Are you planning to adopt a new pup?

I'm assuming you're here because, yes you are, and maybe your favorite color is white!

Maybe not, but you're here because you like big white fluffy dogs.

And today, that's what I'll show you.

I'll review some of the most popular big, white, and fluffy dog breeds.

I'll also talk about each one's temperament and disposition and if they're the right breed for you!

How We Came Up With This List

It's impossible to own or have interacted with every dog breed out there.

In creating this article, I spent hours scouring the internet, finding personal experiences from owners and veterinarians of each breed through forums, articles, and interviews.

Fortunately, I also have some personal experience interacting with some of the breeds on this list.

10 Popular Big White Fluffy Dog Breeds That Will Steal Your Heart

There’s something about dogs that are all one color, with their monochrome appearance making them look so pure, majestic, and regal.

And when they’re large in stature, they command even more attention, no matter what color they are.

If you’ve ever seen a big white fluffy dog, you know how all that white fluff contrasts their dark eyes and draws you in.

If you’ve fallen in love with the charming looks of a big white fluffy dog, here are some breeds you might want to consider adding to your family.

standard white poodle standing

Standard Poodle

Although not all standard poodles are white, they’re definitely worth mentioning in the “big, white fluffy dog” category.

While there are also toy and miniature poodles, the standard poodle typically weighs an average of 65 lbs. and reaches an average height of 20 inches at the shoulders.

You'll need to have a regular grooming schedule to prevent their curly coat from getting matted.

But they don’t shed, which is a bonus if you have allergies.

Poodles are smart, affectionate, and loyal to their owners.

The lack of shedding combined with their personalities make them popular choices for mixed breeds.

If you ever see a dog breed with “doodle” at the end of the name, it is mixed with a poodle.

Examples include Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, and sheep-a-doodles.

Samoyed Breed Profile


Samoyeds aren’t too large in body size, but all their fur can make them look bigger than they really are.

Personally, I'd love to have a big-looking majestic white dog breed with a beautiful coat flowing in the wind walking beside me.

They originated in Siberia, where they were used for hunting and pulling heavy loads through cold, snowy conditions.

Now, not all of us here hunt, but this is a great foundation for training if you are looking for a determined working dog breed.

Although they’re good-looking dogs, the only downside is their fur.

Since they have a lot of fur, you'd need to maintain regular grooming and brushing.

If their majestic coat isn't a dead giveaway, Samoyeds also shed a lot.

If you can handle all the fur and all their energy, a Samoyed can be an affectionate, smart pet.

great pyrenees watching after sheep

The Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees are very large dogs that average a height of 30 inches at the shoulder and an average weight of 100 lbs.

Like the Samoyed, their long shaggy coats make them look even bigger.

Because of their large size they would be terrible if you live in an apartment.

The Great Pyrenees are accustomed to being alone as they were bred to watch after sheep, which is perfect if you live on a decent plot of land and have poultry and livestock.

I live in South Florida, and believe it or not, we have big mountain lions and bobcats here.

A friend of mine who lives on 5 acres “had” chickens (more on that in a second); she had them because her Great Pyrenees would protect the property.

The only thing you'll have to be okay with is their protection strategy.

They will dig a hole to try and keep a low profile and of course take a nap. When they hear danger they wake up and go assess the situation/protect the animals they guard.

So if you're okay with a few holes in your yard or on your property, they're great livestock guardian dogs.

I say she had chickens because, sadly, her dog died of old age, and as soon as the dog died, raccoons and bobcats killed them.

As you can see, they don't need to herd sheep to be great dogs.

They have a very calm nature, but that calm can disappear as soon as they’re tasked with protecting their family. So if you are looking for a guard dog, this is your breed.

Nonetheless, they make great family dogs that don’t require too much attention, with the exception of grooming.

You need to brush them regularly to cut down on some of the shedding.

white clumber spaniel standing in field

Clumber Spaniel

Now I have never seen a Clumber spaniel.

But I went ahead and researched a couple of hours on this uncommon breed through forums, blogs, and interviews, and here is what I found from people's personal hands-on experience with Clumber spaniels.

The largest in the spaniel family is the Clumber Spaniel, weighing an average of 85 lbs. and 18-20 inches in height at the shoulders.

They look a lot like a Labrador retriever in the face, but their body is more stocky, and their legs are shorter.

If your lifestyle is a more laid back relaxed pace then this is the perfect dog breed for you.

If you're looking for a dog that isn't very high energy and just likes some leisurely strolls, even better.

Their long, wiry coat needs regular brushing, at least weekly, to keep shedding under control.

Unfortunately, the downside is you'll need to make sure you have some money set aside because they can have health problems like hip dysplasia.

Also, if you don't like drool, then this breed may not be for you.

Big White Fluffy Dog Breeds: kuvasz dog


The Kuvasz looks much like a Clumber Spaniel but much bigger, tipping the scales at an average of 110 lbs.

They were originally used in Hungary to protect livestock from wolves.

Their stark white coat helped farmers distinguish them from predators.

Kuvasz are brave dogs and will be eextremely loyal you and your family.

If you have a lot of patience, this can be a great dog. Kuvasz are known to be difficult to train, despite their intelligence.

A quick disclaimer: this dog is not a beginner dog. So DO NOT get this dog as your very first dog breed.

This dog, because of its size and breeding history, isn't naturally known to be a friendly dog.

