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45 Bearded Dog Breeds And Dogs With Mustaches

Did you know that "pogonophilia" is the love of beards? That may not be the most flattering name, but it's not uncommon. Good news for people who like both beards and dogs, you can definitely find a pup with extra facial fur - such as these 45 bearded dog breeds and dogs with mustaches, goatees and facial hair. Some you've likely heard of, while others may be new to you. And believe it or not, there are even more dogs with facial hair than listed here!

What is a dog beard?

A dog beard is considered longer fur or hair on the muzzle. It can grow out and down from the nose and under the mouth and chin. 

Why do some dogs have beards?

Bearded dogs usually have the extra facial hair to protect them from something. Most (but not all) bearded dogs were bred to hunt rodents and burrowing animals, so their beard actually served a purpose - to protect their muzzles from bites, branches, thorns and more. For bearded dogs who aren't hunters, the extra facial hair also served to protect them, just in other ways. For instance, the Bearded Collie's facial hair served as insulation and protection against the cold and harsh conditions they worked in.

Are there any drawbacks to dog beards?

Though many people find them adorable, dogs with beards do require more grooming than those without. This is because the extra face fur tends to catch dirt, debris and even food, as well as become saturated with water and mud (so you may be wiping up water from the floor after they drink from their water bowl). In addition, their face hair will likely need more brushing and trimming to avoid matting and overgrowth.

On the other hand, many bearded dogs are hypoallergenic - so that's a pro for many people! Read on to see a bunch of breeds with extra facial fur:

1. Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher dog

2. Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier dog

3. Barbet

Barbet dog

4. Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie dog

5. Bergamasco Shepherd

Bergamasco Shepherd dog

6. Berger Picard

Berger Picard dog

7. Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier dog

8. Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres dog

9. Border Terrier

Border Terrier dog

10. Briard

Briard dog

11. Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon dog

12. Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear dog

13. Dachshund (Wire Haired)

Wire Haired Dachshund dog

14. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog

15. Doodle

Doodle dog

16. German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer dog

17. Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen dog

18. Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier dog

19. Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound dog

20. Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier dog

21. Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo dog

22. Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier dog

23. Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso dog

24. Little Lion Dog (Löwchen)

Little Lion Dog (Löwchen)

25. Maltese

Maltese dog

26. Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog

27. Otterhound

Otterhound dog

28. Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

29. Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

30. Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherd dog

31. Pudelpointer

Pudelpointer dog

32. Schnauzer (Miniature, Standard, Giant)

Standard Schnauzer dog

33. Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound dog

34. Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier dog

35. Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier dog

36. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu dog

37. Skye Terrier

Skye Terrier dog

38. Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier dog

39. Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog

40. Spinone Italiano

Spinone Italiano dog

41. Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier dog

42. Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier dog

43. Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier dog

44. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon dog

45. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier dog

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Why has my Lakeland not yet grown facial hair and beard at nine month old

Margaret Stocksale

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