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37 White Dog Breeds – Small, Fluffy and Large White Dogs

They say white is the color of positivity, innocence and goodness. It also represents purity. All of which, are qualities that describe dogs all too well. In fact, it’s exactly why white, along with black and brown, is one of the most popular dog colors.

Given how common the color of white is among dogs, you can bet there are plenty of beautiful white dog breeds to choose from. And if you’re set on a white dog, you’ll have plenty of options. White dogs tend to come in all types of variations: fluffy, small or big!

With that said, we’ve gathered 37 wonderful white dog breeds to choose from. Did we miss any breed that deserves to be on the list? Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll add them to the list in the future.

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Fluffy White Dogs

Some like there dogs with a smooth coat. Others prefer the wirehaired coat for the roughness out on the field. Personally, I like my dogs white and fluffy. The fluffier, the better the cuddle. Here are all the most popular white fluffy dog breeds:

1. Bichon Frise

Highlights: Playful, Spirited, Curious

Bichon Frise is hypoallergenic, cute and friendly.

The Bichon Frise is a small fluffy white dog breed that’s been a fan favorite among owners. Few dogs can match their lively personalities and charm. While Bichons are most common in white, they are also bred in cream, apricot and buff.

There’s no question that Bichons can be a little mischievous and humorous at times, but it’s all worth it for the joy and entertainment they bring into your life. It’s why they’re famously known as the world’s “greatest personality dogs.”

Bichons have some of the highest adaptive intelligence among dogs, especially from the lap dog class of breeds. Not only do they play nice with other dogs, but they’re the perfect playmates for older kids that know how to show them respect.

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2. Maltese

Highlights: Calm, Cheerful, Elegant

Malteses are smart because they have high instinctive and adaptive intelligence.

The Maltese is an ancient dog breed that’s been around before the Bible was even completed, at least according to some historians. For thousands of years, the Maltese has been by the side of royalty and aristocrats.

With their long, fluffy coats in a majestic white hue, it’s easy to see why they’re famous for their looks. And as a result, they frequently compete and win at dog shows. You’ll never see a dog show without at least one Maltese.

The Maltese dog is a fantastic toy companion for all types of people. In fact, they’re one of the top lap dog breeds in the world. They stroll around with an air of confidence, but retain the playful nature that makes them so lovable.

3. Havanese

Highlights: Sociable, Amusing, Smart

The Cuban Havanese is both adorable and hypoallergenic.

The Havanese is one of the fluffiest white dog breeds you can find. As the only dog breed to originate out of Cuba, the Havanese is the ultimate “feel-good” dog. Although white is the most common color, though they can also be solid black.

What makes these dogs special is their friendly demeanor and ability to effortlessly get along with all people and pets. Spend an afternoon with a Havanese and it’s unlikely you’ll be able to resist the charm. They can make friends with anyone.

Though they’re not always solid white, there are some that can be. What is guaranteed is the fluffiness of these dogs’ coats. As a result, the teddy-bear dogs have exploded in popularity and it’s not hard to see why.

4. Samoyed

Highlights: Calm, Affectionate, Versatile

The Samoyed (and the Miniature Samoyed) may be the single fluffiest white dog in the canine kingdom. These working dogs are powerful and energetic, but most importantly, kind and sweet dogs that love to have fun.

Because the corners of their mouth are naturally pointed upwards, they look like they’re smiling all the time. It’s why they’ve been nicknamed, “Smiley.” And while they have fluffy coats, they’ll rarely shed – making them a solid choice for hypoallergenic dogs.

Though highly intelligent and obedient, the Samoyed demands a lot of attention. They give a lot of love to the family members and expect the same reciprocated back. A decent amount of physical activity is also needed to keep them happy.

5. Great Pyrenees

Highlights: Intelligent, Patient, Reliable

A fluffy and large working dog from the mountainous regions of France and Spain, the Great Pyrenees is a big powerful dog with a thick white coat. Don’t be fooled by their looks. They’re as friendly and calm as any dog breed.

When it comes to protecting their pack, they’re undeniably some of the best. The unwavering loyalty of a Great Pyrenees will keep family members close by at all times. It’s in their instincts, as they were bred to protect sheep from wild wolves in the mountaintops. 

With kids, the Great Pyrenees is a fantastic companion. Sometimes they’re called nanny dogs because they’re such reliable dogs to own. Even so, we suggest exercising some caution as they’re big dogs that can unintentionally hurt a kid.

6. Coton de Tulear

Highlights: Alluring, Bright, Carefree

The Coton De Tulear is friendly and low shedding.

