There is no denying the fact that dogs make us happier. They also make us more responsible and patient. So, it is always a good idea to adopt a dog. Research shows that human beings are more attracted to puppies than the adult dogs. This is why most of us tend to go for pups instead of dogs. There are thousands of dog breeds that look like puppy even when they are fully grown. This is why they are extremely popular among human beings. Want to know which these dog breeds are? Keep reading then.
#01. Brussels Griffon
If you have ever seen a Brussels griffon, you will know how adorable this dog’s breed can be. They mostly look like a grumpy old man. This is why they have earned the nickname of bearded dogs too. They are also known as Griffs. This dog breed is most famous for being active and loyal. According to an estimate, these cute little dogs can only grow up to 10 inches and tall and weigh 10 pounds maximum. But, their bodies are extremely thick. The thickness of their bodies compensates for their small size and weight. On average, they are known to live for 15 years.
Did you know that Havanese is also known as the national dog of Cuba? No? Well, now you know. Apart from known for being the national dog of Cuba, they are also known for looking like a puppy even when they are 14 to 16 years old. They are incredibly funny, cheerful, and outgoing. This dog breed is extremely adorable as well. They have long silky hair and big brown eyes. For this reason, they are ranked 24th out of the total 196 dog breeds present. At most, they can grow up to 11.5 inches and weigh 13 pounds. They are expected to live for 16 years.
#03. Lhasa Apso
The Lhasa Apso is a dog breed whose history goes back to a thousand years. They used to live in the palaces and monasteries in the Himalayas. This is why they are also named after the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region i.e. Lhasa. Apart from being famous for living in palaces and monasteries, this dog breed is also famous for looking like a puppy even when they are fully grown. What makes them hide their age is their beautiful coat. Apart from this, they are also famous for being extremely smart and elegant. But, they can be a little distant from human beings.
#04. Miniature Schnauzer
A Miniature Schnauzer is as small as its name. What makes them different from other dog breeds is their specific looks. These specific looks cannot be mistaken for any other dog breed. They have incredibly bushy eyebrows and a distinctive mustache. Although they may look a bit grumpy, this is not the case. This dog breed is extremely outgoing and friendly. Not only they are friendly, but they are also extremely obedient as well. This is why they make great family dogs. They can grow up to 14 inches and weigh up to20 pounds. A Miniature Schnauzer can live up to 15 years.
Have you seen Ewoks from Star Wars? A Pekingese looks exactly the same. But, the reality is quite different than Star Wars. These dogs were actually bred to be kept by Chinese Royalty. According to a rumor, they were bred to be small on purpose so that they could fit into the sleeves of the people. Apart from this, this dog breed is one of the most well-mannered dog breeds that you will ever find. This is the reason that they have earned the status of regal pups. These regal pups can grow up to 9 inches and weigh up to 14 pounds.
#06. West Highland White Terrier
This dog breed is as white as its name and is also known as Westie. Their history with human beings dates back to hundreds of years. Their bright eyes, shiny coat, and small pink ears are what makes them famous among human beings. In short, they are totally adorable. Anyone would fall for their adorable looks. Did you know that apart from being adorable, they can be excellent hunters too? Yes, that’s right. For this reason, this dog breed was bred in Scotland to hunt rodents. On average, a male can grow up to 11 inches and a female can grow up to 10 inches.
#07. Italian Greyhound
The Italian Greyhound is one of the most elegant dog breeds that are present around. These dogs are extremely sensitive and may look like that they are always scared. But, this is not the case. In reality, they are quite playful and affectionate. Although this dog’s breed is a bit taller than a regular puppy, they have an extremely innocent and puppy-like face. They love to lounge on the couch as well. But since they are hounds at heart, they may ditch you too if they find something to chase nearby. On average, they can grow up to 15 inches and weigh 14 pounds.
#08. Miniature Pinscher
With an average height of 12.5 inches and an average weight of 10 pounds, a miniature pinscher is known as the ‘King of Toys’. This dog breed cannot grow more than 10 pounds. A Miniature Pinscher is one of the proudest dogs’ breed that you will ever encounter. They are famous for their thick and beautiful coat and have an extremely compact physique. Since these dogs are quite intelligent and brave, they can make excellent watchdogs too. But, make sure that you train them well. They can also be your greatest friend because they love to have fun. On average, they can live up to 15 years.
