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20+ Dog Breeds That Are Basically Teddy Bears Who Love You Back

There are 360 officially recognized dog breeds worldwide, and that’s not including mixed breeds. This means that we’re not going to run out of cute doggos to love any time soon! And some of them look so adorable, they remind us of live teddy bears we just want to hold in our arms and never let go of.

We at Bright Side can’t keep all this adorableness to ourselves, so here are some dogs who seem to have been made for cuddling!

1. Chow chow

Chow Chows aren’t always nice to strangers but there’s more than enough love in them for their family. They can be stubborn, so their owners need to be just as strong-willed. On the upside, Chow Chows are very clean and easy to housebreak.

2. Keeshond

Keeshonds are ready to share their happiness with strangers if their owners are friends with them. They learn quickly and can make great therapy dogs!

3. Pomeranian

Though Pomeranians are tiny, it doesn’t mean they aren’t mighty. They’re very smart, they train easily, and can even be good watchdogs.

4. Toy poodle

Toy poodles are sensitive dogs. They want to feel like a member of the family and can even read their owners’ body language.

5. Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphunds are great companions and they really enjoy their owners’ attention. They’re also strong-willed, quick, agile, and brave.

6. Caucasian Shepherd

Though they’re quite large and can reach up to 170 pounds in weight, Caucasian Shepherds are kind at heart. They’re also fearless and make great guard dogs.

7. Toller

Tollers, or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, are very athletic and their owners need to make sure they spend a lot of time outdoors being active. They can also be great watchdogs. And being in the same room with your energetic Toller definitely guarantees a mood-boost!

8. Pekingese

Pekingese dogs tend to have very tight bonds with their owners and they’re incredibly loyal. They’re also smart, strong-willed, and can be good watchdogs.

9. St. Bernard

Saint Bernards are very intelligent and friendly. And although they can be very big, they’re careful with children when trained.

10. Cockapoo

Cockapoos are a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. They get on well with other dogs, children, and people they don’t know. They also love lots of attention.

11. Samoyed

Samoyeds get bored easily, so they like to be active. They’re also sociable with other dogs and humans which makes them great therapy dogs.

12. Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres breed is loving and intelligent. They’re fearless dogs, and they can be great guardians. They like to be active so it’s important for them to get enough exercise.

13. Cavapoo

The Cavapoo is a crossbreed of a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They’re very smart, and make great family dogs because they’re cheerful and playful!

14. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are energetic and charming. They’re also known for being great with children.

15. Newfoundland

Newfoundlands are very sweet and gentle. In fact, it’s what they’re known for. They love children and have strong protective instincts.

16. Bichon Frise

Bichons can easily make friends with other dogs. They’re also great with children. And their personalities shine so brightly, they make everyone around them feel better!

17. Havanese

Havanese dogs are very playful and sociable. They train easily and can also be good watchdogs.

18. Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apsos are smart and alert, so they can be good watchdogs. They’re also wary of strangers. Lhasa Apsos are independent and can even be a bit stubborn, but reward-based training can help with that.

19. Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiffs are great guard dogs. They’re aloof with strangers but loving and gentle with their families.

20. Malshi

The Malshi is a crossbreed of a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. They’re smart, loyal, full of energy, and can be great watchdogs.

21. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes are loving, friendly, and even good with children. But they need to spend a lot of time outside being active, so city life and small apartments aren’t good for them.

Which breed do you like the most? What other dogs look like teddy bears? Do you have any photos of your companions that look just as fluffy and snuggly? We’d love to see them in the comments!

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