10 Dog Breeds That Drool the Most

Some dog breeds naturally drool more than others. In particular, the dogs with large and jowly cheeks and lips where lots of saliva can gather tend to be profuse droolers. For some people, this just adds to the dog’s character. And for others, they can’t imagine anything worse than having to clean up globs of dog slobber every day. This is why it’s important to know what you’re getting into when it comes to a particular breed’s traits.

Here are 10 dog breeds that are known for their drooling capabilities.

1. Saint Bernard

These jowly gentle giants originated in the Swiss Alps. Saint Bernards are lovable, protective, and loyal companions, and despite their imposing size, they can be excellent with children. These dogs thrive in cold climates and don’t do well living in hot regions. You might find that they drool even more in hot weather while trying to stay cool.

2. Dogue de Bordeaux

Also referred to as the French mastiff, the Dogue de Bordeaux is another big dog with high slobber potential. These dogs are loyal and generally playful and docile with their families. But they are powerful and have a strong protective instinct, so training and socialization are a must. The Dogue de Bordeaux is a brachycephalic (short-nosed) breed prone to overheating. This facial structure contributes to the breed’s wrinkly, jowly muzzle, which can be a gathering spot for slobber.

3. Bloodhound

Famous for their highly sophisticated sense of smell, their droopy look, and their docile temperament, bloodhounds are also expert droolers. Their natural scenting instinct and sometimes stubborn nature mean you might have to work harder on training. But they still make gentle companions and are well suited to family life. Bloodhounds have long, wrinkled faces with very loose skin around their mouth, and they can store a lot of saliva in those cheek pockets.

4. Bulldog

Often called the English or British bulldog, this breed is instantly recognizable due to its wrinkled brow and somewhat grumpy expression. Looks can be deceiving though, as bulldogs tend to be very sweet and full of character. Unfortunately, bulldogs are more prone to health issues than the average dog. Their short, wrinkled snout makes them susceptible to respiratory issues, and they are prone to overheating. Their short face also gives rise to an increase in slobber.

5. Newfoundland

This iconic Canadian large dog breed is renowned for its drooling capabilities. Newfoundlands are also known for being calm and affectionate family members with a great love of the water. The Newfie’s large size and high shedding, combined with its slobbery chops, mean you could be in for a lot of cleaning if you have one of these dogs.

6. Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan mastiff is another giant breed that has unconditional love toward its family. These dogs are quite protective though, and they can be wary of strangers. So early and consistent training and socialization are key. Neapolitans have a lot of excess skin along their body with very large and droopy jowls. This does give rise to lots of drool from this massive canine.

7. Bernese Mountain Dog

Like the Saint Bernard, the Bernese mountain dog is another giant, fluffy breed with a gentle temperament and a tendency to drool. Berners can make great family dogs that act as gentle protectors of children without showing excessive guarding traits. They are another breed that thrives in cold weather. And staying at a comfortable temperature will help to minimize the amount they drool.

8. Bullmastiff

While the powerful bullmastiff has its origins as a dog that guarded against poachers in 19th century England, today it’s known for being a protective and gentle family dog. This guarding trait does mean bullmastiffs need early and consistent training and socialization to prevent their instinct from becoming a problem. The breed has many facial skin folds, which lead to pooled saliva and lots of drool.

9. Boxer

The often goofy boxer is known for being loyal, fun-loving, full of energy, and friendly. Boxers are another brachycephalic breed, and their short snout and fairly long jowls mean they are prone to slobbering. They aren’t always as prolific with their salivating as breeds such as the Saint Bernard or bullmastiff. But you do still need to be prepared for some cleanup.

10. Great Dane

The Great Dane is one of the most popular giant dog breeds. These dogs tend to make loving, easygoing family companions if you have the space for them. They are known for being people pleasers and form strong bonds with their family, including children, with whom they are generally very gentle. But the jowls on these big dogs can create lots of slobber, so be ready with a towel.

Published On: May 27th, 2023Categories: Dog News