Fluffy Dog Breeds Of The World!

This article is about all of the fluffy coated dog breeds that are all around the world! We will give you a huge list of all the fluffy dog breeds that range from giant dogs to teacup-sized dog breeds. Needless to say but I’ll go ahead and say it, these breeds do not do well in hot weather and this is especially true you live in the south. You must be in a cool climate like up in the mountains or up north where its cool during the nights and warmish during the day.

If you do live in the south, at least make sure your A/C is cranked on high and your dog has plenty of water when s/he goes outside. And try to always let he/she out during the cooler mornings and evenings for hot climate residents.

Here are some of my favorite fluffy coated dogs besides the Labrottie; they are the: Alabai, Samoyed, and Borzoi. When I first saw the Samoyed, my heart did a little pitter-patter, and ever since then, I have wanted one!

One day I made my case for getting another dog, chief among them was that my dog needed a playmate, but of course, mom said, “when you’re out of the house. You can get one, but I’m not going to deal with the hair.” So I have to wait for just a little until I can get my favorite fluffy/furry dog breeds.

Tips and Tricks To Keep The Fluffy Dog Breeds Fluffy!

Have you ever been walking down the street, and a dog appears to be levitating off of the ground? Well, if you have decided to get a fluffy dog breed, and you want to know the trick to keeping your dog so fluffy that they actively levitate off of the floor? The trick is to give them proper grooming and maintenance!

There are two regular grooming requirements that you need to do on a daily basis to keep that fluffy coat:

  • A – Grow their fluffy coat out
  • B – Daily combing! Not just the coat clean but also to keep it a beautiful coat otherwise it will be a shaggy coat.

 Most of these dogs here have a double coat, the reason for the double coat is because the secondary coat is very short hairs and wholly in texture. Made to keep a dog warm during the cold winter’s day or night.

The downside to having a wandering puff cloud on four legs, is all that loose fur has to go someplace… 😉
Unluckily the loose fur will swamp you, and it will be in your morning cup of joe, floors/carpet, clothing, body, counters, etc. Luckily these dogs do the majority of their shedding in the spring and fall.

Before we get started, if you have fluffy breeds and do not see them on this list, please send an email with the breed’s name, and we will add it to our article! If you have any dog/s and want to share their story and photo/s with the LR nation (Labrottie), send an email with the name, history, and most importantly, photos!

Dog Breeds That Are Very Furry

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American Eskimo dog

American Eskimo dog

  • Weight – 6-10 pounds (toy) 10-20 pounds (mini) 25-35 pounds (standard)
  • Height – 9-15 inches tall
  • Lifespan – 13-15 years
  • Major Health Concerns – bladder stones, cataracts, allergies, hip dysplasia, diabetes
  • Grooming – This breed needs brushing daily to keep the knots and whatnot out. Along with weekly brushing of teeth
  • Colors – White and Biscuit
  • Eye Color – Dark brown
  • Exercise – They should be exercised at least 45 min, rain or sunshine.
  • Training – You need to be firm but loving with your training
  • Socialization – Train your puppy from a young age to not chase smaller animals.
  • Temperament – You will defiantly need to train your new puppy not to chase smaller animals.
  • Apartment life? – Yes, due to their size, they are great for people who live in an apartment  
  • Characteristics – Smart, loyal, caring, playful, strong willed,

The American Eskimo dog actually originates from Germany. Once WW1 started, Americans changed the dog’s original name to the American Eskimo dog in outrage over Germany even though the Eskimos never created them.

The American Eskimo dog is a spitz breed, and they were bred to hunt small mammals such as rats, mice, moles. They are also highly intelligent, eager to please, and ready for work, loving, and very playful.

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Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher AKA the Monkey Terrier

  • Weight – 7-10 pounds
  • Height – 9-11 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-15 years
  • Major Health Concerns –  Eye disease, hip dysplasia,
  • Fur – course
  • Grooming – Brush two to three times a week, regular brushing of teeth.
  • Colors – Black, grey, tan, silver, Belge, and red
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – They need a soft walk of about 20-25 minutes daily
  • Training – Training can be a bear with this breed, but with lots of retracing of the training.
  • Socialization – any dog needs a good amount of socialization.
  • Temperament – loyal, curious, fearless, loving, watchful, needful
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes

The French have a word for these little trouble makers, and it is (drum roll please): diablotin mustache, which means: mustached little devils.

The Affenpinscher came from Germany and was bred to hunt and kill rats, but in today’s world, they are known as family-oriented, loving, caring, loyal, mustached little devils!

Game for crating mischief whenever or where ever they bloody well choose to! I am pretty sure that the ancient Greeks would call these Monkey Terriers the sons/daughters of Hermes, the god of messages, travelers, and mischief-maker.

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Afghan hound

Afghan hound

  • Weight – 50-60 pounds
  • Height – 25-27 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-15 yrs
  • Major Health Concerns – hip and elbow dysplasia, juvenile cataracts, bleeding disorder
  • Grooming – Brush daily during shedding season and once to twice a week during the none shedding season
  • Fur – soft to coarse
  • Coat Colors – Black, red, cream
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – This breed is bred as an extremely active dog, so you need to give them a ton of exercise throughout the day!
  • Training – This dog choices its owner if they think that you will not make for a good pack leader they will make it perfectly clear.
  • Socialization – This dog bred is bred to hunt
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, very protective, assertive to new people/animals, loving to children and animals from the same house, hard work ethic, love to herd, and alpha driven!
  • Good in an apartment? – No, needs a large house and vast open space to roam around on when not inside.
  • Bite Force –

The Afghan hound is very aloof and very aristocratic, just like the Borzoi! They have a very athletic body that is sleek and elegant, much like the Borzoi. The Afghan hound was built for long days of strenuous hunting in the mountains.

