What makes a dog cute? If you ask us, it’s their thick and healthy coat, bright and alert eyes, and, of course, long and curly tails that make them irresistibly adorable. If you emphasize a little more on the third aspect, you likely own a dog with an overly curly tail. If, however, you don’t, but you wish to get a puppy with a cute curled tail, then here are some of the most popular dog breeds with curly tails.
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Most Popular Curly-Tailed Dog Breeds
Every dog breed has a unique set of personality traits that make them adorable and well-loved. From their plush coats to their innocent puppy dog eyes, there are just so many things to love about them. One such interesting and eye-catching characteristic is a curled tail.
If you wish to adopt a dog with one, here are the most popular dog breeds to check out:
1. Pug With Curly Tail
One of the most ubiquitous yet popular dog breeds with curly tails is the pug. In fact, pugs seem to have the curliest tail of all dog breeds. Whether it is a little corkscrew-shaped tail, like that of a pig’s tail or a little less curled, it is invariably going to look cute.
As with other dogs, pugs use their tails for body language. When looking for one, make sure the tail is not sternly curled, as this could be an indication of spinal issues.
If you are a pug lover, you may also like our collection of cute pug dog pictures.
Talking about popular dog breeds with curly tails, we cannot leave out the Pomeranian. It is a tiny lapdog with long flowing hair and an overly curled tail that almost gets hidden under its thick and beautiful coat.
Though small in size, you’ll be surprised by these dogs’ huge personalities. Perhaps, this is also the reason Queen Victoria herself was fond of this dog breed. Pomeranians are lively and sturdy, making them excellent family pets.
Because this breed has long, dense hair, its grooming needs a lot of time. Also, with a little laxity on the owner’s part, the fur can catch parasites. Therefore, if you are after a dog breed with an easy-care coat, you might want to look elsewhere.
Same as dogs, your horse’s tail also needs some care. In that case, our how to keep horse tail healthy article will really help you.
3. The Norwegian Elkhound
The Norwegian Elkhound is Norway’s national dog. This Northern breed of dog was bred on purpose. Back in the day, hunters worked with these dogs in catching elks, wolves, and bears.
Although this dog has its roots in Norway, its popularity is not confined to this nation. Norwegian Elkhounds are popular across the world and are often considered a companion for life.
The tail of this hunting hound is so curled that it often rests on its back. Similar to other dog breeds from the North, it has a double coat that helps it withstand harsh weather conditions.
Besides having a tightly curled tail, the Keeshond possesses a thick and dense coat of hair that gives it a cute look. The tail of this dog is peculiarly curled and is attached to the body in such a way that onlookers might feel the dog has no tail.
6. Chow Chow
This dog’s tail curls horizontally, making it appear flatly rested on its back. It stays close to the body because, in extremely cold climates, which this dog is used to in the wild, its tail inducts heat from the body to keep warm.
7. The German Spitz
These dogs come from the same family as Pomeranians and Keeshonds. As such, they share the same fiery personality and are also attentive and devoted to their human companion.
8. Shiba Inu
These dogs pretty much resemble another dog breed known as Akita Inu, which is also famous for its curly tail. What sets a Shiba Inu apart from other dogs is that it is an independent breed, often acting cat-like. It is also an ancient breed.
More than anything, Akita dogs are loved for their being loyal family companions. However, that’s just one of their beautiful characteristics. This Japanese breed is a trusted and devoted guardian too.
The Samoyed dog has an adorable curled tail that adds to its cuteness. It has a fluffy and thick coat of hair that sets it apart from many other adorable dog breeds that resemble it.
Aside from being a popular breed, Samoyeds are also among the most expensive. As a Northern breed, these dogs are used to living in harsh climates and have a hundred-year history of being sledding dogs and reindeer herders.
The Basenji is an African breed that doesn’t enjoy barking and growling much. Because they are quiet dogs, they are a popular breed among families. What’s more is that they are hypoallergenic dogs, so those with respiratory issues will find comfort in that fact.
Now, does that mean these dogs make no sounds at all? Well, they do, but it’s more of a yodeling and howling sound. This is because these dogs’ larynx is shaped differently.
The Basenji has a cute tail that remains firmly curled over its back. Like other ancient dog breeds, they can be less friendly with other pets in the family.
12. Finnish Spitz
Do you have an active family? If so, this Finnish breed is the perfect addition to your household. They were bred to be an all-around hunting dog, but their playful and patient nature makes them excellent family pets.
Besides their curly tails, these fox look-alikes are also a plush-coated dog breed that will require regular grooming. And, yes, in case you’re wondering, this breed is the national dog of Finland.
13. Norwegian Buhund
These Northern breed dogs have a somewhat square body and a tail that is tightly curled. They are medium-sized and have an energetic personality that makes them ideal for families with children.
If you decide to adopt one, check with rescue groups and shelters first. Norwegian Buhunds are purebred dogs, so they may not be as easy to find as other breeds.