Here are 6 but not the entire cast of fluffiest dog breeds that will ensure attention from passers-by, and most of whom will require hoovering as a regular occurrence. Which others should we have included? Let us know in the comments below.
These furry balls, with their teddy bear demeanour and their lion-like manes, make their mark wherever they go. They go back a long way. 11th Century texts mention them, and Chow Chows have also played a part in early psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud owned one, and used it for kids therapy!
Not all dogs are made of the same amount of fluffiness, and this is also true of huskies. Those bred for working, have less furry coats, but ones bred for shows, tend to have more.
Fluffy on the outside or not, Siberian Huskies all have warm double coats – which serve a purpose in cold climates, from where these dogs originate. In hotter climates, it can be challenging for them – they will really need some decent air conditioning!
These small and foxy creatures are born with a single layer, but as they grow into their majestic adult selves, they develop a very impressive furry outer coat, as well as an inner one.
This starts to happen when they are around four months old. Twice a year, they shed excessively. Anyone who owns one of these AND a Chow Chow, must have to spend a lot on vacuum cleaner bags!
On the other hand, this furry type doesn’t shed much at all. Known for their long flowing locks, Shih Tzus were originally bred for Chinese aristocracy, around 2,000 years ago.
Despite almost disappearing later on, they are highly popular and sought-after throughout Europe today. Their famous hair comes in a variety of colours – almost as varied as Dulux paint
This very large breed is often employed as a working dog for fishermen. Newfoundlands have a thick and hairy outer layer of fur, which is oil resistant, suiting their natural wish to be in the water. They also excel as swimmers, and even act as sea rescuers – as we have covered in this article
One of the oldest arctic dogs, and of sturdy build, this large and wolfish looking creature is actually usually very friendly and playful. In this respect and in appearance, Alaskan Malamutes are much like Huskies, who are also very pack-driven animals.
Malamutes usually sport a fine and coarse outer-coat of long fur, and getting professional grooming every 6-8 weeks is a good course of action, to deal with, and prevent matting.
So, which other breed should we have included? Let us know in the comments below!
Looking for something really fun and satisfying to treat your dog to each month? Try our themed boxes!