Top 10 Dog Breeds with Corded or Curly Coats

I. Corded coat
Corded coat is one of the most unique types of coat. Corded coats on dogs are like... dreadlocks on people. So we have doggy dreadlocks. These dog breeds also comically resemble a mop (in a nice way!)
To develop cords, a dog breed must have the right length and texture of the coat.

There are 2 types of breeds with corded coats:
1) born with a corded coat ("true Rastafarians") - Puli, Komondor, Bergamasco
2) born with a coat that can be morphed into dreadlocks, i.e. corded-like coat for showing ("wannabe Rastafarians") - Poodle, Havanese, Spanish Water Dog

II. Curly Coat
Corded and curly coats are different because not all curly coats are corded but some curly coats can be turned into dreadlocks.

Shortly, these 2 types of coat are different but similar.

The Top Ten

1 Komondor Komondor

This is a Hungarian breed of sheepdogs. In the image you see a perfectly corded double-layered coat. True Rastafarians. Komondors are much larger than the Puli - they can weigh between 80-100 lbs and stand over 2 ft tall. - Metal_Treasure

2 Puli Puli The Puli is a small-medium breed of Hungarian herding and livestock guarding dog known for its long, corded coat. The tight curls of the coat, similar to dreadlocks, make it virtually waterproof.

Also known as the “Hungarian Water Dog”. They have a double layer of crimped hair. Its coat is virtually waterproof. - Metal_Treasure

3 Bergamasco Bergamasco

These are Italian sheepdogs aka Bergamasco Shepherd, Bergamasco Shepherd Dog - Metal_Treasure

4 Poodle Poodle The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes four sizes of one breed: standard, medium, miniature, and toy.

Curly coat that can be corded for showing - Metal_Treasure

5 Havanese Havanese The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana.

They may have corded hair for showing. - Metal_Treasure

6 Spanish Water Dog

It has a single-layer coat that is much lighter than other cord-coated breeds. - Metal_Treasure

7 Bichon Frise Bichon Frise A Bichon Frise is a small, hypoallergenic breed of dog of the Bichon type, and is a member of the Toy Group in the UK.

It has a curly coat but not corded - Metal_Treasure

8 Curly Coated Retriever Curly Coated Retriever

Pulls look like ugly mops.

Its coat is only curly (not corded) - Metal_Treasure

9 American Water Spaniel American Water Spaniel

It has a curly coat that isn't corded - Metal_Treasure

10 Irish Water Spaniel Irish Water Spaniel

The Contenders

11 Black Russian Terrier Black Russian Terrier The Black Russian Terrier, abbreviated as BRT, also known as the Tchiorny Terrier is a breed of dog created in USSR in Red Star Kennel during the late 1940s and the early 1950s for use as military/working dogs.

It's with a curly coat but it isn't corded.
On the image you actually see the dog of PositronWildhawk - a famous user of this site. Yes, he added a picture of his dog. - Metal_Treasure

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