Adorable White Dog Breeds You’ll Fall In Love With

Snowy dog breeds are a personal favorite. There are not many things on this planet as magical and memorizing as these amazing adorable breeds.

These are some of the most adorable snow-white dog breeds that you will fall in love with instantly. From the beautiful Bichon Frise to the lovable Samoyed, these dogs are sure to make your heart melt.

Breeds like the Samoyed, Alaskan Malamute, and Siberian Husky are all stunning in their own ways. But what about the less popular yet just as adorable dogs that hail from cold climates? Here are 43 under-the-radar snowy dog breeds that you need to know about.

43. Sheepadoodle

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The Sheepadoodle is a cross between the Standard Poodle and the Old English Sheepdog. They are medium to large-sized dogs with thick, wavy coats that can be either white, black, or brown.

Pure white Sheedadoodles are not common, but they are the most sought-after color. Snow white Sheepadoodles have a thick, fluffy coat that is low-shedding and hypoallergenic.

They are gentle and loving dogs that make great family pets. Although they require a lot of exercises, they are very intelligent and easily trained. The average life span of a Sheepadoodle is 10 to 12 years.

42. Polish Lowland Sheepdog

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It may not seem like it with their long, wavy coats, but these dogs are actually among the best when it comes to hypoallergenic pooches. They shed very little and do so seasonally, which also makes taking care of them very easy.

Those with white fur will often need a bit more care as the coarse coat stains easily with time.

It is also important to note that pure white Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are relatively rare and often feature black markings mainly around the face. However, these will often fade as the dog grows older.

41. Samoyed

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Samoyeds mainly have pure white coats but off-white and cream hues are not uncommon. They look pretty similar to other medium-sized spitz-type dogs from northern Europe and Asia.

It is in their personality that the Samoyeds stand out the most. They typically get along very well with humans and thrive from attention and company. However, they can be quite independent if allowed to, making them versatile for keeping as either indoor or outdoor dogs.

40. West Highland White Terrier

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West Highland White Terriers are native to Scotland, where they served mainly as hunting dogs.

These white pooches are very smart, which makes them awesome companion pets, especially for first-time owners. They are also super low maintenance with a minimal shedding coat. This also makes them fantastic for homes with members or guests who suffer from dog allergies.

However, they do not typically get along well with smaller pets, so early socialization is crucial.

39. American Eskimo Dog

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Despite the name, American Eskimo Dogs are actually native to Germany, where they were kept primarily as companions and guard dogs.

They are very alert and suspicious of strangers. Therefore, if you do not plan on keeping it as a watchdog then you should consider getting it used to unfamiliar faces as early as possible.

These dogs are also higher maintenance than most white dog breeds. This is mainly due to their thick coats, which shed heavily and thus need constant brushing and cleaning up thereafter.

38. Japanese Spitz

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What many people do not know about the “cloud dog” is the fact that it was actually bred from the German Spitz. They thus share a lot of characteristics, especially facial structures.

One of the main differences is in terms of their personalities. The Japanese Spitz is a very emotional and sensitive dog. It thrives on a lot of attention and reaffirmation and can very easily be traumatized by harsh reprimanding.

37. Great Pyrenees

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For the most part, Great Pyrenees puppies are born with white fur. However, tan and lemon shades are not unheard of. What is interesting about this snowy pooch is that their coats get thicker, longer, and lighter as they grow older. Therefore, even darker-toned puppies may grow into a pure white aesthetic.

These dogs are also complete darlings and get along really well with children, as they are very patient and affectionate.

36. Bolognese Dog

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The northern Italian city of Bologna has given us a lot of cool stuff, from sausage to sauces. However, there is probably nothing as wholesome as the Bolognese dog.

This pooch closely resembles the Bichon Frise, which is a close relative. While they are also hypoallergenic, their coat is woolier and more likely to matte up and shed than that of the bichon.

Their personality also stands out with their needy predisposition, which makes them great lapdogs.

35. Coton de Tulear

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The history of the Coton de Tulear is definitely quite impressive. These little white pooches swam across the Malagasy channel to inhabit the eastern African island. The coolest part is that they eventually earned the honor of being Madagascar’s national dog.

They are not very common outside the island state, but with their lively personalities and affectionate nature, it is only a matter of time before they become the next “it” dogs.

34. Bull Terrier

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Bull Terriers are interesting-looking dogs, to say the least. With their odd skull shape, tiny and wideset eyes, as well as their generally disproportionate form, theirs is an aesthetic that has to slowly grow on you.

In addition to this, Bull Terriers have quite a reputation of being volatile, especially with children who handle them roughly. They may also show aggression towards smaller dogs and other pets due to their territorial nature.

