Afghan Hound

Long, silky coats characterize Afghan hounds.This dog breed is oldest. Sighthounds hunt prey. Long-haired dogs require extra care. Brush and shampoo weekly. 


White coats are Bolognese pride. Bologna, Italy, was its birthplace. Italian lapdogs are affectionate.Brushing the Bolognese's cottony coat daily minimizes tangling.

Sheltland Sheepdog

Shelties are small herders with collie-like coats. Scottish breeds are rough-coated.Shelties shed twice a year, once if fixed or spayed. Brushing your dog spreads skin oils and grows fur.


Maltese single-layer coats are multifunctional. Its hair can be cut short, long on the head and tail, or left long. Since long coats are hard to maintain, most owners choose short coats.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkies have one coat of long, silky hair that resembles human hair. Its hair grows constantly and needs grooming. Allergy sufferers may choose low-shed pets. 

Shih Tzu

 Shih tzus need professional coat and grooming. Long coats need frequent brushing, combing, bathing, drying, and trimming. Maintaining shorter clips is easier.


Pekingese make great lapdogs.Long, thick double coat with lion's mane ruff. Skinbrushing is essential. Bathe this dog often. Clipping your flat-faced Pekingese reduces summer grooming and cools it. 


This breed looks great with cords, but it requires substantial maintenance. Owners must construct patches of hair that need periodic inspection to prevent mats, which can take two years.

Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan terrier's wooly undercoat and silky outer coat protect it. Brush the Tibetan terrier weekly. This breed can be trimmed short for simpler grooming.

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