The Coton de Tulear is the only dog breed to originate from Madagascar, an island off the South African coast. It’s why they’ve been called the “Royal Dog of Madagascar.” And with their fluffy white coats, they look the part for royalty.

These dogs have an attractive carefree, easy-going and spirited personality. They’re always cheerful and optimistic, making them excellent companions for children. Cotons enjoy lying around, but also loves having fun.

Though they’re one of the smallest dogs, they’re robust and sturdy. In fact, they’re one of the best dogs for novice owners because of the low maintenance. With a reasonable amount of care and attention, this breed will have very little health problems.

7. Pekingese

Highlights: Proud, Loving, Elegant

The Pekingese are viewed as dumb dog breeds after been spoiled by royalty for hundreds of years.

The Pekingese is nothing short of a regal dog breed. For hundreds of years, they were revered in ancient China and sat on the laps of emperors and elitists. And while they have come a long way since their royal days, they still retain an air of nobility.

It’s probably why they’re stubborn and strong-willed dogs – they didn’t need to obey command! They just enjoyed spending time with their owners instead. Plus, they don’t need much exercise to be content and healthy.

Still, there are few things to dislike about the Pekingese. Once you bring one into the family, a Pekingese will love you unconditionally. After all, they were bred to be fantastic companions in the home. And, that’s exactly what they are.

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8. Bolognese

Highlights: Nonchalant, Playful, Loyal

This small dog breed is perhaps the most famous dog to originate out of Italy. They’re known for having a calm and sweet disposition, but also a people-pleasing attitude that owners love. It’s why they’re such obedient dogs.

When it comes to loyalty, there are few small dogs that can match that of a Bolognese. Not only only are they highly devoted dogs, but have a temperament that meshes well with easy-going owners. This dog just wants to have fun!

However, these dogs are prone to anxiety, especially separation anxiety. So they aren’t ideal for busy or negligent dog owners. You’ll also want to make sure they go through the proper obedience training and socialization early on to reduce the chances of developing anxiety.

9. Pomeranian

Highlights: Curious, Spirited, Energetic

Though Pomeranians usually come in brown (such as the one our family had), the white Pomeranian is a wonderful sight to see. While they were first bred hundreds of years ago, they’ve still managed to retain their popularity over the years.

Thanks to their bright and amusing personalities, Pomeranians were ideal pets among both the royal families and lower-class citizens. As a result, they’re ultra adaptable and intelligent dogs that can fit any situation and environment with ease.

The only downside is that the white coat sheds a lot. Grooming is a must with this breed! Otherwise, pick up a Pomeranian and see why so many families approve of this dog. Bonus points if you can find a white fluffy Pom.

10. Kuvasz

Highlights: Brave, Kind, Devoted

The majestic Kuvasz is a (very) large dog breed that’s solid white. In fact, they’re one of the few breeds that come exclusively in white. Having been bred in higher mountains of Hungary, they have a thick and dense double coat that’s very fluffy.

Fun fact: Their thick coats are odorless. Finding a working dog breed that’s as big and hard-working as the Kuvasz is pretty impressive. It’s why they were appointed to be the guard dogs of flocks for the past Hungarian kings. 

Not only are they sweet white dogs, but profoundly devoted to their masters. You can always count on the Kuvasz to have your back. With this gorgeous white dog, you won’t be able to take your eyes off of them (and you wouldn’t want to).

11. Japanese Spitz

Highlights: Devoted, Jolly, Comical

The Japanese Spitz is a companion dog originating from Japan.

Though the Japanese Spitz is not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club, they are recognized by the Foundation Stock Service (FSS). Still, it doesn’t take away from the fact that these dogs are very playful and love to have fun.

There’s nothing they love more than to entertain and make you smile. As a result, they’ll try their best to always cheer you up and please you. Whatever it may be, they’re up for it – making them adventurous dogs too!

Physical exercise is appreciated by the Japanese Spitz, but they’ll be just as content relaxing on their favorite human’s lap. But because they’re such fluffy dogs, expect to see moderate to heavy shedding throughout the year.

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12. Akbash Dog

Highlights: Independent, Vigilant, Brave

The Akbash is a Turkish dog breed that was developed as far back as 750 to 300 B.C. These massive dogs can weigh up to 140 pounds and were used as the ultimate livestock guard dogs. Today, they’re still formidable guardians.

They were bred to be alert, protective and independent dogs that can make quick decisions while they protect the flock. As such, Akbash dogs have some of the highest instinctive and adaptive intelligence among dogs.

