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Top 10 long haired dog breeds

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Long haired dog breeds look great, come in a good looking range of breeds and sizes for every home. Long haired dogs are perfect for those who love brushing and tying up hair, and the general beauty rituals involved in looking after an animal’s fur.

Below we have breed details and descriptions that will help you choose your perfect companion.
Here is the list of Top 10 long haired dog breeds

1. Afghan Hound (Dog Reviews)

Afghan Hound long hair dog

The Afghan hound is covered with thick & very fine long hair and comes in Black, Cream, Red colors.

This long haired dog breed have many great characteristics. They are intelligent, proud, excellent, independent and protective dogs. So they keep the top position in long haired dog breeds list.

Their coat is one found among animals native to high altitudes and can come in all colors. The Afghan Hound’s fur coat usually consists of shades of black, rust, or cream colors.

Afghan Hounds do well as companion dogs but need regular exercise because of their size in addition to regular grooming because of their long coat. This breed has long and silky hair all over the body which makes them look beautiful.

This breed of dog prefers a quiet family life. Afghan hound breed requires constant training, so be ready to spend a time teaching your companion the difference between right and wrong over the years.

  • LifeSpan: 12 to 14 Years
  • Weight: 57 to 74 pounds
  • Height: 24 to 29 inches

2. Yorkshire Terrier (Dog Reviews)

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The Yorkshire terrier is one of the most popular dogs of all time and is notable for the ease in manipulating its straight and long fur. Yorkies are naturally brave, excellent watchdogs, determined and energetic and have the demeanor of a dog with a larger stature.

Because of their long hair, the grooming requirement is very high.

Their coat colors usually contain blonde and brown fur but can have white or black as well. They are best kept indoors due to their small size and will require toys to keep them out of troublesome situations.

This breed is known as the brave and the energetic, the silky hair on the whole body makes them look great and different from the other dog breeds. The Yorkie requires little exercise but needs daily interaction with his family and regular brushing.

  • LifeSpan: 13 to 16 Years
  • Weight: 12 to 15 pounds
  • Height: 8 to 9 inches

3. Komondor (Dog Reviews)


The Komondor is popular with its corded coat and long hair dog breeds. the color of their coat almost exclusively comes in white with a few instances of black or brown scattered about. Its long, corded coat helps protect the dog from the elements and from injury by predators.

This is my favorite dog in the list of  long haired dog breeds. The Komondor is also a highly intelligent and obedient dog which you can train actively.

This dog is low on energy and will not require a lot of exercises. after bathing, Komondors should be towel dried as much as possible, as it can take two or three days for their coats to dry.

Komondor dog is preferred by the individuals who also have sheep because this breed is known as the best when it comes to the protection of the sheep.

  • LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
  • Weight: 110 to 132 pounds
  • Height: 27 to 29 inches

4. Havanese (Dog Reviews)


The Havanese is an active, cheerful, playful affectionate and very intelligent dog. Their coat is extremely soft and has a silky feel to it when touched. Their coat comes in many shades and patterns usually consisting of white, black, or brown. Havanese dogs love being brushed and cared for in all manner of ways.

They require only moderate exercise and are happy to be the center of attention in the home. Keeping their coat shorter can minimize grooming time.

The Havanese is best suited for an indoor life but is known for causing a ruckus associated making living in an apartment a challenge. This dog is best suited for a homebody or a family with young kids.

  • LifeSpan: 13 to 15 Years
  • Weight: 10 to 16 pounds
  • Height: 8 to 11 inches

5. Maltese (Dog Reviews)

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The Maltese are small long haired dog breed that has long, straight, white hair. it is a very cheerful, funny and active dog breed which loves spending time playing with people and other pets. This dog is considered to be a toy dog. Their fur is known to be silky with the coat color being generally white.

This breed is a white color and requires grooming often, this dogs are known as the most playful dogs and is preferred by many dog lovers due to their cute looks.

  • LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
  • Weight:  6 to 8 pounds
  • Height: 8 to 9 inches

6. Bernese Mountain Dog (Dog Reviews)

The Bernese Mountain Dogs are one of the cutest looking breeds, the only one with a long, silky coat. The breed is known as a working dog valued for its intelligence, strength and agility.

The hair all over the body with three colors including black, brown and white makes the Bernese Mountain. Their coat is thick, which can keep them warm in cold temperatures and consists of two layers of fur, one containing long fur and the bottom layer consisting of thicker, protective fur.

Bernese require regular brushing but their gentle, easygoing manner makes them a good choice for families.

  • LifeSpan: 6 to 8 Years
  • Weight: 85 to 108 pounds
  • Height: 25 to 27 inches

7. Shih Tzu (Dog Reviews)

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A Shih Tzu, also known as the toy dog breed. Shih Tzus are known for being happy and outgoing small dogs. They notable for its wonderful personality. Its extremely long coat is perfect for those who love giving their pets hairstyles.

The Shih Tzu’s coat colors can be a variety of solid colors or combinations of colors such as white, black, rust, brown, and blonde.

They are usually very playful, affectionate, intelligent and sociable, that makes them perfect for all kinds of families and environments. This breed requires minimal exercise. Their coats require weekly grooming and brushing several times a week.

  • LifeSpan: 10 to 16 Years
  • Weight: 8 to 15 pounds
  • Height: 9 to 11 inches

8. Lhasa Apso (Dog Reviews)

Lhasa Apso’s are known for being sturdy little dogs that are extremely devoted to their families. It has an alert, intelligent and independent character – the Lhasa apso.

Their coats require daily brushing to be kept tangle and mat free and can be clipped shorter to be more manageable. Its hair is long, smooth and soft.

They have long fur that will drag on the ground and can come in several colors that are mostly solid shades of white, black, or grey. The lhasa apso will also not require a huge amount of exercise a day and short daily walks around your neighborhood will suffice.

  • LifeSpan: 12 to 14 Years
  • Weight: 13 to 17 pounds
  • Height: 9 to 11 inches

9. Bearded Collie (Dog Reviews)

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collies are very intelligent and active dog. The Bearded Collies have a soft, long coat which is very pleasant to the touch. They are obedient and popular companion dogs that love to play with children and spend time with people.

Bearded Collies are generally white dogs with shades of black, grey and brown mixed in.

They’re known for their double coats, which are soft and furry underneath with a straight, coarse outer coat that requires regular brushing to be kept mat and tangle free.

  • LifeSpan: 14 to 15 Years
  • Weight: 39 to 55 pounds
  • Height: 20 to 22 inches

10. Rough Collie

Rough Collie

The Rough collie is a long-coated breed of medium to large size dog. Rough collies are extremely intelligent, calm and well mannered. There is also a smooth-coated variety, consider the smooth-coat and rough-coat dogs to be variations of the same breed.

Rough collies have a beautiful double coat in four recognized coat colors, white, sable and white, blue merle and tricolor. While the top coat is thick and straight the undercoat is dense and soft.

They need weekly brushing increasing to days when they are shedding heavily. This dog breed is known as the most loyal and the dogs of this breed are gentle in nature due to which people prefer to adopt them.

  • LifeSpan: 13 to 15 Years
  • Weight: 44 to 74 pounds
  • Height: 21 to 25 inches

The long haired dog breeds are of particular interest to most people since they look inherently sweet and gentle. They require grooming at regular intervals of time also need a lot of care to keep their coats clean.

With each breed of the dog coming with their own traits and perks as well as a few complications.

What people ask about Long Haired Dog Breeds

What breed of dog has long hair?

The dog breeds that listed above are all long haired.  Afghan Hound, Yorkshire terrier, Komondor, Havanese, Maltese, Bernese mountain dog, Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Bearded Collie, Rough Collie. Additionally you can consider Akita, American Eskimo Dog, American Water Spaniel, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren, Bergamasco as long haired dog breeds.

Can dogs with long hair See?

Yes, There is no problem regarding long hair to see anything. But hair hanging in their eyes can cause chronic eye problems, including ulcers of the cornea and conjunctivitis.

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