The following is a list of fluffy dogs. It includes popular hypoallergenic furry dog breeds. The list also includes small, medium-sized as well as big fluffy dogs. These dogs have different types of coats and while some have only one coat color, others come in a variety of colors.
There are pure white fluffy dogs such as the Samoyed, Bichon Frise, Japanese Spitz and the American Eskimo. The purebred of these white furry dogs only come in a white coat, and sometimes shades of white that include cream and biscuit.
There are black and brown fluffy dogs too. In addition, some furry breeds are big in size. These include the happy Samoyed, Standard Poodle, Great Pyrenees, the rare Leonberger, the bearish Newfoundland dog and the giant Tibetan Mastiff.
Small dog breed lovers have many breeds to choose from. This is because some of the fluffiest dogs are either toy or small in size. The list of small fluffy dogs includes the Bichon Frise, Pomeranian, Toy Poodle and Maltese dogs.
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30+ Fluffy Dogs – Small, Mid-size and Big Furry Dog Breeds
The following list of fluffy dogs includes both shedding and hypoallergenic dog breeds.
Which is the fluffiest dog in the world?
The following is a list of some of the fluffiest dog breeds:
- Bichon Frise
- Bouvier des Flandres
- Tibetan Mastiff
- Old English Sheepdog
- Alaskan Malamute
- Chow Chow
- American Eskimo
Small Fluffy Dogs
1. Fluffy Pomeranian
Pomeranian are a toy breed with a life span of between 12 and 16 years. Like their name suggests, Pomeranian dogs have their origins in the Pomerania region. This is in Northern Europe between Poland and Germany. Apart from pure white, a Pomeranian’s coat can be black, grey, orange, tan or brown in color. They are intelligent dogs. However, Pomeranian dogs are not hypoallergenic.
Fun fact about Pomeranian dogs: Pomeranian are tiny dogs who exhibit a fear of large animals. But they are descendants of big Spitz dogs!
These are tiny but very intelligent dogs. Maltese are hypoallergenic and make very good pets for people of all ages. They are very energetic despite their small size. Maltese dogs have their origins around the Mediterranean Basin and come in a white coat only.
Fun fact about the Maltese dog: Despite their name, Maltese dogs and the island of Malta are not related in any way!
3. Coton de Tulear
Coton de Tulear dogs greatly resemble the Maltese. But Maltese are smaller in size, with the Coton de Tulear weighing almost twice. These dogs are intelligent, playful and affectionate. They are small fluffy dogs that come in white, as well as black, black and white, gray and white, lemon and white and a tri-color coat combination.
Fun fact: This dog breed’s name comes from Tuléar, a city in Madagascar
These small fluffy dogs are from Italy. The purebred Bolognese dog has a pure white fluffy coat. They are good companion dogs. Bolognese dogs are also intelligent, lively, affectionate and playful. Another name for Bolognese dogs is Bichon Bolognese. They are similar to the Bichon Frise, another small fluffy dog breed.
Fun fact: The word Bolognese is from Bologna, a city in northern Italy
5. Shih Tzu are Fluffy Dogs
These toy dogs were bred to live in palaces in China. They are the perfect lap dogs who love to be cuddled and pampered. In addition, they are great for people who suffer from allergies. This is because Shih Tzu dogs are hypoallergenic. Shih Tzu come in other colors as well – including black, gold, brindle and blue. Their coat needs regular brushing to keep it straight and free from matting.
Fun Fact about Shih Tzu dogs: Shih Tzu means “Little Lion”. These dogs were bred to resemble lions who have a special place in Chinese culture. Lions are also popular in Chinese traditional ornaments, paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Affenpinscher belong to the pinscher group of dogs, alongside the Doberman, German Pinscher and Austrian Pinscher. The word pinscher is a German word that means “terrier”. This terrier-like toy dog breed originated in Germany. The tiny Affenpinscher dogs were bred to hunt small vermin, especially rats and mice.
Fun fact about Affenpinscher: This dog breed is also known as the “Monkey Terrier”. This is because of the dog’s monkey-like looks!
7. Japanese Spitz
These dogs are closely related to the Pomeranian breed. But the Japanese Spitz are larger than a Pomeranian. They are from Japan and like Spitz breeds their faces resemble that of a wolf. These small to medium fluffy dogs are good companion dogs. In addition, they are obedient, affectionate and intelligent. Purebred Japanese Spitz dogs have a white double coat.
