14 Dog breeds with curly tails 

curled dog tails

All dogs have a tail, although they all look different based on the breed you intend on buying or adopting. Some dog breeds have curly tails, which means that they have a curl in their tail. Generally, the curl of a dog’s tail is directed towards their head. For some dogs it can even occur that their tail curls multiple times.

If you are interested in buying or adopting a curly tailed dog breed, we have made a list that highlights over twelve dogs that generally have curly tails. Of course, if you want to know more which dog breeds have curly tails, this article will also be of help. So, do you want to know more about the over twelve curly tailed dog breeds we talk about in this article? Please read the full article below! 


Our 14 favorite dog breeds that have a curly tail 

In this article, we highlight over twelve dog breeds that have a curly tail. You will read about the main characteristics of this dog. This way, you can decide whether or not this curly tailed dog fits within your home. We also gathered as much information about curly tailed dogs, so you can find the full information about dog breeds with curly tails below, which we have listed on alphabetical order. 



The Akita dog breed originates from Japan and has a curly tail which lays down on their back. This particular dog breed is most known from the movie ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’, which shows their main character: being a loyal dog. Akitas have a thick coat of fur, which you need to take care of through regular grooming.

This prevents any discomfort due to knots or matting. Although these dogs are extremely loyal, they do need to an owner who can put in the work. They need regular training and have to be socialized well. As the Akita dog breed gets easily attached to their owner(s), they can also become ignorant or anxious towards strangers. The Akita dog breed is also known for being very smart and stubborn, which is why regular training is advised. 



Alaskan Malamute 

Alaskan Malamute dog breed finds its origins in the Nordic regions of the world. They are mainly known as sled dogs or working dogs in the cold circumstances that arise in those areas. The Alaskan Malamute dog can therefore survive extreme cold weather. This is caused by the fact that they have thick fur and a double coat. Do mind that this dog therefore is not the greatest option if you live in a warm climate.

This can become a rather uncomfortable experience for Alaskan Malamutes with their full fur. Even though this curly tailed dog breed has become more and more of a dog you can find in many households, they still adore to do lots of activities and work. With this dog, it is thus important that you have the time to go on long walks or allow them to release energy through other activities. Due to their loving and active character, the Alaskan Malamute is a perfect addition to a family home with kids running around. 

Alaska Malamute


American Eskimo (Eskie) 

The third dog breed that we will talk about is the American Eskimo Dog breed. Please note that this dog is also referred to as an ‘Eskie’. Although you perhaps think that this dog comes from American origin, this is not true. Rather, this dog is mostly related to German and Nordic dog breeds. In looks, the American Eskimo Dog breed looks a lot like the Samoyed dog breed, due to their fluffy white coat.

This dog breed, however, has a significant different character than the Samoyed dog breed, which we will also talk