#09. Jack Russell Terrier
A Jack Russell Terrier is another dog’s breed that looks like a puppy till the end. If you have ever watched PBS as a kid, you will remember the ever so famous Jack Russell Terrier known as Wishbone. You might remember the fact that Wishbone never grew and went on adventures with its human companion. Originally, these dogs were bred to hunt foxes. Training them can be a tough task as they are extremely independent. So, if are new to dogs, a Jack Russell might not be a suitable companion for you. This dog breed can live up to 14 years and can grow up to 12 inches.
#10. Lancashire Heeler
You will be surprised to know that the history of a Lancashire Heeler dates back to the 17th century. Yes, that’s right. In some regions, they are also known as Ormskirk Terrier. This dog breed is extremely famous in America, the Netherlands, and Australia. These dogs are extremely rare and not many of them are known to be alive these days. On average, a Lancashire can grow up to 12 inches and weigh up to 17 pounds. They are known to live for 15 years. This dog breed is extremely intelligent and playful. You will always find them happy. This is why they are quite popular among human beings.
#11. German Spitz
The German Spitz can make a great pert. This is why you will notice a lot of German Spitz in many households. They are extremely adorable and have a lively nature. Anyone would fall in love with their nature. Apart from this, they are quite intelligent as well. They are incredibly loyal to their human companions too. They do not have much interest in hunting. This is why they can make great watchdogs. As they are always looking for ways to train their human companions, training them can be extremely fun and easy. On average, these dogs can grow up to 15 inches and weigh 26 pounds.
#12. Golden Retriever
Although a Golden Retriever can grow up to be quite large, it is their childlike nature that they have made it to the list. They look like just big puppies wanting to have fun. These dogs make great pets because they are always looking for ways to please their human companions. Regardless, their large size, these dogs are extremely playful and quite intelligent too. A male Golden Retriever can grow up to 24 inches and weigh 75 pounds. In comparison, a female Golden Retriever can grow up to 22.5 inches and weigh 65 pounds. Golden Retrievers are known to live for 12 years.
#13. Golden Cocker Retriever
A Golden Cocker Retriever is a mix of Cocker Spanier and a Golden Retriever. Although they are not a standard breed, they are nevertheless loved by everyone. This is why a lot of people like to keep them as their pets. These dogs are great for new dog owners too. It is because they are extremely friendly, enthusiastic, and always looking to please their human companions. According to some people, these dogs age backward because there is no sign of aging on them. No matter how much they age, their eyes will always look bright and beautiful.
A Pomsky is also a mixed breed. They are born from a Pomeranian and a Husky. These dogs are quite rare to find. But, they are gaining fast popularity these days. They are extremely famous on social media as well. A Pomsky can grow up to 15 inches and weigh up to 30 pounds. The small size of a Pomsky makes them a perfect breed for apartments and condos. If you own a Pomsky, make sure that you make them exercise them daily. It is because these dogs are quite energetic. So, schedule an hour a day for their exercise.
#15. Airedale Terrier
Airedale is known as the King of Terriers. These dogs can grow up to 23 inches and weigh 55 pounds. But, despite their large size, they have an extremely innocent and puppy-like face. This is why we have added them to our list. During earlier days, these dogs were known to be the companions of Yorkshire poachers in their hunting game. It is also believed that some of the Airedales were crossed with Otterhounds to produce a better dog breed than both of the dogs. Nowadays, the Airedale is known to be quite playful, intelligent, and bold. This is why all humans love them.
You must be surprised to see a Bulldog on our list. But, you don’t need to be. These dogs are on our list because of their small size. They cannot grow more than 15 inches. On average, a male bulldog can weigh 50 pounds whereas a female bulldog can weigh 40 pounds. Their life expectancy is eight to ten years. In earlier days, they were used in a sport known as bull-baiting. These days, they are famous for their friendly and calm nature. These stocky lapdogs love to loaf on the couch. Some of them can have respiratory issues because of their size and flat faces. So, keep them inside on a hot day.