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The Alabai aka the Central Asian Shepherd

  • Weight – 110-170 pounds
  • Height – 24-32 inches
  • Lifespan – 17 yrs
  • Major Health Concerns – None (Because they have not been man-made but rather natural selection)
  • Grooming – Brush daily during shedding season and once to twice a week during the non-shedding season
  • Fur – soft to coarse and has a double coat.
  • Coat Colors – Black, White, Brindle, Piebald, Rust, and Dead-grass
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Daily Exercise – This breed is bred as an extremely active dog! Daily exercise through sunshine, rain, snow, and sleet is a REQUIREMENT! Daily very strenuous exercise of at least an hour or more is not a suggestion but a minimum.
  • Training – To have a perfect relationship with this dog, you MUST train them daily! Especially during the puppy years.
  • Socialization – This dog breed is an EXTREME ALPHA in and outside of the pack. Any unknown dogs, cats, and humans may get hurt or die from the dog protecting his/her “territory.” if not properly trained and socialized at an early age!
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, very protective, aggressive, territorial, assertive to the family, loving to children and animals from the same house, hard work ethic, loves to herd, and alpha driven!
  • Good in an apartment? – No, it needs a large house and vast open space to roam around on when not inside.
  • Bite Force – 710 PSI
  • Not for the timid or beginner! They need a firm but loving pack leader!

The Alabai is the oldest known dog breed in existence, dating back more than 7,000 years, according to artifacts in Russia’s and middle eastern native lands.

They were used to guard the native people’s possessions, guard the flock/herd against predators, and help repel invading raiding parties from different tribes.

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Alaskan Malamute

  • Weight – 71-95 lbs
  • Height – 22-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-12 yrs
  • Major Health Concerns – Bloat, Hip dysplasia
  • Grooming – Brush 4-6 times spring and fall weekly and maybe even more.
  • Fur – Corse and double coated
  • Colors – Seal & White, Sable & White, Black & White, White & Chocolate, Red & White, Grey & White.
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – They are a strenuous dog breed bred for sledding long miles
  • Training – Train them several times a day when they are a puppy
  • Socialization – Take them out every chance you get
  • Temperament – loving, caring, workaholic, playful, consistently energetic
  • Good in an apartment? – No, too big of a dog breed to be stuck in an apartment
  • Characteristics – Loving, playful, loves hard work, hard work ethic

This breed is thought to have been bred more than 3,000 years ago by the Kobuk people. They were created to haul heavy freight over long distances, much like the Siberian Husky.

The Alaskan Husky is a Spitz type of dog the Malamute is a pack animal and therefore must have a pack to be with.

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Borzoi or the Russian Wolfhound Dog

  • Weight – 55-120 pounds
  • Height – 27-34 inches
  • Lifespan – 7-14 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Bloat
  • Grooming – Brush daily
  • Fur – Silky coat that is luxuriously double coated
  • Colors – Black, white, brindle, fawn, cream, and red
  • Eye Color – amber
  • Exercise – 20-30 minutes
  • Training – 30 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Take them out daily
  • Temperament – Loving, Kind, playful, watchful
  • Good in an apartment? – no needs a big house

The Borzoi is a very aristocrat and they are also a rare dog breed, and they are also a very fragile dog breed; they are like a souped-up sports cars on steroids but made out of glass. Notably, the Borzoi was bred to hunt wolves in packs of atleast 100 along with the Russian nobility.

All that came to a screeching halt once the Russian revolution came, the nobles and the Borzoi alike were killed. The only reason for this breed to still be around today is because they had been imported to the U.S and the U.K just shortly before the revolution.

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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

  • Weight – 12-18 pounds
  • Height – 9.5-11.5 inches
  • Lifespan – 14-15 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Bloat, hip dysplasia
  • Grooming – Brush daily
  • Colors – White
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – 10-20 minutes
  • Training – 30 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Take them out daily as a puppy
  • Temperament – Loving, Kind, playful,
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes

The Bichon Frise is a small but very sturdy dog, these guys are very much like a comedian in the dog world. They have tons of charm, beauty, and a lot of intelligence and they have a frizzy coat. The breeds have very close ties with the European nobles starting somewhere in the 13th century.

They became very popular with the french noblewomen they became pampered and perfumed lapdogs for them. But after 1789, the days of the Bichon being pampered came to a screeching halt.

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Bolonka

Bolonka

  • Weight – 4.4-11 pounds
  • Height – 9.4-10 inches
  • Lifespan – 16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Liver problems, hip and elbow issues, hip dysplasia
  • Grooming – brush 2-3 times weekly
  • Colors – Black, brown, red, or wolf grey.
  • Fur – soft
  • Eye Color – Hazel
  • Exercise – 20 minutes daily
  • Training – 10-15 minutes daily while still a puppy
  • Socialization – take your puppy out daily to the office, coffee place, or where ever.
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, playful, friendly, easy-going, should never be aggressive or shy!
  • Apartment life? – Yes, they can live in an apartment!

This breed was bred to be a companion dog to only noblewomen, but over the years, they have grown to be a favorite for everyone. The Bolonka or The Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka should never be aggressive or shy to newcomers but rather outgoing and robust to any animal or person.

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Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

  • Weight – 60-100 pounds
  • Height – 23-27 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-14 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia
  • Grooming – Brush two to three times weekly
  • Colors – Black
  • Fur – course
  • Eye Color – hazel
  • Exercise – 30-40 minutes daily
  • Training – 20-40 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Take your Bouvier out daily while he/she is still a puppy
  • Temperament – Protective, intelligent, extremely loyal, loving, gently, rational
  • Good in an apartment? – No

If you wish to have a stern barrel-chested dog breed, then this breed is for you! If you live on a farm, they are the perfect breed for you, but at the same time, if you don’t, then they are great as well! This breed does well with all tasks, whether it is running, watchdog, guard dog, and anything in between. They are exceptionally good at herding animals, humans, children, bikes, cars, and or whatever else comes their way.

