Please Note: There can be large individual differences in the coat between dogs of the same breed.
1. Chow Chow
The Chow Chow is known for having a lot of fur. With the right haircut, the dogs even look like lions .
In addition, this breed is considered to be particularly loyal, calm and stubborn. In China, the four-legged friends are sometimes used as hunting and guard dogs.
Fun Fact: Chow Chows have a black and blue tongue. The color is said to have been caused by a genetic defect in one of the youngest animals of this breed.
Are you looking for a dog with dreadlocks and lots of fur? Then you’ve come to the right place with the Puli. Because by nature its fur is knotted into long dreadlocks.
The breed originated in Hungary. There they were primarily used as shepherd and guard dogs. They are also considered to be very obedient, clever and loyal.
Fun fact: Without a regular visit to the hairdresser, the Puli’s eyes are no longer visible for the sheer fur within a few weeks.
3. Afghan Hound
The Afghan greyhound not only has very long, but also a lot of fur. But don’t let that fool you. The dogs can run up to 64 km/h.
For comparison: This is roughly the speed of professional racehorses. In addition, the breed is considered to be clown-like, cheerful, and self-pitying.
Fun fact: Due to the long coat, the Afghan greyhound is particularly popular with hobby hairdressers. There they then serve, among other things, as “guinea pigs”.
4. Do Khyi
The Do Khyi or “Tibetan Mastiff” has so much fur that from a distance it looks almost like a bear. He is also one of the strongest and bravest guard dogs in the world.
When push comes to shove, these dogs will defend their territory to death. In addition, they are considered to be very independent and stubborn – not for beginners!
Fun Fact: Most dogs are fully grown after a year. With Do Khyi, however, it takes up to 5 years. The Fellknoll therefore matures particularly slowly.
The Pomeranian comes in more than 20 different colors. The small dogs also have a lot of fur for their size. They are also considered to be cheerful and playful.
Since the four-legged friends are very calm and trusting, they are also used as therapy dogs for people with mental disorders.
Fun Fact: The phrase “Cheeeeeese” isn’t necessary for a photo with a Pomeranian. Because most dogs have a slightly upturned mouth, their neutral gaze already looks like a smile.
As paradoxical as it may sound, the Wolfsspitz was also used as a shepherd dog in the past. Nowadays, however, he serves primarily as a guard and house dog .
In addition, the four-legged friends are considered very loving, sociable and obedient. They not only have a lot of fur, but also particularly soft hair.
Fun fact: If you suddenly find larger holes in the garden, then moles are not to blame. Because Wolfsspitz love to dig and roll in the dirt.
7. American Cocker Spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel is one of the 30 most popular dog breeds in the world. In the past, however, animals were mainly used for hunting.
Despite this fact, the dogs are considered very loving, trusting and playful. It is also interesting that they only have a lot of fur on their legs.
Fun fact: American Cocker Spaniels have small fins on their paws that allow them to run on ice. This principle has also been used in shoe soles since the 1940s.
8. Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terriers come from – you guessed it – Tibet. Since they are very attentive, the dogs are still mainly used as watchdogs to this day.
The four-legged friends also have so much fur that their eyes are often not even visible. In addition, they are considered to be very tame, friendly and trusting.
Fun Fact: The Tibetan Terrier has built in snowshoes. Because its large flat paws are ideal for running even in the deepest snow.
9. Bearded Collie
In the past, the Bearded Collie was primarily used as a shepherd dog in its Scottish homeland. The bearded dogs also have a lot of fur and particularly thick hair.
Otherwise, this breed is considered to be very energetic, confident, and charismatic. Their thick fur also withstands almost any weather – rain or snow.
Fun fact: The beard of these four-legged friends grows so long without a haircut that it constantly hangs in the water bowl while drinking.
10. American Eskimo Dog
Sounds paradoxical, but it’s true: the American Eskimo Dog originally comes from Germany. He is also suitable as a shepherd, hunting and guard dog.
In addition, the dogs are considered to be very good-natured, clever and playful. They also have a lot of fur and are often reserved towards strangers.
Fun Fact: The American Eskimo Dog is sometimes so engrossed in play that he forgets hunger and thirst – a kind of “gambling frenzy”.
