Dogs are one of the most loyal animals in the world. Obviously, all pets are lovely and great, and their pet owners love them because pets are awesome. However, there is a reason dogs are probably the most popular pet in the entire world, they offer everything a pet can. According to the surveys done in the US in 2008 and then again in 2011, more households had a dog as a pet than cats or any other pet.
Of course, there are lots of dog breeds and people own the one they like and afford. In this blog, we will be taking a look at the some of the most popular long haired dog breeds that everyone should know about.
Lhasa Apsos are small dogs that are very tough and stubborn, especially for their little size. They are known as companion dogs and are very family friendly, not so much to the outsiders. They have long hair that needs consistent care and untangling. Which is why brushing their coat almost daily is always a good idea. However, if you decide the work is a bit too much and have the coat shortened, you will have to do the same every few weeks i.e. still brush it fairly regularly.
There are two things you need to know about Afghan hounds before everything else. Firstly, they are originally from high altitudes which does give them a bit of a pristine aura. More importantly, though, high altitude heritage is the reason they have a very thick coat made of fine hair.
Secondly, they require a lot of exercise to stay active, which in turn, creates a need for constant grooming. So that the coat is not a hindrance to their exercise. Afghan hounds are so beautiful that it has almost become a trophy pet in certain parts of the world and what also helps is the fact that is classified as a companion long haired dog that loves its family.
Yorkshire terrier is a very popular long haired dog, probably the most famous on this very list. It is also a companion dog which is very family friendly. It is one of the reason it has always been a favourite of upper-class households all over the world, especially Europe.
These dogs are small in size but their attitude is that of a bigger dog. They are very brave, adventurous, and not very friendly to unknown people or animals. Their coat consists of very long hair which sometimes touches the floor so it is imperative that they are groomed and cleaned regularly to be safe from parasites and any kind of disease.
Komondor is a large dog also known as the Hungarian Sheepdog. For ages, it has been used as a sheep guardian to protect and guard the livestock flocks and still is used for the exact same purpose in many places of the world. It has long hair, actually very long hair which sometimes looks funny too. However, the hair helps protect the dog’s body from everything.
Since the hair is long, the washing and grooming regularly is an absolute must. You should dry the hair manually so that there is a surety of dryness, otherwise, pests can infest in the damp. Similarly, you can try shortening the hair a little bit which would make your grooming task easier.
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