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Bernese Mountain dog

Bernese Mountain dog

  • Weight – 79-110 pounds
  • Height – 23-28 inches
  • Lifespan – 6-8 years
  • Major Health Concerns – hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, bloat, and mast cell cancer
  • Grooming – brush every 4-8 weeks when not in shedding season.
  • Colors – Black, tricolors
  • Fur – soft
  • Eye Color – Hazel
  • Exercise – half-hour to a full hour exercise on top of being active daily.
  • Training – 20-30 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Early socialization is needed so that they know how to behave out in public.
  • Temperament – Affectionate, intelligent, loyal, faithful, loving, playful.
  • Good in an apartment? – No, needs to live in a big house with a large space to run about in

The Bernese Mountain dog needs short learning seasons of about five to ten minutes seasons. They also need a job to do during their lifespan; otherwise, they will go out of their minds with inactivity.

And decide to create a job for themselves, whether it is chasing people, cars, and other animals, digging holes, uprooting trees and other plants, or ripping up all your clothing and furniture

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Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier (BRT)

  • Weight – 80-150 pounds
  • Height – 25-28 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-11 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia,
  • Grooming – Brush three to four times a week.
  • Colors – Black, White, Fawn, Cream, Rust
  • Fur – soft to coarse and double coated
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – One hour or more of running or jogging whether it is sunny, raining, snowing, or sleeting on a daily basis
  • Training – Training should be taken seriously with this dog breed. You need to train them every day. The BRT is an extreme alpha dog.
  • Socialization – Always socialize with everyone, even if you are looking for a guard dog.
  • Temperament – Extremely territorial, protective, loving to family, the soft side bestowed to people they trust, gentle with other animals that it has grown up with.
  • Good in an apartment? – No, they need an open expanse of ground and something to protect.
  • Not for a timid or beginner! They need a firm but LOVING pack leader!

The Black Russian Terrier or BRT is best suited to a house with him or her being the only household pet. They do not do well with any other pet being inside the house unless it is another one of them. Even then, I would strongly caution you to get two of the same sex. The famous Red Star kennel created the BRT.

It comprises 17 different dog breeds, most commonly the Rottweiler, Moscow water dog, Newfoundland, Giant Schnauzer, Russian Ovtcharka. This breed develops his/her protective instinct in a year, so you must get he/her socialized/trained in less than a year! They thrive on your affection and love but do not respond well to abusive treatment.

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The Caucasian Ovcharka aka (The Russian Bear Dog)

  • Weight – 130-210 pounds
  • Height – 26-30 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-11 years
  • Grooming – Brush three to four times a week.
  • Colors – Black, White, Fawn, Cream, Rust
  • Fur – soft to course
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – Daily exercise oh an hour or more of running/jogging whether it’s sunny, raining, snowing, or sleeting
  • Training – Training should be taken seriously with this dog breed, and you need to train them every day. The Caucasian Shepherd is an extreme alpha dog.
  • Socialization – Always socialize with everyone, even if you are looking for a guard dog. Though they WILL NOT tolerate anyone or animal being in their house of property!
  • Temperament – Extremely territorial, protective, loving to family, the soft side is shown to people they trust, gentle with other animals that it has grown up with.
  • Good in an apartment? – No, they need an open expanse of ground and something to protect.
  • Not for a timid person or for a beginner! They need a firm but LOVING pack leader who knows what they are doing!

The Red Star Kennel bred this breed into today’s lineage, but their lineage is around 3,000 years old. The Russians looked for a guard dog breed that could withstand the coldest temperatures thrown at them. The Caucasian Ovcharka is a monster of a dog, clocking in at around 210 pounds with a bite force of 550-700 PSI (Pound per square inch.)

This breed is bred for prison work, military, personal protection, and dogfighting; they are also known to hunt bears. Russia has the biggest population of bears and has the biggest wolf species in Europe, so herders need a dog like this.

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Chow Chows

Chow Chows

  • Weight – 55-70 pounds
  • Height – 18-22 inches
  • Lifespan – 9-15 years
  • Grooming – hip and elbow dysplasia, stomach cancer, eye problems, Patellar Luxation
  • Colors – Black, blue, fawn, cream, and red
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – an hour at most
  • Training – 30 minutes daily when still a puppy
  • Socialization – A well-socialized one is not aggressive to any animal but rather friendly
  • Temperament – kind if you have taken the time to socialize them during puppyhood.
  • Good in an apartment? – yes, they can live in an apartment but only if you give them a lot more exercise rather than the standard 60 min.

The Chow Chows is an ancient Chinese dog breed that has deeply set back eyes, a large head, thrust our chest, and a lion mane added to the dog. These guys can weigh in at 40- 90 pounds and can look quite ferocious—no wonder why they made for such good guard dogs.

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Coton De Tulear

Coton De Tulear

  • Weight – 7.7-13 pounds
  • Height – 9-12 inches
  • Lifespan – 14-16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Itchy skin, Bacterial infections, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), & Cataracts  
  • Grooming – Brush three-four times a week
  • Colors – White Coats
  • Eye Color – hazel
  • Exercise – 10-20 minutes
  • Training – 20 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Small dogs can have small man syndrome, especially if you don’t socialize him/her daily
  • Temperament – Kind, sweet, loving, caring, playful, watchful
  • Good in an apartment? – yes!
  • Characteristics – playful, good-natured, lively need the right amount of exercise.

The Coton De Tulear is the royal Dog Of Madagascar; they are a happy go lucky go type of dog! They have two favorite things to do to pass the time by:

A. be the family clown! They will always make clowns out of them selfs and or out of you.

B. they love to follow their favorite human about the house and yard!

They are never demanding to their family members but rather boisterous to the family members and other pets. The Coton has the Fluffiest coat out of all other dog breeds.

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Cockapoo

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Cockapoo
  • Weight – 6-19 pounds
  • Height – 10-15 inches
  • Lifespan – 14-16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, cataracts, patellar luxation, allergies, liver disease, and ear infections.
  • Grooming – Daily brushing of the body, and weekly brushing of the teeth.
  • Colors – Black, cream, apricot, red, and chocolate
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – Cockapoos thrive on being active, and so need at least 30 minutes of running daily.
  • Training – 30 minutes daily while a puppy
  • Socialization – Even small dogs need socialization with other dog breeds of all sizes.
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful, but by no means a guard dog.
  • Good in an apartment? – The cockapoo can defiantly live in an apartment provided that you give them plenty of exercise.
  • Characteristics – loving, caring, eager to please, keen to learn

The Cockapoo is friendly, happy, and a constant companion to all of the family! A well-trained and well-loved Cockapoo should be kind, loving, affectionate, well trained, welcoming to all who come.

