These are the breeds of dog that leave piles of hair behind wherever they go. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
One of the unexpected effects of the
global pandemic – and the resulting series of lockdowns – was an increase in demand for puppies.
And the extent of that soaring in demand has been shown by the latest registrations statistics from the
UK Kennel Club, up nearly 40 per cent from 250,649 in 2020 to 349,013 in 2021.
With 221 breeds of dog to choose from, it’s best to do your homework before picking your perfect four-legged friend – whether you want a
large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed. Owners of Great Pyrenees don't have to worry so much about their dog's hair on light carpets, but be prepared to constantly remove their snow-white fur from any dark clothing you dare to wear. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) For all the latest dog news, advice and information, join our Scotsdog Facebook group here
Some dogs tend to shed hair constantly, proving problematic for those with allergies and leaving carpets and clothes coated with discarded fur.
Many first-time Labrador Retriever owners are amazed by how much hair their new pet sheds. The UK's most popular dog breed may have a neat and short coat that requires very little grooming, but they constantly shed all year round, leaving labrador-shaped piles of hair in favourite sleeping spots. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
If you want to avoid this then there are certain breeds your should score off your list.
Here are the 10 breeds of dog that shed most hair, according to the American Kennel Club.
Read more: Australian Shepherd fans love the breed's multicoloured coat but unless they are brushed pretty much every day they will leave equally-multicoloured piles of hair all over your house. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Velcro Dogs: These are the 10 breeds of loving dog likely to stick to their owner like glue - including the clingy Labrador Does My Dog Love Me? Here are 12 telltale signs that your adorable and affectionate dog loves you too - from licking to yawning These are the 10 best breeds of dog for inexperienced first-time owners Here are the 10 best breeds of adorable dog for owners who live alone The German Shepherd sheds a small amount all year around, but during changing seasons their hair can come out in large clumps, requiring regular brushing to avoid hair piling up in your home. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) The silky, fluffy coat that makes the Bernese Mountain Dog such a popular and cuddly family pet can be a challenge for those with light carpets, clothing and furniture - they tend to leave a coating of black hair on everything they touch. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) A small dog with a big shedding reputation, the Shiba Inu only loses moderate amounts of hair year-round. Twice a year though, it can seem like they lose their entire coat several times a day - requiring a lot of hoovering and brushing. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Newfoundlands may not shed any more than any of the other dogs on this list, but their sheer size means it seems like they do, covering their home in thick black hair. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Another dog bred to withstand chilly temperatures in its icy homeland, the Alaskan Malamute has thick long hair that sheds constantly for much of the year. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) Bred to work in sub-zero temperatures, Siberian Huskies have a thick undercoat that they can shed up to four times a year, creating a blizzard of loose fur to clear up. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images) You can usually tell a Border Collie owner by the layer of fine hair that covers their clothes, car interior, carpets and furniture. This breed's shedding hair clings to every surface all year round. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)