Check Out the 29 Adorable Fluffy Dog Breeds to Add to Your Family

Last Updated on April 22, 2023

Did you know that a fluffy dog breed usually has a medium to long coat that’s super soft? Fluffy dog breeds come in all sizes, and their shedding amounts differ from one another.

Fluffy dogs require a fair amount of care to keep their coat clean and healthy. However, these doggos have various personality traits.

Cheerful Samoyed dog in an autumn park

Keep reading to learn more about some of these awesome fluffy dog breeds!

What are the Most Popular Fluffy Dog breeds?

Many of the popular dog breeds are fluffy. However, they all have different personalities and temperaments, so one might be better suited for you and your family over another dog breed.

But we can all agree that all fluffy dogs are adorable, whether small, medium, or large. So let’s learn more while we take a look at some of these fluffy dog breeds.

Grooming can make all the difference 

When it comes to caring for a fluffy dog, grooming matters, while not all fluffy dog breeds are heavy shedders, they still have a lot of fur that will need proper brushing to keep knots, mats, and tangles managed.

However, some fluffy dogs will need daily brushing, while others may only need brushing once or twice a week. In addition, bathe your dog regularly.

Dogs with double coats will shed all year long and will blow their undercoat twice a year. This will create a massive amount of dog hair around your house. A great way to keep up with it is to groom your dog’s coat regularly.

For example, if your dog’s coat gets mats and tangles, then a slicker brush will be the perfect tool to help untangle their fur. 

If your dog is shedding quite a bit – whether it’s during shedding season or not – then a de-shedding brush will do the trick.

This will help get out all the loose furs on your dog’s coat before they make it onto your clean floors and furniture.

Finally, using a regular comb after de-tangling and de-shedding is all done will keep your dog’s coat smooth, shining, and looking clean. 

Be consistent and patient when grooming. Some dogs are afraid to be groomed, so rewarding them after and remaining calm and patient throughout the process will help.

Alternatively, ask for help and bring them to a professional groomer if it’s too much. 

Here are more grooming tips for your fluffy pup:

Toy and Small Fluffy Dog Breeds

Having a fluffy coat can make a dog look bigger than they are. For example, a Teacup Pomeranian looks like a fluff ball and is too cute to pass up.

Here are a few toy and small fluffy dog breeds to consider bringing home.

1. American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo on top of the rock
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The American Eskimo Dog needs plenty of mental and physical stimulation. This is an active dog breed, and they’ll do well with an active family.

However, they don’t like being left alone for too long as they’re loyal, curious, and energetic. Eskies have a white coat with plenty of fluff.

2. Bichon Frise

Two Bichon Frise dogs enjoying in tsurumi ryokuchi park
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The Bichon Frise is an adorable small dog with a fluffy coat that you can cut and trim however you want. For example, you can grow out their coat and then bring them to the groomers for a teddy bear look.

The best part about this doggo is that they’re low shedders.

3. Coton De Tulear

Coton De Tulear dog walking in colored pathway
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Growing only to be ten inches tall, the Coton De Tulear is a great little dog for a small home. This pooch thrives on human attention and is intelligent and loyal to its family.

Despite its size, this fluffy coat sheds a lot, so you’ll need to keep up with the grooming. 

4. Havanese

Portrait of a fluffy Havanese dog
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The Havanese is affectionate and loves to cuddle. They’ll make a perfect lap dog, though they will bark too much if left home alone for too long.

This pooch has a silky coat that needs quite a bit of upkeep to remain untangled and shiny. 

5. Pekingese

Pekingese dog laying on the ground

While this dog breed isn’t easy to train, the Pekingese make excellent watchdogs and pets as long as there are no other pets or children in the household.

They’re not intelligent dogs, but they are loyal and friendly with their family.

6. Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso with bow tie on head
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Despite being fluffy, the Lhasa Apso doesn’t shed much, so they don’t have too many needs for grooming. These small dogs are independent and loyal to their family, though they may be aloof with strangers.

This doggo makes a great guard dog. 

7. Pomeranian

Two Pomeranians playing
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If you’re looking to add some fluff to home, then a Pomeranian is the way to go. They have a teddy bear coat that needs daily grooming to keep shedding at bay.

This dog breed enjoys being the center of attention. They’re confident and love going on adventures with their dog owners. 

8. Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog standing on the stream
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Shetland Sheepdogs are herding dogs that make great family dogs since they’re loyal and affectionate. They need plenty of exercise so that an active family would be best suited for this dog breed.

However, this canine is easy to train, quick to learn, and intelligent.

9. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu panting from a walk
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The Shih Tzu will make a great family pet as a devoted companion to their loved ones. This pooch is feisty and will need plenty of socialization with others.

In addition, you’ll need to spend some time grooming this fluffy coat to keep the shedding in check.

10. Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle wearing a shirt
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Toy Poodles are intelligent dogs, and they’re super easy to train. Their coat is soft and fluffy and, luckily, requires minimal grooming since they are low shedders.

However, if left home alone for too long, this doggo may get destructive and bark a lot since they easily get bored. 

11. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier with sassy attire
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The Yorkshire Terrier enjoys being the center of attention, and they love to show off. However, they are protective of their family, especially around strangers.

In addition, this pooch may get separation anxiety if left home alone for too long. They have a silky coat that doesn’t need too much upkeep or grooming. 

Medium-Sized Fluffy Dog Breeds

If you’re looking for a breed that’s not tiny but not too large, then a medium-sized fluffy dog breed is a good choice to look into. 

12. Australian Shepherd

Three Australian Shepherds sibling
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Australian Shepherds are working dogs that need at least two hours of daily exercise, or else they can become destructive. They’ll make a great family dog with other pets and children in the home.

However, you’ll need to spend some time grooming their coat if you want it to remain healthy and clean.

13. Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie with perfect ponytail
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The Bearded Collie is an intelligent and active working dog breed. They need plenty of stimulation and exercise, or else they can become destructive.

This breed is easy to train, but they need to start early. This pooch has a long, fluffy coat that needs regular upkeep.

14. Border Collie

Border Collie lying with flowers around
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The Border Collie is another active breed. They need a big enough yard to run around, play, and get ample exercise every day.

They are intelligent, quick to learn, and easy to train. They’ll make great family pets, especially with children. However, their coat does shed quite a bit.

15. Chow Chow

Cute Chow Chow face
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This dog breed is a teddy bear. Chow Chows look like a big ball of fluff, and their coat can come in many different colors.

This pup, however, will do better in a home that has no other pets or children. They need early training and socialization since they can get too protective of their owners.

16. Eurasier

Full-grown Eurasier dog portrait
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Eurasiers are calm and not aggressive. While they are wary of other dogs and strangers, they’ll make great family pets. This dog breed is from Germany, and they’re curious and intelligent.

Expect to groom this doggo often as they have a thick double coat and will shed quite a bit, especially during shedding season.

17. Keeshond

Two Keeshonds dog enjoy playing
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The Keeshond is a loyal family dog who loves to be with you at all times. Otherwise, they’re prone to separation anxiety. They are often compared to the German Spitz because this breed comes from that same family line.

This pooch’s coat sheds all the time, so you’ll need to keep up with daily brushing.

18. Samoyed

Samoyed dog having selfie with the wild flowers
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The Samoyed has a fluffy white coat. This breed is loving, affectionate, and loyal. They absolutely love being around their owners and family.

However, they don’t like being alone for too long, so this can cause unwanted barking and separation anxiety.

19. Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky wearing a custom hat
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You’ll need to brush your Siberian Husky’s coat at least twice a week, if not more during shedding season. Huskies are loyal, intelligent, and sociable with others.

They’ll make great family pets, especially with active families. They enjoy being outside and need lots of exercise.

20. Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle during the summer day out
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The Standard Poodle is a hypoallergenic breed, despite its fluffy coat. Regular grooming is required to ensure their Poms don’t get knotted and get matted.

This pooch is quick to learn, easy to train, and friendly. They’ll make a great family dog. 

Large and Giant Fluffy Dog Breeds

Now that we’ve taken a look at the small and medium fluffy dog breeds, what are some of the huge fluffy dogs called?

21. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute resting on bushes with flowers
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Alaskan Malamutes are active and tend to dig, chase, and their fluffy coat will shed. They have a double coat that will need regular grooming to keep the shedding at bay and keep it from matting.

This doggo can be stubborn and will be difficult to train.

22. Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain dog riding on the boat
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The Bernese Mountain Dog is a loveable and friendly pooch. They will fit right into your family with other pets and children in the home.

This doggo is eager to please and quick to train. They’ll want to be by your side at all times and join in on the family festivities. Their coat is very fluffy and soft.

23. Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier Des Flandres tired from a walk
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The Bouvier des Flandres may look tough, but they’re quite gentle and affectionate. However, they can be wary of strangers and protective of their owners.

These fluffy dogs were bred to work on farms and are athletic. So they’ll need plenty of exercise each day.

24. Collie

Collie dog taking selfie with the purple flowers
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Also known as the Rough Collie, this breed is highly intelligent, active, and easy to train. They are protective of their family and keep a watchful eye.

However, they can be shy. They make a wonderful family pet. Their fluffy coat will take some time to groom and manage.

25. Great Pyrenees

Portrait of a white Great Pyrenees dog
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The massive Great Pyrenees is a big fluffy dog with a waterproof coat that can come in a few different colors. While they are calm and devoted to their family, they can be stubborn and hard to train.