These dogs are not recognized by the AKC and are relatively uncommon – even in their home country. Despite this, they’re some of the fluffiest big white dogs you can find. You simply can’t resist hugging an Akbash when you see one.

13. Siberian Husky

Highlights: Mischievous, Lively, Sociable

The Siberian Husky come in a thick, dense coat that helps protect them from the harsh cold climate of the regions in which they pull sleds. And although they’re not all solid white, they’re mostly white with shades of gray and silver.

These dogs are known for their high endurance, first-class work ethics and seemingly endless amount of energy. In other words – if you bring one home, you better be ready to spend a lot of time exercising your Husky.

However, Huskies are friendly and love to play with their owners. In fact, they have a reputation for being clownish and mischievous dogs. Huskies can be stubborn too, so obedience training may need a little patience and consistency.

14. Lhasa Apso

Highlights: Cheerful, Smart, Fun-loving

The Lhasa Apso is one of the most ancient dog breeds – dating back two thousand years old. Despite originating from Tibet, Lhasas are not the only dogs to come from the small region. There’s the Tibetan Mastiff and Spaniel too! 

For most of their history, they’ve served as guard dogs (sentinel dogs) in monasteries of the Himalayas. Yes, even with their petite 13-pound frame. With that said, they’re alert and cautious dogs, as with most excellent watchdogs. 

They may be wary of strangers because their instincts tell them to be. However, Lhasas are a joy to be around once you get to know them. And while they may not be able to prevent a thief, a Lhasa will let you know of incoming intruders.

15. Borzoi

Highlights: Friendly, Dignified, Loyal

The Borzoi is a hound dog that’s famously known for their quick speeds and agility. Capable of achieving 40 miles per hour speeds, the Borzoi runs in a graceful manner unlike any other dog breed. In terms of speed, they’re comparable to Greyhounds.

However, when they get a chance to catch their breath, they’re surprisingly calm and docile dogs in the home. They may have a skinny frame, but they’re surprisingly powerful and athletic. It’s why they make great sporting dogs.

Though agreeable in nature, they aren’t the best when it comes to obedience training. In fact, they have been unfairly labeled as “dumb dogs.” However, it’s just that they’re just very stubborn. Once you know and understand the dog’s motivation, training will be a breeze.

16. Poodle

Highlights: Intelligent, Proud, Loving

The origins and history of the Poodle can be traced back thousands of years.

The Standard, Miniature and Toy Poodle are all white fluffy dogs that are highly intelligent. In fact, the Poodle is the second smartest dog breed according to canine psychologist, Stanley Coren. They even beat out the German Shepherd!

Poodles can come in all sorts of color variations, such as black and apricot. However, white Poodles are the most popular and iconic. My family owned a black Poodle, though it’s very uncommon to see one other than white these days.

There’s more to the Poodle’s flashy white coat than meets the eye. Because they were bred to retrieve waterfowl from big bodies of water, Poodles developed a coat that protected their vital organs in the coldness of the water. 

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17. American Eskimo Dog

Highlights: Playful, Cheerful, Alert

The American Eskimo Dog comes in two size variations: standard and miniature. Both of which, are very friendly dogs with a white fluffy coat. But like most dogs from the spitz-type dog group, they tend to be heavy shedding machines.

They’re very smart dogs with a clever mind. In fact, they’re the epitome of beauty and brains in the dog world. Underneath the lavish white fluff is a highly adaptable dog. Plus, they’re vigilant dogs that tend to be wary around strangers.

If you’re looking for a white dog that enjoys human interaction, the American Eskimo is for you. Take some time to get to know one and you’ll be happy you did. They’re some of the most affectionate dog breeds around. 

18. Afghan Hound

Highlights: Regal, Loving, Independent

The Afghan Hound is a beautiful white dog with a long and fluffy coat. They come with a black coat, but also with a creamish white. And as you may have guessed, they come from Afghanistan but have been gaining popularity worldwide.

In their motherland, they were the dogs of aristocrats. It’s likely the reason why they’re proud, dignified and loyal dogs in the home. On the other side, Afghan Hounds have a silly and amusing side to them. They love to have fun too!

They can be independent and stubborn dogs, which unfairly gives them the label of a dumb dog. Sure, Afghan Hounds can be pretty difficult to deal with for obedience training. However, they just require a little bit of patience and consistency.