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

  • Weight – 20-30 pounds
  • Height – 13.5-15.5 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-14 years
  • Major Health Concerns – 
  • Grooming – Brush three to four times a week during spring and summer.
  • Colors – golden, black, tri color, tan, red, silver, & brown
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – 30-40 minutes daily
  • Training – 30 minutes daily while a puppy
  • Socialization – even a Golden boy/girl can turn into an aggressive do if not given the proper socialization and training
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful but by no means a guard dog.
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope, they need a house with a medium to large-sized yard.
  • Characteristics – loving, caring, eager to please, eager to learn

The Cocker Spaniels are believed to have originated in Spain due to the name ‘Spaniel’, but began their residency in England around 55 BC. The English quickly and fondly adopted the Spaniel as its own. By around the 16th century AD, cocker spaniel was commonly used for hunting in the retrieval of waterfowl.

Spaniels have a high energy level, needing plenty of exercise throughout the day. They are a friendly and fun-loving breed that makes great family pets, though they prefer to be with someone than alone.

For centuries European and British Spaniels were grouped as land or water Spaniels. But that changed in the 19th century when the purebred standardization began in England, and the various Spaniels were put into different classifications. 

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Eurasier dog

Eurasier

  • Weight – 40-70 pounds
  • Height – 19-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-12 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Elbow & Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Cancer, Chest Conditions, Loose knees, Ear Infections, Bloat.
  • Grooming – Brush three to four times a week during spring and summer.
  • Colors – golden
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – 30-40 minutes daily
  • Training – 30 minutes daily while a puppy
  • Socialization – even a Golden boy/girl can turn into an aggressive do if not given the proper socialization and training
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful but by no means a guard dog.
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope, they need a house with a medium to large-sized yard.
  • Characteristics – loving, caring, eager to please, eager to learn

The Eurasier is a calm, confident, loyal, thick furred, wolf-like dog. Bred to be more like the ancestors that dogs once were, Mr. Julius Wipfel created the Eurasier to be like a wolf. The first breed was a Wolf-Chow, a Wolf spitz and a Chow-Chow in 1971, and then a Samoyed was introduced into the bloodline to offer a more friendly nature to the dog.

The dogs were called Eurasier to reflect the European and Asian heritage that the breeds standard held until 1994 before it was changed yet again.

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East European Shepherd

  • Weight – 66-110 pounds
  • Height – 24-30 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-14 year’s
  • Major Health Concerns – Elbow & Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Bloat.
  • Grooming – Brush a lot during the shedding season
  • Colors – Black and tan or black and red
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – many hours may it be sunny, raining, snowing, or sleeting
  • Training – 30 minutes daily while a puppy
  • Socialization – Even a Golden boy/girl can turn into an aggressive do if not given the proper socialization and training
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful, loyal, very protective
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope, they need a house with a large property to roam about.
  • Characteristics – loving, caring, eager to please, eager to learn
  • Not for a timid or beginner! They need a firm but LOVING pack leader!

This breed of dog is a military dog breed, and so has one purpose: to protect; they are famous in Russia, where the VEO has been a favorite in the military. I once saw a video of a dog handler showing a steel plate armor in the arm of a protection suit; he put it on and started running at the dog.

The shepherd leaped and brought him down, when the man came back to the camera, he took out the steel plate and showed us where the teeth had punctured through the steel. Just imagine what that force of a bit would do to an unprotected arm.

The EVO

The East-European Shepherd is bigger, better and much stronger than the Belgian malinois and close family relative the German Shepherd. The Russian army needed a dog breed that could be in the frozen tundra of Siberia one day and in the searing heat of Egypt the next day.

The East European Shepherd otherwise know as VEO, is derived from the German Shepherd, and mated with either the Caucasian Shepherd or the Central Asian Shepherd along with a wolf.

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Giant Schnauzer

  • Weight – 55-75 pounds
  • Height – 20-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-12 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Elbow & Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Cancer, Chest Conditions, Loose knees, Ear Infections, Bloat.
  • Grooming – Brush three to four times a week during spring and summer.
  • Colors – golden
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – 30-40 minutes daily
  • Training – 30 minutes daily while a puppy
  • Socialization – even a Golden boy/girl can turn into an aggressive do if not given the proper socialization and training
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful but by no means a guard dog.
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope, they need a house with a medium to large-sized yard.
  • Characteristics – loving, caring, eager to please, eager to learn
  • Not for a timid or beginner! They need a firm but LOVING pack leader!

The Giant Schnauzer was created in the Bavarian alps in the mid-1800’s they were bred to drive cattle from the farm to the market. They also were the guard dogs of choice to guard the farmer’s possessions against robbers but when cattle driving was rendered obsolete by railroads the giants lost their jobs. But they quickly found a new purpose in the police and military serving as K-9 companions.

The German Shepherd name in german is Deutscher Schäferhund they were created by von Stephanitz, literally translating to "German Shepherd Dog". The breed was Furry Dog Breeds - Labrottie.com
Long haired German Shepherd

German Shepherd

  • Weight – 60-90 pounds
  • Height – 24-26 inches tall
  • Lifespan – 7-10 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Degenerative Myelopathy, Epilepsy, Bloat, Hip, and Elbow Dysplasia, Panosteitis, Skin allergies, Thyroid Disorder, Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD).
  • Grooming – Brush three to four times a week during spring and summer.
  • Colors – Black, Sable, Black & Tan, Grey, Black & Silver, Black & Red
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – 30-50 minutes daily
  • Training – 30 minutes daily while a puppy
  • Socialization – even a Golden boy/girl can turn into an aggressive do if not given the proper socialization and training
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful but by no means a guard dog.
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope, they need a house with a medium to large-sized yard.
  • Characteristics – loving, caring, eager to please, eager to learn

The German Shepherd name in german is Deutscher Schäferhund they were created by von Stephanitz, literally translating to “German Shepherd Dog”. The breed was so named due to its original purpose of assisting shepherds in herding and protecting sheep.

