Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.
There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.
There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.
One thing worth considering before making a decision is that some breeds shed large amounts of fur – causing potential issues for allergy sufferers and coating carpets and furniture with fur.
Meanwhile, other types of canine barely shed any hair – often being referred to as hypoallergenic.
So, here are the 10 breeds of dog that shed the most and least hair.
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