7 Dog Breeds That Look Like Puppies Their Entire Adorable Lives

According to statistics, puppies are considered one of the most beautiful animals in the world and it’s no secret that we all sometimes want to have a puppy or wish our dogs could have a superpower to turn them into puppies again, right?

However, Mother Nature has blessed us with a few dog breeds that look like puppies even though they are adults. So whether you want to adopt a dog for the first time or want to grow your family of dogs by adding another puppy to it, you should definitely take a look at this list and choose one of these adorable breeds.

Nonetheless, it’s important to understand that every dog has different needs that depend not only on their breed per se, but also on their personality traits, behavior, environment, age, gender and so on, and it is your responsibility to make sure that they have everything they need to grow as beautifully and healthy as possible.

If you are a novice pet owner, you need to know that, just like any other creature, your dog goes through different stages of life and each phase requires certain things that will change once another stage comes. For example, they will need different foods and nutrients as well as another quantity and frequency; activities and the amount of exercise will also change.

With that in mind, here are some dog breeds that look like puppies forever. Read on for more info!

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Beagles are some of the most active dogs out there. They also tend to be stubborn, so if you want to have an obedient and patient dog, you should provide them with proper training sessions and an appropriate socializing process when they’re puppies.

Being hounds, intelligent, independent and curious, beagles love to follow interesting scents and explore their surroundings. In fact, this dog breed was originally bred as scenthounds to find rabbits and hare. However, in recent years, they have started to be trained as companions for any type of family, but especially for active ones who can take them for a long walk every day.

Unfortunately, what many people don’t know about this particular breed of puppies is that they are used for lab experiments, especially in the beauty industry. According to statistics, approximately 70,000 dogs are used in lab experiments each year, and of those, 96% are Beagles.

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Golden Cocker Retrievers

Those beautiful Golden Cocker Retrievers are a mixed dog breed (as the name suggests, they are a cross between Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel) that look like puppies even when they are adults. They are not only playful, affectionate with their owners, and friendly, but they are extremely intelligent creatures as well.

If you want to adopt such a breed, you should know that they love to be included in all family activities, whether that’s playing with toys, running, or watching a movie on the couch. However, this breed shed, so you should brush their coat every day if possible.

According to animal experts, you should take them for a long walk every day (at least one hour), but it’s ideal to divide this time into two sessions, one in the morning, and the other before going to bed.

Considering their parents, the Golden Cocker Retriever has a friendly personality, which means that they can get along well with other pets or children.

Unfortunately, like many other puppies, this breed may develop inappropriate behavior if you leave them alone for too long.

Shih Tzus

What’s interesting about this pretty dog breed is that ‘Shih Tzu’ means ‘little lion’, which is absolutely adorable because even their name suggests that they will be little forever, and of course, there’s nothing fierce about them. So, whether they are young puppies or senior dogs, they look exactly the same.

Notwithstanding what has just been said, they are highly intelligent, friendly and loving creatures. So, they are very affectionate with their people, following them everywhere throughout the house.

Initially, they were developed to be companions, but in recent decades, they have started to be trained for various dog sports, based on obedience, rally and agility competitions.

Of course, they can get along well with other pets, or children, but you have to make sure that your kid knows how to handle and play with a dog, regardless of their breed, age or size. So, if you are looking for a puppy-looking companion who can give you unconditional love for life, this is the best option!

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The Pomeranian is an active dog that can easily be trained for agility and obedience competitions, or simply to be the perfect companion for your family.

However, as a general rule that can be applied in any type of dog breed or even cat breed, whether they are purebred or mixed animals, they may be found even in various animal shelters as well, so instead of giving huge amounts of money to a breeder, try to save a life and adopt a poor soul.

With that in mind, although they look like puppies all their lives and have a small body, Pomeranians don’t always act that way, being talkative, affectionate, smart and active with a strong personality.

They are the tiniest members of the Spitz dog family, which consists of the Samoyed, Alaskan Malamute, and Norwegian Elkhound, to name a few.

Nevertheless, these puppies are independent and challenging dogs that sometimes forget their real size, so they can become aggressive or even – try to – attack other larger dogs. Thus, try to pay more attention to them when you go to the park – not because they could hurt another big dog, but they can challenge other dogs (some that aren’t that friendly) and it can end up badly for you and your tiny Pom.

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This adorable American Kennel Club’s Toy dog breed has a funny reputation, namely, they are considered clowns of the canine world due to their special sense of humor and the way they love to show it off.

These puppies can live in apartments as well, but they aren’t the kind of dogs that can be left alone at home for too long.

However, the best part is that they can make great companions even for novice pet owners or families with other pets or kids.

As I said before, even though they are purebred dogs, they can also be found in animal shelters, so try to adopt instead of buy.

This adorable breed loves to get involved in various family activities and games as well as be the center of attention. So, they are the happiest creatures on Earth as long as you laugh and feel good when they show you different tricks.

In fact, having dogs that look like puppies even when they are adults is one of the best decisions ever made, right?

French Bulldogs

Many decades ago, French Bulldogs served as excellent ratters, but nowadays, they make great companions for any type of family. This dog is considered one of the most beautiful breeds out there that looks like puppies even when they are senior dogs.

French Bulldogs love to play with their families, but they also like to spend their time relaxing on the sofa, watching movies with you. According to French Bulldog owners, this dog breed is very intelligent and training them can be an easy task. More than that, if they are not properly trained, they tend to develop stubborn behavior.

If you’re looking for a dog breed that can be kept outdoors or that can be left alone for long periods of time, then you shouldn’t adopt a French Bulldog, as these puppies should be kept indoors and be surrounded by their people. Another important thing you must know is that French Bulldogs can get along well with other pets or children as well.

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The beautiful and graceful Maltese is one of the gentlest dogs in the world. They literally greet everyone as a friend, even strangers! In addition, they look like puppies their entire life. According to animal experts, they don’t shed because they don’t have an undercoat and it is also the perfect breed for people who are allergic.

Malteses are not only beautiful but also intelligent and devoted to their family. Being one of the smallest toy breeds, they are well suited to apartment living and can be perfect dogs for first-time owners. They can learn new tricks quickly, especially if they are rewarded with some yummy treats.

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2 Responses

  1. People ask me all the time how old my “puppy” is. She was a rescue but we’re guessing around 14. She is white around the muzzle but there’s no other way you can tell she has mileage! Her temperament has never changed, her playfulness has never wavered, she DOES shed constantly (so what? I bought a better vacuum), and what’s written above is right on the nose. Start that brushing right away; Missy doesn’t like to be brushed and it’s an international furor every time I attempt it. But as mentioned above, they’re smart. Missy has her own attorney and her own publicity manager. I’m simply here to feed her and play with her on command. During COVID and cancer she has been a fantastic dog, friend, companion, door-barker, and judge of character. I’m even getting used to the attorney.

  2. Yorkies!!! Where is the Yorkie?!!! My Yorkie is 13 and he still looks like a puppy!!! People can’t believe he is 13 years old.

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