Do Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Shed?

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog laying on green grass.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs (or Swissies) are large working dogs that are said to have been developed in the Swiss Alps by crossing mastiff-type dogs and Alpine mountain dogs. Like their cousin, the Rottweiler, they were employed as herders and protectors of livestock, as well as “pulling dogs” that hauled carts to and from markets. … Read more

Do Rottweilers Shed? (Rottie Shedding Guide)

Beautiful portrait of a Rottweiler during spring standing in a green park.

Rottweilers are loyal, hard working, courageous dogs. And while some may find them intimidating, they’re actually among the sweetest, most loving family companions in dogdom. Do they shed lots? Rotties have a dense, medium-length double coat that sheds moderately throughout most of the year, but you may notice an increase in shedding during spring and … Read more

Do Giant Schnauzers Shed Much?

Giant Schnauzer close up portrai on spring blossom

Giant Schnauzers are large working dogs that were originally developed to drive cattle to and from markets for farmers. Today, they are used as police dogs and are often described as “gentle giants” and loyal guardians by their humans. They don’t shed much either. Giant Schnauzers have a dense, wiry double coat that doesn’t shed … Read more

Do Portuguese Water Dogs Shed? (Portie Shedding)

Portuguese Water Dog laying down on a green table with blue sky in background.

Portuguese Water Dogs are medium sized working dogs that were developed to help fisherman in Portugal in the 1930s. They excelled at tasks such as herding fish into nets, retrieving lost fishing equipment and sending messages between ships, and from ship to shore. These days, they’re best known as affectionate, trainable and eager to please … Read more

Do Samoyeds Shed Lots? (Shedding Guide)

Portrait of Samoyed dog with puppies on beautiful landscape.

Samoyeds are large working dogs that were bred to hunt, herd and guard reindeer, as well as sled heavy loads across frozen Arctic expanses, for the Samoyede people of Siberia. They’re also incredibly cute! With fluffy white coats, dark almond shaped eyes, and a heart warming smile to boot, it’s hard not to fall completely … Read more

Do Cane Corsos Shed? (Corsi Shedding Guide)

Black Adult Cane Corso Close Up Portrait

Cane Corsos are large working dogs with an ancient Italian heritage. Throughout the ages, they’ve gone from fearlessly charging enemy lines in battle, to hunting and guarding livestock, to becoming one of the most popular dogs in the United States and abroad. Given his background, intimidating stature and loyal, protective nature, it’s easy to see … Read more