Big fluffy dogs are large dogs that are covered with a whole body of thick fur, making them look very cute and with their large size making them well suited to cuddling. Below, we have compiled 10 big fluffy dog breeds that perfect for cuddling.
#1 – Newfoundland
Height: 28 inches (male), 26 inches (female)
Weight: 130-150 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
The Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). In addition to its large, strong appearance, this breed is better known for its sweet, cute, sociable, patient, rarely barking personality. Newfie also particularly likes water and they can work underwater, for rescue cases. Newfie can overcome rough ocean waves and powerful tides. They can swim long distances due to their huge lung capacity, and withstand the cold of cold water due to their thick, waterproof coat.
#2 – Old English Sheepdog
Height: 22 inches & up (male), 21 inches & up (female)
Weight: 60-100 pounds
The Old English Sheepdog is a large breed of herding dog originating from England. The Old English Sheepdog has a long, thick, shaggy grey and white coat, with fur covering their face and eyes with ears lie flat to the head. The Old English Sheepdog is a intelligent, kindliness, gentle, courage and watchfulness. In addition, they are also great with children and never being nervous or aggression.
#3 – Great Pyrenees
Height: 27-32 inches (male), 25-29 inches (female)
Weight: 100 pounds & up (male), 85 pounds & up (female)
The Great Pyrenees, also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, is a large breed of dog used as a livestock guardian dog. They are adapted to snow-covered mountains, and are used as dogs to protect cattle from wolves and other predators. The Great Pyrenees is an affectionate, confident, gentle, patient, calm dog. However, The Great Pyrenees can be slow to learn new commands, slow to obey and somewhat stubborn to train.
#4 – Rough Collie
Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
Weight: 60-75 pounds (male), 50-65 pounds (female)
The Rough Collie, also known as the Long Collie or the Long-haired Collie, is a long-coated dog breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in United Kingdom (Scotland). The Rough Collie is an intelligent, gentle, devoted, easy to train, very loyal dog who rarely shows nervousness or aggression. The Rough Collie is suitable as a family dog and a great friend with children and other pets. However, The Rough Collie needs to be socialized early to avoid shyness.
#5 – Golden Retriever
Height: 23-24 inches (male), 21.5-22.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-75 pounds (male), 55-65 pounds (female)
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. If you want to cuddle with somebody then Golden Retrievers are a great option.
#6 – Samoyed
Height: 21-23.5 inches (male), 19-21 inches (female)
Weight: 45-65 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
The Samoyed is a large breed of herding dog originating from Northwest Russia and Western Siberia, they are related to the laika, a spitz-type dog. The Samoyed has a white, dense, double layer coat, which helps them adapt to the harsh cold environment. They are also considered to be hypoallergenic dogs but they also shed a fair amount and needs frequent grooming. The Samoyed is friendly, affable, gentle, playful, adaptable dog and a great companion, especially for children.
#7 – Bernese Mountain Dog
Height: 25-27.5 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 80-115 pounds (male), 70-95 pounds (female)
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of working dog originating from Switzerland. They have a large appearance with a thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The Bernese Mountain dog is an intelligent, loving, gentle, playful dog, easy to train, friendly with other pets and very gentle with children. however, they drool and shed pretty heavily and they are also prone to separation anxiety, so they will not be suitable for families that aren’t home for long periods of time.
#8 – Alaskan Malamute
Height: 25 inches (male), 23 inches (female)
Weight: 85 pounds (male), 75 pounds (female)
The Alaskan Malamute is a large working dog originating from United States (Alaska). Previously this breed was bred for use as sled dogs in cold places because they have strength, endurance and adaptation to the cold. The Alaskan Malamute is an affectionate, intelligence, loyal, Independence and playful dog. However, their thick, coarse coat to keep them warm makes them a heavy shedding dog.
#9 – Leonberger
Height: 28-31.5 inches (male), 25.5-29.5 inches (female)
Weight: 110-170 pounds (male), 90-140 pounds (female)
The Leonberger is a large dog originating from Germany, and is named after the city of Leonberg in Germany. The Leonberger is known for his appearance with the thick fur around his neck and chest that makes them very similar to the lion’s mane. The Leonberger is an intelligent, loyal, friendly, kindly, gentle and playful dog. In addition, because of their gentleness, they also have other nicknames such as: “Gentle Lion”, “Gentle Giant”.
#10 – Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Height: 18-19 inches (male), 17-18 inches (female)
Weight: 35-40 pounds (male), 30-35 pounds (female)
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in Irish. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a soft, silky coat, have a low shedding, and hypoallergenic. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is an intelligent, energetic, friendly, happy, playful, devoted dog and sometimes a little stubborn. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is also a dog that tends to protect their family, and is often alert at strangers, but they rarely show aggression.