11. Rough Collie
The Rough Collie is considered to be particularly skilled and intelligent. This also explains why the dogs still hold records in a wide variety of disciplines to this day.
In the past, however, the animals were primarily used as shepherd dogs. In addition, they are considered very clean, odorless and tame – the ideal family dog with a lot of fur.
Fun Fact: Rough Collies can point the way to sheep just by staring at them. So don’t be surprised if you’re stared at non-stop while you’ve to eat.
These dogs are XXL teddy bears. Not only do they have a lot of fur, they also have a very soft and thick coat – ideal for cuddling.
Among other things, the four-legged friends are also very good swimmers and are considered to be friendly, patient and sociable. However, they are unsuitable for living in apartments.
Fun Fact: Stop drooling! When Newfoundlands watch you eat, they tend to drool all over the floor.
Depending on the species, Pekingese can have either very little or a lot of fur. The Chinese dogs nowadays also mostly serve as lap dogs.
Her behavior is also very appropriate. Because they are considered friendly, cheerful and playful. However, the animals can sometimes be very stubborn.
Fun fact: Pekingese also come with very long hair. If these are not shortened regularly, the dogs quickly look like a running mop.
14. Bergamasca Shepherd Dog
In fact, the Bergamasque shepherd dog has so much fur that the hair naturally forms into dreadlocks when it moves. In the past, the animals were also mostly used as shepherd dogs.
In addition, the four-legged friends are considered to be very attentive, intelligent and fearless. Despite their history, however, Italian dogs only train moderately well.
Fun Fact: This breed is said to not sleep, just being in a ‘vegetative state’. Because they should be very attentive even during sleep.
15. Bichon Frize
The Bichon Frize has naturally Afro hair and a relatively large amount of fur all over the body. This, combined with his affectionate nature, makes him a popular lap dog.
Otherwise, the four-legged friends are considered very friendly, trusting and playful. They are also very easy to care for – ideal for living in flats and apartments.
Fun Fact: Just like “Google” became the verb “googling”, so “Bichon” became the French verb “bichonner”. Translated, it means spoiling someone excessively.
16. Finnish Lapphund
The Finnish Lapphund has a lot of fur to withstand the Nordic cold even in winter. Because they used to be used primarily as hunting and shepherd dogs.
In addition, the animals are considered to be very good-natured, trusting, and calm. As an owner, however, you should definitely get comfortable with daily brushing.
Fun Fact: It is rumored that the Finnish Lapphund is also a secret servant of Santa Claus. Because they are used particularly often for herding reindeer.
17. Shetland Sheepdog
The Shetland Sheepdog is very sociable, patient and calm. Without regular human contact, however, they can also be very shy.
A lot of fur was essential for the survival of these dogs in the past. As shepherd dogs, they were often out and about day and night. This breed is also very easy to train.
Fun Fact: Instead of barking, these dogs pinch the heels of sheep with their mouths to show them the way. Some animals probably do this to humans as well.
18. Berger des Pyrénées
The Berger des Pyrénées originally served as a shepherd dog in the Pyrenees. This also explains why the animals are still very obedient, energetic and persistent.
In addition, the breed is known to be alert, clever, and spirited. They also have a lot of fur and need a lot of exercise – ideal for large gardens or farms.
Fun fact: A single mountaineer in the Pyrénées is usually responsible for around 500 sheep when shepherding. The animals probably run a full marathon every day.
Maltese has many faces. They come with both short and long hair, and with little or lots of fur. However, their behavior is very similar.
The dogs are very friendly, trusting, and playful. Since they hardly shed and also need a comparatively little exercise, they are also suitable for apartments.
Fun fact: Maltese health can sometimes be literally read by the nose. Because if the dogs don’t get enough sunlight, the otherwise black nose turns increasingly pink.
The bobtail – it doesn’t get any more fluffy than that. These dogs are a lot of love wrapped in lots of fur. In addition, the animals are also very suitable as shepherd dogs.
Otherwise, this breed is known to be affectionate, alert, and playful. Since they naturally have a low hunting instinct, they usually get along well with other pets.
