Top 10 Bearded Dog Breeds

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Around the world, November becomes Movember as guys unite to Grow their Mo and raise awareness for men’s health issues. But while these dudes can lose the stubble and revert to clean-shaven at the end of the month, not all moustaches and beards are intended to be that temporary. In fact, for several of our four-legged friends it’s a distinguishing feature that sets them apart from all other pooches. So who are these bearded four-legged buddies with the Fu Manchus? Check out our Top 10 List of bearded dog breeds.

Bearded Collie

Bearded Dog Breeds: Bearded CollieOf course we kick off our list of bearded dog breeds with the pooch that not only sports the growth but bears the name. This laddie was bred for herding, hails from Scotland and is one of the oldest breeds in Britain. His long, coarse outer coat repels wind, snow and rain while his handsome beard just looks super cool. (Photo credit: Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock.com)

Yorkshire Terrier

Bearded Dog Breeds: Yorkshire TerrierThis spunky little pooch with the dramatic blue and tan coat has attitude galore! In spite of his tiny size, he wears his ‘stash with pride and dignity – even when he’s unceremoniously tucked into someone’s handbag. (Photo credit: dien/Shutterstock.com)

Shih Tzu

Bearded Dog Breeds: Shih TzuWant a lap dog that makes you chuckle every time he looks up at you? This is the pooch for you. Also known as a chrysanthemum dog because of his unruly facial hair, he adores hanging with his human pack and proving that in spite of his lightweight physique, he can sport a beard with the best of them. (Photo credit: Jagodka/Shutterstock.com)


Bearded Dog Breeds: SchnauzerNow this boy knows how to wear a beard! Whether giant, standard or miniature this extroverted terrier’s iconic walrus beard and chiseled good looks make him matinee idol material in the world of dogs. Am I wrong? (Photo credit: Frank11/Shutterstock.com)

Airedale Terrier

Bearded Dog Breeds: Airedale TerrierYou’d never guess this fun-loving dog with the need for play and a passion for getting into mischief was originally bred to work on English farms. Today this dashing dog with the sculpted beard and dramatic profile is more likely found goofing off with his human pack. (Photo credit: Digital Deliverance/Shutterstock.com)

Brussels Griffon

Bearded Dog Breeds: Brussels GriffonSeriously! While this poufy little Wookie look-alike appears to be of the pampered pooch variety, he was originally bred as a ratter and lived as a street dog in Belgium. With this school-of-hard-knocks background it’s no wonder he wears his massive ‘stash with an air of self-importance. (Photo credit: Okssi/Shutterstock.com)

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Bearded Dog Breeds: Soft Coated Wheaten TerrierNope, not a lot of dignity with this pooch’s facial growth. This beloved terrier loves to wear his food after a big meal – most notably in his beard – then wipe it on your pant leg, sofa, the closest chair… Yes, his beard becomes his own personal paintbrush. (Photo credit: Denis Babenko/Shutterstock.com)

Scottish Terrier

Bearded Dog Breeds: Scottish TerrierThis serious-minded little Scot with the independent streak and determined profile was bred to track vermin back in the day. While he can still give the cat a good work-out he’s more likely to enjoy a good walk with his people and of course having his iconic chin scruff trimmed and looking dapper. (Photo credit: Ondrej Prosicky/Shutterstock.com)

Coton de Tulear

Bearded Dog Breeds: Coton de TulearArrrrr, matey! This poufy little dog with the beady dark eyes and dramatic mustachio hails from Madagascar and was thought to have been brought over on pirate ships! No wonder he loves swimming! In spite of his bounty of fur, he isn’t a big shedder and is known to just treasure his fluffy mustache! (Photo credit: Andreas Zerndl/Shutterstock.com)


Bearded Dog Breeds: LowchenFinishing up our bearded dog breeds list is a unique looking pooch dates back to the 1400s and is traditionally clipped to resemble a lion (yes!) complete with bracelets of fur around his ankles, a poof at the end of his tail and of course the distinctive furry ruff around his face. While his body is regularly shaved, that beard is forever! (Photo credit: Svetlana Valoueva/Shutterstock.com)