13 Dog Breeds That Drool A Lot


We are going to talk about the real droolers. Not those dogs that might drool and might not, depending on the dog. No… these dogs will definitely drool a lot!

There are 13 dog breeds that perfectly fit into this pool (of drool). They are not sick or temporarily drooling. These dogs are born droolers that will require special kinds of owners to deal with so much slobber.

If you are thinking about bringing a new puppy to your home, take some time to read about these dog breeds. They might not be the right dog breed for you if you think dog saliva is yucky, especially when it is all over your home.

Let’s get started. 

1. Newfoundland

newfoundland dog with with tongue out

According to the American Kennel Club, and they sure do know our doggies, you always need a towel with a Newfoundland around. It is a similar situation to the Saint Bernard. The Newfoundland is also a large fluffy dog that will shed quite a lot and drool at the same time.

This dog breed is definitely not for everyone.

2. Great Dane

great dane drooling in the park

This is another famous dog breed that drools a lot. It is Scooby Doo, the Great Dane. They are loving, gentle giants that will surprise you with how much drool they have. 

They have so much drool that they can even blow bubbles. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this YouTube short video: Duke the Dane

3.  Saint Bernard

saint bernard dog drooling

They are beautiful, large dogs that became incredibly famous after the movie, Beethoven. If you have seen that movie, then you must have seen the main actor, too: Beethoven’s drool. It was always in the frame, dangling from the corner of his mouth.

That’s what you get when you get a Saint Bernard dog – lots of love and drool. 

4. English Mastiff

english mastiff dog drooling

The Mastiff is a kind and brave dog from the working group. They will defend you, they will stick with you no matter the situation, and they will drool all over your furniture. That’s why a big yard is the best option for having this dog

Mastiffs are not indoor dogs. They need a yard to drool in peace, without you following them to mop up the slobber.

And, also… they can get really big – see for yourself in this Mastiff growth chart.

5. Neapolitan Mastiff

neapolitan mastiff drooling

If you think an English Mastiff drools, wait to see its cousin – the Neapolitan Mastiff. This dog has one of the loosest hanging lips in the dog world. They are called pendulous lips. This type of lip is the perfect place for slobber to accumulate.

Imagine what happens when a Neapolitan Mastiff shakes its head?

6. Spanish Mastiff

spanish mastiff lying on the grass

This is a rare dog in the States. Even though it carries the same Mastiff name, they are quite different from the first two Mastiffs. They are not as wrinkly, and they certainly get along much better with other dogs.

Spanish Mastiffs are also a very old dog breed. They have been producing drool since ancient Rome. Now, it’s our turn to accept the fact that living with a Spanish Mastiff means cleaning drool after them.

7. Pyrenean Mastiff

pyrenean mastiff drooling

The last Mastiff on our list is the Pyrenean Mastiff (or Mastín del Pirineo). It’s another ancient dog breed that has been helping and defending people all around Europe. Just like the previous dog breed, the Pyrenean Mastiff is not very popular in the States.

However, if you are looking for interesting large guard dogs, you have to check this one out. 

8. Dogue de Bordeaux

dogue de bordeaux drooling

This is another European dog breed. This one originated in France (meme incoming: France!), but it became popular across Europe, similar to old Mastiff breeds. The difference between this old drooling dog and the Mastiffs is that the Dogue gained popularity in the States.

They are not the most popular in the U.S., but they are the 70th most popular dog breed according to the AKC.

That’s not bad at all. For comparison, the Saint Bernard is in 53rd place.

9. Estrela Mountain Dog

estrela mountain dog in nature

This is a very old dog breed coming from Portugal. In Portuguese, ‘Estrela’ means ‘star’. So, this is a star-drooling dog! Jokes aside, this dog is what loyalty and affection mean. They are big, brave, and excellent with children.

The two cons are:

  • They drool a lot
  • They are very rare in the States

But, you know how they say, ‘where there’s a will, there is a way’. If you have the will, I’ll help you with the way – follow the link to find your star dog: Misty Mountain Estrelas

10. Perro De Pressa Canario

perro de pressa canario running in the yard

This is not a dog for everyone. And, I don’t mean just because of its drooling trait. They are strong-willed and highly territorial. Of course, proper socialization (as shown in the Purdue University presentation) and training are a must if you want to own this dog.

They are quite independent, not good with children, and definitely not good with other dogs. If you are looking for the ultimate guard dog that will stand its ground no matter what challenges it, this is the one.

11. Basset Hound

basset hound drooling on the sofa

This is the first hunting dog on our list that drools all the time. The other dog breeds were either guard or herding dogs. But, don’t mistake its interest in looking for prey for lack of will to defend its owner. It’s a well-known fact that hunting dogs make great bonds with their owner.

And, when you make a bond with a Basset Hound, you’ll get a bit more than you bargained for – drool and vulnerability to ear infections, such as the most common otitis externa (according to the VCA dog ear infection article).

Unfortunately, their famous long ears make them prone to various ear problems.

12. Bulldog

bulldog drooling in the car

We can’t talk about drooling dog breeds without mentioning Bulldogs. They belong to brachycephalic dog breeds, which means they have:

  • Breathing problems
  • Snoring problems
  • Snorting problems

They also get tired easily, they are sensitive to heat and humid weather, and they drool a lot. And yet, Bulldogs are the 6th most popular dog breed (according to the AKC). I guess we all love a good challenge.

13. Bloodhound

bloodhound drooling

It’s the ultimate scent hound. They are excellent police and hunting dogs. Bloodhounds are very affectionate, great with other dogs, and great at drooling. The best way to explain the Bloodhound’s drooling level is that you need a towel with you all the time.

But, since these dogs thrive outdoors, drooling is not that big of a deal. It is a big deal if you decide to put a Bloodhound indoors, not just because of drooling, but because these dogs are not meant for indoor living.

Honorary Mentions

chow chow dog drooling

The dogs I talked about are dogs that truly drool the most. There is no doubt about it, and anyone will tell you the same thing – these dogs drool.

However, there are some dog breeds that don’t drool a lot, but there are some owners who have a different experience. These dogs are:

  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Chow Chow
  • Boxer
  • Shar Pei
  • Cane Corso
  • Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Bullmastiff
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Boerboel 
  • Dogo Argentino

Half of the owners of these dogs say their dogs don’t drool at all, and the other half say they drool a lot. I guess it all comes down to luck. You can always ask the dog breeder you are getting your dog from about the drooling. If they say the dog parents of the puppy you want to take home drool a lot, then there is a high chance that your dog will drool as well.

The Conclusion

These 13 dog breeds we’ve talked about will definitely keep you busy mopping the drool behind them. You have to get used to it if you want to have one of them as a pet. 

In general, dogs that have loose-hanging lips with a lot of wrinkles around their mouth tend to drool the most. It’s because they can’t properly keep the saliva inside their mouth. 

The drooling also intensifies during feeding time or when the dog gets excited.

If your dog is on the list, but you wish you could make them drool less, check out these 13 home remedies for dog drooling or watch this video: How To Stop Drooling. They might help.