitz family. They make brilliant watchdogs and companions. Oh, and are supremely cuddle-able. And with cuddle-ability comes a whole lotta hair to shed.
These graceful, elegant dogs hail from Japan. Their origins are in cold, mountainous climes – which is why they too have a constantly growing, and thus constantly shedding, thick furry coat.
4. Chow Chow
These East Asian giants are world famous for being big balls of fur. As adults they can look like beautiful fluffy lions. That fluff gets everywhere – but who cares when you can snuggle up to your bestie.
5. Great Pyrenees
This breed of stunning mountain dogs were originally put to work as livestock guardians. These snuggly dogs shed all over, but you’ll be too busy playing with these cuties to notice.