The German Shepherd was soon used in the military and police work in Germany. Their intelligence and loyalty make them a natural at herding and protecting, so they excelled at the job.

They are fast, agile, loyal, intelligent, and can even be goofy around the family! Once trained, they will not balk at any command given and will follow it to the letter.

The Golden Retriever or the Golden is the second best dog in the world| Fluffy dog breeds Labrottie.com
Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers

  • Weight – 55-75 pounds
  • Height – 20-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-12 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Elbow & Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Cancer, Chest Conditions, Loose knees, Ear Infections, Bloat.
  • Grooming – Brush three to four times a week during spring and summer.
  • Colors – Golden & Red Golden Retriever
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – 30-40 minutes daily
  • Training – 30 minutes daily while a puppy
  • Socialization – even a Golden boy/girl can turn into an aggressive do if not given the proper socialization and training
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful but by no means a guard dog.
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope, they need a house with a medium to large-sized yard.
  • Characteristics – loving, caring, eager to please, eager to learn

The Golden Retriever or the Golden is the second-best dog in the world. The Golden Retriever was developed in the 1800s as a retrieving, and gundog. In Scotland, they became one of the best companions and sports dogs anyone could wish for.

Therefore Golden Retrievers make for great hunting dogs, tracking dogs, law enforcement dogs, and they are also great therapeutic dogs. One of the reasons they make for such great dogs is that you can train them to do almost anything!

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Irish Setter is an outgoing, loving, caring, gentle, rugged hunter who loves everyone!| Furry dog breed Labrottie.com
Irish Setter

Irish Setter

  • Weight – 60-70 pounds
  • Height – 25-27 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-15 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, PRA, Bloat,
  • Grooming – The Cavies don’t really need much grooming except during the fall and winter when their fur is longer.
  • Colors – Black & Tan, Blenheim, Tri-color, & Ruby.
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – 20-30 minutes
  • Training – Training is important even for a small breed
  • Socialization – So is Socialization
  • Temperament – Kind, loving, playful, loves to sleep! They also fancy them selfs as small game hunters. As they grow older they begin to sleep more until they don’t get up unless it is time to eat, bathroom time, or move to another room.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes definitely

The Irish Setter is an outgoing, loving, caring, gentle, rugged hunter who loves everyone! All you need to do is to show lots of love, caring, positive training throughout puppyhood.

Before the age of guns, they were used in tandem with a flacon, or someone who had a net.

Nowadays, they are gun dogs, which means they lay down upon their bellies until the hunter is ready before scaring the birds into flight.

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King Charles Cavalier

King Charles Cavalier

  • Weight – 13-20 pounds
  • Height – 13 inches
  • Lifespan – 9-16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, heart murmurs, Canine degenerative myelopathy,
  • Grooming – The Cavies don’t really need much grooming except during the fall and winter when their fur is longer.
  • Colors – Black & Tan, Blenheim, Tri-color, & Ruby.
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – 20-30 minutes
  • Training – Training is important even for a small breed
  • Socialization – So is Socialization
  • Temperament – Kind, loving, playful, loves to sleep! They also fancy themselves as small game hunters. As they grow older they begin to sleep more until they don’t get up unless it is time to eat, bathroom time, or move to another room.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes definitely

The King Charles Cavalier was created to keep a noble lap warm during the fall, winter, and spring. The Cavi also had another purpose, they were supposed to also attract fleas from the human so they would get the fleas and not the human.

Did you know that King Charles the II wrote a law, saying that the Cavi is the only dog allowed into any building including the house of Parliament, and the law is still around today!

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Zoya our Cavalier

Zoya was 16 years old, but we recently had to put her down to sleep for she could no longer walk with her back legs.

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These guys are one of the most sturdy and fluffiest dog breeds| Fluffy dog breed-Labrottie.com

Keeshond

  • Weight – 30-45 pounds
  • Height – 13-14 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-15 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, heart murmurs, Canine degenerative myelopathy,
  • Grooming – The Cavies don’t really need much grooming except during the fall and winter when their fur is longer.
  • Colors – Black & Tan, Blenheim, Tri-color, & Ruby.
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – 20 – 30 minutes
  • Training – Training is important even for a small breed
  • Socialization – So is Socialization
  • Temperament – Kind, loving, playful, loves to sleep! They also fancy themselves as small game hunters. As they grow older they begin to sleep more until they don’t get up unless it is time to eat, bathroom time, or move to another room.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes definitely

These guys are one of the most sturdy and fluffiest dog breeds I have seen! The Keeshond has a foxy face with pointed ears. With spectacles about his/her eyes, which makes it a special mark in the dog world. The Keeshond is a nimble-footed barge guard dog, bred to be on a barge in the Dutch lowlands.

They are also the symbol to the 18th-century Dutch patriots party in its opposition to the royal house of Orange. There is a disagreement about how they got there name, some say that Kees might refer to a patriot mascot names Kees. Others say that it refers to the two of the parties leaders.

The Leonberger is a giant dog breed hailing from Germany, developed| Fluffy dog breed-Labrottie.com
Leonberger

Leonberger

  • Weight – 140-170
  • Height – 25-31 inches
  • Lifespan – 9 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Bloat, hip-dysplasia,
  • Grooming – Brush two to three times weekly
  • Colors – Red, Brown, white, silver, gold, black, and many more.
  • Eye Color – Amber
  • Exercise – 20-30 minutes daily walk
  • Training – train for at least 15 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Whenever your out and about take your puppy where ever you go!
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, gentle, playful, eager to please.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes due to their size they can easily live in an apartment

The Leonberger is a giant dog breed hailing from Germany, developed as companion dogs. Heinrich Essig was the brain behind creating the breed he bred the Leonberger to be fit for royalty. That dream became a reality when they attracted the notice of many different kings like Napoleon the III, Tsar Alexander II, and King Edward the VII.

