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Hairy Dogs: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that shed most hair so should be avoided by those with allergies - including the loving Labrador 🐕

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 20/06/2022 David Hepburn

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.

© These are the breeds of dog that leave piles of hair behind wherever they go.

Dog ownership soared by close to eight per cent over the last two years according to the Kennel Club, as lockdown meant people felt more able to open their home up to a new puppy.

There seems to be no letting up in the popularity of pups, as prices continue to rise as demand outstrips supply.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pooch – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

© Many first-time Labrador Retriever owners are amazed by how much hair their new pet sheds. The UK's ...

Some dogs tend to shed hair constantly, proving problematic for those with allergies and leaving carpets and clothes coated with discarded fur.

© Owners of Great Pyrenees don't have to worry so much about their dog's hair on light carpets, but be...

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If you want to avoid this then there are certain breeds your should score off your list.

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