#17. Australian Shepherd
If you are looking for a dog breed that is intelligent, good looking, and playful, then you must go for an Australian Shepherd. These dogs have a strong work ethic. So, they are not the right dogs for you if you are a casual dog owner. A male Australian Shepherd can grow up to 23 inches and weigh 65 pounds. On the other hand, a female Australian Shepherd can grow up to be 21 inches and weigh 55 pounds. They can live up to 15 years. If you own these dogs, you will need to take extra care of them because they are quite exuberant.
#18. German Shorthaired Pointer
If you have ever seen a German Shorthaired Pointer, you will know how adorable these dogs can be. Originally, these dogs were bred as bird hunters. They can grow up to be 25 inches tall and are famous for their speed and endurance. This is why you must make them exercise daily if you own a German Shorthaired Pointer. These dogs are always happy. This is why they make great pets. It is quite easy to train them as well. On average, they can weigh up to 60 pounds and live for 12 years.
#19. Basset Hound
The Basset Hound is known as a dog that is short and stocky. These dogs have eyes that are quite doleful and look like they always need help. But, this is not the case in reality. In reality, these dogs are powerhouse that is known to have strength and stamina which you will not find in other breeds of dogs. Originally, these dogs were bred for hunt. They have the second-best scenting ability that comes next to Bloodhound. They love to play with kids and other dogs. This is why you must notice that they are happier when they are around other dogs.
Collie is one of the most famous dog breeds among humans. They make excellent pets. This is why you might have seen them in many movies as well. Originally, these dogs come from Scotland and they can also herd dogs. If you own these dogs, make sure that you take care of them properly as they can be quite sensitive. Do not leave them alone as they don’t like being on their own for a long period. Apart from this, these dogs are extremely loyal and intelligent. On average, these dogs can grow up to 24 inches and weigh 65 pounds.
#21. Siberian Husky
Next on our list are the ever-so-famous Siberian Huskies. This dog breed is a born pack dog. They possess many distinctive characteristics such as great power and great running ability. Apart from this, they are extremely intelligent and are always looking to please their owners. This is why they were used as sled dogs as well. Although some of the Siberian Huskies still work as sled dogs most of them are used as pets. These dogs love to enjoy quality time with their owners. But, if you have other smaller pets, you need to be careful. These dogs are known for chasing smaller animals.
#22. Labrador Retriever
The Labrador retriever is extremely famous for its friendliness. This is why they make great pets. These friendly dogs come in black, yellow, and chocolate colors. They have extremely kind eyes that reflect kind nature. You will be surprised to know that these dogs are known as one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. These dogs are quite social and easy to get along with. They seem to like everyone be it a human or an animal. Everyone just falls in love with their friendly nature. We bet you will too. If you own a Labrador retriever, make sure that they exercise a lot. It is good for their health.
Poodles are one of the most elegant dogs that you will ever see. Although they have a reputation for being dainty, the reality is quite different. They originate from a working retriever stock. This is the reason that they are quite athletic as well. These dogs are quite intelligent too. They do not want a life of luxury. Instead, they are quite energetic and are always on a run. Apart from this, they love to fetch and swim as well. These dogs are quite reserved in the beginning. So, if you are a stranger, they will not open up much to you.
Boxers are known as the clowns of the dogs’ world. They are the most hilarious dog breed that you will ever witness. Apart from this, these dogs are extremely curious too. They make great family dogs but are not much athletic as compared to the other breed of dogs. They make great watchdogs and take their jobs quite seriously. They will protect their loved ones at all costs. Apart from this, these dogs are extremely patient too. This is why they are excellent with children. So, if you have a child at home, you can get a Boxer to pet.
#25. Australian Cattle Dog
Originally, the Australian Cattle Dogs were bred to herd cattle. These dogs are workaholic and love to work. This is why some of them still herd cattle. They make great family dogs too. They carry out all their duties with extreme responsibility. Not only this, these dogs are quite athletic too. But, these dogs can get bored very easily. So, if you own a space or apartment, there is a high chance that they will get bored. Make sure that you give them a lot of mental peace too. Otherwise, there is a high chance that these dogs will become destructive.
