Popular Long Haired Dog Breeds



POPULAR LONG HAIRED DOG BREEDS

Don’t let that the weight of work and time required for maintenance hair of your hair-longed friend to scare you and indicate to think that perhaps he isn’t suitable for your pet.

The effort you put into a maintaining dog like this is minimal compared to the fact that you will have a dog who will attract the attention of passers-by because of his attractive appearance while you walk with him.

Here are popular long-haired dog breeds:

Komondor

Komondor

The Komondor coat is what helps set him apart from other dogs and helps him blend in with the sheep he is guarding. The Komondor starts out with soft curls that grow into long, felt like cords to give him that mop-like appearance. His undercoat is soft and woolly, while the topcoat is coarse. His coat color starts out as cream or buff, but it turns to while as he grows up. Their coats require detailed attention, including separating the cords by hand to prevent matting or tangling. He may look like a mop, but the Komondor is known for his dignity, strength and courage.

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie’s fur was developed to protect them from Scotland’s harsh weather. Parted down their back, this dog’s fur falls at the same length on both sides. In terms of colors, Bearded Collies have black, blue, brown or fawn, along with white markings. Look at all that long hair – you know that your Bearded Collie is going to need a lot of upkeep to keep it looking its best. You may want to consider using a conditioning spray to keep fur manageable between brushing sessions. If this seems like too much work, you can always keep your Beardie’s fur trimmed to a manageable length. An average shedder, the Bearded Collies will shed year round, but during the change of seasons, its coat will shed more.

Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tulear’s coat is cotton-like, and should be long, soft, supple and dense. It can grow to be 4 inches in length, once they reach adulthood. The main colour on this breed’s coat is white, with slight shadings of grey or red-roan (mixture of white and fawn hair) on the ears. Many puppies are born with black or brown markings on their faces and bodies. These markings usually fade to grey or light-brown after about 2 years. The Coton doesn’t shed much, but will need to be brushed three or four times a week. This will help cut down on matting.

Briard

Briard

With his long, wavy double coats, the Briard has a shaggy dog appearance. His thick, plush undercoat keeps him warm and dry in cold, wet weather. His outercoat is shiny and coarse, giving it that wavy look. Their coat comes in a variety of colors, and according to breed standards, all solid colors except white are permitted. The most common colors are black, gray and tawny. In general, tawny puppies are born dark red or black, and its coat lightens by the time they are three or four months old.
When it comes to grooming, the Briard’s coat is high maintenance. You’ll need to spend two to three hours per week of brushing his long coat to keep it from matting.

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

With a dignified presence and a history as an aristocratic dog, the Afghan Hound is covered with thick, very fine hair, according to the AKC. Their coat is one found among animals native to high altitudes and can come in all colors coat will require great care and regular grooming. Paying attention to grooming is especially important if you want to adhere to the standards of the American Kennel Club and the standards of dog shows, which will expect a dog to be properly clipped and its coat to have the proper length in the proper areas.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu comes in a range of colours that include various shades of gold, white, brown, and black. Other colours include black mask gold, black and white, solid black, solid liver, liver and white, brindle, white, red and white, and grey and white.Thus, when two Shih Tzu mate, there is a possibility that their  offspring’s coat will be similar to the sire’s color, dam’s color, tricolor, or a mix of both parents’ color in one classification. An interesting point is that while the coat color of those with black pigmented skin is determined by the color of the coat itself; the coat color on dogs with either liver or blue pigment is categorized by the color of the pigment.

Poodle

Poodle

The coat of the Poodle is, of course, one of its defining characteristics. Its coat will have plenty of room for grooming and will in fact require regular grooming. Many people will groom their dog stylishly and in extravagant ways – if you’re just taking in this dog as a pet, however, basic grooming is all that’s really required. From Miniatures to Standard, Poodles are a great breed if you really want to find a dog that can stand up to a lot of grooming and styling.



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