What could be cuter or more attractive than a fluffy dog? Breeds like the Samoyed, Chow Chow, Pekingese, and Old English Sheepdog all have soft, fluffy coats that are just plain gorgeous. Fluffy dogs come in different sizes and coat colors. When you adopt one, know that you will need to invest in regular grooming to keep their coats looking good and healthy. They often require regular brushing, even daily attention in the spring and fall, when their coat undergoes its seasonal transformation known as a “blowing coat”.
You can keep their coats well-groomed with the right type of brush; a popular type is the smoother brush which removes loose hair and optimizes your dog’s down. You also want to use the right shampoo for your dog’s coat type and for any issues you have, like dandruff or molting. Look for a shampoo that is formulated to penetrate through thick fur, and that is paraben and dye free. This will help keep your dog’s coat looking its best.
You might be surprised to learn that some of the breeds on this list are close to hypoallergenic, which means they’re less likely to lose airborne hair and dander. And while no dog is truly hypoallergenic, this minimizes the likelihood of triggering a reaction in people with allergies.
If any of these dog breeds seem like the right companion for you, learn more about them in our upcoming gallery. All of them are worth adopting into the right family.