10 Long Hair Dog Breeds

The long, silky, flowing coat of the Afghan hound is one of the breed's defining traits. The thick coat shields the dogs from the chilly temperature.

Afghan Hound

Bearded collie has a long, shaggy coat. Hundreds of years ago, the bearded collie originated in Scotland, where it was regarded as a sheepherder and cattle driver.

Bearded Collie

The crowning beauty of the Bolognese is a long, white, fluffy coat that envelops its body like a velvety cloud. Named for its site of origin.


The shrewd and lively Briard is a sight to behold, with its long, flowing coat and strong, muscular body.


The lovely and pleasant Coton de Tulear is known as the royal dog of Madagascar due to the affection of royalty for the breed.

Coton de Tulear

The Havanese, the only dog breed unique to Cuba and named for the capital city of the island nation, Havana has a luxuriant, long, silky coat.


The Lhasa apso is an ancient breed that originated in Tibet's Himalayan Mountains. The breed is named after the historic Tibetan city of Lhasa.

Lhasa Apso

The Pekingese is the quintessential lapdog. Chinese royalty cherished the Peke for centuries, as they enjoyed holding the small pups and stroking their beautiful fur.


The shih tzu which means "lion" in Chinese, was a favorite of royalty for centuries. The breed resembles a small lion due to its protruding face and long, flowing coat.

Shih Tzu

Tibetan terrier, also known as the "holy dog of Tibet," is a misnomer and not a terrier. When dogs were introduced to the rest of the world, Westerners incorrectly adopted this moniker.

Tibetan Terrier

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