The Texel is another long coated variety of guinea pig, which looks rather like a Sheltie with a perm! It is one of the newest breeds of guinea pig, being first recognised in the 1990s. Texels come in many colours, all solid colours, also brindle and roan. They have ringlets or curls that make up their long soft coat. The curls are found all over the body, including the underbelly. They have a short, compact body with a broad well-rounded head. They have no fringe, the hair on their face looks similar to that of a Rex.