8 shaggy dog ​​breeds with long hair

Looking to adopt a shaggy breed? From Bearded Collies to Irish Wolfhounds, long-haired, fluffy dogs make great canine companions – if you don’t mind regular trips to the groomer!

It’s important to remember that some long-haired dog breeds require daily grooming, and many shed their fur throughout the year. The average cost of dog grooming in the UK is around £43, but prices can go up to £90. If you are adopting a shaggy breed, we recommend researching grooming costs before committing.

“Shaggy dogs can have soft and smooth, curly and woolly, or rough and wavy coats. These beautiful coats often require more maintenance and grooming than other dog breeds because they are prone to matting, which can be sore,” PDSA Vet Nurse, Shauna Spooner, recounts country life.

“Most dogs with shaggy coats will need daily brushing to prevent this – brushing will also improve circulation and promote healthy hair growth. Bathing a shaggy dog ​​is less important than brushing, but you can do this every one to three months using an appropriate dog shampoo.

“Make sure you rinse well with clean water, as any shampoo residue could cause dry skin and a dull coat. It’s important to start a grooming regimen when your dog is a puppy, so he can s ‘get used to the process. Make it fun and a positive experience, with lots of treats and praise.’

Keep reading for the full list of long-haired breeds…

1. Bearded Collie

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“The Bearded Collie is a medium-sized dog that hails from Scotland. They have long, shaggy fur that sheds and requires daily brushing. Their average lifespan is 12+ years,” veterinarian Shauna tells us.

2. Briard

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“A large dog from France,” says Shauan. “They have long, shaggy fur that sheds and requires daily brushing. Their average lifespan is 10+ years.”

3. Scottish Hound

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“A large sized dog from Scotland. They have medium length shaggy coat that sheds and requires brushing two to three times a week. Their average lifespan is 10+ years.”

4. irish greyhound

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Shauna continues: “The Irish Wolfhound is a large dog that originated in Ireland. They have medium length, shaggy coat that sheds and requires brushing 2-3 times a week. Their average lifespan is less than 10 years.”

5. Pyrenean Shepherd

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“A medium sized dog from the Pyrenees. They have medium length shaggy coat that sheds and requires brushing 2-3 times a week. Their average lifespan is less than 10 years.”

6. Otterhound

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A large dog with a weatherproof double coat and webbed paws. They have medium length shaggy fur that sheds and requires brushing 2-3 times a week. Their average lifespan is 10 years.

7. Old English Sheepdog

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A large dog originating in Europe. They have long, shaggy fur that sheds and requires daily brushing. Their average lifespan is 10 years.

8. Tibetan Terrier

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A small dog originally from Tibet. They have long, shaggy fur that does not shed, but requires daily brushing. Their average lifespan is 12 years.

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