Fun fact: Japanese Spitz have a dense coat that should keep them warm outdoors. But these dogs prefer living in warm indoors.
8. American Eskimo Dog
These small fluffy dogs look like smaller versions of the big Samoyed. In addition, they are also a Spitz dog breed and like the Samoyed they have a wolf-like facial appearance. Its double coat can be either white or biscuit in color – but mostly white. Underneath the straight outer coat of this small companion dog is a short and dense undercoat. American Eskimo Dog is a great sled dog.
Fun fact: Despite their name, American Eskimo Dogs originated in Germany!
Unlike the other “Lion Dog” (Shih Tzu), Pekingese shed. These small fluffy dogs are also are independent and stubborn. They were loved by the Chinese for their intelligence, and their lion-like look and qualities. The dogs are aloof but affectionate with people they are familiar with. Pekingese dogs also come in many other colors, including black, cream, grey and mixes of two colors.
Fun fact: Pekingese is an English name for this toy dog from China. The Chinese name for this breed means “Lion Dog”.
10. Bichon Frise are White Fluffy Dogs
Bichon Frise are small white fluffy dogs that love receiving attention. They love human companionship and shouldn’t be left alone for lengthy periods. These tiny dogs are playful, cheerful and are great with the whole family. But like most tiny dogs, Bichon Frise dogs can be feisty and aggressive! One of the fluffiest Bichon Frise mixes is the Chacy Ranior (Shichon). This is mix between a Bichon Frise and several small and toy dog breeds, including Shih-Tzu and Yorkshire Terriers.
Fun fact about Bichon Frise: Despite their French name, these dogs were brought into France by French sailors from their ancestral home in the Canary Islands, in Spain.
These dogs are intelligent and easy to train. The Havanese dogs are good companion dogs. They have a silky coat – and they used to be known as the Havana Silky dog. Havanese are one of the small fluffy dogs. They have a double coat of long silky hair. These dogs are playful and come in other coat colors such as black, mahogany and fawn.
Fun fact: Havanese dogs are the national dogs of Cuba. They share a name with Havana, the largest city and capital of Cuba.
12. Lhasa Apso are Hypoallergenic, Little Fluffy Dogs
These small fluffy dogs are from Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The Lhasa Apso are obedient and fearless. They are alert and energetic. Lhasa Apso dogs are aggressive towards strangers but playful and friendly to people they are familiar with. They also come in black, golden, sandy and honey coat colors.
Fun fact: The small Lhasa Apso is an alert guard dog that was used by Buddhist monks to guard their monasteries!
13. Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier are toy dogs that are tiny but fearless. They are one of the smallest dog breeds and come from Yorkshire in England. These small fluffy dogs were bred to hunt small vermin, especially rodents. Yorkshire Terriers are intelligent and courageous despite their small size. They usually have black and tan coat colors. Other Yorkies have gold and tan, blue and tan as well as gold and blue colors.
Fun fact: Yorkshire Terriers were originally bred to hunt rats and other small vermin. Their very small size enabled the ratters to pursue their prey in hard to reach places.
14. Miniature American Shepherd
This is a small fluffy dog breed that weighs up to 14 kg. Like their name implies, the Miniature American Shepherd were bred to herd livestock. This easy to train dog breed is brave, obedient and intelligent. Their origin is in California, U.S.A
Fun fact: The Miniature American Shepherd is an intelligent, athletic, easy to train, obedient and agile dog that performs well in dog shows.
Medium-Sized Fluffy Dogs
This mid-sized fluffy dog is from the Netherlands. Keeshond dogs (plural Keeshonden) are good watchdogs that were bred to works as guard dogs on water vessels as well as watch over children. These dogs are close relatives of German Spitz dogs, including the fluffy Pomeranian.
Fun fact: the name “Keeshond” was first coined by a Dutch dog owner who named his dog “kees”.
16. English Cocker Spaniel
This medium-sized fluffy dog breed has a double coat whose top coat has long silky hair. It is one of the cutest furry dog breeds. This long hair, however, needs to be cut every few weeks – and combed regularly, to maintain a healthy coat. One of the fluffiest hypoallergenic Poodle crossbreeds is the Cockapoo. This is a cross between purebred Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel.
Fun fact: The English Cocker Spaniel is one of the smallest sporting dog breeds that are used by hunters to find, flush out and retrieve game.
