Dogs that should not be allowed in bed: breeds that shed

Yulia PoteriankoLife
With breeds like the Bernese Mountain Dog, Leonberger, or Akita Inu, you'll end up with a too large and overly hairy teddy bear for sleep

The question of whether or not to allow pets in bed has been discussed for a long time, and no definitive answer has been found. Scientists and doctors say it's not the best idea from a hygiene standpoint, while animal lovers flatly refuse to kick their pets off their pillows. And everyone is right in their way As for dogs, you can draw up a more or less objective picture based on certain characteristics of individual breeds.

For example, you are unlikely to want to sleep with a dog that leaves behind a lot of hair and drool (although not everyone will agree with this). OBOZREVATEL tells you which dogs can cause the most discomfort. And which ones, on the contrary, will be very comfortable bedfellows?

Dogs you shouldn't sleep with

If you derive a general rule, it can be reduced to the wording: the larger the dog, the more difficult it is to share a bed with it. The activity of the animal and the way it sheds and salivates are also taken into account.

Bernese Sennenhund. First of all, this large dog weighing over 50 kg will take up too much space under the covers. In addition, Sennenhunds shed a lot, drool, and can make noise in their sleep, up to and including unexpected barking.

Leonberger. As the breed name suggests, sleeping with a Leonberger is like sleeping with a lion. In winter, it can still be pleasant, but in summer, such a mane will warm too much. This dog is huge and can kick in its sleep. Leonberger also sheds a lot of hair and saliva.

Akita Inu. Akitas are very stubborn and may not agree to sleep the way you want, so don't let this dog under the covers unless you want to spend the whole night looking for a comfortable nook while the dog is resting in the best possible way. Akitas do not salivate, but they are among the champions in hair loss, which makes them poor sleeping partners.

Dogs that can be allowed to go to bed

Medium and small dogs, especially those not prone to excessive activity, can be quite comfortable in bed. Even if they have a lot of hair loss, they will not leave much on the bedding.

Yorkshire Terrier. This is one of the most pleasant dogs to the touch because its coat is similar in structure to soft human hair and it rarely falls out. Yorkies sleep quite soundly and take up even less space than the average cat.

Maltese bobcat. Maltese are calm dogs that will not fidget around you all night and suddenly bark. They are just as pleasant to the touch, but they are slightly larger than Yorkies, so you can hug them more confidently in your sleep, which can even be soothing. Some call Maltese the perfect sleeping dog.

Shih Tzu. The third miniature shaggy dog on the list. This is a decorative breed that naturally loves to bask in pillows and can infect its owners with this passion. Despite their thick coat, Shih Tzus hardly ever shed. In addition, they do not tend to bark in their sleep.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL published the opinion of scientists on why animals should not be allowed to go to bed.

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