This dog breed was initially bred to guard and protect sheep from wolves and other predators. 

26. Leonberger

Two Leonbergers on trail
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The Leonberger can be challenging to train since they are slow learners. However, they are goofy, affectionate, and full of energy. Their coat is thick and fluffy, which protects them in harsh winter weather.

However, this means a lot of grooming and upkeep for you to keep the fluffiness at bay.

27. Newfoundland

Newfoundland dog wearing a flower crown
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The Newfoundland dog breed is calm, loving and loyal to its family. Newfies will need a big house to have plenty of room to stretch their legs and wander. They drool and shed a lot, so you’ll need to groom them regularly.

28. Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail)

Old English Sheepdog laying on grass
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The Old English Sheepdog is a shaggy pooch with a thick coat. This breed is one of the fluffier dogs. They enjoy long walks and make great family pets as they are pretty mellow and friendly.

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), this dog breed was used to herd sheep back in the day and is still classified in the herding group.

29. Tibetan Mastiff

Portrait of a Tibetan Mastiff dog
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Tibetan Mastiffs are one of the fluffiest dog breeds. Despite their appearance, these doggos are gentle giants who enjoy being cuddled with their owners.

They can be stubborn to train, but they’ll be a great family companion if you start early and socialize them properly.

Other Fluffy Dog Breeds

Bolognese dog with a flower collar
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These aren’t all the fluffy dog breeds, though. Let’s check out some of the honorable mentions of fluffy dogs.

These fluffy dog breeds include: 

  • Affenpinscher
  • Bergamasco
  • Bolognese
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Caucasian Shepherd
  • Chihuahua
  • English Mastiff 
  • Finnish Lapphund
  • German Shepherd
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Kuvasz
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Maltese
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Papillon
  • Saint Bernard
  • Scotch Collie
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Tibetan Terrier

Frequently Asked Questions:

Cockapoo sitting on the meadow
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What is a popular mixed breed fluffy dog breed?

The Cockapoo is a popular dog breed with a fluffy coat. This mixed breed is a hybrid of the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel. It shares traits from both of its parent breeds.

This pooch is intelligent, sweet, and makes a great family dog. 

They have a thick furry coat that will be daily brushing and maintenance, but it’s not a difficult coat to manage.

What are those white fluffy dogs called?

There are plenty of fluffy white dogs if you’re looking for a pure white pooch to bring home.

Some other small white fluffy dogs are the Miniature Samoyed, French Bulldog, Bolognese, Puli, Chinese Crested, Miniature Bull Terrier, Miniature American Eskimo, Maltese, Japanese Spitz, and Chihuahua. 

You can get a white Great Pyrenees, Afghan Hound, Old English Sheepdog, Retriever, or Schafer (Swiss Shepherd Dog) if you want something a little bigger.

Many other dog breeds come with white coat colors. You can check out our list of white dog breeds here.

What breed is a big black fluffy dog?

Alternatively, if you’re looking to bring home a pure black dog that’s large and proud, then here are a few breeds to consider.

For example, you can get a Black Russian Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black German Shepherd, Cane Corso, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, or Rottweiler. 

If none of those breeds jump out at you, plenty of other dogs come with a solid black coat. You can check out our list of black dog breeds here. 

How much do fluffy dogs shed?

You can expect to see dog hair around your house on the furniture and your clothes to some degree, no matter what dog breed you have at home.

Luckily, owning a fluffy dog doesn’t necessarily mean that they will shed a lot. While grooming and brushing are key to keeping your dog’s coat healthy and clean, not all fluffy dogs will need too much coat maintenance. 

In addition, some short-haired dogs may shed more than long-haired dogs. It all depends on the breed. 

Are there fluffy dog breeds that don’t shed?

Luckily, some fluffy dog breeds don’t shed. If you need a dog breed that’s hypoallergenic for your home, then there are a few doggos to consider.

Such as, Bouvier des Flandres, Standard Poodle, Bichon Frise, Bolognese, Coton de Tulear, Havanese, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Toy Poodle, Shih Tzu, and Yorkshire Terrier.

Which Fluffy Dog Breed is For You?

Pomeranian dog portrait
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Aren’t fluffy dog breeds the cutest?

Fluffy dog breeds can come in all shapes and sizes. However, the type of coat they have doesn’t necessarily mean that they will shed a lot. You’ll be able to bring home a hypoallergenic fluffball if needed.

All dogs will shed some hair occasionally, though. So, be prepared to spend some time grooming and maintaining your pup’s coat, whether they’ll shed a lot or not.

Additionally, fluffy coats don’t affect your dog’s personality or temperament. When deciding on a dog to bring home, always research the breed itself. Some fluffy breeds may be more suited for you and your family than others.

Which fluffy dog breed was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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