12 Breeds That Drool and Slobber

Life with a breed that drools or slobbers is not for everyone. These dogs can easily cause drool to fly above your head with one shake of theirs! If you can’t stand it when your home is messy, or if it would drive you crazy to be cleaning up after a dog constantly, these breeds are not for you. However, if you are more laid back about your surroundings and can deal with drool on your walls, windows and clothes – these breeds have many endearing traits that make them fantastic companions. If you’re interested in owning one of these breeds, start stocking up on “Drool Towels”. You’re going to need them!

Great Dane

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Drooling Dane - Photo by mopnglo222

Great Danes are gentle giants and are amongst the tallest of all dog breeds. Their name is a bit deceiving, as many experts believe these dogs actually originated in Germany. A well bred Great Dane should not be fearful or timid. This breed can actually do well as an apartment dog as long as they are taken for long walks during the day. Danes do take up a great deal of room and tend to slobber as they lope and lumber around the house. Like all giant breeds, they are slow to mature, so puppy habits last well into their second year. Great Danes are prone to bloat, a deadly condition affecting many large and deep chested breeds.

Basset Hound

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Basset Hound Drooling - Photo by soundfromwayout

The name Basset comes from the French word “bas” meaning “low”. A literal translation of the name would be “Rather Low Hound”. Bassets are actually quite large, even though they are low-riders! They weigh in between 40-70 lbs on average. Puppies and adults both have a great deal of loose skin, including a dewlap – the flap of skin that hangs down under the neck. Bassets are very food motivated and can be quite stubborn. They are generally slow moving and make excellent companions for homes with children. Bassets are prone to ear issues (due to their incredibly long ears) and bloat. Bassets drool varying amounts, some more than others. All of them will need their ears and chins kept clean and dry in order to avoid infection.


drooling newfoundland
Slobbering Newfoundland - Photo by Slobberydog

The Newfoundland (or Newfie) is an incredibly laid back giant breed (120-150 lbs) of dog. These black, shaggy canines were bred to assist fishermen with pulling in nets and other equipment. They have webbed feet and a water resistant coat. Newfoundlands are an extremely reliable family dog and are excellent with children. Members of this breed are heavy shedders and will need regular grooming. Newfies have a low tolerance to heat and generally prefer to be kept cool on warm days. It’s hard to resist one of these dogs putting his head on your knee, even if he does slobber all over it!


drooling mastiff puppy
Drooling Mastiff Puppy - Photo by edhume3

Mastiffs are also commonly called English Mastiffs and are one of the heaviest of all the dog breeds. Male Mastiffs can easily weigh in at weights of over 200 lbs! Mastiffs are generally very calm and docile, but they are natural guard dogs and will stand between their humans and any possible danger. Overall, these giants are mellow and friendly. Mastiff puppies should be fed a high quality diet to prevent them from growing too quickly and thus causing joint issues. This breed is also prone to bloat. Mastiffs are known to drool when they eat or drink and also snore.

Dogue De Bordeaux

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Dogue De Bordeaux Puppy - Photo by mastermind557

The “Turner and Hooch Dog”! The Dogue De Bordeaux is also known as the French Mastiff. This red, wrinkled breed has one of the largest heads in all of dogdom. Some show dogs noggins measure over 30 inches in circumference. DDBs are incredibly devoted to their owners and do not like to be without them. They are often Velcro dogs and will follow their people from room to room. This breed is an excellent guard dog and will always be watching out for danger. Bordeaux generally adore children and do well with them, but need to be monitored carefully so they do not knock a tot over by mistake. DDBs are very powerful and can be stubborn. They are not a breed for a novice owner. This breed is also prone to bloat. The Dogue De Bordeaux has an amazing talent for flinging drool in places you’d never think to look!