17. Chow Chow are Fluffy Dogs
Chow Chow dogs have several distinct features: a broad muzzle, a bluish-black tongue and a very dense coat that gives the medium size dog a lion-like look, hence their Chinese name, Songshi quan. The dog’s tongue can also be blue, black or purple in color due to the presence of many pigmented tongue cells. The fur on a Chow Chow’s neck is more dense and longer, giving the dog a mane.
Fun fact about Chow Chow: The dog breed is from China. But “Chow Chow” is not a Chinese word. Their Chinese name is Songshi quan which means “puffy-lion dog”
This is another Spitz type of dog whose origins are in Germany. The medium-sized Eurasier dogs are wolf-like in appearance, and are also known as Wolf-Chow (Eurasier dogs have Chow Chow genes). The thick double coat usually comes in dark colors, including black, shades of black, red and fawn. A Eurasier makes a great companion dog.
Fun fact: The Eurasier dog breed are gentle, easy to train and affectionate. This is despite the fact that they closely resemble wolves.
19. Miniature Poodle
Poodles are classified into three distinct sizes: Tiny, Miniature and Standard poodles. They are one of the most popular dogs. Poodles are hypoallergenic and their popularity has led to the creation of many Poodle mixes. Some of the hypoallergenic Poodle mixes include Bernedoodles (Poodle + Bernese Mountain Dog), Goldendoodles (Poodle + Golden Retriever) and the Labradoodle (Poodle + Labrador Retriever).
Fan fact about Poodles: Poodles were a popular circus dog in years gone by. This was due to their great intelligence and ease of training!
20. Shetland Sheepdog
The Shetland Sheepdog is a small to medium-sized fluffy dog from Scotland. The dog’s name comes from the Shetland Islands where it was developed to herd sheep. This energetic dog breed love the outdoors where the long, thick and fluffy double coat helps them tolerate cold weather. Shetland Sheepdogs are similar to, but smaller than, the Rough Collie.
Fun fact: Also known as the Sheltie, this breed’s original name was Shetland Collie. They closely resemble the Rough Collie.
21. Finnish Lapphund are Furry Dogs
This Spitz dog is medium sized and is very energetic and hardworking. Finnish Lapphund were developed to help herd reindeer. Like most herding dogs, the breed is intelligent, obedient and easy to train. Finnish Lapphund have a double coat. The outer coat is waterproof and shields the dog from extreme weather.
Fun fact about Finnish Lapphund dogs: These dogs are very popular in their home country, Finland and the surrounding countries. But the breed is rare to find in the rest of the world.
22. Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd is also called the Aussie. The herding dog breed is energetic and intelligent, necessary qualities for shepherd dogs. They have also been trained to be police dogs and the Aussie are great with the whole family. Australian Shepherds are also good watchdogs. The fluffy dogs have a double coat that usually comes in multiple colors.
Fun fact: Australian Shepherds were actually first bred in American ranches where they were popular with cowboys (animal herders).
23. Siberian Husky
This wolf-like dog breed has one of the most varied coat colors. The thick double coat has a multitude of colors that include white, black, silver, red, brown, tan and sable, among others. Like the similarly-looking Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky dogs have a lot of stamina. Consequently, they have been used as sled dogs for many years.
Fun fact: Siberian Huskies are a common sight in sled dog races. The dog breed is famous for their endurance.
Big Fluffy Dogs
Most of the big fluffy dogs are actually soft giants who, despite their size, love human companionship. Big dogs are usually confident, gentle, playful and friendly. But they can be independent at times.
24. Samoyed are White Fluffy Dogs
Samoyed are big fluffy dogs that are adapted to living in cold regions of our planet. Like their name suggests, the non-shedding Samoyed have their origins in Siberia, among the Samoyedic people of Russia. These big non-shedding dogs are energetic and were used as sled dogs, in addition to hunting and herding reindeer.
Fun fact about Samoyed: Samoyed are genetically closer to the ancestor of all domestic dogs, the wolves. They faces also resemble those of a wolf and a bear.
25. Tibetan Mastiff
This is a large dog whose origins are in Tibet. The Tibetan Mastiff has a long life span for its size – about 12 to 15 years. They are protective, strong and stubborn – yet intelligent. A purebred Tibetan Mastiff can weigh up to 90 kg. They are expensive and are rare to find. These big fluffy dogs also have a lion-like appearance complete with a mane!