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Lhasa Apsos

  • Weight – 12-18 pounds
  • Height – 10-11 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-15 years
  • Major Health Concerns – A very robust dog breed
  • Grooming – Brush two to four times weekly
  • Colors – Black, white, sandy, honey, dark grizzle, golden, brown
  • Eye Color – Amber
  • Exercise – 20-30 minutes daily walk
  • Training – train for at least 15 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Whenever your out and about take your puppy where ever you go!
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, gentle, playful, eager to please.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes due to their size they can easily live in an apartment

The Lhasa Apsos is a thousand year old dog breed that originates in the Tibetan himalayans. For centuries the Apsos has been associated with the Dahlia Lama, in the 40’s the 14th Dahlia Lama even gave out Lhasa dogs to America which helped establish this breed in the west.

Did you know that the Lhasa served as a guard dog with in the owners dwelling while the Tibetan Mastiff served as the fierce protector outside. Also the Lhasa Apsos name was originally Abso Seng Kye “Bark Lion Sentinel Dog” 

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The Maltese

Maltese

  • Weight – 5-20 pounds
  • Height – 8-14 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Skin problems, Legg-Calve-Perths, Portosystemic Shunt, Patellar Luxation, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Epilepsy, and White Shaker Syndrome.
  • Grooming – Brush two to three times weekly
  • Colors – Red, Brown, white, silver, gold, black, and many more.
  • Eye Color – Amber
  • Exercise – 20-30 minutes daily walk
  • Training – train for at least 15 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Whenever your out and about, take your puppy where ever you go!
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, gentle, playful, eager to please.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes, due to their size, they can easily live in an apartment
  • Not for a timid person or beginner! They need a firm but LOVING pack leader!

The Maltese are a distinctive dog breed, much like the Rottie with a recognizable black body with tan angle wings and two peanut eyebrows. The Maltese however has white fur, black eyes, and a black dot for a nose, easily spotted within a group of other dog breeds. This breed needs regular brushing to keep the tangles and knots away.

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Maltipoo

Maltipoo

  • Weight – 5-20 pounds
  • Height – 8-14 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Skin problems, Legg-Calve-Perths, Portosystemic Shunt, Patellar Luxation, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Epilepsy, and White Shaker Syndrome.
  • Grooming – Brush two to three times weekly
  • Colors – Red, Brown, white, silver, gold, black, and many more.
  • Eye Color – Amber
  • Exercise – 20-30 minutes daily walk
  • Training – train for at least 15 minutes daily
  • Socialization – Whenever your out and about, take your puppy where ever you go!
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, gentle, playful, eager to please.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes, due to their size, they can easily live in an apartment

The Maltipoo is a mixed dog breed that is a Maltese and a Poodle mixed, creating the Maltipoo. They should be loving, kind, well trained, and well socialized.

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Maremma sheepdog

Maremma sheepdog

  • Weight – 66-100 pounds
  • Height – 26-27 inches
  • Lifespan – 11-13 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia
  • Grooming – This is another working dog breed, but all the same, they have long furry hair.
  • Colors – Mixed colors
  • Eye Color – Hazel
  • Exercise – This dog must be exercised daily at least twice a day and preferably more.
  • Training – Training must be done daily, even on an adult. They will constantly test their limits.
  • Socialization – If you are planning for the dog to be anything other than a guard dog. Then make sure to take him/her out daily for very long walks around many people.
  • Temperament – Loving to the family and very watchful over them.
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope defiantly not!
  • Characteristics – Loving, caring, watchful, guardian, playful, gentle to its flock.

The Maremma sheepdog was created in central Italy bred and known to protect their flock without help from humans. Most guard dogs are bred purposefully for an independent mind! The reason for that is because you want to be able to just open the gate and allow the dogs to mingle with the flock and protect it with necessary without help from the human.

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Moscow watchdog

Moscow watchdog

  • Weight – 99-150 pounds
  • Height – 25-27 inches
  • Lifespan – 9-11 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, and Bloat
  • Grooming – This is another working dog breed, but all the same, they have long furry hair.
  • Colors – Mixed colors
  • Eye Color – Hazel
  • Exercise – This dog must be exercised daily at least twice a day and preferably more. No matter the weather, though the colder, the better for them! Best for an active family
  • Training – Training must be done daily, even as an adult. This is not for beginner dog owners, they need a firm and confident owner.
  • Socialization – If you are planning for the dog to be anything other than a guard dog. Then make sure to take him/her out daily for very long walks around many people.
  • Temperament – Loving to the family and very watchful over them.
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope defiantly not!
  • Characteristics – Loving, caring, watchful, eager to please, and gentle.
  • Not for a timid or beginner! They need a firm but LOVING pack leader!

This is a very gentle giant to its masters and family members but is a formidable guard dog to any intruder or unknown person. They are a strong, tall, and sturdy dog breed that needs an experienced owner who loves getting the constant boundary-pushing. This breed has a thick fur coat and needs to live in a cold climate. The Red Star Kennel needed another giant burly guard dog breed that could withstand any temperature thrown at it.

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Newfoundland dog

Newfoundland

  • Weight – 99-150 pounds
  • Height – 25-27 inches
  • Lifespan – 9-11 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia and bloat
  • Grooming – This is another working dog breed but all the same they have long furry hair.
  • Colors – Mixed colors
  • Eye Color – Hazel
  • Exercise – This dog must be exercised daily at least twice a day and preferably more.
  • Training – Training must be done daily even on an adult. They will constantly test their limits.
  • Socialization – If you are planning for the dog to be anything other than a guard dog. Then make sure to take him/her out daily for very long walks around a lot of people.
  • Temperament – Loving to the family and very watchful over them.
  • Good in an apartment? – Nope defiantly not!
  • Characteristics – Loving, caring, watchful, eager to please, and gentle.