Saint Bernard

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Wet Faced Saint Bernard - Photo by deanna

The Saint Bernard is another drooly giant breed (ranging from 160-240 lbs). The breed has a history as a rescue dog (complete with keg), but also served as a herding dog as well as a watch dog. Saint Bernards come in 2 different coat types: rough coat and smooth coat. Both coat types will need regular brushing and do shed. Saint Bernards are very affectionate with their family (including children), but need to be socialized heavily with other people. They are excellent watch dogs, though their sheer size usually prevents anyone suspicious from approaching property where a Saint lives! This breed loves the cold weather and is always up for a snowy romp. They slobber and have a tendency to snore- loudly!


drooling boxer
Boxer Shakes - Photo by StephsShoes

The Boxer is a medium sized breed that originated in Germany. Boxers often have cropped ears and docked tails, however dogs with natural ears can be shown with the AKC. Boxers are an active, friendly breed who need a great deal of physical activity to remain mentally and physically content. Boxer pups should be trained with a great deal of patience and consistency. When young, this breed seems to have boundless energy at times! Boxers are known to develop certain types of cancers and are also prone to bloat. Research a reputable breeder and ask about their lines health before you decide on a Boxer puppy! Some Boxers drool more than others. Their pendulous lips contribute to this wet habit!


drooling bloodhound
Slobber Covered Bloodhound - Photo by 139 Main St

The Bloodhound (who is sometimes called the St Hubert Hound) is a large scent hound that was bred to trail human beings. They have been known to be able to follow a trail that has been cold for numerous days. Bloodhounds are very droopy! Droopy ears, droopy skin – and with that comes lots of drool. The personality of a Bloodhound is usually very mild mannered and patient. They are excellent with children and generally do well with other animals within a household. Bloodhounds can be stubborn to train and need someone with a great deal of patience to work with them. They are a headstrong breed, but sensitive, so using negative methods for training will backfire! They must be kept on leash at all times to prevent them from wandering off on another trail!


drooling bullmastiff
Drooling Bullmastiff - Photo by kerri..

Some believe that the Bullmastiff originated when fanciers began crossing Mastiffs with Old English Bulldogs. This breed came from the UK and was a companion to gamekeepers who were trying to ward off poachers. This job earned the Bullmastiff the nickname “Gamekeeper's Night Dog”. This giant breed (110-200 lbs) is alert and friendly, but will catch and hold an intruder if needed. They are not attack dogs. Bullmastiffs can have aggression issues with other dogs, so early socialization is needed. This breed is a drooler and a snorer! They are prone to bloat and hip dysplasia.

Neapolitan Mastiff

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Neapolitan Mastiff Tongue - Photo by Vinay.L

The Neapolitan Mastiff is often just referred to as a “Neo”. Neos are massive (150-over 200 lbs) dogs with incredibly unique looks! They have vast amounts of wrinkles all over their bodies, but especially on their head. They have a very large dewlap as well that accentuates their appearance. Some people have said they look like baby rhinoceroses! The Neapolitan Mastiff is a naturally dominant and stubborn breed. They adore being around their people, but require firm training from a very experienced dog person! Male Neapolitans generally do not get along with other male dogs. They are naturally protective and require no incentive or training for this behavior. They drool and slobber and do so more in warmer weather. This breed is prone to entropian, hip dysplasia, bloat and skin disorders. Seeking a reputable breeder is a must if you are interested in a Neo.

Great Pyrenees

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Future Drooler - Great Pyrenees Puppy - Photo by susyr22

The Great Pyrenees is also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog. This large breed (80-110 lbs) has a history guarding livestock and is often still used for that purpose. This breed is docile and gentle and a good choice for families with children. They are quite independent as they are a breed that is used to making judgment calls when guarding. This can make them a challenge to train. They do well with non-canine animals – especially cats. The Great Pyrenees has a thick double coat that will shed heavily. Brushing can help cut this down. This breed needs a great deal of exercise and several long walks daily. They are quite a vocal breed and do slobber.

Clumber Spaniel

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Clumber Spaniel Tongue - Photo by katielothe

The Clumber Spaniel originated in France and is the heaviest of all the Spaniels. These easygoing, gentle dogs have short limbs and a stocky build. Young Clumbers are quite active and love to fetch and take to the water. As they age, Clumbers tend to settle down quite a bit. They do need a few good walks to keep them fit, but they are relatively calm inside the house. Clumbers are very good with children and other animals. They do not respond well to rough handling. They have a tendency to chew. Once again, this breed snores and drools. Clumbers are prone to hip dysplasia and entropian.

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