Small Dog Breeds With Coarse and Shaggy Coat

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Some small breeds of dogs look peculiar and uniquely cute for having long hair which are either curly, wavy and shaggy. Among the cutest tiny dog breeds with hairstyle like this includes the Australian Silky Terrier, Pumi, Cairn Terrier, Affenpinscher , Y

Some small breeds of dogs look peculiar and uniquely cute for having long hair which are either curly, wavy and shaggy. Among the cutest tiny dog breeds with hairstyle like this includes the Australian Silky Terrier, Pumi, Cairn Terrier, Affenpinscher , Yorkshire Terrier and Glen of Imaal Terrier . Here they are… small dogs with the shaggiest and coarse-haired breeds on the planet.

1. Pumi

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The rough-coated Pumi is a unique dog breed that originated in Hungary. Although most Pumis are gray, they were born black and start to change color after 8 weeks from birth.

Origin: Hungary

Type: Terrier

Bred for: Herding

Lifespan: 14 years

Other Names: Hungarian Pumi

2. Glen of Imaal Terrier

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The shaggy Glen of Imaal Terrier is a dog breed that originated in the Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Origin: Ireland

Type: Terrier

Bred for: Herding and hunting

Lifespan: 15 years

Other names: Glen, Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier or the Wicklow Terrier

3. Yorkshire Terrier

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The shaggy Yorkshire Terrier is a tiny dog breed that originated in Yorkshire, England in the United Kingdom. Originally bred for hunting rats, it is now considered as a companion dog.

Origin: United Kingdom

Type: Terrier

Bred for: Hunting

Lifespan: 16 years

Other Names: Yorkie

4. Affenpinscher

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The coarse-haired Affenpinscher is a tiny dog breed with harsh rough coat that originated in Germany. The Affenpinscher has a shaggy, wiry-type coat.

Origin: Germany

Type: Terrier

Bred for: Toy

Lifespan: 14 years

Other Names: Affen, Affie, Monkey Dog

5. Australian Silky Terrier

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The Australian Silky Terrier is a tiny dog breed that originated in Austrlai. It is closely related to the Yorkshire Terrier and the Australian Terrier.

Origin: Australia

Type: Terrier

Other Names: Silky Terrier, Silky

6. Cairn Terrier

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The rough-coated Cairn Terrier is the oldest terrier breed in the world. It is characterize by long shaggy coat. It’s an ideal household dog that performs the duties of a cat.

Origin: Scotland, UK

Type: Working dog

Bred for: Hunting

Lifespan: 14 years

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Posted on Feb 27, 2012