Long-haired dogs are a sight to see. They can have long silky hair that sweeps the floor, or a thick fluffy long coat. They turn eyes wherever they go. Every long-haired breed has great traits that will make them wonderful companions for any family. Dog with long hair require a lot of grooming. Daily brushing and regular trimming will prevent mats and keep your dog looking flawless. Here are 8 long hair breeds that may be your new best friend!
Shih-Tzu’s are known for their long flowing double coat and their big round eyes. It’s hard not to fall in love with them! This small breed only grows to a height of 9-10 inches tall, and weighs between 9-16 pounds. Shih-Tzu’s come in a wide range of colors, including, white, black, brown, and a number of different color combinations. They make great apartment dogs and don’t mind spending lots of time indoors due to their low tolerance of heat. They have a friendly nature, and are outgoing and bold.
These little dogs have a long white coat that is soft and hypoallergenic. They stand at 10 inches tall and weigh between 4-8 pounds. They are a playful pooch that loves to cuddle with their people. They need regular baths to keep their white hair clean. They do well with having a small area or yard to play in.
3. Yorkshire Terrier
Also known as a Yorkie, the Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog weighing between 4-8 pounds. They are known for their glossy straight hair that usually comes in a black/tan (traditional) color. Yorke’s may be small in size but they are bold and spunky. Training might be a challenge since they don’t like being told what to do. They are active little dogs who love to play. Their hair requires daily brushing to prevent knots from forming.
4. Lhasa Apso
This long-haired dog is often confused with the Shih-Tzu. They are similar in height and weight. Like the Shih-Tzu, the Lhasa Apso has a long double coat that comes in many colors. They rarely shed but do require brushing every week. This breed loves being home and they do well in small environments. They are a low exercise breed, a short walk is enough to keep them happy.
This long-haired lapdog is a total furball. They have a thick coat that looks like a lions mane. This breed is considered to be royalty in China, where they originated from. Training might be difficult, they may try to rule over you. These small dogs need regular brushing to keep their coat in looking beautiful.
The Havanese is very outgoing and friendly, families enjoy having them in their homes. They love going out with their families on adventures. They have a soft silky coat that comes in various different colors. Although they are small thy enjoy long walks and lots of playtime to stay fit. They do well indoors as long as they have lots of space.
7. Afghan Hound
This dog is is a sight to see. They have an aristocratic air and a independent nature. Weighing in at 50-60 pounds Afghan Hounds have a high energy requirement. This dog is lean and may look to be too skinny, but they are not. They come in many colors and shed little. They require regular brushing to keep their long hair tangle free.
8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This dog is affectionate and smart and eager to please. This makes them easy to train. They have a rich soft coat and big eyes. They shed occasionally and require daily brushing to prevent mats on their medium-long coat. They come in 4 colors, white with chestnut markings, white with black markings, black and tan, and ruby ( a rich red color).