Fun Fact: When you see Bobtails running alongside other dogs, it just seems “weird”. Because the dogs move very much like bears.
The Barbet has so much fur and such strong curls that it almost looks artificial. But don’t let that fool you. Because fluffy dogs are considered very active.
In addition, the animals are obedient, companionable and very easy to care for. They also generally get along well with other pets and children.
Fun Fact: Get ready for a few muddy days! Because no mud hole is too small for barbets to find. Oh, and they’re particularly fond of bathing in them, too.
22. Volpino Italiano
The Volpino Italiano originally comes from Italy, where it is mainly kept as a lap dog. He also has a lot of fur and fox-like ears .
Otherwise, the dogs are considered very trusting, playful and rare. There are said to be just under 3,000 copies worldwide at the moment.
Fun fact: The Italian home seems to have passed into the blood of the animals. Because compared to other dogs, they have no problem sharing their food with others.
The Briard originally comes from France, where it is primarily used as a shepherd dog. The breed is now also used by the police and military.
That also explains his behavior. Because the dogs should be particularly obedient, fearless, and loyal. These four-legged friends would protect their family with their lives.
Fun Fact: Briards have so much fur that their eyes are usually completely covered. In France, the animals are therefore also described as a “heart wrapped in fur”.
The Komondor originally comes from Hungary and is mainly used as a shepherd dog there. They not only have a lot of furs but also naturally dreadlocks.
The dogs are considered calm, fearless, and absolute dirt magnets. In addition, the animals are difficult to train. An experienced trainer is required here.
Fun Fact: Believe it or not, the Komondor’s fur acts as camouflage from wolves. This allows the dogs to surprise an attacking wolf from the flock of sheep.
The Kuvasz not only looks like a sheep when young, but also has about as much fur. In his Hungarian homeland, he served primarily as a guard and shepherd dog.
In addition, the breed is known to be very loyal, patient, and independent. However, there are definitely easier dogs to train. He is also said to have strong hair.
Fun Fact: The original name of this breed was “Kawasz”. However, since the dogs in old writings were accidentally misspelled, “Kuvasz” has become established.
26. Shih Tzu
Shih Tzus come with short and long hair. However, their characters are very similar. The dogs are considered to be particularly friendly, happy, and trusting.
They are even ideal for apartments because they are hardly shed. This also explains why the small dogs are among the 20 most popular breeds worldwide.
Fun fact: Shih Tzus sometimes have so much fur that you can hardly see their legs from the side.
27. German top
The German Spitz used to serve primarily as a guard dog. Nowadays, however, animals are also used as domestic and family dogs.
Otherwise, the little four-legged friends are considered to be very devoted, active, and trainable. They also have a lot of fur and are also ideal for beginners.
Fun fact: the German Spitz will start barking at the slightest sign of danger. The dogs are therefore also referred to as “barkers”.
28. Polski Owczarek Nizinny
Polski Owczarek Nizinny has been misspelled and pronounced so many times in the past that the abbreviation “PON” has been officially recognized.
In addition to a long beard, this breed also has a lot of fur. In the past, the animals were primarily used as shepherd dogs. They are also known to be very perceptive and tame.
Fun Fact: This Polish breed may not look out of sight, but they used to be able to spot bombers very early on during wartime.
The Eurasier originally descended from Wolfspitz, Samoyed, and Chow-Chows. It is therefore no wonder that these four-legged friends also have a lot of fur.
In addition, dogs are considered to be very alert, even-tempered, and intelligent. They should also be particularly loyal to the family and get along well with children.
Fun fact: the Eurasier sheds so much hair every two years that you could easily fill a pillow with her hair.
The Samoyed originally comes from Russia, where it was primarily used as a shepherd dog. Despite the lots of furs, these dogs are among the cleanest breeds in the world.
Otherwise, the animals are considered very friendly, playful, and active. Since they are closely related to wolves, the four-legged friends often howl.
Fun Fact: On many Samoyeds, the neutral gaze looks like a clown-like laugh. Because in most dogs of this breed, the lips are slightly arched at the back.
31. Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apsos not only have a lot of fun but also very long hair. In addition, the small dogs are very lively, friendly and playful.
