There are some fantastic breeds to spin and some that are just not conducive to being spun up into usable…strong…yarn. I will list some of the breeds that fall into different categories. Make note that while your dog might not have the length or softness for spinning it can be blended with another fiber such as wool or alpaca to be workable. If the shaft is 2″ plus it will be ideal for spinning… if it’s a shorter coat, it will need to be blended with a longer fiber to ensure that the wool remains intact. I can also add uniqueness such as adding some sparkle or silk….

There is another category…the single coat that bears no undercoat. This can be added to other fibers for substance. So…no fear….if there is a way it will be spun!

Here are three groups…

Perfect for spinning: Great Pyrenees, Keeshond, Collie, Newfoundland, Old English Sheepdog, Samoyed, Shetland Sheepdog, Chow Chow, Bernese Mountain Dog…

Perfect for blending with some fibers such as wool or alpaca: German Shepherd, Husky, Great Swiss Mountain Dog, St. Bernard….

Perfect for lightly intergrading with other fibers: Doberman, Boxer, Pug, Labrador, Chihuahua…