5 Best Curly-Haired Dog Breeds: The Most Beautiful Curly Dogs

What is better than a dog with gorgeous curls? If you're a curly-haired person then you can be matchy-match with your curly-haired dog.

But did you know that the curls are simply due to genetics? If a dog has curls it means that somewhere in their lineage there was a dog with curly hair.

Find out 5 of the famous Curly-Haired Dogs:

1. Poodles: the famous curly-haired dog breeds‌


Poodles are one of the most intelligent, elegant, and gentle dog breeds. A poodle coat is different for puppies who have very soft and wavy hair in contrast to thick and curly adult fur. ‌

  • Coat: Curly with a natural hard texture, dense everywhere.
  • Color: white, cream, brown, latte, apricot, black - the fur may vary nuances of the same color
  • Shedding: low
  • Groom: medium
    Be careful with brushing, tho'. If you don't brush a full-fur Poodle completely to the skin, the hair will tangle near the roots and you'll have to shave it off to start from scratch with new growth.

There are 3 size varieties of poodles:

Standard Poodle‌

Standard Poodle is that elegant dog that under the curly coat, stands an athletic stylish doggo.

This large size of poodle should be over 15 inches of shoulder height.

Medium Poodle ‌

Medium Poodles have a great personality. These pups are perfect pets for families.

Medium Poodle or Miniature Poodle normally measures between 11 and 15 inches.

My dog, Coco was a medium-sized Poodle. We preferred to name him Caniche, the french name version of Poodle.

This size for me was perfect. He was curly, but I always brushed him after bath. That's why in this picture he looks like a cloud.

Coco in just a few words: a loving hyperactive amazing best-friend fur cloud.

Toy Poodle‌

Toy Poodles are highly intelligent and easy to train. These little hearts are no bigger than 10 inches.

Although they are smaller in size, you should expect them to behave in the same way as a standard-sized poodle.

2. Labradoodle‌


‌A Labradoodle is a beautiful crossbreed dog created by crossing the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle (Standard, Miniature, Toy).

Like both of his parent breeds, this doggo is intelligent, loving, friendly, and very active. His curly coat requires maintenance.‌

  • Coat: divided into three categories: wool, fleece, or hair predominantly wavy
  • Color: white, cream, brown, latte, apricot, black - the fur may vary nuances of the same color
  • Shedding: low
  • Groom: medium

3. Lagotto Romagnolo‌


‌At first look, Lagotto Romagnolos, you'll notice their beautiful, curly coat. This dog's name can be translated to "lake dog." The AKC mentions that their curly fur is waterproof to keep them dry and warm while working.

If you are able to keep up with grooming requests, you will be rewarded with a loving family mate who can be easily trained.‌

  • Coat: more like human hair than fur, predominantly curly
  • Color: a variety of colors (cream, brown, white) that can be either strong or fragmented with different color markings.
  • Shedding: low
  • Groom: medium

4. Portuguese Water Dog‌

‌The name of Portuguese Water Dog comes from this dog breed's history that once served as crew on fishing trips, and herding fish into nets.

They are nicknamed Porties and they are fun-loving and friendly doggos. They are perfect for active families near the beach. They need a lot of exercises.‌

  • Coat: curly and wavy
  • Color: a variety of colors: brown, white, black
  • Shedding: low
  • Groom: medium

For a tangle-free, you must brush The Portie two-three times a week.

5. Bichon Frise‌

‌A Bichon Frise is a cute fluffy little dog with a snow-white coat. His fur will start to get curled when he is about one year old.  For some Bichon Frises may take until 3 years old for their coat to become entirely curly.‌

  • Coat: with a powder-puff appearance, their coat is soft, dense, and curly
  • Color: always white
  • Shedding: low
  • Groom: high

These 5 curly-haired dog breeds are among the famous and beautiful dogs. Besides the charming look, the curls protect them from getting wet or keep them warm in winter and cool in summer.

See you in the next article! Paws & love! 🐾

Bianca Muche

Bianca Muche