Top 10 Long Haired Dogs

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. September 25, 2016
Top 10 Long Haired Dogs

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Long-haired dogs are perfect for those who love brushing and tying up hair, and the general beauty rituals involved in looking after an animal's fur. For this reason, we at AnimalWised will give you our top 10 long-haired dog breeds that you will surely love.

Despite the fact that white long-haired dogs seem to be the most popular online, this top 10 list will also show you pictures of grey or brown dogs, among other colors. Read on and discover our favorite long-haired breeds.

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  1. Bearded Collie
  2. Afghan Hound
  3. Yorkshire Terrier
  4. Maltese Dogs
  5. Shih Tzu
  6. Lhasa Apso
  7. Havanese
  8. Komondor
  9. Skye Terrier
  10. Powder Puff Chinese Crested Dog
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Bearded Collie

This type of shepherd dog, also called "Beardie", originates from Scotland. Bearded Collies have a soft, long coat which is very pleasant to the touch.

Bearded Collies are very intelligent and active, making it a perfect companion for hikers or those that live in the countryside. This is a little-known dog which is commonly confused with the Bobtail or Old English Sheepdog - a dog with very similar physical features.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Bearded Collie

Afghan Hound

The Afghan hound is a dog of unparalleled elegance and beauty, and it has extremely long and soft fur. It requires daily, exclusive care to maintain its fur.

Afghan hounds are intelligent, proud, independent and protective dogs. If you're thinking of adopting a dog of such characteristics, you should be completely aware that these dogs require a responsible owner who has experience in dog training.

Also, if there are children at home, you should know that Afghan hounds don't tolerate having its hair pulled under any circumstances, so you should teach them that they need to treat their long-haired pet properly and with respect.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Afghan Hound

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is undoubtedly one of the most popular dogs of all time, and is notable for the ease in manipulating its straight and long fur. We can give it countless hairstyles! To get inspired, don't hesitate to visit our top 10 hairstyles for a Yorkshire terrier.

This breed has a very affectionate personality and is very dedicated to its close family. Yorkshire Terriers love being treated sweetly, and they usually have no problems whatsoever with you brushing, combing and bathing it.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Yorkshire Terrier

Maltese Dogs

The Maltese is notable for its pure white coat, which has made it wildly popular in different beauty contests around the world. It is a very cheerful, funny and active dog breed which loves spending time playing with people and other pets.

It is quite a delicate dog, and as such you need to feed it with high quality feed and use shampoos and natural products that aren?t harmful for it. This will help you avoid the onset of possible allergies.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Maltese Dogs

Shih Tzu

This dog of Chinese origin, the Shih Tzu, is notable for its wonderful personality. They are usually very playful, affectionate, intelligent and sociable, which makes them perfect for all kinds of families and environments.

The Shih Tzu was previously considered a sacred animal. Its extremely long coat is perfect for those who love giving their pets hairstyles.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Shih Tzu

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a small dog of Tibetan origins, where it was a guard dog for Buddhist monasteries. Despite its small size, this dog was effective in alerting the monks.

It has an alert, intelligent and independent character - the Lhasa Apso is no lapdog. Its hair is long, smooth and soft.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Lhasa Apso


The Havanese is an active, cheerful, social and playful dog, but it is also very intelligent. As such, it will need an active family who will give it different intelligence games that stimulate it mentally. It usually lets you manipulate it without any kind of problem; Havanese dogs love being brushed and cared for in all manner of ways. It's really sociable and affectionate.

It's a tremendously fun-loving dog, which makes it appropriate for families with older children. Don't forget that the Havanese is a small dog, and it can be hurt when playing with young children.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Havanese


The Komondor is popular all over the world due to its corded coat, which looks like dreadlocks - this breed does stand out from the rest. The Komondor is a large sheepdog which has a territorial, protective and truly brave character.

On the other hand, the Komondor is also a highly intelligent and obedient dog which you can train actively, since it will respond brilliantly to your instructions. The socialization of this breed is fundamental in steering clear of unwanted behaviors.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Komondor

Skye Terrier

The Skye Terrier is a small breed of Scottish origin, and despite the fact that it was one of Queen Victoria's favorite dogs back in the day, it is not currently well known.

Skye Terriers are usually "one owner dogs", although when well socialized they can be affectionate and sociable with all kinds of people. They are independent and timid dogs that are well suited to small, sedentary families. It will be important to devote time and care to this dog's coat.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Skye Terrier

Powder Puff Chinese Crested Dog

Of the two varieties of the Chinese Crested dog, the long-haired or "powder puff" version is undoubtedly the chosen one to finish off this list.

Unlike its hairless counterpart, this type of Chinese Crested dog has a thick double coat in the form of an extremely soft veil. These dogs are sensitive, intelligent, loyal, alert and fairly easily scared. Developing a good socialization will be very important to prevent future behavioral problems related to fear.

Top 10 Long Haired Dogs - Powder Puff Chinese Crested Dog

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