This breed is also known to be very obedient and easy to care for. They also usually get along well with other pets – the ideal dogs for beginners.
Fun Fact: Despite their size, the Lhasa Apsos have strong territorial demeanors. The postman can therefore expect wild barking every day.
The Groenendael originally comes from Belgium, where it was primarily used as a shepherd dog. Due to his trusting nature, he is also becoming increasingly popular with families.
In addition, the dogs are considered very loyal, active and powerful. Since they have a lot of furs on their necks and only short hair on their heads, it looks like a lion’s mane from the front.
Fun Fact: There have been several reports of “black wolves” sightings in Belgium. In reality, however, these were free-running Groenendael.
33. Coton de Tulear
The Coton de Tuléar has all the character traits that one would expect from small dogs: they are very active, loving, trusting, and playful.
In addition, the dogs are easy to train and are considered to be very easy to care for despite their lots of fur – the ideal dog for first-time owners and families with young children.
Fun fact: The “cotton from Madagascar” – that’s what the dogs would be called if you translated their name into German.
34. Bouvier des Flandres
The Bouvier des Flandres can hardly take his eyes off his hair. What’s special about it? Every single part of the body is almost opaque covered with a lot of fur.
Otherwise, the dogs are considered very loyal, familiar, and gentle. But beware! However, the animals rarely get along with other dogs and pets.
Fun Fact: The Bouvier des Flandres is such a territorial dog that it won’t even tolerate a bird perched in a tree in the garden.
35. Icelandic Dog
The Icelandic dog was brought to Iceland by the Vikings. There, the four-legged friends were primarily used as guard and shepherd dogs. They also have a lot of furs all over their bodies.
In addition, the dogs are very affectionate, alert and energetic. The former explains why they are also commonly used as house and family dogs these days.
Fun fact: Due to their history as shepherd dogs, some of the animals also want to prevent cars from driving away. Caution is therefore required when visiting.
36. Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz originally comes from Japan, where it was primarily used as a companion and guard dog. This breed also has a lot of fur from birth.
Otherwise, the animals are considered very proud, playful, and clever. Because they are very obedient and easy to care for, they also make very good first-time owners.
Fun Fact: The Japanese Spitz is a real comedian. Because everything that makes their master laugh is constantly repeated by the dogs.
The Havanese originated in Cuba. There, the furry four-legged friends served primarily as family dogs and faithful life companions from the very beginning.
However, the dogs not only have a lot of fur, they also lose a relatively large amount of it. In addition, they are considered very affectionate, intelligent, and playful.
Fun Fact: Many a hairdresser was amazed by the Havanese. Dogs are naturally covered with freckles all over their bodies.
38. Caucasian Ovcharka
Not only can the Caucasian Ovcharka grow very large, but it also has a lot of furs. Most often, these animals are used as guard dogs.
They are known for their strength, fearlessness, and alertness. However, they are very loyal and friendly towards their own family.
Fun Fact: The Caucasian Ovcharka has a stubborn head in two senses – both in appearance and in personality.
39. Russian Black Terrier
The Russian Black Terrier was bred specifically to work in the military. This also explains why the dogs are very brave, confident, and alert.
In addition, the animals can be trained very well and are considered to be particularly energetic, loyal and resilient – a real soldier with lots of fur.
Fun fact: Since the Russian black terrier served primarily as a military dog, the four-legged friends were also partially taught to salute.
40. Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
The Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a very special coat. Because the dogs not only have a long beard, but also a lot of fur, especially on the lower body.
In their homeland, the animals used to serve primarily as guard and hunting dogs. In the meantime, however, they are also very popular as family dogs due to their loving and playful nature.
Fun Fact: It’s perfectly normal for dogs to be happy when you have visitors. However, this breed jumps for joy even indoors.
41. Cao da Serra de Aires
These animals are also known as Portuguese Shepherd Dogs, among others. Since the dogs have a lot of fur on their faces, they are also known as “monkey dogs”.
Otherwise, the four-legged friends are considered very lively, intelligent, and reserved. Compared to other dogs, they are also very calm and shed little.
Fun Fact: The Portuguese Shepherd loves his work. The longer and the more sheep he is allowed to herd, the more excited and motivated he is.