33. Havanese Dog

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The Havanese is the second national dog on our list and is known for being very affectionate and loving dogs that love to be around their family.

What is interesting about this entry in our list is the fact that they do not come exclusively as white. The Havanese dog coat can be of single solid colors, such as white, cream, tan, red, beige, blue, or even black. Some also have combinations of two of these or special markings like piebald, sable, and brindle patterns.

32. Dogo Argentino

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As the name suggests, this breed is from Argentina. It is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous dog breeds on our list and in the world in general. In fact, it has been banned in several countries, including Denmark, Fiji, Australia, and some parts of the United Kingdom.

However, there is no denying how majestic these massive dogs are with their muscular bodies and beautiful, short, white coats.

31. White Shepherd

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The origins and registration of the White Shepherd around the world are a source of great controversy. They are technically just white variations of the German Shepherd breed that were developed in the United States mainly for aesthetics. 

In many European countries including Germany, the variation is not recognized as an individual breed with some jurisdictions even banning their registration completely.

All this drama aside, these dogs are really beautiful and every bit as strong and smart as their standard counterparts.

30. Komondor

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The Komondor dog literally looks like an actual white mop but in the best way possible. Their natural “dreadlocked” hair actually served a major purpose in helping the shepherding dogs survive outdoor work through brutal Hungarian winters.

The best part is that this coat characteristic also makes them pretty low maintenance. They shed very minimally and seasonally and brushing their coat too often is not advisable as it can hurt the coat.

29. Kuvasz

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At first glance, the Kuvasz is very similar in appearance to the Great Pyrenees. However, on closer inspection of standard traits, subtle but significant differences appear.

The Kuvasz is a smaller and more compact breed with pure, white, or ivory fur.

These pups have a really cool history of use as royal guard dogs in ancient European kingdoms. Today, they are loved for their intelligence, affectionate nature, and playfulness which makes them awesome companions.

28. Akbash

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Quite frankly, there are no special discerning physical features that set the Akbash apart from other white shepherding dogs we have covered, including the Kuvasz and Great Pyrenees.

It is in their personality that you understand exactly why they are valued as one of Turkey’s national dogs.

These dogs have all the desirable features of a protection dog, including their devotion, high intelligence, and independence. These also come in handy for keeping companion pooches as they are very emotionally low maintenance.

27. Jack Russell Terrier

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Pure white Jack Russell Terriers are not very easy to come by. More often than not, the pooches feature bicolor or tricolor combinations of a white base coat and black and/or brown spots all over the body.

The little pups are super energetic and are fantastic companions for outdoorsy pet owners. The constant activity is absolutely vital when it comes to keeping them mentally and physically stimulated to avoid outbursts of frustration.

26. German Spitz

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This is one of the oldest spitz breeds in the world. It has since contributed to some of the most iconic spitz-type breeds including the Japanese Spitz, Pomeranian, and Keeshond.

Most German Spitz dogs feature darker coat tones including red, tan, and brown hues. However, white and unblemished variations are not impossible to come by.

These spirited pooches love to stay active and are very affectionate with humans that they bond with.

25. Borzoi

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The borzoi is one of the fastest dog breeds there are. In fact, the term “borzoi” in Russian actually translates to “swift” and boy, can these dogs go fast!

Aesthetically, they have the typical slight hound build with long limbs, a lean frame, and a narrow but elongated head. However, they stand out from the sighthound family with their longer and smooth coat.

This coat often comes in white but can also feature black or tan markings.

24. Dalmatian

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Dalmatians are known for their distinct black or red and white coat which is why seeing them on this list of snowy white breeds may seem a little off.

What many people do not realize is that Dalmatians are not simply black and white but are white with dark markings. This is evident in the fact that they are born purely white with the spots not appearing until about 2 weeks of life.

23. Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog

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The Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog is easily one of the rarest breeds on our list. You probably hadn’t heard of it before this unless you are from the Italian countryside where they are relatively common.

They are quite similar in general aesthetics to other breeds mentioned on our list including the Great Pyrenees and Akbash. They have more solid and muscular frames than most of these relatives. However, this may vary a little depending on the specific region of Italy the individual Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog is from.

22. Clumber Spaniel

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The Clumber Spaniel is the largest of the spaniel dog types. It measures an average of 55 to 85 lbs in weight and can grow up to 17 to 20 inches in height.

Despite their larger build, they are every bit as energetic and athletic as most other spaniels. They are actually very popular hunting dogs in the UK where they are prized for their strong scent tracking skills in addition to their athleticism.

21. Boxer

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Boxers are descendants of the extinct German Bullenbeisser. As a result, they tend to have the darker coat colors of their ancestors which include different shades of brown and tan.

