Big fluffy dogs are all the rage these days. Big, soft, and cuddly, they seem to be taking over the internet as we know it!
But this isn’t just a passing trend that people will get sick of soon.
Big fluffy dogs have been popular for decades because they’re so unique and special in their own way. Furthermore, our favorite Sammies are amongst these!
In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the five most popular big fluffy breeds and explain what makes them stand out from other dogs.
Let’s dive in!
Table of Contents
#1 – Samoyed
One of the most popular big fluffy dog breeds is our beloved Samoyed. So fluffy, white, and beautiful with a friendly personality that’s unmatched in the dog world – they’re just too cute!
These big white balls of fur will make a fantastic pet!
Samoyeds are brilliant dogs but also stubborn, so training them can be a challenge at times. They usually get along great with other pets and kids, making them great family dogs.
When it comes to their lifestyle, they have a lot of energy and enjoy physical activity. They do well with colder climates but can manage quite well in hot weather as well, as long as you take good care of them.
Big fluffy dogs like Samoyeds are definitely not for everyone, though, as they shed a LOT! While they are considered hypoallergenic, they still let out massive amounts of hair during shedding season.
Taking care of their beautiful fluffy fur is quite a task, so we hope you are up for the challenge!
#2 – Alaskan Malamute
Also popular among big fluffy dogs is the Alaskan Malamute. Like Samoyeds, they’re beautiful furry dogs who also began as a working breed in colder climates.
They can adapt to hot climates, but it would not present an ideal environment for them. So, if you don’t live in a cold area (or prefer not to), this might not be the best choice of pet for you.
However, with a bit of preparation, anything is possible. Malamutes do get restless if it gets too hot outside, so make sure your home stays nice and cool during summer days before getting one of these puppies.
They love playing outdoors but hate being left alone by their owners. Big fluffy dogs like Malamutes need lots of attention and love, so be prepared for tons of cuddles!
They are notorious diggers, so make sure to provide them with a unique play area where they can do what they love.
If you want a big furry dog that will always greet you at the door like a giant teddy bear, then definitely try getting an Alaskan Malamute!
#3 – Tibetan Mastiff
Next up on our list is the big, strong, and fluffy – the majestic Tibetan Mastiff!
These dogs are great for colder climates but make sure you have a big house with a lot of outdoor space as they’re not small by any means. Big fluffies like this can get up to 150 pounds, so expect them to be pretty huge!
They do need a ton of exercise, which might mean going on longer walks than expected. But, that’s ok because there will always be time to cuddle after all the activities.
Tibetan Mastiffs are known for being quite stubborn when it comes to training, so you better arm yourself with a lot of patience.
They are excellent guard dogs, so all that fluff is not just for the cute cuddles!
#4 – Chow Chow
Another popular big fluffy breed is the Chow Chow. They are not only gorgeous but also very strong!
Chow Chows are known to have lots of energy which means they need regular exercise as well! They love physical activities, so make sure you find a bit of time to play with them every day.
Unlike the previously mentioned breeds, the Chow-Chow tends to be independent. Therefore, they can be left in the house for hours without showing destructive behavior, which is great if you work long hours.
Also, their natural instinct makes them ideal watchdogs. So if you’re looking for a dog that will protect your house against intruders, you might have found your pick.
Like other giant fluffy breeds, their independence transfers into a bit of stubbornness. Still, if you have time to train them, they can become excellent protectors and companions!
#5 – Newfoundland
Last but not least is the Newfoundland dog!
These dogs are enormous – weighing up to 150 pounds or more which means they will need a lot of space in your home. Additionally, they love being outdoors, so make sure you have a big yard for them as well.
However, when the temperature outside starts to rise, these big fluffy dogs still have to move inside the house. It is essential to prepare well for summer days, keep the temperature in check, and provide them with lots of water.
While being very friendly with other pets and great for families, they also have a strong protective instinct and are natural guard dogs.
They’re very intelligent too so training shouldn’t be an issue if you spend some time with them every day. They will learn the basic commands very quickly, and you will have no trouble with discipline as long as you start when they are still puppies.
Just like with other big fluffies, you must find some free time (even from just 30-60 minutes) to play with them every day. Let it be a more intense physical activity such as swimming, running, and other activities that provide enough stimulation.
Also, these don’t appreciate long periods of isolation either, since they get pretty anxious without human interaction. So just give them lots of love and attention, and your Newfoundland will be as happy as ever!
Big fluffy dogs are known for being great family pets and companions, and some of them are even great guard dogs.
By reading this post, we hope that you have learned something new and possibly even decided what is the ideal fluffy dog for you and your family.
Now, it’s your turn:
Which of the dog breeds from our list did you like the most and why?
In the comments below, please share your impressions with us.
And for more interesting content, take a look at some of the earlier posts. Stay tuned!