#26. American Eskimo Dog
Next on our list is the American Eskimo Dog. They have an extremely thick and white coat that is always shining. Originally, these dogs were bred by German farmers. They were brought to America in the year 1800. These dogs are great with children. They love to play with them. If you own an American Eskimo Dog, make sure that you give them a lot of time. Otherwise, there is a chance that these dogs will become depressed. On average, these dogs can grow up to 19 inches and weigh 35 pounds. Their life expectancy is 15 years.
#27. English Cocker Spaniel
These dogs are known to have adorable and big dark eyes. Their eyes reflect unconditional love for their loved ones. Apart from this, they have a silky coat in many colors. An English Cocker Spaniel is a delicate dog. So, if you own one, make sure that you cater to their needs. Otherwise, they will become detached from you. They are quite loyal and are always looking to please others. They once helped the hunters in their pursuit but now they are quite happy being pets. On average, they can grow up to 16 inches and weigh 32 pounds.
#28. Bearded Collie
A Bearded Collie is often mistaken for English Sheepdogs. But, if we look closely, a Bearded Collie is a bit leaner and slimmer than an English Sheepdog. These dogs are one of the most energetic dogs’ breeds that you will ever find. So, make sure that you train them well. Otherwise, they will suffer from anxiety. Apart from this, they are fun most of the time. No matter whether it is a human or an animal, they get along with almost everyone. These dogs can grow up to 21 inches and weigh 55 pounds. Their life expectancy is 14 years.
#29. Border Collie
If you have seen the movie ‘Babe’, you might recognize the Border Collie as the dog that herded sheep and helped the pig. They are known to have n extremely intense stare from which they control the flock. They are also known for being one of the most energetic dogs that you will ever see. This is why they work in the fields to date. These dogs excel in athletics as well. They have won many competitions such as flying disc, flying ball, obedience, etc. On average, a Border Collie can grow up to 21 inches and weigh 50 pounds.
#30. Bull Terrier
A Bull Terrier is known to be quite muscular. For this reason, they have earned a bad reputation for being one of the most dangerous dogs. They are known to take part in violent sports as well. However, they are known as gentleman’s dogs too. They are extremely loyal. This is why they make great pet dogs. You will be surprised to know that despite their reputation, these dogs are quite good with children. Training these dogs is extremely important. This is why you should start training them from an earlier age.
Pomeranian, also known as Poms, is an adorable dog breed that only weighs between 3 to 7 pounds with an average height of 6 to 7 inches. It is the smallest dog from the spitz family. These little cute furry Poms with the glorious coats and foxy faces are loyal and friendly to their families and owners. These characteristics make them the most popular playful breeds. Pomeranian is a sweet and small dog that everyone loves to adore and play with. Most people fall for their cute faces and keep them long-term companions as their life expectancy is 16 to 17 years.
This dog breed is quite friendly with their family members and is always ready to greet them with love. They weigh less than 7 pounds with a height of 7-9 inches. These playful dogs have the silky white coat covering their body without any undercoat. They need proper care and attention as their fluffy coats needs to be brushed frequently. This breed of dog has a long history of being companion dogs. Maltese is a charming lap dog that is a quick learner and can be easily trained if rewarded for the work. This dog breed is a playful, charming, and adaptable toy breed. It is a small and joyful dog with a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Corgi is one of the world’s most famous herding breeds of dogs. The average height of a corgi is 10 to 12 inches, and the male corgi can weigh up to 30 pounds while the female can be up to 28 pounds. They have a life expectancy of 12 to 13 years. It is an active and intelligent dog breed originally bred to herd cattle, horses, and sheep. Corgi is a fearless and independent dog that can be a great pet. This breed can adapt to any atmosphere and can easily adjust to a new household or new environment. They are energetic pups and require lots of walks and games to keep them busy. These noisy dogs have a big bark and are even suitable as watchdogs.