19. Clumber Spaniel

Highlights: Noble, Calm, Humorous

The Clumber Spaniel is a hunting companion that’s different than other hunting dogs. For the most part, they’re very docile and mellow. However, they’re still highly skilled hunters. Put a Clumber on the field, and they’re completely different.

Like most spaniel-types, they were bred to flush out game, such as birds, for their hunters to capture. For many years, this was their main role for royalty, such as with King George V. It just shows how great they were at their jobs.

The Clumber Spaniel really only come in three colors: white, “white & orange,” and “white & lemon.” Thanks to their fluffy white coat, expect heavy shedding and a need for grooming. But in my opinion, they’re totally worth it.

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20. Polish Tatra Sheepdog

Highlights: Calm, Alert, Brave

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog was originally developed in the Tatra Peaks (mountains) of south Poland, hence the name. With their cute fluffy white coats, it’s hard to understand why they’re one of the rarest dog breeds in existence.

These dogs, as given by their name, were livestock guardians to Hungarian sheep farmers. Though they can weigh up to 130 pounds, they’re actually friendly and gentle dogs that effortlessly get along with all creatures (unless you’re an unlucky wolf).

Because of their high dog intelligence, they protect using unique strategies instead of outright attacking to defend the pack. In fact, they’ll only show aggressive behavior if the situation calls for it, such as, if the pack is being threatened.

21. Maremma Sheepdog

Highlights: Friendly, Dependable, Loyal

The Maremma Sheepdog is an Italian breed that very much resembles a Kuvasz or a Tatra Sheepdog. Likewise, they’re also flock guardians that are excellent at this job. It’s no surprise they’ve been doing this job for hundreds of years.

Because of their top-notch loyalty and dignified personalities, Maremmas make some of the best guard dogs for families today. Plus, they aren’t big on barking, meaning they’re a great option for owners living in apartments.

In order to gain the respect and submission of a Maremma Sheepdog, you’ll need to be firm, confident, and establish pack dominance early on. If properly done, you’ll have an excellent companion, friend and guard dog to look after your family.

22. Slovensky Cuvac

Highlights: Brave, Vigilant, Loyal

Bred out of Slovakia, the Slovensky Cuvac is one of the most faithful and loyal dog breeds in the canine kingdom. They’re all about love and respect, though they demand the same from the owners. But, they will do anything to protect them.

Weighing up to 100 pounds, they’re able to deter ominous threats, such as wolves, bears and other large predators. The reason why they’re only bred with a white coat is to differentiate them from wild animals in Slovakia. 

To withstand the harsh cold climates of Slovakia, they were developed to have a thick coat that’s fluffy and warm. Needless to say, these dogs don’t do well anywhere with warm climate. They will be happiest and most comfortable in snowy regions.

23. East Siberian Laika

Highlights: Courageous, Protective, Energetic

The East Siberian Laika is a Russian dog breed used as a versatile multi-purpose dog. They served a lot of jobs, but mainly thrived as hunting companions for game of all sizes. In fact, this Laika is the hunting dog of choice in East Siberia.

Similar to their cousin, the Siberian Husky, the Laika also pulled sleds for long stretches. These dogs also have the amazing stamina seen in Huskies. However, they differ from the Husky because they’re much more territorial.

Though they come in a variety of colors, a white Laika is certainly the most strikingly beautiful. If they’re not properly trained, they could show aggression to those on his or her property. As a result, the Laika isn’t ideal for first-time dog owners.

24. Kishu Ken

Highlights: Faithful, Alert, Proud

The Kishu Inu is a highly devoted dog with intense loyalty.

The Kishu Ken is one of the six native dog breeds (Nihon-ken) to originate out of Japan. They were bred to be skilled and courageous hunting dogs that doubled as superb guard dogs for hunters in the Kishu region of the island.

Like with most Japanese breeds, the Kishu Ken is a very independent dog. That is, they enjoy spending some time alone, often watching their territory. In addition, the Kishu does best as a one person or family dog. They like keeping a small circle.

However, like all top hunting dogs, the Kishu is known for their high prey drive. In other words, they don’t do well with other smaller dogs, cats, or young kids. The key to a happy Kishu Ken is to keep a consistent and predictable routine.

Small White Dog Breeds

Small dog breeds are big dogs that come in small packages. For the most part, they’ll weigh less than 25 pounds and shorter than 16 inches to the shoulder.

Not every small dog breed is fluffy. So, here are the small white dogs that lack the fluffy coats, but not the beautiful personalities or elegant white hue. 