TIP: Just like with any breed, poor treatment and training can make a dog more aggressive.

Because of their size, lack of training and poor treatment can cause them to be aggressive towards humans and smaller dogs.

It's why it's very important if you're interested that you thoroughly train this breed.

They are not suited for small apartments and yards and instead need lots of space to roam in order to avoid becoming bored and destructive.

They could benefit from a daily run or long walk.

Big White Fluffy Dog Breeds: afghan hound

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hounds get their namesake from Afghanistan, where they were bred to hunt large prey.

They were able to do this due to their ability to run at high speeds for extended distances.

Their size is only large in regard to their height, as they can reach 28 inches at the shoulder.

Regarding training, set up ongoing training on a consistent daily and weekly basis.

If you are okay with a dog that is naturally known to be aloof, then this shouldn't be an issue.

They will guard your property and protect your family to the bitter end. So if you want the feeling of security on your property and in your home, sign yourself up for an Afghan Hound.

The Afghan hound is a super sweet dog if you are not an intruder or stranger.

Yet they weigh only an average of 60 lbs., which is at the lower end of the scale in the large dog category.

Their coat is long and silky and commonly white, although some Afghans have a brown coat or mixed colors.

Afghans make loyal, affectionate, and goofy pets for the right people who are willing to provide them with lots of mental stimulation and exercise.

komondor dog running


The Komondor has a unique look with its long white coat that cords on its own.

With the way their long cords hang over their face, you’d never expect them to be watchdogs.

But they were originally used to guard sheep, and their white shaggy coat helped them blend right in.

As for size, they average 110 lbs. and about 28 inches in height at the shoulders.

They make affectionate family dogs and don’t require too much exercise.

But Toby, look at that coat. These dogs must shed a ton! Right?

Wrong, these dogs are actually very hypoallergenic and barely shed at all.

But you will need a specialized grooming process as the Komondor's undercoat sheds eventually.

And you'll need to make time a couple times a year to separate the cords by hand.

This prevents their hair from matting too close to their skin which will be painful for them.

But they are highly protective of their families, so they need lots of socialization as puppies so they don’t perceive strangers as threats.

slovensky cuvac laying in park

Slovensky Cuvac

Slovensky Cuvacs are also breeds that were bred to guard livestock and have maintained their guarding tendencies throughout their existence.

Their fluffy coat sheds quite a bit, but they don’t require much grooming.

At an average of 24 inches in height at the shoulders and weighing about 100 lbs., their large stature matches their bravery.

They’re also very protective of their families. Slovensky Cuvacs do best in a large home with a large yard to roam in. Give them some chickens or goats to protect, and they’ll be even happier.

ukrainian shepherd dog walking in park

Ukrainian Shepherd Dog

The Ukrainian Shepherd dog is the epitome of a “white fluffy dog,” and they can look as charming as they are intimidating.

They can reach an average of 24 inches in height at the shoulders and weigh over 100 lbs.

Their size, combined with their dominant personalities, makes Ukranian Shepherds a better match for experienced dog owners than inexperienced owners.

They need someone who is at least as dominant as they are and someone who will provide them with socialization at a young age.

maremma sheepdog laying next to sheep

Maremma Sheepdog

The Maremma Sheepdog is sometimes called the Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog and is indigenous to Italy. They are similar to other big fluffy herding dogs in size, averaging 100 lbs.

One thing that makes the Maremma Sheepdog stand out is its affectionate nature. While other dogs are also affectionate, the Maremma likes to show it more and will likely want to lean up against you to show its affection.

They can make good pets, but only if they have a job to do and a large yard to do it in. They can be destructive in nature without something that challenges their intelligence, just like many large dogs.

If you’re interested in adding a large fluffy dog to your life, know that they have more needs than the basic lap dog. Most were bred as herding dogs and would be happiest if they had a job to do.

If you have room for them, can keep them mentally stimulated, and can socialize them at a young age, any of these big, fluffy white dogs can be a good match for your lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most expensive dog in the world?

The prices of dogs will differ in ways, such as their breed, gender, and more. Nowadays, a few of the most expensive dog breeds in the world are the Samoyed, Chow Chow, and the Tibetan Mastiff.

How expensive, you ask?

Well, one Tibetan Mastiff was sold for $1.9 million by a high-rolling Chinese businessman.

What is the biggest fluffy dog?

If we're talking about all of the biggest fluffy dogs, not just the white ones, a few of them are:

What is a big white fluffy dog that looks like a wolf?

If you're looking for a big white fluffy dog that looks like a wolf, it's called a Samoyed.

Samoyeds have a thick, white, and fluffy coat.

Their pointed ears, wedge-shaped head, and curled tail give off a somewhat wolf appearance.

Are Any Of These Big White Fluffy Dog Breeds The Right One For You?

Hopefully, with this list, you're more clear on the type of dog you want.

Don't let their fluffy mane fool you.

These dogs are also intelligent, loyal, and affectionate.

Some are like big white teddy bears.

They are soft and playful, and some will protect you and your family as watchdogs or guard dogs.

But with these large white dogs comes great responsibilities.

As pet owners, we must ensure that we socialize them, train them, and maintain their coat's fluffiness.

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Toby loves spending time with his dog and two cats. They are the best stress reliever and affectionate pets, especially his Belgian Malinois, Shawie. Shawie's favorite activity is running or jogging. But their go-to spot is to chill and swim around a nearby river.