If you want a puppy but don’t fancy continually having to hoover up piles of dog hair then these are the breeds you should probably avoid.
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.
Some dogs tend to shed hair constantly, proving problematic for those with allergies and leaving carpets and clothes coated with discarded fur.
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.
1. Great Pyrenees
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
2. Labrador Retriever
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
3. Australian Shepherd
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
4. German Shepherd
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