This very large dog breed is often called the “Nannie Dog” due to its reputation from being patient and watchful of kids. Originally bred for dramatic water rescues they are born with a nature that naturally loves the water as much as their masters.

Much beloved by the world, Newfies have also carved out a special place in Englands heart. For instance a statue that Lord Byron at Newstead abby had erected for his most cherished Newfie Boatswain.

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Pomsky – Pomeranian Siberian Husky mix

Pomsky (Pomeranian Husky Mix)

  • Weight – 7-38 pounds
  • Height – 10-15 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-15 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Allergies, hip dysplasia, eye problems, heart issues, dislocating knees 
  • Grooming – brush at least 4 times a week and maybe more if you want him/her to be extra fluffy!
  • Colors – they come in a huge variety of colors
  • Eye Color – blue, brown, hazel
  • Exercise – 10-20 minutes
  • Training – 20 minutes
  • Socialization – Small dogs can have small man syndrome especially if you don’t socialize him/her daily
  • Temperament – Kind, sweet, loving, caring, playful, watchful
  • Good in an apartment? – yes!
  • Characteristics – playful, good-natured, lively need a good amount of exercise.

WOW! Whoever created the Pomsky deserves to have a golden ticket to heaven! This breed is gorgeous, maybe not as pretty as the Labrottie or the Samoyed 😉. But that’s just my opinion! They are beleived to be created in 2009, due to their photo genic looks, they have become just as popular as the Labrador or Goldie.

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Pomeranian

Pomeranian

  • Weight – 3-7 pounds
  • Height – 6-7 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – luxating patella & tracheal collapse 
  • Grooming – brush at least 4 times a week and maybe more if you want him/her to be extra fluffy!
  • Colors – White, grey-shaded, brown, black, tan, and orange
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – 10-20 minutes
  • Training – 20 minutes
  • Socialization – Small dogs can have small man syndrome especially if you don’t socialize him/her daily
  • Temperament – Kind, sweet, loving, caring, & playful
  • Good in an apartment? – yes!

The Pomeranian has a very long history of being liked by royalty and commoners alike. The Pom has relationship to the very powerful spitz dog breeds, they are the smallest of the spitz breeds. They originate from Poland and western Germany, they became famous world wide due to the well known dog lover queen Victoria it happened while she was visiting Florence Italy.

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Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees Dog

  • Weight – 80-120 pounds
  • Height – 26-32 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-12 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Cataracts, Hip dysplasia, skin problems
  • Grooming – brush at least once a week for at least 30 minutes.
  • Colors – They are quite the strenuous dog so if you can’t take frequent breaks to give them the right about exercise then there will be big problems.
  • Training – They are quite trainable
  • Socialization – Always socialize them, especially with smaller animals for their natural habit is to hunt.
  • Temperament – Loving, loyal, loves to play tricks, quite vocal, eager to please, stubborn, friendly, playful.
  • Good in an apartment? – They can live in an apartment but need frequent exercise.

The Pyrenees dog was created in the Pyrenees mountains they are strong-bodied, willed, brave of heart, and powerful will to work. The people of the Pyrenees mountains needed a dog that was brave of heart, and one that could think for its self when left alone with a flock or herd.

The Pyrenees dog was needed to fight off wolves, and other snowy predators that lurked on the mountains and who wait for the perfect opportunity to strike.

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Rough Collie

Rough Collie

  • Weight – 40-65 pounds
  • Height – 20-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 14-16 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Collies are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections such as
    • Parvo
    • Rabies
    • Distemper 
  • Grooming – brush at least 4 times a week and maybe more if you want him/her to be extra fluffy!
  • Colors – White, sable, white/sable, tri-color, blue merle, and sable merle
  • Eye Color – hazel
  • Exercise – Collies are the workaholic of the dog world, so you will need to find a job for them to do.
  • Training – 20 minutes daily while a puppy and whatever job you can get them to do while they are an adult.
  • Socialization – Make sure to socialize as a puppy with other animals through out puppy hood.
  • Temperament – Kind, sweet, loving, caring, playful, watchful, they are the best herding dog breed
  • Good in an apartment? – yes!
  • Characteristics – playful, good-natured, lively need a good amount of exercise.

The Rough Collie is a long-coated breed that is medium in size and breed for herding sheep in Scotland. Made famous by the queen of England, they gained their stardom through the queen and the royal court. What made them famous throughout the world was the classic movie Lassy come home.

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Rottsky

Rottsky (Rottweiler Husky Mix)

  • Weight – 50–100 pounds
  • Height – 21–26 inches
  • Lifespan – 10–15 years (But most only live to around 13)
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, PRA, Bloat, Bone Cancer, Cataracts, VWD, and arthritis
  • Grooming – Brush four to five times a day throughout the spring and fall
  • Colors – Black, grey, brown, red, cream, white, and sable.
  • Eye Color – Most often blue
  • Exercise – They need long walks and runs.
  • Training – The Rottweiler Husky mix is notoriously stubborn, a trait inherited from both parents.
  • Socialization – Positive exposure to other people and dogs daily for best socialization.
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, watchful, loves to hunt small game, eager to play,
  • Good in an apartment? – Definitely not!

The Siberian Husky mixed with Rottweiler is a very handsome dog. More often than not, Rottsky’s appearance will take on the Rottweiler body with the head of the Husky, including the infamous blue husky eyes. Their temperament can be loving, gentle, and caring if well trained and socialized from an early age!

Like all large dog breeds, the Husky Rottweiler Mix needs A LOT of exercise! You’re getting this theme by now, right? This dog breed fits best in a family that is often outdoors, hiking, biking, running, etc., or on a farm where he/she has large acres to roam on throughout the day.

