Regular dog grooming would take you a lot of time yet it can be an enjoyable time that will develop your bond with your companions. In fact, grooming, trimming, and bathing is essential to keep your dog soft, clean, fluffy, and beautiful. It also helps dogs to avoid growing mats that are painful for them. So, here are the top 10 breeds that require regular grooming.
#1 – Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise breed is small in size, with cute features and a head covered with fur, and big eyes. They are suitable for people who are allergic because their fur does not usually shed, so they’re considered hypoallergenic. But they require a lot of grooming and trimming at least once every month. Moreover, they are so friendly, playful, cheerful, and adaptable friends. They can be mischievous and curious sometimes. However, they just need your attention, love, care, and cuddles.
#2 – Afghan Hound
This breed is bred to be hunting dogs. They are originated in Afghanistan and they look ancient with royal appearance. These dogs have a silky and long fur and they are also considered hypoallergenic as they rarely shed. However, the Afghan Hound’s fur requires regular grooming, cleaning, and brushing to keep their hair silky and flowing.
#3 – Standard Poodle
Previously, the Standard Poodle was a gun dog or a retriever, used for hunting waterfowl and ducks. Yet now, we can see them in obedient and agile competitions. Poodles are docile, smart, great companions. Also, they have hypoallergenic fur. However, the Standard Poodles require a lot of regular grooming to maintain their fur from being matted.
#4 – Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog is originated in Portuguese as a working dog. Earlier, this dog breed was taught how to retrieve lost tackles or damaged nets, herd fish into nets of the fishermen, and transport things between ships or shores. But now, they have become more popular by being Barack Obama’s choice in dogs. Moreover, they are also very intelligent, cute, easy to train, independent, and adorable. Their fur is considered hypoallergenic. But they need to have regular grooming, trimming, bathing, and brushing.
#5 – Puli
Puli dogs were originated in Hungary, they are small-medium in size, and were usually bred for herding. They have some corded long coats that cover all their bodies. Their hair has some tight curls that look like dreadlocks. Regular grooming is essential to keep their coats clean and neat. These dogs are very smart, fun-loving, loyal, cheerful, brave, but they are somehow sensitive and stubborn. Also, they can be good as guard dogs.
#6 – Komondor
The Komondor, AKA Hungarian sheepdog is a working dog firstly bred in Hungary. They are large in size, and one of the most unique dogs in the world. They are covered with fur from head to tail and that makes them need regular brushing, trimming, and grooming in order to look cleaner and neater. This will help them avoid painful matting. It’s a breed that worked as a cattle guard and doesn’t need the help of the owner to maintain the work. Because they are very independent besides being brave, noble, and loyal.
#7 – American Cocker spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular sport dogs as per the AKC. This type of Spaniel is very close to the English Cocker Spaniel is originated in the USA. The American Cocker Spaniel has a silky hair fur that is medium-long in length. They are very smart, kind, obedient, and cheerful dogs. They also can get along with kids and other animals. However, they need to be regularly bathed, groomed, and cleaned because they have an oily coat that may accumulate grease, which can cause them infections if not well cleaned.
#8 – Maltese
The Maltese dog is a small dog that weighs less than 7 pounds. This dog is covered with straight smooth white fur that sheds very rarely. So, they are good with allergic owners. Yet they need to be brushed at least 2-3 times a week with wet hair. And also they need to have regular trimming every two months. Moreover, The Maltese dog’s personality is very gentle and cheerful. Furthermore, they have stable health conditions, long life, and they can adapt easily to their environment.
#9 – Pekingese
The Pekingese was originated in China as toy dogs. They are AKA Lion Dogs as they have big long fur covered their necks and chests. Their long coats need weekly bathing and brushing to avoid being tangled and matted. Also, they are very affectionate, loyal, charming, confident, and alert dogs that can work as watchdogs.
#10 – Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier AKA Yorkie is a small version of the terrier was bred in England. They weigh less than seven pounds. The Yorkshire Terriers have unique personalities that are often funny, cheerful, energetic, playful, kind, loyal, and giving their humans a lot of laughter. But they tend to have separation anxiety when they are left alone. Also, they need to be regularly groomed, and trimmed every month or 6 weeks.