Doggy Dogs With the Shaggiest and Roughest Hair

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Like human beings, dogs also have different hairstyles, texture and color. There are longhaired and shorthaired dog breeds. There are dogs with curly hair while others have long, silky and wavy coats. There are dog breeds also that have shaggy hair - havi

Like human beings, dogs also have different hairstyles, texture and color. There are longhaired and shorthaired dog breeds. There are dogs with curly hair while others have long, silky and wavy coats. There are dog breeds also that have shaggy hair - having long, thick, unkempt hair or fur. Here are some of the shaggiest dog breeds in the world.

1. Pyrenean Shepherd

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The shaggy Pyrenean Shepherd is a dog breed that originated in the Pyrenees Mountains in northern Spain and Southern France.

Origin: Spain and France - Pyrenees Mountain

Bred for: Herding

Other Names: Berger des Pyrénées, Petit Berger, Pyrenees Sheepdog, Pyr Shep

2. Sapsal

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The Sapsal is a shaggy dog breed that originated in Korea. It is also known as "Sapsaree" and traditionally believed to dispel evil spirits and ghost. It is also regarded as "a lion dog" for its strong upper body and bulky size. It is valued for its loyalty and being friendly.

 Origin: Korea

Other Names: Sapsali, Sapsaree, Sapsal Gae, Exorcising Dog, Exorcising Dog

Ghost hunting clever Dog

3. German Wirehaired Pointer

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The shaggy German Wirehaired Pointer is a dog breed that originated in Germany. It was the result of the cross breeding of Deutscher Stichelhaar, Deutscher Kurzhaar and Pudelponter.

Origin: Germany

Type: Griffon

Bred for: Hunting

Other Names: Deutscher Drahthaar, Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehhund, Drahthaar

4. Otterhound

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The rough-coated Otterhound is an old dog breed from the United Kingdom. One of its ancestors is the Bloodhound and one of the Ancestors of the Airedale Terrier. Otterhounds are friendly dogs with very sensitive sense of smell. It is one of the rarest dogs in the world and considered the most endangered dog breed in the United Kingdom.

Origin: United Kingdom

Type: Hound

Bred for: Hunting

Lifespan: 15 years

Other Names: None

5. Saint-Usuge Spaniel

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The rough-coated Saint-Usuge Spaniel is a dog breed from Breese region in France that nearly disappeared by the end of World War II.

Origin: France

Bred for: Hunting

Other Names: Epagneul de Saint-Usuge

6. Spinone Italiano

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The rough-coated Spinone Italiano is a dog that came from Italy.   It is well-known for being alert, friendly, loyal and versatile. It is a good companion and assistance dog as well.

Origin: Italy

Type: Gun dog

Bred for: Hunting, pointing and retrieving

Lifespan: 12 years

Other Names: Spinone, Italian Spinone, Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-haired Pointer. Italian Coarsehaired Pointer

7. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a dog breed with weirdo hairdo used for hunting. Its shaggy and harsh coat is a perfect protection for hunting around water and in thick undergrowth.

Origin: Netherlands and Germany

Type: Griffon

Bred for: Hunting

Other Names: Korthals Griffon, Griffon d'arrêt à poil dur Korthals

8. Briard

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Therough-coated Briard is a huge dog breed used as herder and sheep guard. Famous personalities in history who owned a Briard include Charlemagne, Napoleon, Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

Origin: France

Type: Working dog

Bred for: Herding

Other Names: Berger de Brie, Berger Briard

9. Old English Sheepdog

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The shaggy Old English Sheepdog is a large dog breed that originated in England with very long fur. It long, shaggy and thick coat covers its face and eyes making it appear as a dog without a face.

Origin: England, UK

Bred for: Herding

Lifespan: 10 years

Other Names: Shepherd’s Dog, Bob-tail

10. Airedale Terrier

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The Airedale Terrier is a large dog and is regarded as the largest terrier in the world. It was developed in Yorkshire, England in the United Kingdom. This dog breed’s coat is dense, hard and wiry.

Origin: United Kingdom

Type: Terrier

Bred for: Hunting

Lifespan: 11.5 years

Other Names: Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Airedale, King of Terriers

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