They don’t call them ‘fur babies’ for nothing! If you are in the market for a four-legged addition to your family, you can’t go wrong with any of the best fluffy dog breeds.
There are several benefits to owning a dog that has a fluffy coat. That’s because you are guaranteed a great foot warmer or just a nice, cozy and warm canine friend to keep you warm.
Dogs are happy to be near their owners and when you own a fluffy dog, that means you will not just have company – you’ll have a warm body near you at all times.
But what are the 10 best fluffy dog breeds?
Here is our list:
Old English Sheepdog
These dogs were originally bred to be herders in England. However, they also make great family pets thanks to their silly and somewhat wacky personality. Old English Sheepdogs tilt towards the large end of the dog size scale.
They have very long and shaggy fur which, more often than not, covers their face and eyes. This actually contributes to their silly look and goofy antics.
Okay, we know. This is a smaller sized dog but regardless of what they lack is size, they more than make up for in the overall fluffiness of their coat. Often referred to as an ‘afro with legs’ the Bichon Frise is heavy on cute and cuddly.
In fact, if you spend some time actually blow drying their fur, you’ll end up with one major adorable pet that you won’t want to let go of.
There are three different sizes to these dogs – small, medium and large. In dog circles that is actually toy, miniature and standard. To the average person, the American Eskimo bears a striking resemblance to the Pomeranian.
You could say it is a slightly larger version of that breed. What makes the Eskie so popular is the fluffy coat and that they happen to make mighty fine watchdogs as well.
Known affectionately as Poms, these pooches come from the Spitz breed (as do the American Eskimo – get the connection?). The size of these little fluffy lap dogs makes them perfect well, lap dogs.
One of the major bonuses to having a Pom in your family is that it will win you over simply based on its loyalty. Oh, and that rockin’ fluffy coat that follows it everywhere.
You can’t have a list of the 10 best fluffy dog breeds and not include the Poodle. Just like the American Eskimo, you can find these in three different sizes. You’ve probably seen one with one of those funky salon cuts.
Well, the best thing about a Poodle is that they do grow a nice, fluffy coat and if you let it grow, you’ll see what we mean. Otherwise, this breed also excels in dog shows in categories other than beauty-related. Poodles have incredible agility skills.
Originally from Siberia, you can just imagine how fluffy the coat of a dog from that part of the world has to be in order to stay warm and stay well, playful. As this breed was a working dog, you get a real trooper with one of these.
Samoyeds were used to pull sleds through all kinds of weather conditions on all kinds of terrain. But that never really messed with their fluffibility. Strong, tough and cuddly.
Here’s some wacky trivia for you: the Chow Chow is from China where their name actually translates to mean ‘puffy lion dog.’ We are not going to argue that point whatsoever.
The Chow Chow has a double coat and for some reason, they have a blue tongue. When they are just puppies, they resemble small, walking teddy bears. Soft, cute and a great companion to have is what a Chow Chow is all about.
If you had a scale to measure the fluff level of the 10 best fluffy dog breeds, the Keeshond would score pretty high in just that category. The breed originates in Germany and has many distant cousins already on this list.
The Pomeranian and American Eskimo all come from the same line as the Keeshond, which may have a little to do with the resemblance. Need a fuzzy dog fix? This should be one of your choices.
Well, it is kind of pointless to keep referring to the Spitz dog line as having a great deal to do with the fluffy ones on this list without actually including it. The Spitz has a very distinctive look.
It resembles a fluffy fox but with pointier ears and a slightly longer snout. The curly coat of the Spitz is close to that of the Pomeranian but in a larger size. Genetically speaking, this breed is actually closer to wolves than anything else.
We admit it, you may not instantly consider this to be fluffy in the true sense of the word. However, the Golden Retriever is no less furry than most of the other dogs on this list.
They also happen to make fabulous family pets that will leave behind a fair amount of their silky golden hair wherever they sit, lay or play. Aside from that, curl up on a carpet in front of a fire with one and you’ll see why we’ve added it to this list.
When you consider that the Old English Sheepdog and the Bearded Collie tend to be confused with each other, we needed to set the record straight.
They look a lot alike. Both are herding dogs. The main difference is that the Bearded Collie has a coat that includes what looks like a beard. That should clear it up for you.
There are fluffy dogs and there are really fluffy dogs. Either type is a good choice if you are seeking a great looking pooch that stands out from the rest and is a great pal to cuddle with.
Fluffy dogs are no less a dog than any other breed. In fact, several of the fluffy ones listed here are either herding or working dogs. This means you have a dedicated pet that will be loyal and a solid member of your family.
Plus, just because a dog is fluffy does not mean it doesn’t have other traits as well. Some make great show dogs and even a few on this list have the reputation of being pretty darn good watch dogs as well.
You can easily misjudge a book by its cover when looking at fluffy dog breeds. Hopefully this article has helped you to see them just a little bit differently.