Always smiling, these oh-so-fluffy little snowballs are one of the ancient breeds most similar to the wolf. Yet, Samoyed is anything but a wild loner howling at the moon. Sammies love to be with their people and thrive on activity and socialization. They excel at lure-coursing and need a lot of exercises to be happy. Although they shed a lot, their coat has an amazing non-stick feature, so when mud gets on that glistening white coat, it’s actually quite easy to rinse off.


02/5​Miniature Poddle

​Miniature Poddle

Truly, though, the Standard Poodle and Toy Poodle are just as cute! It’s their soft curls, soulful yet playful eyes, button nose, and wavy hair that make them look like the cuddliest teddy bears ever. Speaking of hair, Poodles have hair, not fur, which grows like human hair and is influenced by hormones. In general, Poodles don’t shed much, so they are a good breed for allergy sufferers. We could talk about how cute Poodle pups are for days, but we’d remiss if we didn’t mention that they’re also smart little whippersnappers.




According to Animal Planet, the Keeshond is also known as the 'Smiling Dutchman,' which is a clue to its origins—the Netherlands. Just don't call it a 'quiche-hond.' It's pronounced 'caze-hawnd.' Super cute and a little chunky, these pups will eventually reach 35 to 45 pounds. Their warm, sensitive, and congenial nature makes them ideally suited to be a comfort dog. In fact, this breed provided comfort at Ground Zero after 9/11. Their gorgeous coat keeps them warm in cold weather (which they thrive in) and needs to be brushed a few times a week to prevent mats. That's a small price to pay for a cherished teddy bear-like dogs, though, don't you think?


04/5​Coton de Tulear

​Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tulear — pronounced 'coe-TAWN day TULE-ee-r' — is a happy-go-lucky, life-of-the-party pup wrapped up in a fluffy, white cotton ball. Coton is French for cotton, and Tulear is a port city in Madagasgar, where these dogs originated. The Coton de Tulear is the royal dog of Madagascar and is held in such high regard there that its adorable mug was put on a postage stamp. Their irresistibly soft coats and cute faces make them hard to put down. Plus, they love to do tricks, play inside, and snuggle.




Some dogs have a lot of fluff, yet not much body weight. That isn’t the case with a fluffy Newfie puppy. They are solid masses of cuteness, with cheeks so snuggly you’ll be looking forward to spending more time burying your face in all that sweetness. And they may look like cubs when they’re pups, but as adults, they’ll be about the size of a bear! (Well, maybe not quite that big, but you get our drift.) Adult males grow to be around 150 pounds but these giant dogs are some of the sweetest and most docile breeds around.