25. West Highland White Terrier

Highlights: Loyal, Cheerful, Humorous

The West Highland White Terrier, referred to as the “Westie,” is an adorable white dog that embodies the spirit of all terrier dogs. Westies are lively, confident and playful. But more importantly, they only come in a white coat.

Bred to be underground ratting dogs, the Westie is a surprisingly sturdy and tough dog. The tenacity of the terrier-type was bred into them for their long battles with vermin. However, their coats may be a little rough and they aren’t the fluffiest of dogs. 

Among all the small terrier breeds, the Westie is one of the most popular and it’s easy to see why they’re still growing in popularity. They’re small enough to be decent lap dogs, but also have a lively energy that meshes well with older children.

26. French bulldog

Highlights: Adaptable, Lively, Fun-loving

Creamed color Frenchies are probably the rarest colors for this breed.

Frenchies have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few decades. And according to the AKC, they’re consistently in the top 5 for most popular breeds. Even so, the popularity of the Frenchie is warranted in every way.

French Bulldogs come in so many colors and coat variations, but the white is the most attractive in my opinion. If you’re curious about the other colors, check out the 8 best colors of Frenchies here. They can range anywhere from blue to cream.

Known for their large bat-like ears and stable temperaments, Frenchies are some of the most easy-to-care-for dogs in the world. It’s difficult to not get along with a French Bulldog. It’s no wonder they’re so hard to resist among owners in America.

27. Puli

Highlights: Devoted, Intelligent, Agile

The Puli is not a dog breed you see every day. Despite their white coats, they have a unique dreadlocks coat that make them some of the most recognizable dogs. Because of their special coats, they’ve been famously called “mop dogs.”

Despite their funny looks, the Puli is actually an excellent herder with a lot of power. Thanks to their good work ethics and unwavering loyalty, they thrive best when they’re working side by side with their owners and humans.

But don’t let their appearance fool you. Puli dogs are surprisingly agile, strong and athletic, thus landing them the reputation of being the “acrobat dog of the world.” And when they’re in full stride, they really do look like flying white mops.

28. Chinese Crested

Highlights: Lively, Loving, Sweet

Not all Chinese Crested dogs are solid white. Some can come in black, blue, apricot and even chocolate. But most Cresties will have spotted pink skin with highlights of white. That said, it’s relatively rare to find a solid white one. 

They get their names because of their amazing hairdo – the “crested” spiky and stylish fur that sits atop their heads. They were originally bred to be vermin hunters alongside Chinese sailors, but they’re mainly lap dogs today.

The Chinese Cresteds come in two distinct variations. The “powderpuff” Crested has long yet silky hair covering the whole body. On the other hand, the hairless variation only has hair on the heads, ears, legs, chins, and tails.

29. Chihuahua

Highlights: Courageous, Bold, Charming

The Chihuahua is the national symbol of Mexico and by far the most popular breed in the country. They are often called “small dogs with big personalities” for a reason. But despite their small stature, they will guard and protect – or at least try.

Chihuahuas aren’t just famous for Taco Bell commercials. These little purse dogs have plenty of history that dates back to the pre-Columbian kingdoms of Mexico. In the past, they were bred for a variety of things, including rituals, food and companions.

Although people claim Chihuahuas aren’t intelligent dogs, I’d argue that they’re much smarter than most people give them credit for. It’s just that they have a stubborn personality. And often times, a Chihuahua suffers from small dog syndrome.

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30. Bedlington Terrier

Highlights: Loyal, Delightful, Playful

In the terrier group, the Bedlington Terrier is one of the most graceful and elegant breed. They don’t look like any other dog breed with their curly coats, tasseled ears and pear-shaped heads. What’s more, they’re probably the most versatile too.

They were originally bred to help with mining operations, however, they do so much more today. These dogs can be effective watchdogs, capable athletes and desirable companions. It’s their all-around personalities that made them so adaptable.

As for appearance, the Bedlington is one of the most unique dog breeds ever. The rugged white-like coat can also come in blue, silver, liver, or a combination. Plus, the loosely hung ears make them stand out among all dogs in this world.

31. Jack Russell Terrier

Highlights: Fearless, Energetic, Vocal

The Jack Russell, now known as the Parson Russell, is an active dog with the typical boldness seen in all terrier-types. They can be brash at times, but the fearless nature gives off an enthusiastic aura that kids seem to love.

For the most part, Jack Russells are white dogs. However, most seem to have shades of other colors on their head – ranging from tan to dark brown, black and possibly a mix. In fact, it’s also not rare to find a tri-colored Jack Russell too.

