Bichon Frise French for "bichon frise", it literally means "curly-haired dog". This small companion dog has a fluffy white coat. It has a round appearance when properly groomed.
Portuguese Water Dog The Portuguese water dog, or PWD, is another sporty curly-haired breed. They were originally bred to rescue sailors from drowning or retrieve their gear. They had to be strong swimmers and agile swimmers. This breed is popular as a companion pet or competitor in canine sports like agility, obedience, dock diving, dock diving, and dock diving.
Poodle Perhaps the most well-known breed of curly-haired dogs is the poodle. You can find the classic curly-haired Poodle in both large and small sizes. These dogs are smart and great companions.
Bedlington Terrier The Bedlington terrier is a mix of soft and coarse hair that resembles a lamb's. Head is the curliest area of the dog's body. This breed often has dark hair which gradually becomes lighter, sandy or darker-brown.
Curly-Coated Retriever The oldest breed of retriever is the curly-coated. They are also the curliest-haired breed. These dogs, such as Irish water spaniels and poodles, likely created this breed. These dogs were hunting companions and would often walk through brambles and thorns to retrieve game from rivers or lakes. The dog was protected from the brush by the curls, which kept him warm.
Airedale Terrier Airedale is the largest breed of terrier, and has the most distinctive coat. It is known for its brown-tan color. You can straighten or relax the curly, wiry coat to make it look more like a wave. This texture is very different from other terriers.
Barbet French barbet waterdogs are a lesser-known breed that has curly hair. For curly hair, a medium-length coat (three to five inches) is best. Barbets have thick and wooly hair, which is an indication of their ability to retrieve game from the cold water.
Kerry Blue Terrier The most distinguishing feature of the Kerry blue terrier is its curly, blue-gray-colored hair. According to the American Kennel Club breed standard, Kerry blue terriers should have a soft, dense, and wavy coat. The Kerry blue should not look curly like other curly-haired breeds.
Bolognese The Bolognese is a companion breed of the bichon frise. The Bolognese has medium-length curly hair, which is different from the bichon, which has tight, short curls. Because of its wavy appearance, it only needs to be brushed a few times per week. It is better to brush it every day.
Komondor The Komondor is an unusual breed of curly-haired dogs. The Komondor has a long, curly, and wavy hair that naturally forms into long, braided cords. This dog is also known as a "mop dog". This coat blends in well with the flocks and is a working sheepdog. It protects the dog from weather extremes. Natural felting occurs when the coarse guard hairs are mixed with the undercoat hairs.
Puli It can be related to the Komondor's sheep-herding Puli, with its curly hair. Because of its distinctive coat, it is sometimes called a "mopdog". The Komondor's hair is combed, but a Puli can have his fur brushed and trimmed to a longer, fluffier style.
Irish Water Spaniel Another curly-haired breed is the Irish water spaniel (IWS), which has traditional water duties. The double layer of curls keeps it warm during water retrieval tasks. In 1878, the AKC registered the Irish water spaniel as one of its first breeds. This dog is also popular in Europe and America as a sport dog. Many believe the breed was a mix of a barbet and a poodle.