#34. Swedish Vallhund
Despite their short legs, these dogs can work as a breeding dog and can be trained to become watchful dogs as well. They have boundless energy and require the same amount of energy from their parents too. The average weight of a Swedish Vallhund can be 20 to 35 pounds. The average height of females is 11.5 to 12.75 inches, and males can be 12.5-13.75 inches. With a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years, the Swedish Vallhund is active, fluffy, and has a cute and adorable puppy face. They need their owner’s attention, and this joyful dog loves to spend quality time with their owner.
Anybody can get confused with their age as they always look like young puppies, and nobody can tell from their puppy face what their actual age is. The life expectancy of a pug can be 13 to 15 years, with their average height being 10 to 13 inches. Weighing up to 14 to 18 pounds, pugs are believed to be ideal house dogs. They are sensitive dogs that can be really fun to play with. Pugs are playful, affectionate dogs that get along very well with their owners. Their fun loving personality and facial expressions can charm everyone around them. They love going on outings in parks or beaches.
#36. Shih Tzu
Their name Shih Tzu refers to a little lion, but there is nothing fierce about them. Shih Tzu loves to follow their companions from room to room and are very affectionate and happy puppies. They are lap dogs and have made themselves comfortable around people. Their height is 9 to 10.5 inches, and their weight is up to 9 to 6 pounds. This dog breed can shower unconditional love and can give long cuddles and hugs to their owners. They can make great families and can adjust to families who love to handle small pups. These playful cute dogs have a life expectancy of 10 to 18 years.
#37. Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire terrier is a toy size dog that weighs no more than 7 pounds. These small sized dogs with an average height of 7 to 8 inches can go big in personality. This dog breed can be a loving companion. They enjoy their life of 11 to 15 years to the fullest by being one of the jolly dog breeds. Their brave, bossy, feisty traits make them unique and loved by everyone. Their full-length silky coat adds up to their elegant look. Grooming of Yorkshire terrier is important to keep them shining and glowing around you with their adorable puppy face.
#38. Alaskan Klee Kai
Alaskan Klee Kai is a small and smart dog that comes with a full bundle of energy. However, they resemble larger husky breeds and have some key characteristics, the same as they have. The Alaskan Klee Kai is a highly intelligent small dog with an average height of 13 to 17 inches and an average weight of 10 to 15 pounds. They have a lot of energy, like their ancestors, and demand a lot of playing and exercises to stay fit. Alaskan Klee Kais have a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years and don’t get along well with strangers but can adjust to their new family quickly. This breed needs a lot of love, care, and affection and is ready to return it to their respective owners.
#39. Parson Russell Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier is another dog breed that confuses humans with their age. They look energetic and always in a jolly mood, which makes them look younger and full of energy. Parson Russell Terrier is a bold and clever breed that loves to do a lot of work with people around them. They are aggressive, energetic, and amusing dogs. The expressions on their puppy face are cute and full of life. Their life expectancy is 12 to 14 years. They are quite small with a height of 10 to 12 inches and weigh between 9 to 15 pounds.
#40. Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin is tiny companions that look cute and always full of life. The height of this dog is roughly between 8 to 11 inches, and they can weigh between 7 to 11 pounds. These cute little dogs never fail to make people adore them. They are sensitive, intelligent, highly responsive, and active dogs with cute and bright looks. They are quite awkward in new situations or around unfamiliar faces. These playful dogs have a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years. They have elegant looks with long, straight, soft, and silky fur. Anyone would love this cute lap dog and want to have them as pets.
Beagles are active companions for both kids and adults. They are merry and fun loving, but sometimes they can be stubborn with attitude problems. Playing and teaching tricks are always a hit on this breed. Beagle requires patience while being trained for creative activities. They have an average height of 13 to 15 inches with a weight between 20 to 30 pounds and a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. Their nose guides them throughout their life and makes them good hunters. They enjoy hunting with other companions. Beagles have an adorable face that makes loving them easier.
