15 Creative Ideas for Styling Curly Hair Dogs

Discover practical grooming tips and stylish haircut ideas for your curly-haired pooch.

Poodles – Standard, Miniature, Toy

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Poodles, in their various sizes, boast tight, springy curls that require regular grooming to prevent mats and tangles.

Bichon Frise

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The Bichon Frise boasts a snow-white, plush coat composed of soft, tight curls that bring a hypoallergenic quality to this cheerful, small companion dog.

Portuguese Water Dog

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The Portuguese Water Dog boasts a waterproof, curly coat optimal for its historical role as a fisherman’s helper, adept at swimming and retrieving from the water.

Lagotto Romagnolo

lagotto romagnolo

The Lagotto Romagnolo, a charming Italian breed, boasts tight, woolly curls that excel in foraging for truffles thanks to their waterproof coat.

Curly-Coated Retriever

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The Curly-Coated Retriever boasts a coat of tight, water-resistant curls, making it an exceptional swimmer and resilient hunting companion in diverse weather conditions.

Irish Water Spaniel

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The Irish Water Spaniel boasts a dense, curly coat ideal for its original purpose as a water retriever, protecting it from chilly waters during hunting.

Bedlington Terrier

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Boasting a coat that resembles lamb’s wool, the Bedlington Terrier offers hypoallergenic qualities and minimal shedding.



The Pumi boasts corkscrew curls and a spirited demeanor, ideal for both herding and companionship.



The Bolonka boasts a coat of soft, hypoallergenic curls, perfect for those with allergies seeking a small, affectionate companion.



The Barbet is an affable French water dog with a dense, curly coat that excels in both agility and companionship.

Spanish Water Dog

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The Spanish Water Dog boasts a curly, woolly coat perfect for its historical role in herding and water-related work.

Kerry Blue Terrier

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The Kerry Blue Terrier’s soft, wavy coat requires regular grooming to prevent tangles and maintain its characteristic silver-blue sheen.



The Komondor boasts a corded coat resembling a mop, providing both insulation and protection for this diligent sheep guardian.

Bouclé Basset Hound (a Conceptual Breed With Basset Body and Curly Hair)

boucle basset hound a conceptual breed with basset body and curly hair

The Bouclé Basset Hound combines the distinct low-slung stature of a Basset with a hypoallergenic, twisty coat, offering an imaginative twist on familiar features.

Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever and Poodle Mix)

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The Labradoodle combines the Poodle’s hypoallergenic curls with the Labrador’s friendly demeanor, making for a sociable and low-shedding companion.