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The Samoyed

The Samoyed

  • Weight – 35-65 pounds
  • Height – 19-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-13 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, bloat,
  • Grooming – The Samoyed is a heavy shedder during the spring and fall so daily brushing is required. You may even have to groom them two to four times a day!
  • Colors – Biscuit, white, white-biscuit
  • Eye Color – Brown and almond shape
  • Exercise – They are quite the strenuous dog so if you can’t take frequent breaks to give them the right about exercise then there will be big problems.
  • Training – Samoyeds are quite easily trainable.
  • Socialization – Always socialize them, especially with smaller animals for their natural habit is to hunt.
  • Temperament – Loving, loyal, loves to play tricks, quite vocal, eager to please, stubborn, friendly, playful, and herding instincts still intact.
  • Good in an apartment? – They can live in an apartment but need frequent exercise.

Samoyed is one of the most fluffy dogs I have seen! They were created by the native tribe called the Samoyedic people who live in the upper parts of Siberia. I am from a similar native tribe called the Koryak tribe. Koryak means “with the reindeer” in the Chukotko-Kamchatkan language. The Samoyedic people created the Samoyed to be like the Siberian husky!

The Chukchi people created the Siberian Husky thousands| Furry dog breeds Labrottie.com
Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

  • Weight – 45-60 pounds
  • Height – 21-23 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-14 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia eye diseases
  • Grooming – Daily combing is needed during the spring and fall! Weekly grooming is needed during the summer and winter.
  • Colors – White, black and tan, black, splash, grey, silver, copper, piebald, sable, brown, red.
  • Eye Color – Ice blue and hazel
  • Exercise – 45 – 1 hour
  • Training – Training should continue throughout their lifespan.
  • Socialization – The Husky is quite a loving and all-around friendly dog, but they do need to socialize with smaller animals. The Husky loves to hunt smaller animals
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, loves to work, happy, loyal, and high prey drive.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes, but you will need to give him more than just one short walk day. More like 5 or 6 long runs a day.

The Chukchi people created the Siberian Husky thousands of years ago. The Chukchi people are a nomadic tribe that lives in the Kamchatka peninsula. The Husky was bred to be a companion dog and as a means of long-range transportation that was not a reindeer.

The Siberian Husky is the forbears to the Alaskan Malamute the difference between the Siberian husky and the Alaskan Malamute is that. The Siberian Husky is smaller, with ears closer together, softer fur, almond-shaped eyes, and has more stamina to run long distances.

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South Russian Ovcharka

South Russian Ovcharka

  • Weight – 100-120 pounds
  • Height – 3 feet
  • Lifespan – 9-11 yrs
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia eye diseases
  • Grooming – Daily combing is needed during the spring and fall! Weekly grooming is needed during the summer and winter.
  • Colors – White
  • Eye Color – brown
  • Exercise – They were bred to protect and herd so give them huge areas to roam about on. But also make sure to have the door open to them, they are family dogs.
  • Training – Train them over and over and over daily
  • Socialization – Take them all over where ever you go!
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, loves to work, happy, loyal, and high prey drive.
  • Good in an apartment? – Yes, but you will need to give him more than just one short walk day. More like 5 or 6 long runs a day.
  • Not for a timid person or beginner! They need a firm but LOVING pack leader!

The South Russian Ovcharka is a large dog breed, created by Russians for Russians, don’t be fooled by his goofy hair doe. This dog like the Alabai, Caucasian shepherd, and many more, have an inner drive to protect his house or rather a mansion! Despite his looks and temperament with the family, he is like a V8 motor in a family hatchback underneath all that white fur he has a very strong and muscular body!

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Tibetan Mastiff Image by Sanna Sanders

Tibetan Mastiff

  • Weight – 75-160 pounds
  • Height – 24-30 inches
  • Lifespan – 12-15 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip dysplasia, bloat
  • Grooming – The TM is a heavy shedder during the spring and fall so daily brushing is required. You may even have to groom them two to four times a day!
  • Colors – Brown, Blue-grey, Red Gold, Black, Tan, and Black,
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – They are quite the strenuous dog so if you can’t take frequent breaks to give them the right about exercise then there will be big problems.
  • Training – TM is quite easily trainable.
  • Socialization – Always socialize them, especially with smaller animals for their natural habit is to hunt.
  • Temperament – Loving, loyal, loves to play tricks, quite vocal, eager to please, stubborn, friendly, playful, and herding instincts still intact.
  • Good in an apartment? – No!

They are also extremely fluffy dog breeds, and also they are a giant dog breed! The Tibetan Mastiff or TM is one of the oldest dog breeds globally, and the Alabai supposedly has Tibetan Mastiff within its bloodstream.

Fluffy dog breeds

None so far, but the west is slowly starting to hear about them | Furry dog breeds Labrottie.com
West Siberian Laika Photo by Dogbreedinfo.com

West Siberian Laika

  • Weight – 40-55 pounds
  • Height – 20-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 14 years
  • Major Health Concerns – None so far, but the west is slowly starting to hear about them and the pure bloodline is starting to get blurred.
  • Grooming – Brush weekly
  • Colors – Red, grey, white
  • Eye Color – Amber
  • Exercise – They need lots of exercises
  • Training – Training never stops for this breed even when he/she is an adult
  • Socialization – Socialize them daily they do not get along with small animals
  • Temperament – Loving, caring, a strong prey drive!
  • Good in an apartment? – nope, needs a huge yard and house to run about in.

This fluffy dog breed is bred for one purpose, to hunt! The West Siberian Laika is an Indian dog and so does not need to be trained as the western hunting dogs. But rather all they need is a scent and they are off, the West Siberian Laika circles about you until they catch sight of an animal and then they chase it down and hold it down while you finish it off.

The Conclusion Of The Fluffy Dog Breeds/Furry Dog Breeds!

Remember, if you want a very fluffy dog breed with no knots, daily brushing is definitely needed. There will also be more fluffy dog breeds added to this article, so check back in with us in just a little.

If you have any questions, comments about the fluffy dog breeds, email us your question, and we will answer them as well as we can. If you have a photo of a fluffy dog breed and you would like to share the LR Nation photo gallery! Please email us the following info: Pictures, dog breed/s name, back history of your dog, and most importantly, the name!

Once you have decided on your fluffy dog breeds! You will need to get some names for the puppy! We have several dog name article just for you! They all range from flowery girl names to tough boy dog names!

Happy tails!

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