Top Breeds for Drooling
By Carol Bryant
To drool or not to drool. For some breeds, there doesn’t really seem to be an option. If you own any of the dogs that the American Kennel Club considers top dogs in the drooling department, then a slobber blotter is likely in your pocket right now.
According to Gina DiNardo, vice president of the AKC, “Dogs with flews such as Newfoundlands, St. Bernards, Mastiffs, and Bullmastiffs can’t help but drool because of the design of their lips."
She says that while there is no way to prevent drool in these breeds, owners should instead be prepared to constantly wipe it from their clothes, walls, and their own dogs' faces. Drool bibs are also helpful to help keep a dog’s chest and legs free of saliva, and in order to help keep your dog’s coat clean, try a rinse-free shampoo that you can spray on to the drool covered area of the coat and comb through.
So, which dogs really are the biggest droolers? Here are 10 dog breeds that the AKC says are most likely to be “full of liquid love,” as some would say.