Fluffiest Dog Breeds - TOP 12!
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Not only are furry dog breeds incredibly cute, but they stand out for their long beautiful mantles. There are many different types of fur in the canine world, something which we consider a great thing! Before adopting a dog, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with what each dog requires according to their age, breed, character and physical characteristics, such as mantle care.
Although not a rule, most dogs with a abundant mantles tend to lose more hair than others. These fluffy haired dogs breeds therefore require more maintenance, which demands time investment by their tutors.
However, if you think that you are ready to adopt a fluffy dog breed, you can find out all about them here at AnimalWised. Keep reading to discover our list of the top 12 fluffiest dog breeds with photos.
- Fluffy dog breed: poodle
- Fluffy herding dog: rough collie
- Fluffy dog breeds large: Afghan hound
- Fluffy dog breeds small: Pomeranian
- Fluffy dog breeds that don’t shed: Komondor
- Fluffy dog breeds: Bernese Mountain dog
- White fluffy dog breeds: Samoyed
- Blue tongue fluffy dog breed: Chow chow
- Small fluffy dog breeds that don’t shed: Bolognese dog
- Biggest fluffiest dog breed: Tibetan Mastiff
- Fluffy dog breed: Newfoundland dog
- Fluffiest dog breeds: Great Pyrenees
Fluffy dog breed: poodle
First on our list of fluffy dog breeds is the poodle. Not only is this dog breed incredibly cute, but it is also one of the most popular dog breeds in the world!
However, the striking characteristics of these furry dog go beyond their beautifully woolly and abundant mantle. Poodles also stand out for their intelligence and excellent predisposition to training, ranking them among the five most intelligent dogs in the world.
In addition, poodles are great dog breeds for families and children. It is important to note, however, that a poodle’s mantle is easily tangled, therefore, they require brushing between three to four times a week. For more about this dog breed and its fur, we recommend reading our list of 10 haircuts for poodles.
Fluffy herding dog: rough collie
The Long-Haired Collie, also known as "Rough Collie", is one of the most beloved furry dog breeds, mainly thanks to the international success of the short-story and movie Lassie Come Home. Rough Collies, having originated in the Scottish highlands, were commonly used for herding.
A Rough Collie´s mantle is undoubtedly the most striking feature of this dog breed, characterized by its dense fur which perfectly fits the outline of its body. A Rough Collie has a double layer coat; the inner layer made up of soft, woolly and dense hair while the outer is smooth, rough and long.
In addition to its striking beauty and elegance, the Collie is a popular companion dog. This dog breed is incredibly affectionate, sensitive and loyal. They can be shy in the presence of strangers, but when socialized correctly, they can learn to live harmoniously with other animals and people.
For more about this fluffy dog breed, we recommend reading our Rough Collie breed file.
Fluffy dog breeds large: Afghan hound
The Afghan greyhound or Afghan hound is one of the most striking types of greyhounds that exist in the world. It stands out among all fluffy dog breeds for having a long, smooth and shiny coat, which offers it a natural elegance.
The maintenance of this attractive coat requires a lot of dedication on the part of its tutors. An Afghan Hound’s coat required daily brushing as well as regular visits to a canine hairdresser. For more, read our article where we look at caring for an Afghan Hound’s coat.
Fluffy dog breeds small: Pomeranian
The Pomeranian is one of the most popular small dog breeds in the world. One of its most appreciated features is its soft and voluminous cloak. These dogs experience a very interesting hair shedding period when they are young, specifically between four and eight months, when they lose practically all of their mantle.
This is a natural process which is no cause for concern. However, during this period, it is essential to reinforce your puppy’s coat maintenance. You will need to brush your Pomeranian’s coat daily, in addition to preventing your dog from cold weather exposure.
After concluding this first and most important molting period, a Pomeranian’s definitive coat or "adult mantle" will require regular brushing (at least two or three times a week). For more about this incredibly cute fluffy dog breed, we recommend reading our article where we discuss how to take care of a Pomeranian.
Fluffy dog breeds that don’t shed: Komondor
the Komondor, also known as the Hungarian sheepdog, is one of the most striking fluffy dog breeds. Komondors are also considered one of the largest dog breeds in the world, measuring at about 75 centimeters. These dogs, native to Hungary, were historically trained as shepherd dogs.
The coat of a Komondor is composed of an outer layer of rustic hair and a inner layer of thin hair. These incredibly dense, wavy and cordoned tufts have a natural tendency of getting tangled and therefore require regular maintenance. But because these tufts are so well attached to the body, it prevents the dog from loosing hair easily, placing the Komondor high on the list of dog breeds that don’t shed.
