Instead of allowing your pesky pooch to malt all over your sofa, put your pet to work in a novel way. The most luxuriant of dog breeds can be put to practical use as producers of dog wool for your next knitting expedition.
Some of the best breeds for yarn include the Collie, Old English Sheepdog, Burmese Mountain Dog, Samoyed and Golden Retriever. These breeds have dense, soft, insulating undercoat beneath their water-propelling outer coat. This makes their wool perfect for a woolen jumper or mittens.
As an added bonus you can keep a treasured wearable memento of your pet, as they inevitably depart from our planet before their human companions do. Read more about dog wool gathering and yarn making.