#42. French Bulldog
The French bulldog resembles a bulldog except for its long and large brat ears that are a trademark feature of this breed. Their head is large with a lot of wrinkles above their short nose. The life expectancy of French bulldogs is 10-12 years. They have enjoyed a long history as companion dogs. Playful French bulldogs are one of the most loving dogs that are kept at home. This dog breed is also smart and gentle. They get on well with other animals and love spending time with humans. The height of this cute little dog is 11-13 inches, and weight is roughly around 28 pounds.
#43. Cocker Spaniel
Cocker spaniel is another adorable dog species that can always cheer people up. Their cute faces and furry brown coats are always a delight for their owners. This breed of dog is known for its gentle and happy nature. It’s a fun loving dog that goes extremely well with children. With a life expectancy of 14 years, these gentle dogs can weigh up to 25 pounds with a height of roughly 14 inches. Their brown furs are adorable, and they love to take long walks with their owners. This dog will always look to seek attention and play with its owners.
#44. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
These small playful dogs have 12 to 13 inches of height and an average weight between 13 to 18 pounds. The life expectancy of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is around 12 to 15 years. As they are one of the largest toy breeds, they love to do any kind of activity around them. They enjoy sitting on the couch or walking in the park. The cavalier is an all rounded pet with a lot of beauty, grace and sweetness, and gentleness. This dog breed also confuses human with their puppy face, and it is difficult to identify their age. They require active owners who love them unconditionally and take care of them.
Chihuahua is one of the smallest breeds of pet dogs, and yet, it is one of the cutest as well. An interesting fact about this dog that has contributed to its worldwide fame is that it is small enough to fit inside a purse. They weigh less than 6 pounds, and their height can be between 5 to 8 inches. Often known as a charming and graceful dog, this species has a life expectancy of 14 – 16 years. They are friendly towards their owners but can turn on their hostility if they feel threatened. It is a great dog that looks adorable and cute at all times.
#46. Toy Fox Terrier
Toy fox terrier is another intelligent and cute breed of dog known for its adorable small size. It can easily be identified by its white body and brown or black face. The height of this cute dog can be up to 11 inches, while the weight can go up to 7 pounds. With a life expectancy of around 15 years, this cute dog can serve as a watchdog as well. It is very protective of its loved ones and cares for them dearly. Toy fox terrier has a friendly nature and can be a great pet. This dog can adjust to a new household and is very playful.
Papillon is often considered the royal breed as it has been kept as a pet for hundreds of years, even by the kings. This dog can be expected to live between 14 to 16 years and can weigh between 5-10 pounds. This cute adorable breed can grow up to 11 inches in height and loves to play around. It is a very friendly dog that stays happy most of the time and loves to play around. While they can serve as watchdogs, they are often not used for that reason. Most owners keep them for their cute looks and playful behavior.
#48. Toy Poodle
This dog breed is considered one of the cutest dog breeds with curly hair. Their furs come in different shades. Toy Poodle is the smallest dog in the poodle species of dogs and is adored by anyone who has seen them. They are active, intelligent, and social breeds that require daily exercise and grooming. Life expectancy of a Toy Poodle is 10 to 18 years. They are the popular pets for celebrities and royal families, which mean nobody, can resist their cute puppy face. The height of this loving breed is less than 10 inches, and its weight is around 10 to 15 pounds.
Samoyed has the perfect smiley face and can always be seen in a happy mood. They have white colored fluffy coats and a muscular, strong body. The Samoyed is a graceful dog standing at 21 inches and weighing around 35-50 pounds. They are highly active and smart looking pups that are capable of doing energetic activities. This hardworking breed is a beautiful looking dog who demands love and attention from its owners. The life expectancy of a Samoyed is between 12-14 years, through which the pup remains youthful and joyful. They are smart, social, and mischievous dogs that don’t do well when left alone for long periods of time.
#50. Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a small and cute breed of dog with curly white furs. They have a great personality that makes them different and unique from other species. They are playful and love to run around their owners, cheering them up. Their charming personality and fun nature make them lovable. With a life expectancy of 14 to 15 years, this breed of dog can weigh up to 18 pounds. Their average height can be between 9 to 11 inches. Bichon Frise is curious dogs that love to learn new things. They can be trained properly and serve as great companions to their owners.