Top 10 Dog Breeds that Shed the Most in Summer


Alaskan Malamute

10. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute is originated from Alaska. This breed was actually bred for the purpose of carrying heavy loads in the cold environment of Alaska. For tackling these harshly cold weathers, these dogs had a thick and fluffy coat so that they can keep themselves warm. 

But in summer, these breeds shed a lot of hair, so as to keep their body cool, and thus need a lot of attention to minimize their shedding. 

Origin: Alaska

Temperament: Affectionate, Loyal, Playful

Height: 25 inches

Weight: 85 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-14 years

Chow Chow

9. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow breed is originally from the northern areas of China. This breed is quite fluffy and is known for a very dense double-layered coat, either too smooth or rough. Due to their origin from China, these dogs have layers of fur in such a way that they can easily bear the intensity of cold weather in winters.

But as the summers approach, due to fluffy bodies, they tend to shed a lot of their hair. This shedding is due to the purpose of keeping their body as per the intensity of the summer season.

Origin: China

Temperament: Dignified, Bright, Serious-Minded

Height: 17-20 inches

Weight: 45-70 pounds

Life Expectancy: 8-12 years

Saint Bernard

8. Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard is a breed of dog which is classified as the working dog from the western Alps in Italy and Switzerland. The purpose of their breeding was to accompany them in rescue works. Therefore to counter the chill winds and snows of the Alps, they had two layers of coating, one of small hair and another one of long hair. 

However, in the summer season, they shed both of their coats, so as to keep their body temperature normal. It can be concluded that their maintenance is quite a task if you bring this breed home.

Origin: Switzerland

Temperament: Playful, Charming, Inquisitive

Height: 28-30 inches

Weight: 140-180 pounds 

Life Expectancy: 8-10 years


7. Akita

Akita is a beautiful dog breed that originated from the high elevation mountains of Japan. They were originally bred for the purpose of guarding royalty and nobility in feudal Japan. They also used to track and hunt black bears, wild boars, and sometimes deer too.

Akitas have a dense double coat to keep them warm in the high elevating mountains and in chilled weather. However, as summer approaches, they tend to lose a moderate amount too.

Origin: Japan

Temperament: Courageous, Dignified, Profoundly Loyal

Height: 26-28 inches

Weight: 100-130 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-13 years

American Eskimo

6. American Eskimo

The American Eskimo Dog relates to the family of the Spitz. It is actually a breed that has its origin in Germany. However, due to anti-German feelings during World War I, it got its name renamed “American Eskimo Dog.”

The American Eskimos are built for snow and cold as they have a bright double coat. However, they can handle the hot weather of summer, by shedding hair off their coat so as to keep their body temperature maintained.

Origin: German 

Temperament: Playful, Perky, Smart

Height: 15-19 inches (Standard)

Weight: 25-35 pounds (standard)

Life Expectancy: 13-15 years

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

5. Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs are known to be one of the oldest breeds of the British Isles. They are extremely loyal dogs. This breed has a dense double coats ranging in length from medium to short. 

They may look small, but they never stop shedding. Corgis tend to shed a lot in winter as well as in summer. However, in summer, their coat helps them from direct heating of their bodies as well.

Origin: British

Temperament: Affectionate, Loyal, Smart

Height: 10.5-12.5 inches

Weight: 30-38 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

Great Pyrenees

4. Great Pyrenees

This breed is a large breed with a dense coat and is an immensely powerful working dog, used for the purpose of keeping the sheep-stealing wolves and other predators away on snowy mountain tops. Due to its most work in snowy areas, it has also a good covering of the coat. 

The Pyrenees may adapt themselves as per the summer season. The Great Pyrenees are as fluffy as 90%, and during summer, they do de-poof by shedding their thick undercoat.

Origin: France

Temperament: Smart, Patient, Calm

Height: 27-32 inches

Weight: 100 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Golden Retriever

3. Golden Retriever

The Golden Retrievers have their origin from the United Kingdom. The name “retriever” is due to its ability to retrieve the things from the shot game without any damage due to its soft mouth. To tackle the cold weather, it has a double coat. 

A moderate shedding of hair can be observed in the Golden Retriever throughout the year. However, during the summer, they blow their coats to get ready for hot weather.

Origin: United Kingdom

Temperament: Friendly, Intelligent, Devoted

Height: 23-24 inches

Weight: 65-75 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Belgian Sheepdogs

2. Belgian Sheepdogs

Belgian Sheepdogs are medium-sized herding dogs having their origin from Belgium. They are also being used in protection and law enforcement departments. Belgian Sheepdogs are a double-coated breed. The denseness of the coats depends on the climate in which they live.

They undergo season shedding a lot, mostly during the summer season. Due to this shedding, they get along with the hot weather quite well.

Origin: Belgium

Temperament: Bright, Watchful, Serious-Minded

Height: 24-26 inches

Weight: 55-75 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-14 years

Siberian Husky

1. Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a compact dog of medium size. They have great endurance and were bred for the purpose of working in packs and also pulling the lightweight loads at moderate speed in frozen areas. This breed is best known for its friendliness and dignity. 

The Siberian Husky has a double coat so as to endure the intensity of cold weather. Some of the Siberian Huskies blow their coat once a year, mostly during spring. But many of them also shed their hair during summer, to grow the thicker winter coats.

Origin: Siberia

Temperament: Loyal, Mischievous, Outgoing

Height: 21-23.5 inches

Weight: 45-60 pounds

Life Expectancy: 12-14 years

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