Notably Unique Longhaired, Long-bodied But Short-legged Breeds of Dog

Updated February 21, 2012

Longhaired breeds of dog are cool-looking and beautiful but ownership of such pets require more time in maintaining and managing their long coats. Most longhaired breeds of dog needs extensive grooming to avoid tangling and other related problems.

Here are some of the most beautiful dog breeds with longhair but short-legged.

Skye Terrier

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One of the cutest-looking longhaired breed of dog with long body but short legs is the Skye Terrier. This dog breed that is low and hardy terrier which is double coated, with a short, soft undercoat.

Cesky Terrier

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The unique-looking Cesky Terrier is short-legged with long body terrier type dog from Czechoslovakia.  Cesky means Czech. This dog is characterized by a long head, mustache, bushy beard and eyebrows. Amazingly, Cesky puppies are born black but the coats lighten as they grow old.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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A Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a small bred of dog with elongated body but short legs. This terrier type originated in Scotland, UK and is characterized by "top-knot" of hair on the head. This dog is very friendly and is suitable to older children.

Sussex Spaniel

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The Sussex Spaniel is a longhaired dog breed with long body and short legs. It originated in Sussex, England in the UK. This low and compact spaniel was bred for hunting and more popular in the United States than in the United Kingdom.

Sealyham Terrier

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The Sealyham Terrier, which is similar in appearance to the Cesky Terrier, is a rare dog breed of small terrier from Wales, UK. This long-bodied and short-legged dog was bred as a working dog and is also ideal as a family dog.


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The Pekingese is a small ancient dog breed from China with short legs and moderately long body. This toy dog with unique appearance is also called Peke and often referred to as Pelchie Dog or Lion Dog because of its similarity to the Chinese Guardian Lion.

Tibetan Spaniel

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A long-bodied but short legged dog breed that originated in Tibet is the Tibetan Spaniel. This small but intelligent dog is not a true spaniel. It was so-named because of its resemblance to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Lhasa Apso

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The longhaired Lhasa Apso is a distinctively unique dog breed from Tibet, an autonomous region of China located high in the Himalayas. This non-sporting breed of dog was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries. Its name means "Long-haired Tibetan dog." This dog appears to be without a face because of its long hair.

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The Cutest and Most Remarkable Long-bodied But Short-legged Breeds of Dog