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Dogs With Curly Hair

Dogs With Curly Hair

 

 

It is known that dogs with curly hair have a distinctive appearance and low-shedding coats. However, there are many dog breeds with curly hair and each breed has its own features. Furthermore, each breed has different grooming requirements: Some of them need a stripping comb or hand stripping, while some others need frequent grooming appointments, washing, or brushing. Anyway, in this article, you will find the most common dogs with curly hair with some of their characteristics.

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1. Airedale terrier

Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier

The largest of all the terrier types is the Airedale terrier, which was originally to work on farms. The dogs of this breed are very protective of their land despite being excellent vermin catchers. These dogs, who come with curly hair, can also be good at driving livestock if they are well-trained.

 

Overview:

GROUP: Terrier

WEIGHT: 18-29.5 kg

HEIGHT: 56-61 cm

LIFE EXPECTATION: 10-12 years

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Short, straight, dense, wiry, hard topcoat with a softer undercoat; distinctive beard; the body is a mix of tan and dark grizzle or black; and tan ears and head.

 

 

2. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise

Like many hypoallergenic dogs, the bichon frise has a white, curly coat that brings out little dander and as a result, it can be less likely to arouse allergic reactions. This dog is a small pup with an affectionate and notable personality.

 

Overview:

GROUP: Non-Sporting Group

WEIGHT: 5.5-8 kg

HEIGHT: 23-30.5 cm

LIFE EXPECTATION: 14-15 years

COLOR AND COAT: Curly coat that comes in white (may have traces of cream, buff, or apricot) color.

 

 

3. Poodle

Poodle
Poodle

Being one of the longest living dogs means that these smart, lively dogs who often live up to eighteen years old, are also among the healthiest dogs in the world. Toy Poodle can make a good family pet. This breed is very energetic and always in need of mental stimulation for their busy minds. However, these dogs who come with curly hair tend to have eye issues and orthopedically as Shih Tzu.

 

Overview:

GROUP: Non-Sporting Group

WEIGHT: Toy: 2.25-4 kg; miniature: 7-8 kg; standard: 18-32 kg

HEIGHT: Toy: 25.5 cm or less; miniature: 25.5-38 cm; standard: 38 cm or more

LIFE EXPECTATION: 10-18 years

COLOR AND COAT: Curly, dense single coats that come in many types of solid colors such as apricot, brown, grey, black, and white.

 

 

4. Komondor

Komondor
Komondor

This breed is naturally a guard dog. They were even used in traditional history for protecting herds of sheep. The Komondor is strong, wise, loyal, courageous, and active. It can be a devoted pet for any family, if it gets proper training and socializing.

 

Overview:

GROUP: Working (AKC)

WEIGHT: +36 kg

HEIGHT: 66-71 cm

LIFE EXPECTATION: 10-12 years

COLOR AND COAT: Corded coat that comes in white color; muscular body, deep chest, and large head.

 

5. Bolognese

Bolognese
Bolognese

The Bolognese, who has medium-length curly hair, is one of the most common dogs with curly hair. This breed is so close in shape and look to the Bichon Frise, whose curly hair is short and tight. However, the best choice to take care of this breed’s curly hair is to brush it every day, but a few times every week is also acceptable.

 

 

Overview:

GROUP: Foundation Stock Service

WEIGHT: 2.5-4 kg

HEIGHT: 25.5-30.5 cm

LIFE EXPECTATION: 12-14 years

COLOR AND COAT: Long, curly hair that comes in solid white color with dark eyes and a black nose.

 

 

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