Can You Identify These Long-Haired Dog Breeds From An Image?

By: J.P. Naomi
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Are you one of those people who just hate going to the hairdresser?  Well, these pups do too! And only the biggest dog-lovers will be able to name them all. Think you have what it takes to ace this quiz? Trust us; it won't be a (dog) walk in the (dog) park, that's for sure! You see, it takes a special talent to recognize these furry, fluffy friends.

Why is that, you ask? Because these long-haired dogs are just covered in hair! Oftentimes, you can't even see some of their greatest features! Their eyes, their mouth, their muzzles... Yep! You got it, all covered in hair! Might we suggest that these dogs are walking, barking mops? Well, it's time to see if you can clean house when it comes to this quiz!

From Saint Bernards to American Eskimo Dogs, Shetland Sheepdogs and Yorkshire Terriers, we've got all bases covered (literally in hair...), and we're ready to test your skills. Keep your jealousy aside for the moment; we don't want you to get upset when you see the beautiful, silky, flowing locks of these dogs! Let's get this show on the road with the world's most lovable long-haired dog breeds now! Good luck and keep your grooming brush handy!

Did you know that Afghan Hounds are selectively bred for their unique features in order to survive in the cold mountains of Afghanistan? They are most closely related to the Saluki breed.

The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was originally bred in the Buddhist monasteries to alert the monks to any intruders who entered!

With origins in the Italian Alps, the Bergamasco Shepherd was originally used as a herding dog. Its typical lifespan is 13 to 15 years!

From where else but Scotland! Scottish Deerhounds are sighthounds with a wiry coat. Males can grow up to 110 pounds while females are slightly smaller at 95 pounds. They tend to live for 8 to 9 years.

The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region of the United Kingdom. It was bred for herding livestock and is known for its intelligence and obedience.

Known in France a Berger de Brie, the Briard is an ancient breed of large herding dog. It became popular following the Paris dog show of 1863!

Also known as the Continental Toy Spaniel, the Papillon dog is a breed known for its butterfly-like ears with long and fringed hair. It originated near Belgium and France.

Chihuahuas with long hair are known as "apple heads"! They have rounded heads, close-set eyes, and relatively short ears and legs.

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a breed of dog used in hunting as a gundog. It has a dense, wiry double coat, and its undercoat is thick and provides insulation!

Did you know that Cocker Spaniel coats come in a variety of colors including black, liver, red and golden? And those are just the solid colors! Many are mixed colors as well, including black and tan, and sometimes liver and tan.

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is clever, confident, and a bit stubborn. It has a shaggy coat and thrives on exercise and hard work!

The Coton de Tulear is also known as the “Royal Dog of Madagascar”! It is a bright, happy-go-lucky companion dog whose favorite activities include clowning, cavorting, and following their special human around the house.

The Sealyham Terrier is a rare Welsh breed of small to medium-sized terrier that originated in Wales as a working dog. It was developed in the mid to late 19th century by Captain John Edwardes at Sealyham House, Pembrokeshire!

Did you know that a Finnish Spitz is called Suomenpystykorva in Finnish? This breed was originally bred to hunt all types of game from squirrels to bears!

Don't be fooled! Havanese dogs are not just cute lapdogs. They are very energetic, trainable and have enjoyed careers in the circus as well as assisting the handicapped!

Did you know that the Icelandic Sheepdog is Iceland’s only native dog breed? These dogs are known to be very friendly and faithful, living for 12 to 14 years.

The Irish Setter is a high-spirited gundog known for grace, swiftness, and a flashy red coat. They are great family dogs and love to play fetch.

The Pyrenean Shepherd is a herder descended from ancient sheepdogs of the Pyrenees mountains. They are enthusiastic, mischievous and think quick on their feet!

Originally called the German Spitz, this breed's name was officially changed to Keeshond in 1926 in England. It weighs 33-44 pounds and tends to live for 12-14 years.

Leonbergers are large dogs of German origin. They have a gentle nature and serene patience and they relish the companionship of the whole family.

The Shih Tzu is also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog and the Chinese Lion Dog. It typically weighs between 11 and 19 pounds and has an average lifespan of 12 years.

Old English Sheepdogs enjoy the comfort of home life and still compete in conformation, obedience, agility, and herding trials. They are adaptable, intelligent dogs with an easygoing disposition.

The history of the Tibetan Terrier dates back thousands of years. These dogs were kept as good luck charms, mascots, watchdogs, herding dogs, and companions. They were also used to retrieve articles that fell down mountainsides!

The Sussex Spaniel is a breed of dog developed in Sussex, England. It is a low, compact spaniel that is slow-paced and often suffers from health conditions such as heart conditions and spinal disc herniation.

Often just called "Saint," this breed of dog is a large working dog from the western Alps. Their coat can be either smooth or rough - the smooth coat being close and flat while the rough is dense, flat, and more profuse around the neck and legs.

Did you know that the Silky Terrier is categorized as a toy dog? Petite in size, it grows to about 9-10 inches and lives approximately 11-14 years.

Known as Eskie, the American Eskimo Dog is a watchdog and companion. It actually achieved much of its popularity between the 1930s and 1940s as a circus performer!

German for Little Lion Dog, the Löwchen breed has a long and wavy coat. It is a friendly, generally healthy and happy dog that is both active and playful as well as intelligent.

Despite its name, the Black Russian Terrier is not a true terrier. It is believed that about 17 breeds were used in its development including the Airedale, the Giant Schnauzer, the Rottweiler, the Newfoundland, and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog!

The Pekingese breed is also called Lion Dogs due to their resemblance to Chinese guardian lions. They come in a variety of colors, but no matter which color, their muzzle, nose, lips, and eye rims are always black!

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club. It originated in the United Kingdom and is now one of the more popular breeds in many countries.

Hailing from Hungary, the Puli is a small breed of herding and livestock guarding dog. It is known for its long and corded coat that is compared to the look of dreadlocks on humans!

The Skye Terrier is a breed of dog that is a long, low, hardy terrier. It is "one of the most endangered native dog breeds in the United Kingdom" according to The Kennel Club!

Don't be confused, the Chinese Crested breed has a Hairless variety as well as a Powderpuff variety! The Powderpuff has a long, soft coat and when its fur is grown out around its face, it can resemble a terrier!

The Shetland Sheepdog is also known as the Sheltie. It is a breed of herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands. Where are those, you ask? Just off the coast of Scotland, of course!

Simply nicknamed Chin, this breed of dog is known for its strabismus of the eyes, a condition in which the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object!

With a lifespan of 13-20 years, Yorkies come to us from England. They are typically 7 pounds in weight and were developed during the 19th century to help catch rats in clothing mills!

The Maltese coat is long and silky. It lacks an undercoat, so be sure to keep these pups nice and warm! Did you know that Maltese don't shed?!

There are many different types of fur that a Collie can have. It may be short, flat, or long! Similarly, their tail can be smooth, feathered or even bushy!

English Setters are also known as Laweracks and were originally bred to hunt for game such as quail and pheasant. They have a mainly white body coat with long, silky fringes on the back of the legs, under the belly and on the tail.

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