Long Haired Dog Breeds

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Everyone loves long haired dog breeds. They not only look very attractive, but they are also available in all sizes. Whether you like a big long-haired dog or one that is small, there are many options available. They not only make the perfect companions, but you will love to brush their long hair as well. Here is a brief look at the top long-haired dog breeds.

The Afghan Hound

This is one of the most attractive dogs – not only because its hair is very thick and fine – but also because it is available in many colors, including black and cream, as well as red. Other than that, it is well loved for its intelligence and for its proud demeanor as well as its independence and ability to protect its master. Their coats are the same as the coats of other animals living at high altitudes. The Afghan Hound lives for between 12 and 14 years and weighs between 57 and 74 pounds. It is also between 24 and 29 inches tall.

The Yorkshire Terrier

This is a very popular long-haired dog breed. What makes it so endearing is the fact that it is easy to do up its hair in different ways, and its long fur is also soft and smooth. A Yorkie makes for an excellent watchdog, and you will love him for his determination and for his energy. However, its long hair requires quite a lot of grooming. The Yorkie lives for between 13 and 15 years and weighs between 12 and 15 pounds. it is also between eight to nine inches tall.

Komondor

The Komondor has a corded coat that is mainly white in color, with some black and brown patches scattered across its body. It is a very intelligent animal that will willingly obey once you have trained it. However, it is not a very energetic dog and also does not need much exercising. The Komondor lives for between 10 and 17 years, weighs between 110 and 132 pounds, and is between 27 and 29 inches tall.

Havanese

You will love the Havanese because it is a very active animal that is also very cheerful and playful at the same time. Best of all, it has a delightfully intelligent nature. You do not have to exercise it much, and it is also very pleasing to be the focus of your attention. The Havanese lives for between 13 and 15 years, weighs between 10 and 16 pounds, and is just 8 to 11 inches tall.

Maltese

This is a very small animal with long hair that is straight and white in color. Having a very cheerful disposition, this animal is one of the more active dog breeds that love to play with humans and other pets. It lives for between 12 and 15 years, weighs between 6 to 8 pounds and is 8 to 9 inches tall. The good news is long-haired dog breeds can see through their long hairs, but it pays to cut their long hair in front of their eyes to prevent eye problems such a corneal ulcer and conjunctivitis. So, do pay special attention to its grooming needs.

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