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Best fluffy dog breeds

White fluffy poodle advice
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Fluffy dog breeds are a popular choice for many owners. So, if you’re thinking of getting one of these super cute dogs, here’s some info on the best fluffy dog breeds

By Ashley Murphy

 

Fluffy dog breeds

1# Poodle

No fluffy dog list would be complete without the Poodle. The Poodle comes in three sizes: tiny, miniature, and standard. Their long, fluffy coats require serious grooming, but they can be shaped into loads of interesting styles and shapes. Unsurprising, the Poodle is a popular show dog and this flamboyant breed seems to enjoy the attention. But the Poodle has got the substance to match its style. These dogs are loyal, energetic, and very intelligent.

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Poodles are very fluffy ©Pixabay
 

2# Old English Sheepdog

The English Sheepdog is a large pooch with a lot of hair! Originally bred to herd sheep in the Scottish highlands, their thick double coats protected them from the harsh climate. Sheepdogs have long shaggy fur that often covers their eyes and ears. This will need regular trimming; it helps them see and hear, but it also lowers the risks of infection and irritation. The largest dog on the list, the old English sheepdog needs plenty of space and exercise. It's a perfect dog for country dwellers with an active lifestyle.

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Sheepdogs are big and fluffy©Pixabay
 
 

3# Bichon Frise

These little fluff-balls are a good choice for city slickers with limited space.  The Bichon Frise is affectionate, loyal, and friendly. But don't estimate this toy dog! Despite their tiny stature, the Bichon is brave and feisty. Their coat has a smooth, silky texture with corkscrew curls.  The Bischon Frise is Hypoallergenic - this means they’re unlikely to cause allergic reactions in humans.

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Bichon Frise needs lots of grooming©Pixabay
 
 

4# Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is seriously fluffy. They have a thick coat and heavy mane; their name translates as “puffy lion dog”. Chow Chow puppies are capable of winning any cuteness competition. They look like tiny teddy bears that have suddenly come to life. But don't be fooled, these adorable little pups soon grow into big, powerful dogs that need lots of exercise and grooming. The Chow Chow is a dog for the more experienced owner.

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The Chow Chow is known as the "puffy lion dog"©Pixabay
 

Really fluffy dogs

5# Pekingese

This tiny little toy dog can match any breed in the fluffiness stakes. Their long smooth coats need brushing every day, and they'll become a regular guest at the local dog groomers. This keeps their coat neat and tidy, but it's also really important for their long-term health. A tangled and dirty coat can lead to skin infections, as well as eye and ear problems. Other health issues include overheating, especially during the summer months. Keep their coats much shorter during warmer periods of the year. The Pekingese is not suitable for people with allergies.

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Pekingese have long, soft coats©Pixabay
 

6# Samoyed

Taking its name from the Samoyedic people of Siberia, this dog was bred to pull sledges across the snow. These immaculate-looking dogs are natural athletes that demand plenty of rigorous exercise. Like many dogs from the harsher climates, the Samoyed has a double-layered coat. The top coat is made of long coarse hair designed the protect the softer undercoat. The Samoyed is a very heavy shedder.  Owners will find lots of hair all over the house.

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Samoyed's have beautiful white coats©Pixabay
 

7# Pomeranian

Descended from the sledge pulling breeds like the Samoyed and the Spitz, the fox-faced Pomeranian is an active little toy dog with some serious fur attached. The Pomeranians coat is thick, soft and fluffy. It's really nice to stroke and pet, but it does require plenty of attention. Poms need a lot of grooming, even for a fluffy dog, and you'll be brushing them every few days or so. Use a wire slicker brush first and then a metal comb.  This helps distribute the skins natural oils, which keeps the coat clean and healthy. It will also stop the coat from becoming matted, which then prevents skin infections.

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A seriously fluffy dog©Pixabay
 

Summary

Grooming is really important for fluffy dogs. It keeps their coats clean and healthy, reducing the risk of any associated health problems. It's also a really nice bonding experience for pets and owners, and many people take great pride in how their dogs look. This is ok, but excessive or unnecessary grooming can actually damage a dogs health.

A BBC report examined the rise of creative dog grooming and found that some pooches were being subjected to unsafe treatments like colourings, hair dyes, and even hair extensions. An RSPCA spokesperson told the BBC that the “extreme pampering of pets sends out an extremely worrying message that they could be viewed as novelty accessories rather than as intelligent, sentient animals. Even if a dye is marketed as 'pet-friendly', we would strongly advise against it."

There's nothing wrong with wanting your dog to look like nice. Just make sure you put the dog's needs first.