When the term “White Boxer” is used, it doesn’t refer to a full white coat as one may expect. Instead, it refers to a boxer with more than ⅓ of the body covered in white fur.

Pure white boxers are often a result of genetic mutations in which case additional health issues like sight and hearing deficiencies as well as skin issues are common.

20. Kishu Inu

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Kishu Inus from Japan are famous for their noble characters and incredible loyalty to their families. However, they can be a little aloof towards strangers and aggressive with other pets and therefore need to be exposed to unfamiliar people and animals at an early age.

White is the most commonly occurring coat color in this breed although variations like red, black, and tan are common. Keeping the white clean with these active, outdoorsy dogs may be tricky but it is definitely worth it for that snowy aesthetic.

19. Puli Dog

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Like the Komondor, the Puli dog has naturally locked fur that gives it the mop aesthetic. However, they are much smaller measuring 16.5 inches and 20 to 25 lbs in weight.

Furthermore, they differ in that Pulis dogs are predominantly black. White genes still exist but are recessive. This means two white pulis or black ones carrying the gene need to mate for the pure white little dogs to be born.

18. Miniature Bull Terrier

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What is interesting about the Miniature Bull Terrier is that the mini version came before what is now regarded as a full-sized Bull Terrier. They are about 9 to 12 inches shorter on average than the regular bull terrier which was mixed with larger breeds like the Spanish Pointer for the larger size.

As with the Bull Terrier, the mini version comes in a variety of colors. The white ones could either have pure white coats or may include different sizes of colored spots.

17. Toy Poodle

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According to regulations, a Toy Poodle is one that is less than 10 inches in height and weighs between 5 and 10 lbs.

These pups come in a variety of colors. The white variety in particular makes them very similar in appearance to other curly-haired white pooches like the Bichon Frise with subtle facial feature differences.

The Toy Poodle is also known for being more vocal, social, and spirited than other size variations of the breed.

16. Miniature Poodle

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The Miniature Poodle falls between the toy and full-size variety in size with its weight range of 10 to 15 lbs and the 15-inch height limit.

Their personalities are also in between the two, with some extreme variations. Where the Toy Poodle is yappy and overzealous, the Mini Poodle tends to be more calm and eager to please. They are also friendlier than the often aloof and mistrusting standard poodle. All this makes them ideal companion pets.

15. Hokkaido

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The Hokkaido dog, also known as the Ainu dog, is one of the main Japanese dog breeds and has the typical spitz-type aesthetics.

However, their coats are often thicker, which made them better capable of adapting to extreme weather conditions in the parts of Japan where they were raised. They also tend to have broader dimensions and shorter ears which is a great way to differentiate them from other Japanese dogs with a similar aesthetic.

14. White Swiss Shepherd Dog

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This breed is a descendant of the White Shepherd from the United States which, as earlier mentioned, is basically a white German Shepherd.

Years of mixed breeding have created noticeable differences between the white Swiss Shepherd Dog and its ancestors. For example, their coats are often longer and significantly lighter.

They also have narrower faces and longer perky ears. Other features like high intelligence and bravery seem to have been retained in this dog breed.

13. Pomeranian

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Pomeranians are affectionately referred to as pom poms. With their fluffy coats and spitz-type form, it is safe to say that this may have as much to do with imagery as it does with their shortened names.

While most Poms are tan or even red in color, white variations are often seen in which case the white will mostly cover the entire body.

These white Poms are in every way similar to their colored alternatives which means the yappy and stubborn nature is still a part of the package.

12. Pyrenean Mastiff

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This is often confused with the Great Pyrenees which is a huge mistake considering their differences not only in terms of physical characteristics but also in personality and history.

This breed is significantly larger with a thicker coat that just exaggerates the large proportions further.

Their white coats are often littered with different sizes and degrees of darker markings. They may also be pure with nothing more than the dark-colored “mask” over the eyes, ears, and snout.

11. Sealyham Terrier

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This snowy pooch is primarily white in color but variations like cream and lemon as well as combinations with darker tones like chocolate may be seen.

Sealyham Terriers have this unique form and general aesthetic that, like a few other breeds on this list, is truly an acquired taste. They have small bodies with very short legs that create some disproportion.

This is exaggerated further by their weirdly long neck with the bearded snout as the icing on the cake.

This, however, has not hurt their popularity with many dog lovers finding them super cute just as they are.

10. Volpino

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The Volpino is to Italy what Pomeranian and Japanese Spitz are to Germany and Japan respectively. A cool fact about these dogs is that Michelangelo the sculptor was believed to be a huge fan and had one of his own.

