10 Most Adorable Dog Breeds That Always Look Like Puppies  

"Being so small helps these sweet bundles of fluff keep their puppy faces," says Jeff Carbridge, a dog trainer. "Descended from the German Spitz and rising in popularity during the Victorian period, these little firecrackers are known for their willful personalities and loyal nature." 



Small dogs have a long history as forever puppies. Carbridge says Ancient Greeks and Romans used them as lapdogs, even naming them Melitaie on vases and murals. Long, smooth coats that reach the floor are their signature. People bow to their Maltese because they look regal.


A stumpy favourite, the Corgi herds cattle. They're still masters despite their longer legs "Carbridge says. "Their tiny size and young faces give them a puppylike look. People forget that Corgis are active herding dogs that need mental and physical exercise to stay healthy and happy.

Swedish Vallhund

Viking-era Spitz dogs are Corgi ancestors. Their sweet, youthful faces give them a lifelong puppy glow.They were popular with the Nordic people and still herd cattle today. Despite being small, they are very active and need lots of exercise daily.


"Throughout their lives, pugs look like puppies. Pugsquest founder Jay Scott says you can't tell an 8-month-old from a 2-year-old because they have birth wrinkles. 

Shi Tzu

This type of puppy is often called a "lion dog," and some of them grow beards that make them look older and wiser. That being said, you have a cute puppy-adult under all that fur.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers are the AKC's 10th most popular breed out of 196. Their perfect carrying size—small enough to tuck under your arm—may explain that. If you want your Yorkie to stay young, keep them in a puppy cut. 

Alaskan Klee Kai

If you love Huskies but don't have enough space, consider an Alaskan Klee Kai. The AKC says Klee Kai is Eskimo for “little dog” and is a miniature Alaskan Husky. 

Parson Russell Terrier

Parson Russell Terriers are energetic and love life. Parson Russell Terriers need lots of daily exercise. The AKC calls these pups "tough little guys for England's foxhunting tradition. They can sprint after the hounds and fearlessly dig up a fox's lair.

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is another charming and loving dog breed that looks like a puppy at any age. Though quiet, they are smart and funny, according to pet experts. "They love to learn tricks to perform for their adoring public," says the AKC. 

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