Dogs that require regular grooming can take you a long time but this can become an enjoyable time, and increase your bond with your companion. Of course, grooming, bathing and trimming are necessary to keep your dog’s coat beautiful, soft, fluffy, clean, and avoid painful matting. Here are 10 dog breeds that require a lot of grooming.
#1 – Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a small breed, with a cute, small appearance, featuring a head covered with round fur and big eyes. The Bichon Frise is a dog that is suitable for allergy sufferers because it has a fur that does not readily shed and is considered hypoallergenic. However, the Bichon Frise’s coat requires regular grooming and scissoring recommended at least once monthly. In addition, the Bichon Frise is also friendly, adaptable companion, alert, playful, quite mischievous and curious. However, they need a lot of love, affection and time from their owners because they always want to be with, please their owners and love to snuggle with their owners.
#2 – Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is a hunting dog originating from Afghanistan. They are an ancient breed with a regal appearance. The Afghan Hound has long and silky coat, very low shedding and is considered hypoallergenic. However, the Afghan Hound’s coat requires regular brushing and bathing to maintain its luscious, flowing hair. The Afghan Hound is a typical temperament dog that can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clown when playing. They also have a relatively slow “obedience intelligence”.
#3 – Standard Poodle
In the past, the Standard Poodle was a retriever or gun dog, used in particular for duck and waterfowl hunting. Nowadays we often see Standard Poodle appearing in agile and obedient competitions. The Standard Poodle is a intelligent dog, easy to train, suitable for playing with children, and they also have hypoallergenic fur. And not just Standard Poodle, all versions of Poodle are great, smart, docile companions. However, Standard Poodles are thought to be high-maintenance, pampered dogs and they may also require professional grooming.
#4 – Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog is a working dog originating from Portuguese. Previously, they were taught to herd fish into fishermen’s nets, retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore. Nowadays, this breed also becomes more fame by being the chosen breed of US President Barack Obama. In addition, the Portuguese Water Dog is also an intelligent, independent, adorable, easy-to-train dog and they have coat that is considered hypoallergenic. However, the Portuguese Water Dog’s coat is constantly growing, so they need regular brushing, bathing and trimming.
#5 – Puli
The Puli is a small-medium herding dog originating from Hungary. The Puli is known for its long, corded coat that covers from head to tail, and the tight curls of the coat appear similar to the dreadlocks. The Puli’s coat needs considerable grooming to keep their cords clean, neat and attractive, and the Puli’s coat should be controlled in the direction of forming thinner ropes. The Puli is an intelligent, loyal, fun-loving, active, courageous but somewhat sensitive and sometimes stubborn. In addition, Pulis are also good guard dogs and wary of strangers.
#6 – Komondor
The Komondor, also known as Hungarian sheepdog, is a large breed of working dog originating from Hungary. The Komondor is one of the most recognizable dog breeds in the world, covered by white cords from head to tail. Although the Komondor does not require brushing, the owner must keep the coat clean while the cords is forming to help them look tidier. Once formed, they need to be separated to avoid painful matting. The Komondor is a dog breed that was bred to protect cattle without the assistance of its owner. The Komondor is a loyal, brave, dignified, independent dog and quite wary of strangers.
#7 – American Cocker spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest of the sporting dogs recognized by the AKC, and is a type of spaniel that is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel and they originated from the United States. The American Cocker Spaniel has medium long silky fur on the body and ears, hanging down on the legs and belly (known as feathering) and has a head with upturned nose, rounded dome of the skull, well-pronounced stop, and a square shaped lip and the ears hang down make them very easy to identify. The American Cocker Spaniel is a smart, obedient, gentle, happy dog and can get along with children and other pets. However, this breed has an oily coat that requires regular bathing and grooming to avoid accumulation of grease and has long, soft ears that can be infected by moisture and are not well ventilated.
#8 – Maltese
The Maltese is a small dog with a weight not exceeding 7 pounds. They are covered with long, straight, smooth white coat. They also shed very little hair, and will not aggravate allergies. However, the Maltese’s coat requires regular brushing (2 to 3 times a week and note always lightly misting with a hydrating spray before brushing) and scissoring at least every 2 months (depends on hair style). In addition, Maltese have a gentle and playful personality, stable health, adaptability and long life. With their small size, they can be easily exercised with indoor games without having to go out. This is also a breed suitable for all ages.
#9 – Pekingese
The Pekingese is a breed of toy dog originating from China. They are also known by other names as “Lion Dog” because they have long fur covering their neck and chest like a lion’s mane. The Pekingese’s long, profuse coat requires weekly bathing and brushing in order not to be matted and tangled. In addition, Pekingeses are loyal, affectionate, confident, charming, alert dogs and can be considered good watch dogs. Pekingeses are also low to moderate energy dogs and spend a lot of time sleeping.
#10 – Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as Yorkie, is a small terrier originating from England, weighing no more than 7 pounds. The Yorkie is a dog with personality, they are often likened to Vikings, they are fun, playful, energetic, affectionate, loyal, giving their owners many laughter. However, Yorkies often have separation anxiety when left alone and are also dogs that need regular grooming and should have their body trimmed every four to six weeks once it is full grown. Nowadays, the Yorkshire Terrier appears much and lives happily in families in America.