16 Long Hair Dog Breeds With Gorgeous Locks

Afghan Hound The most distinguishing characteristic of Afghan hounds are their silky, flowing, long hair. The thick coat protects the dogs from the harsh environment of Afghanistan's eastern mountains. This breed is among the oldest, dating back thousands of years. 

Bolognese The Bolognese's crowning glory is its fluffy, white, long-length fur. It wraps around the body like a soft cloud. Bologna, Italy's birthplace gave it its name. It was loved by the monarchs for many centuries. The Italian breed is beloved as a companion and lapdog.

Bearded Collie Bearded collie is characterized by a thick, shaggy coat and rich beard. The bearded collie was first developed in Scotland many hundreds of years ago. It was used to herd sheep and drive cattle. They are energetic and athletic, with a lively personality. Their coat is made up of two layers: a hard, rough and shaggy outer layer and a soft furry, close-looping, undercoat.

Briard With its graceful, powerful Briard and flowing coat, it is an amazing sight to see. France's Brie region is home to the versatile Briard, a French shepherd and flock guardian. Breed enthusiasts refer to this affectionate, loyal and loving breed as a "heart wrapped in fur".

Havanese The Havanese is the only breed of dog that hails from Cuba. It has a luxurious, long-lasting, silky and luxurious coat. The Havanese is a social, intelligent and friendly breed that is popular with families.

Coton de Tulear The most popular dog in Madagascar is the charming, friendly coton De Tuulear. The breed is well-known for its thick, dense, dense, and fluffy coat with a cotton-like texture. This characteristic is what gives the name "coton".

Lhasa Apso Lhasa apso is an ancient Tibetan breed and descendant of the Himalayan Mountains. These tiny dogs were used to guard Buddhist monasteries and palaces and sound the alarm when they saw someone approaching. This breed was named after Lhasa (a sacred Tibetan city).

Shih Tzu Charming little Shih-tzu, pronounced "sheedzoo", is a Chinese "lion breed" that has been loved by royalty for hundreds upon generations. Its long, flowing coat and nose that is pushed in make it look like a small lion. Shih tzsu are great family dogs. They are outgoing, friendly, and affectionate. If allowed to grow, the breed's long, straight, silky coat can reach the ground.

Pekingese The Pekingese is the ultimate lapdog. The Peke was a beloved pet of Chinese royalty for many centuries. They loved to touch their fine fur and keep it close. Legend has it that the punishment for stealing one of the small dogs was death and torture.

Tibetan Terrier The Tibetan terrier (also known as the holy dog from Tibet) is not a terrier. Westerners used the incorrect term "holy dog from Tibet" when the dogs were introduced to the rest of the world. These dogs were used as watchdogs and companions in Buddhist monasteries in Tibet's Himalayan mountains for centuries.

Puli The Komondor is a close relative of the puli herding dog. They are also a Hungarian dog breed. They shed very little. It has thinner, rope-like cords. These occur naturally when the inner and outer coats become intertwined. Pulis are often paired with Komondors to protect the herd.

Komondor The distinctive coat of a Komondor may appear like "deadlocks" when it is not in use. The correct terminology is cords flocks, mats. They blend well with the Hungarian winter landscape and herds because of their white coats. The coat is as soft and flexible as a puppy's.

Yorkshire Terrier Yorkies have a single coat of silky fine hair, which is long and silky. It is very similar to human hair. Yorkies' hair should be brushed frequently as it grows continuously. These dogs are less likely to shed than those with allergies. Although hair can shed quite often, it is not uncommon for it to be noticeable.

Maltese A Maltese's single-layered coat is versatile. It can grow to the ground and reach long lengths. You can also style it in many ways. It can be cut shorter or longer at the tail and head. Most owners prefer a shorter coat because long coats can be difficult to maintain.

Collie Double-layered coats are a hallmark of a rough collie, also known as a long-haired collie. This coat is more difficult to brush than a shorter, smoother collie. All collie breeds require brushing. Positive side: The breed produces little doggie smell and cleans up easily.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Like many herding dogs, the Polish lowland sheepdog is covered in a double, shaggy, long-layered, thick coat. The top layer is thick and the bottom is soft. The natural shape of the Polish lowland sheepdog is oval with arched toes. They also have a long or short-docked tail.