Fluffy dog breeds: Bernese Mountain dog
The Bernese Mountain dog is a large fluffy dog breed and is incredibly popular for its good-natured, gentle and loyal character.
This furry dog breed is naturally sociable and responds very well to positive education, demonstrating a great predisposition to training and an ease when assimilating new tasks. In addition, they’re an excellent dog breed for families, especially when properly socialized.
A Bernese Mountain Dog’s fur is long and abundant, consisting of straight hair or slightly wavy and shiny fur. The coloring pattern is tricolor, with a base of jet black color, fire marks and distributed white spots.
This striking mantle needs to be brushed at least four times a week outside of molting season, and daily during the molting season. Discover more about this fluffy dog breed in our Bernese Mountain dog breed file.
White fluffy dog breeds: Samoyed
The Samoyed, is one of the most popular Russian dog breeds in the world. Its name refers to the Samoyed nomadic tribes that were native to Siberia, those that also used to migrate to Central Asia. These dogs accompanied the tribes on their trips, performed shepherding functions, protected the reindeer and families, helped to hunt and alerted their guardians to the presence of predators.
In addition to its remarkable physical strength and elegance, the Samoyed dog is characterized by its attractive, dense, spongy and completely white coat.
This beautiful fluffy dog breed requires regular brushing at least two to three times a week. In times of molting, when the Samoyed dog sheds a lot of hair, they require daily brushing.
Blue tongue fluffy dog breed: Chow chow
The Chow chow is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. This furry dog breed originated in China about 2,000 or 3,000 years ago. There are currently two recognized chow chow dog varieties: short-haired Chow chow and long-haired Chow chow.
Short-haired Chow chows have straight, short and plush fur, which forms a dense and well-bonded layer to the body. Long-haired chow chows carry a double-layered mantle: the inner layer is soft and short, while the outer layer is rough, dense and abundant.
Chow chow mantle maintenance requires regular brushing (4 times a week) to avoid knots and dirt accumulation. Chow chows should be bathed at least once a month, when dirt is apparent. In addition, long-haired chow chows should visit a canine hairdresser once or twice a year for a cut. For more about this fluffy dog breed, we recommend reading our article where we discuss everything you need to know about a Chow chow.
Small fluffy dog breeds that don’t shed: Bolognese dog
The Bolognese dog is another of the most popular fluffy dog breeds. This Italian dog breed comes from the region of Bologna in Italy. This small white dog breed carries a luminous white mantle, formed by long strands of woolly hairs.
Fortunately, the Bolognese dog has a non-shedding coat, making it a perfect hypoallergenic dog breed! Its coat can, however, get tangled very easily and should therefore be brushed daily. We recommend bathing your Bolognese dog once a month and visiting your canine hairdresser every 2-3 months.
This small furry dog breed is incredibly kind and sociable, making it a perfect dog breed for children.
For more about these cute white dog breeds, take a look at our full list of small white dog breeds.
Biggest fluffiest dog breed: Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiffs were originally used as guardian dogs for ancient nomadic Himalayan shepherds and Tibetan monasteries. Later on, when China invaded Tibet, these dogs practically disappeared from their homeland. Therefore, many references to the Tibetan Mastiff list it as a Chinese dog breed.
A Tibetan Mastiff mantle is double-layered. The inner layer is woolly and dense during winter, and slowly becomes thinner and softer with the arrival of summer. The outer layer, however, exhibits a coarse, rough and medium length coat. Male Tibetan Mastiffs carry more hair than the females.
The Tibetan mastiff mantle may vary in color from black, blue, gold, red and/or sandy.
Fluffy dog breed: Newfoundland dog
Not only is the Newfoundland one of the fluffiest dog breeds in the world, but it is also one of the largest dog breeds. Newfoundlands are incredibly kind and gentle dogs. Newfoundland dogs were originally used as rescue dogs and are actually considered to be one of the hardest working dog breeds in history.
A Newfoundland’s double-layered coat requires daily brushing to avoid knots and tangles. During molting season, extra care needs to be given.
Fluffiest dog breeds: Great Pyrenees
The Pyrenees Mountain dog, otherwise referred to as the Great Pyrenees, was historically used as a herding dog. This cute but large fluffy dog breed is know for its protective, loyal and somewhat independent character.
The hair of a Great Pyrenees is long, dense and smooth and requires brushing at least twice a week. During molting seasons, they require daily brushing. We recommend bathing your Pyrenees mountain dog every two to three months.
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