Fun fact about Tibetan Mastiffs: Tibetan Mastiff are one of the largest dog breeds. But, contrary to rumors, a Tibetan Mastiff is no match for an adult lion.
26. Old English Sheepdog
These big fluffy dogs are also called the bobtail/ bob-tailed sheepdog. This is because a purebred Old English Sheepdog has a bobtail – a short or missing tail. This is either due to a genetic mutation or by docking. Old English Sheepdog have a long and thick, shaggy coat.
Fun fact: The Old English Sheepdog were originally developed in England to herd cattle and sheep to the market!
27. Great Pyrenees
This is a large dog breed that is also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog. The brave and energetic dog is suited to living outdoors, having been bred to guard livestock while grazing in the mountains – especially against wolves. The male of this breed weighs more than 50 kg.
Fun fact: Great Pyrenees name comes from the Pyrenees mountain range in Europe. This is where the dog was originally used to guard livestock.
28. Bernese Mountain Dog
These are large working dogs who originated in the Swiss Alps. The all-purpose dogs are muscular and strong. As a result, they can be used to pull carts and sledges, guard livestock and herd cattle. Bernese Mountain Dogs are good watchdogs – intelligent, faithful and loyal. They have a fluffy, tri-colored coat that is mostly black with a white chest and brown markings on the lower legs. However, these gentle giants are unusually susceptible to cancer, and have a short life span of between 6 and 8 years.
Fun fact about Bernese Mountain Dogs: They are heavy (up to 50 kg), high energy dogs who can be rough with people and other pets!
This large fluffy dog comes from dog breeds that were found on the island of Newfoundland, off the coast of Canada. The dog breed looks like a bear and usually have a black fluffy coat. Other Newfoundland coat colors include gray, black and white and brown.
Fun fact: Newfoundland dogs are large but very gentle. Like the other gentle giant, the Leonberger, Newfoundland dogs are great pets for the whole family.
30. Bearded Collie and Rough Collie
Collies were developed to herd sheep. The breed loves to fetch and round-up sheep using an intense stare. This dog breed ranges between medium and large size. Rough Collie have a coarse long coat of hair and are bigger than their cousins, the Shetland Sheepdog. The affectionate and protective Rough Collie are also called Long-Haired Collie. They are good watchdogs and are intelligent and easy to train. This is a great and fluffy pet for people who have young children.
Fun fact: The Rough Collie name comes from their rough coat. The short-coat relative of this breed has a shorter, smoother coat, hence it’s called the Smooth Collie.
31. Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamute dogs, like the Samoyed, were bred to pull sledges and to be guard dogs. The big dogs have a lot of strength and stamina. They have a fluffy double coat, with the outer coat being dense and coarse to protect the dog from the tough and cold environment in which they thrive. Like most big dogs, Alaskan Malamute need a lot of exercise.
Fun fact: Alaskan Malamute have a lot of endurance. This enables them to pull sledges for much longer distances than other sled dogs, but at a slower speed.
This is a giant dog breed whose name comes from the Leonberg city in Germany. Leonberger have a lion-like appearance, complete with a thick mane! They are one of the fluffiest dog breeds. These dogs are big but gentle. The Leonberger is intelligent and playful, and despite their size, Leonberger dogs are surprisingly good pets even for small children.
Fun fact: This is a really large dog. A fully-grown Leonberger can easily outweigh an adult human!
33. Bouvier des Flandres
These dogs are from Flanders, an area in northern Belgium. The large non-shedding dog was bred to pull carts and herd cattle. Bouvier des Flandres are intelligent dogs who are easy to train. They have a thick double coat that needs regular grooming to remove loose hair. These big fluffy dogs are more suited to living outdoors.
Fun fact: Bouvier des Flandres is a French name that means “Cow Herder of Flanders”, a fitting name for the dog breed’s excellent cattle herding abilities.
White Fluffy Dogs
The following are white fluffy dogs. The purebred of these 8 dog breeds have a white fluffy coat:
- Bichon Frise
- Japanese Spitz
- Great Pyrenees
- American Eskimo
These are some of the fluffiest dog breeds. While furry dogs are great for snuggling and cuddling with, they usually require more grooming to maintain their beautiful coats. This is unlike dogs like the non-shedding Basenji that have a short smooth coat.
Other furry breeds include the fluffy corgi, some German Shepherds, Dachshund and some Chihuahua. There are also many crossbreeds that have a fluffy coat.