Make no mistake: Jack Russells are highly energetic dogs. They have a ton of pent up energy that needs to be released daily. There’s a reason why they love to dig holes. That said, the JRT will appreciate a big backyard to romp around.

Large White Dogs

Big dogs are what the people in this world love. It’s not a coincidence that almost all the most popular dog breeds are big dogs. With that said, we’ll actually be grouping medium and large dog breeds together for this list.

This means that any dog that’s considerably bigger than a small dog breed will be included. Here are the best big white dog breeds:

32. Dogo Argentino

Highlights: Courageous, Loving, Modest

The Dogo Argentino, sometimes referred to as the Argentinian Mastiff, is a massive white dog breed bred in Argentina. Despite having a reputation for being a “dangerous dog,” the Argentino is actually a sweet, friendly and cheerful dog.

These dogs are equipped with powerful strong legs and extraordinary athletic abilities that make them perfectly suited for many roles. In other words, they can be explosive dogs and often are effective as a deterrent dog.

Dogo Argentinos are alert by nature, meaning that they’re excellent guard dogs who will take on their protection jobs with a serious attitude. However, they were originally bred to help take down large game, such as boars and pumas.

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33. White American Shepherd

Highlights: Confident, Alert, Eager

The White Shepherd is a relatively new dog breed, only recently recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1999. They are essentially German Shepherds, but with a stunning white coat. As for temperament, the two are roughly the same.

As with most shepherds, they’re excellent at herding and protecting. Both of which, are driven by their strong work ethics and high-energy levels. Swimming, fetch, and running exercises are often the best workouts for these dogs.

The elegant White Shepherd tends to have an affectionate side, but they will often be wary of unfamiliar people. In fact, it’s in their instincts to be cautious around strangers. This is why they’re highly regarded as first-class guard dogs.

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34. Komondor

Highlights: Brave, Proud, Loyal

The Komondor is a truly powerful big white dog from Hungary. Their main job was to protect and guard the livestock of Hungarian farmers in the rural regions. In addition, Komondors also served various roles around the farms.

They have an interesting coat similar to that of the Puli. However, their coats are less like dreadlocks and more like white chords of hair. For this reason, they’re one of the most recognizable dogs. While they’re primarily white, Komondors can have other hues mixed in.

Thanks to their independent nature, the Komondor tends to be difficult to train. These dogs are meant for only the most experienced and confident dog owners. Their size and stubbornness is a combination that’s not ideal for most owners.

35. Central Asian Shepherd Dog

Highlights: Independent, Brave, Proud

Quiet and proud, the Central Asian Shepherd is a courageous shepherd with high territorial instincts. Though their origins aren’t clear (historians can’t seem to agree), we know that they served as fearless guardians for centuries.

With an intense loyalty to the pack, the Central Asian Shepherd will take down the largest of predators or die trying. But with a 130-pound frame, few wild animals dare to take on a Central Asian. There’s no stopping these massive beasts.

It’s speculated that these dogs were not purposely bred. Rather, the Central Asian may have evolved from natural selection over the course of 4 thousand years. Today, they can be found anywhere from China to Afghanistan.

36. Rajapalayam Dog

Highlights: Affectionate, Intelligent, Alert

Also known as the Poligar Hound, the Rajapalayam Dog is an Indian sighthound developed to run with the aristocrats and royalty of Southern India. They’re outstanding hunting dogs used to help take down the fierce wild boars.

Despite being a sighthound, they were also trained to be scent hounds, making them some of the most versatile hunters from India. Due to their societal importance for several years, they have evolved into an iconic breed.

Rajapalayam dogs thrive best with one owner, and not necessarily with a big family. They are very wary around strangers and can become hostile towards them. So, socialization is key for these dogs to thrive in the modern-day world.

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37. Shar Pei

Highlights: Loving, Alert, Independent

The Shar Pei is not known for a white coat, but rather for their fawn, black and lilac hues. And while they do come in white, it’s really more of a light cream color. Nonetheless, Shar Peis in their unique white coat is spectacular to see.

Originally bred in the Middle Kingdom, the Shar Pei was traditionally a fighting dog. In the past, they were fierce and aggressive dogs, as they had to be. But as the blood sport died, breeders started breeding for calmer temperaments.

Few dogs are as loyal and protective as the Shar Pei. They’re some of the top guard dogs we have. And thanks to their alertness, few things can get past this dog. But if you plan to keep a Shar Pei, you must understand that training will require patience.


Did we miss any white dog breeds on our list? Whether they’re large, small or fluffy white dogs, let us know in the comments section below!

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