Chow Chows, ancient Chinese breed, known for their fluffy coat and distinctive blue-black tongue, served various roles from hunting to guarding.
Briards: Less-known but top fluffy breed. 10-15-year lifespan, intelligent, energetic, WWII popularity for soldier search, rare due to it.
For a small, fluffy companion, consider Pomeranians. Originating from Central Europe, bred as lap dogs, with a double coat for their fluffy appearance.
Consider the Newfoundland for a large, gentle, and patient family dog. Known as a 'nanny' breed, great with kids, and comes in white, black, gray, or brown, with a thick, fluffy coat.
Tibetan Mastiffs: Large, powerful breed, 100+ pounds. Ancient Chinese origin like Chow Chow, double coat, and size create their fluffy appearance.
Old English Sheepdogs: Film stars, double coat for climate adaptability, loving, obedient, herding group, smart, adaptable, hardworking, trainable, great for families.
Samoyed: Affectionate, family-loving, easy to train, attaches easily, dislikes being alone, but high grooming needs; "shed happens!"