If you’re committed to regularly grooming a fluffy dog, these breeds large and small make wonderful family pets and companions. Surprising to some, a few are hypoallergenic or rarely shed. Either way, these are some of the softest pups on the planet.
Commonly pictured in their famously fluffy show haircut, Poodles have a soft, single coat of curly hair that is virtually hypoallergenic. They won’t shed all over your sofa, but just like human hair, a few strands of hair can and will shed at a time. Brushing your Poodle at least once a week will greatly reduce shedding and reduce the allergens in their coat.
The coat of the Old English Sheepdog is very soft, yet very dense, although shedding is minimal. That being said, this breed requiresweekly combing and brushing to prevent any mats in their fur. It is also important to carefully brush around their eyes to remove any debris, otherwise, they may scratch at it and cause injury.
The Keeshond is a fluffy breed that has a thick coat around the neck, shoulders, chest, and tail but is short-haired in the face and legs. Heavy shedding occurs once or twice a year, but brushing is a must to prevent any mats.
The Collie requires some maintenance when in full coat and should be brushed once a week. Regular brushing during its shedding period and professional grooming can help combat the hair cleanup.
The Bichon Frise is a fluffy little dog similar in appearance and coat style to that of the Miniature poodle. This breed is also ideal for people with allergies, as the coat is hypoallergenic to most. Grooming is a must for this breed to maintain their coat’s pure white color and any mats.
Chow Chows have an incredibly fluffy coat from head to tail, especially around their neck and chest. This is a breed that requires regular grooming and brushing, due to their thick double coat. Chow Chows shed frequently, but in clumps, which can be a bit easier to clean up.
The Samoyed resembles a larger Spitz. Their fluffy white coats and curled tails need to be brushed daily, as this breed’s coat will mat easily. Samoyeds are hypoallergenic and should be groomed regularly.
These tiny balls of fluff are sometimes shaved by owner preference, but are still just as cute. Some owners like their Pom’s head to be fluffier than their body, resembling a lion mane. Due to their thick double coat, they should be brushed and groomed often.
The Siberian Husky’s wolf-like appearance consists of a double coat of fur, softer on the outer coat and thicker on the undercoat. They are easy enough to maintain since their hair is not long, but should be brushed weekly. This is a breed that sheds often, especially in the springtime.