Dogs that are protective and that require lots of grooming

Want to know more about dogs that are protective and that require lots of grooming? See all the dogs that fit this criteria and learn more about what it's like to have these dogs as pets.

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  • breed group: hybrid
  • breed size: medium (26-60 lbs.)
  • other traits: easy to train, easy to groom, requires lots of grooming, tolerates being alone, low prey drive, loves water, apartment-friendly, cold weather tolerant, hot weather tolerant, good for first-time pet owners, strong loyalty tendencies, good hiking companion
  • colors: brown / chocolate / liver, red, gold / yellow, cream, black, white
  • patterns: bicolor
  • coat length/texture: long, medium, curly
  • temperament: gentle, friendly, willful, outgoing, playful, protective
A friendly, loving family dog who's easy on the allergies makes Labradoodles one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. These dogs love activity, just not as much as they’ll love you.
  • breed group: hybrid
  • breed size: medium (26-60 lbs.)
  • other traits: requires lots of grooming, tendency to chew, high prey drive, loves water, apartment-friendly, cold weather tolerant, strong loyalty tendencies
  • colors: brown / chocolate / liver, red, gray, blue, white
  • patterns: bicolor, tricolor, brindle, flecked / ticked / speckled, tuxedo
  • coat length/texture: medium
  • temperament: outgoing, playful, willful
Not only will Pomskies win you over with their darling dainty faces, but they’re also fiercely loyal companions who will follow your every step. They can be willful, yet cheeky, and love to make their families laugh.
  • breed group: working
  • breed size: large (61-100 lbs.)
  • other traits: hypoallergenic, easy to train, requires lots of grooming, cold weather tolerant, strong loyalty tendencies, good hiking companion
  • colors: black, gray, fawn
  • patterns: black and tan
  • coat length/texture: medium, wiry
  • temperament: gentle, friendly, willful, aloof
Giant schnauzers are loyal, intelligent, and hard-working dogs who are great companions for those willing to train this high-energy breed. Here's hoping you have the time for long walks and playtime in the yard.