What makes a gentleman drool

The good news is: Very few dogs drool unusually much. Luckily! Because drool and drool is just not for everyone. If it stains clothing or sticks to arms or legs, it takes at least getting used to. But drooling is not necessarily popular on the floor, on the sofa, on clothing, or in the car.

If you are looking for a breed of dog that little drooling, you are right here. These include, for example dachshund, Bichon Frize, Havanese and Pembroke Welsh Corgi. A list of the dogs that don't drool (with picture) you find at the end of the article.

Why do dogs drool?

All dogs drool more or less. This cannot be “given up”. It happens especially when eating and digesting. Human saliva contains certain substances (enzymes) that help digest food. Dogs don't chew their food, they just swallow it. Your drool therefore does not contain any enzymes and simply ensures that the food slips better into the stomach.

In addition, some breeds of dogs simply have larger lips than others, e.g. B. St. Bernard and Newfoundland dogs. There is nothing you can do.

What can you do about drooling?

If it's the race: NOTHING. If your dog is healthy and feeling good, then he's drooling. Drooling cannot be "pulled away". The saliva collects in the dog's cheeks, and the bigger his lips (= Lips) are or the further they hang down, the more of it can run out. What can help here is a chew toy. It stimulates the flow of saliva, but the dog swallows more often when chewing, so that the collected spit does not flow out all at once.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Drooling - Photo: Kazlouski Siarhei / Shutterstock


There are also health factors that can cause dogs to drool (suddenly). Here is a list of the most common reasons:

• Heat

If dogs - who otherwise drool little - suddenly drool a lot, it can be a sign of overheating. They want to cool themselves off this way, just as we humans do with sweat. Dogs that suffer particularly from extreme heat (and then start drooling) are e.g. B. Boxer, Bulldog, St. Bernard, Pug, Schnauzer, Bernese Mountain Dog or the French Bulldog.

• stress

A visit to the doctor is not only stressful for us humans. For example, if your dog B. starts drooling at the vet, then he does not feel well. Of course that will pass. Be careful when your dog is drooling; he may be under a lot of stress in certain situations that could be avoided.

• Illness

There are some signs of a disease that you shouldn't downplay or even ignore, such as: For example, if your dog has bad breath, loses weight, is sensitive around the mouth, gaggles, coughs, or even has convulsions.

If the drooling increases slowly over time, a dental problem could be the cause. Dental plaque forms a rough surface, which promotes the production of saliva. If your teeth look brown and your gums are reddened, it's high time to see a vet. But it's not just the teeth that can be to blame. Inflammation of the airways, stomach pain and diseases of the organs can also be the reason. Get your dog checked out regularly!

Are you curious about which dogs drool a lot? Our article also tells you the best way to remove drool.

Dogs that drool little: