In this research you will know the answer to the query “11 Dogs With Curly Ears“.
- Pros and Cons of owning a curly-haired dog
- Are curly-haired dogs hypoallergenic?
- 1. Curly Coated Retriever
- 2. Komondor
- 3. Puli
- 4. Poodle
- 5. Bichon Frise
- 6. King Charles Spaniel
- 7. Bedlington Terrier
- 8. Irish Water Spaniel
- 9. Portuguese Water Dog
- 9. Barbet
- 10. Lagotto Romagnolo
- 11. Bouvier Des Flandres
- 11 Dogs With Curly Ears (Watch Video)
Wouldnot it be cool if your dog had curly ears?
Normally dogs who have curly ears will also have curly coats.
Three of the hundred different dog breeds have curly coats out of the seven different kinds of dog coats (or phenotypes).
Researchers found out in 2010 what causes a dogs coat to be curly for the first time.
A mutation in the KRT71 gene causes the disease.
Throughout this research we will introduce you to eleven different dog breeds that have curly ears.
Before we get there though I’d like to speak more generally about curly-haired dogs.
Pros and Cons of owning a curly-haired dog
There are advantages and disadvantages to owning any type of dog as well as differences between them and other types.
There is a difference between big and small dogs or between dogs with long hair and dogs with short hair.
As such the comparison between a curly-haired dog and a straight-haired dog is obvious.
In addition a curly-haired dog needs to be groomed more regularly than a dog with straight hair to avoid tangles and to remove all of the small sticks or branches entangled in their coat!
Are curly-haired dogs hypoallergenic?
The following are two interesting facts about dogs and allergies.
The worlds population has an allergy to dogs that ranges from 10-20 percent.
Are you aware that there is no breed of dog that is guaranteed to not trigger allergies?
Therefore there isnot a dog breed that is 100% hypoallergenic.
As a result you should think of all dog breeds as being on a spectrum with breeds at one end that is least likely to cause allergies and those at the other end that are most likely to cause allergies.
Dog breeds with curly coats are among the most hypoallergenic for two reasons: curly coats do not shed and curls in the coat trap the dander that causes allergies.
1. Curly Coated Retriever
Curly-Coated Retrievers reside within the oldest retriever breeds and live up to their name. The Curly-Haired Retrievers tightly curled coat makes it water-proof and thorn-resistant.
There are no curls anywhere on the dog except around its face.
Curls on its ears are as tight as those on its body.
Their shiny coat is sleek and comes in black or liver.
When compared to other retrievers Curly-Coated Retrievers are also known for their wedge-shaped heads.
Curly-coated Retrievers were originally bred as water retrievers and retriever guns. Therefore Curly-Coated Retrievers are elegant and graceful and they require a lot of outdoor exercises.
The retriever breed is a good family dog and loves to play outside with family members. Cult-Coated Retrievers however are more independent and less needy than other retrievers.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are also very large dogs growing up to 26 inches (66cm) in height and weighing up to 70 pounds (32kg).
Komondors are known for their white coiled cords that dangle from their bodies similar to dreadlocks which make them very distinctive and recognizable.
Every inch of their body including their ears and tail is covered with these cords.
But these cords are not born with them; instead they develop around the age of two years old.
A Komondor can weigh more than 100lbs (45kgs) and stand more than 28 inches (71cm). Their owners love to walk them around the house and require little exercise to keep them happy.
Komondors are specialized for protecting themselves from harsh weather and fierce predators with their mop-like coats. Komondors originated in Hungary and were bred specifically to protect sheep herds so they are great farm dogs.
The fact that Komondors are very protective of their families also makes them very loyal. In addition Komondors are very intelligent and independent so they make great companions.
Komondors are relatively uncommon even though they make excellent family dogs.
It is estimated that the worldwide population of Komondors is less than 10000 with most of the population living in either Hungary or the United States.
The Puli also has long curls that hang down from its body and ears like dreadlocks just like the Komondor.
The Pulis were originally bred as a herding dog so they are intelligent self-reliant and loyal. It is common for Pulis to even try to herd people by nipping at their heels!
The Pulis are also known for their outgoing disposition. They can make excellent family dogs and companions.
Pulis curly coat is available in a variety of colors including black rusty black gray and even white. But Pulis fur tends to be very high maintenance. Be aware of this if you are considering getting a Puli. Otherwise you could get into trouble!
About 35lbs (16kg) and 17 inches tall a Puli stand approximately 43 centimeters tall. As such they can be considered small herding dogs.
There is no doubt that poodles are one of the most famous breeds of dogs. Show poodles’ coats may be manicured in a variety of extravagant styles that display their curls to the world. The Poodle is not only known for its show-dog hairstyles but is also known as a lively and playful family dog that loves to play. Another characteristic of Poodles is their intelligence and ability to be trained easily.
Poodles can be found in a variety of colors including white black gray blue silver brown and apricot. There are also different sizes of Poodles. Over 15 inches (38 cm) tall the standard can weigh as much as 70 lbs (32 kg). Poodles can grow up to 15 inches (38cm) tall and weigh up to 20 lbs (9kgs). The height of a toy poodle is less than 10 inches (25cm) tall and its weight is less than 7 pounds (3kg).
5. Bichon Frise
A Bichon is a small dog with long white wavy hair that covers its body.
A wavy tail a wavy tail and wavy legs characterize its appearance.
Dog breeders consider the Bichon Frise to be one of the most loving intelligent and cheerful dogs in the world. These small dogs have a height of up to 12 inches (30 cm) and a weight up to 12 lbs (5 kg) making them ideal for apartment living.
The Bichon Frises are known for their curly white coats and ears as well as their fluffy head hair.
The coat of a Bichon Frise may also be cream buff or apricot in addition to being white. If you’re considering bringing a Bichon Frise into your home remember that their coats need a great deal of attention.
Bichon Frises were once companions but now they serve as adorable dogs that are active gentle and even good with children. Bischon Frises are also small dogs so they do not need a lot of exercises to be happy. Donot forget to give them at least 20-40 minutes of playtime every day.
6. King Charles Spaniel
King Charles Spaniel or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as it is referred to is closely related to its cousin the Cocker Spaniel.
Sweet faces and large eyes distinguish King Charles Spaniels.
There is no doubt that this dogs curls are the loosest of all the dogs on my list.
As “loose” as these curls are they look quite messy.
Among these curls are those on the ears around the stomach and at the tail of a Cavalier.
They also have soft flowing coats.
A King Charles Spaniel is generally gentle and affectionate yet athletic and playful. There is a regal air surrounding these beautiful dogs wherever they go.
They were originally bred as companions for royalty so descendants of ancient King Charles Spaniels still have an air of aristocracy about them. Sitting is their favorite activity so they need little exercise: no more than 20 minutes daily.
The average King Charles Spaniel will reach a height of 13 inches (33 cm) and a weight of 18 pounds (8 kgs). Additionally they come in different colors such as red red and white black and tan and tricolor.
7. Bedlington Terrier
The Bedlington Terrier is easily recognized because it looks almost identical to a lamb.
The coat of these dogs is made up of tight curls which extend from their noses to their tails.
The Bedlingtons even have curls covering their floppy ears unless they are destined for the show ring.
This results in the main part of their ears being shaved leaving them with a cotton puff tip that looks like a ball of wool.
Mischievous and mischievous this breed was originally bred to kill rats badgers and other vermin. Hence give it plenty of exercises to lower the risk of bad behavior caused by boredom. Twenty to forty minutes of exercise daily will do the trick.
The Bedlington Terriers head shape is also distinctive. The Bedlington Terrier is one unique dog! It has a jaw that is longer than the skull and a distinctive Roman nose.
A Bedlington Terrier can reach a height of 16 inches (41 cm) and weigh up to 23 lbs (10 kg). Aside from being white Bedlington Terriers can also be blue blue with tan sand and sand with tan.
8. Irish Water Spaniel
Breeds of this breed are characterized by a curly coat covering their entire bodies heads and ears.
It reminds me of a bad perm that you could get in the 1980s- the coat is a very loose wave through the hair rather than a curl.
The curls are usually medium length and the color is usually liver (or brown). Irish Water Spaniels’ coats are also very high maintenance and require a lot of grooming.
Due to its silly behavior the Irish Water Spaniel is also known as the “Clown” of the Spaniel family.
It likes to play in the water and chase after ducks. Additionally the Irish Water Spaniel is a devoted companion to its owner and a highly intelligent and curious pet.
The Irish Water Spaniel is a large dog growing as tall as 23 inches (58 cm) and weighing as much as 65 lbs (29 kg). Their high energy levels also require them to be exercised frequently. A typical Irish Water Spaniel requires more than 40 minutes of exercise and playtime every day.
9. Portuguese Water Dog
Their coats are incredibly dense and thick. They have long curly hair that is wavy rather than tightly curled.
From the top of the head to the bottom of the body the dog has dense wavy hairs.
It is so long and thick that the ears of a Portuguese Water Dog get tangled in it
In addition to being affectionate adventurous and athletic the Portuguese Water Dog is also extremely smart easy to train and eager to please.
Those who are looking for an active playful medium-sized playful dog will love the Portuguese water dog.
As well as being a great family dog Portuguese Water Dogs are also great with kids.
The Portuguese Water Dog was originally intended to assist hunters and anglers in retrieving game from the water. Nonetheless they were mostly used to retrieve anything that fell into the water and herd fish into nets.
They are very active dogs due to this so make sure you give them plenty of exercise every day.
They have a medium-length coat covered in white black or brown curls covering the entire body face and ears. Because of the number of tight curls on their bodies their grooming needs are very high.
Portuguese Water Dogs can reach a height of 23 inches (58 cm) and weigh up to 60 pounds (27 kg).
There is usually a brown color to the curly hair from head to toe on barbets. Barbets are also available in other colors including black white fawn and grey.
It is known that barbets are friendly intelligent and sweet. Known for their soft fur and curly coats this dog breed is adorable and affectionate.
Barbets require regular exercise to satisfy their needs and are quite agreeable when it comes to training. As a marsh or swamp game retriever the Barbet is one of the more agile dog breeds and enjoys swimming. Also they enjoy being walked several times a day and playing outside in large yards.
Barbets reach heights of 25 inches (64 cm) and weigh up to 65 pounds (29 kgs).
10. Lagotto Romagnolo
The Lagotto Romagnolo is an adorable intelligent and independent companion that despite its hard to pronounce the name is a great choice if you’re looking for one.
Lagotto Romagnolo originates from Italy and is characterized by their woolly curls covering their bodies and by their gorgeous beards and bushy eyebrows on their faces. Its curly body can sometimes resemble human hair rather than fur.
Though they look like teddy bears the Lagotto Romagnolo was bred for strength and endurance so it is not surprising that they are so fast and agile. The Lagotto dog breed can grow up to 20 inches (51 cm) in height and weigh as much as 35 lbs (16 kg).
Brown roan is one of the many colors available on the Lagotto Romagnolo. A mix of white chocolate off-white and orange is acceptable.
11. Bouvier Des Flandres
In France where they were used as cattle herders working dogs and watchdogs this dog breed originated.
It is distinguished by its large size barrel chest wide gait and medium-length curls covering its entire body. Although they have curls covering their entire body their ears are floppy and have fewer coils.
Due to the size of this dog it is generally not considered “grown” until it is 2 or 3. Typically this dog breed grows to be 36 inches (91 cm) tall and weighs up to 90lbs (41kgs).
The Bouvier des Flandres is normally an energetic dog that can keep up with all the excitement at home.
Their owners love to run hike or bike with them and they are happiest when they get plenty of exercise. Consider this if you are thinking about adopting a Bouvier.
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