The spitz-type snow-white dog has the same medium, compact frame with a thick, wispy coat and triangular skull features.

However, their faces tend to be smaller with their big eyes giving them a Chihuahua-like appearance.

9. Slovak Cuvac

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Despite having been around for centuries, the Slovak Cuvac is a very rare breed to come by. They were actually on the brink of extinction in the mid-19th century before intervention by Czech veterinary experts.

This rescue is definitely a good thing considering how awesome these dogs are. There is truly nothing they seem unable to do, from shepherding and guarding to companionship. They especially get along well with children and are worth considering as family pets.

8. South Russian Ovcharka

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These dogs are known for their unique coat aesthetic. The thick coat has long, wavy hairs that give the dog a shaggy appearance. This is even more evident in dogs where the fur is allowed to grow over the face.

South Russian Ovcharkas tend to be white in color but could be cream or very light hues of brown. Their outdoorsy lifestyle also may have them looking darker than they really are due to how easy it is to stain their coats.

7. East Siberian Laika

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White East Siberian Laikas are quite rare but they are truly a sight to behold. The elegant breed carries the snowy hues really well with its fluffy coat and compact form. They are therefore very popular in their native country mainly for the purpose of aesthetics.

For dog owners who choose these breeds, life is pretty easy. They are quite friendly and independent. However, they love the outdoors and therefore require a lot of playtime to keep them happy.

6. Landseer

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The Landseer is technically the black and white variation of the Newfoundland breed. These beautiful beasts have varying degrees of marking which could range from white with few dark spots to an almost 50/50 split on the two colors.

They make for awesome family pets with their affectionate, gentle giant nature. However, early socialization is important to avoid aggressive outbursts, which, given their size, they can be quite dangerous when unhappy or threatened.

5. Polish Tatra Sheepdog

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The Polish Tatra Sheepdog is very popular in Poland for use as a protection dog. Whether it is guarding livestock against wild animals or homes from intruders, there is no denying the fact that this strong, brave, and intelligent dog is good at its job.

While they are often kept as indoor companion pets, they typically enjoy being outdoors a lot more. It is therefore advisable that people keeping them invest their time and efforts towards facilitating playtime outside.

4. Spanish Water Dog

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At first glance, the Spanish Water Dog looks very similar to the puli and the Komondor with their shaggy coat. However, closer inspection reveals that their fur is just very curly and not “locked” as is the case with the other two breeds.

Pure white variations of this dog are quite rare. More often than not, they come as white combined with other colors. The most common in this case are chocolate, black, and beige.

3. Rajapalayam

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Rajapalayam is also known as the Indian Ghost Hound, Polygar Hound, or Shikkar Hound, for its country of origin and its light coat tone, as well as its popularity as a hunting dog.

These dogs have a pretty elegant and clean aesthetic with their short coat and long, lean form. They are therefore also popularly kept as companion pets for the aesthetic.

In these cases, traits like their intense affection for their family members, their loyalty, as well as their general calm predisposition make them a real hit in India.

2. Bichon Frise

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With its snow-white curly coat, the Bichon Frise is easily the most reminiscent of the cloud aesthetic that makes white dogs such a hit. Their coat makes it very easy to groom them into different looks whether it is a soft teddy cut or an edgier, sharp cut.

These breeds are also known for their feisty personalities. You can rest assured that there will never be a dull moment in a house with a Bichon Frise.

1. Maltese

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The Maltese dog is a breed known for its elegant toy dog aesthetic. Whether their hair flows to the ground or they have a teddy bear cut, it is not so hard to see how it is such a hit.

In addition to their heart-melting aesthetic, these dogs are known for being super sweet. They are very affectionate and with socialization can be extroverted. They also get along really well with children and other pets, making them ideal family dogs.

Are White Dogs Rare? 

White dogs are relatively rare. Whether it is a white coat gene or mutations like albinism, their occurrence is not very common. However, with the increased breeding of pure white dogs like Bichon and Maltese, among others, the numbers have increased, causing white dogs to be more common these days than ever before.

How Do You Keep A White Dog White? 

The best way to keep a white dog white is by using the right cleaning products in the grooming regimen. We would recommend the Seamus Cherry Blossom Whitening Shampoo to keep the pooch’s fur nice and clean. In addition to whitening the dog’s fur, it helps to condition the coat and neutralize odors with its long-term slow-release cherry blossom scent.

Can 2 Black Dogs Have White Puppies? 

It is technically possible for two black dogs to have white puppies in their litter. This could happen in the case of albinism where recessive mutated genes in both parents combine to give a white puppy. It could also be a result of the presence of white coat genes in black dogs whose color is a result of recessive black genes.

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