There is nothing better than having someone to cuddle with on a cold Sunday morning. Warm, fuzzy and ever ready for a treat. We’re talking about a fluffy dog of course! What did you think?
Besides the usual perks that come along with these animals such as companionship, security and fun, there are added responsibilities that fall upon those passionate enough to take them on as pets. This includes proper nutrition, exercise and yes grooming, lots and lots of grooming.
So join us as we search for the perfect furry friend for you if you’re looking at bringing a Fluffy Dog Breed home
Don’t you just want to hug them? These balls of fluff stand at a height of 18 to 30 cm and weigh about 1.5 to 3.5 kg, depending on their gender. They have a thick double coat along with a soft undercoat. You will also see them accompanied by a small snout, and their distinct pointy ears, along with that and a furry tail. Pomy’s come in the colours white, brown and black.
They have your typical small dog attitude. Feisty, energetic and mischievous – which can make the uninformed wonder how a pooch so tiny has so much to them. Pomeranians are also known to be intelligent as well as highly curious. You can count on them to not let anyone mess with their family.
2. Shih Tzu
Another iconic breed, the Shih Tzu is a small dog that stands at a height of 20 to 28 cm and weighs about 4 to 7.2 kg. Rather than fluffy, the Shih Tzu’s coat can be long, silky and thick. It comes in a mixture of whites, creams, grey and browns. With its little tail, floppy ears and short snout, the Shih Tzu is an actual stuffed toy.
They’re lovable, spunky as well as playful. But don’t take their small size for granted. As is it with all dogs, Shih Tzu’s also need a routine of grooming, training and socialization.
Ever dreamed of owning your very own wolf? Well now is your chance. The Husky breed stands at a height of 55 to 60 cm and weighs around 20 to 27 kg. It has a thick double fur coat, long bushy tail accompanied by elegant wolf like features.
The Husky is athletic, vivacious as well as graceful. It is attentive and looks to be surrounded by its family and friends. At times they can be quite vocal, but only when they’re stressed or bored. Therefore the husky requires a lot of activity and of course, grooming and bathing especially when staying in hotter climates.
4. Indian Spitz
Not to be mistaken for a Pomeranian, though they tend to be quite similar, the Indian Spitz is a breed that can hold its own. It comes in a medium and even a large breed. It has a soft long haired coat, a petite body, slender yet feathery tail and two pointy ears.
The Indian Spitz is an alert watchdog always guarding its family from strangers. At the same time, they are energetic, happy and gentle dogs. They are relatively easy to look after, but do require a good amount of training and socialisation to avoid any “Small Dog Syndrome”.
5. Chow Chow
Resembling a fluffy steamed bun, yes you heard right, this mesmerising breed has a round face with a short muzzle, a short sturdy frame and of course a little cotton ball of a tail. It stands at a height of 48 to 55 cm and weighs about 25 to 30 kg. Honestly it looks exactly like a teddy bear as a puppy. The Chow Chow comes in rust, brown and cream, accompanied by another one of its definite features, its blue tongue.
The Chow Chow is best described as cat-like. The breed can be proud, assertive yet reserved. They tend to be aloof, not always in the mood for newcomers. They aren’t really energetic but do crave love and affection.
6. Tibetan Mastiff
With a name and history that is straight out of ancient folklore, the appearance of the Tibetan Mastiff definitely holds up. This magnificent breed stands at a height of 61 to 76 cm and weighs 34 to 73 kg, depending on gender. The Tibetan Mastiff is a gentle giant with a thick double coat, large and sturdy frame and huge brush like tail. It comes in browns, creams as well as blacks.
The Tibetan Mastiff has a calming and watchful presence. Like the Chow Chow, this breed tends to be aloof yet obedient. Being temple guardians for centuries, the breed is territorial as well as protective. It’s grandeur is only matched by its love towards its family.
This breed, like the Pomeranian, is a member of the Spitz family. It stands at about 50 cm and weighs around 23 to 30 kilos, depending on gender. It’s snow white coat is one of its defining characteristics. Originally an arctic dog, Samoyed loves the cold. It has a fluffy tail, two pointy ears and a small muzzle. The signature look of the Samoyed is its smile, affectionately known as a “Sami’s Smile”.
This breed is loyal, friendly and requires a good amount of grooming right from puppyhood.
This breed is instantly recognisable from its constant presence in pop culture throughout history. The Poodle is the dog people think of when it comes to style and sophistication. And it owes it all to its gorgeous wavy thick coat. Your standard poodle stands at a height of 45 to 60 cm and weighs 40 to 50 kg.
It is a faithful, agile and fun breed. Its intelligence makes it very easy to train. It does require regular exercise and yes, grooming if you want its divine coat to show through.
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