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15+ Dog Breeds That Look Like Puppies Forever

By Kerry
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Dogs come in a variety of breeds, each with its own unique characteristics. Some breeds are known for being friendly, while others are known for being aggressive.

Puppies playing

Everyone knows that puppies are some of the cutest things in the world. Well, did you know that there are some dog breeds that will look like a puppy forever?

In this article, we will be discussing the 15+ dog breeds that look like puppies forever. So, if you want to add a dog to the family that will give you those puppy dog eyes for their entire life, keep on reading!

1. Corgi

Corgi staring on prey

The Corgi is known for being a herding dog. It may be a small-sized dog, but it has lots of personalities to make up for its size. They are very playful and like to be active.

These are smaller dogs that grow to around 10-12 inches in height when fully grown. The coloring and face of a Corgi puppy compared to an adult Corgi are quite similar.

2. Pomsky


The Pomsky is a crossbreed between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. The result is a dog that looks like a Husky puppy and never grows out of that cute puppy look. It is known for its thick hair that helps to regulate its body temperature.

3. Toy Fox Terrier

Toy fox terrier laying down

The Toy Fox Terrier is a small breed of dog. These dogs may be small, but they have lots of energy. Alongside being quite playful and intelligent.

As they are such playful dogs, they don’t only look like a puppy all their lives, but their personalities are quite like a puppy as well.

You will notice various white, tan, and black markings on this dog, which will grow to around 10 inches in height.

4. Tibetan Pug

The Tibetan Pug is a mix of a Pug and Tibetan Spaniel. This is one of the most popular mixed breeds in the United States. These dogs are usually medium-sized dogs.

They are very intelligent and love to play. They also enjoy going outside and getting exercise.

The most noticeable feature of this dog is its face. This dog is the visualization of puppy dog eyes. These are very friendly dogs that never really change as they grow up.

5. Chihuahua

Chihuahua siting

One thing that people associate with puppies is their small size. A Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog. An adult Chihuahua can fit into the size of your hand.

They are very lively little dogs, considering their size. Due to their size, they will always look like puppies.

6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier king charles spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been growing in popularity as a dog to own in the United States. They are very loving and playful dogs to own, who like spending time with their owners.

As puppies, these dogs are adorable, and they don’t lose those cute puppy looks as they grow up. The ideal family pet.

7. Cocker Spaniel

Cocker spaniel laying down

A Cocker Spaniel is a slightly larger dog than what we have mentioned so far. This breed of dog will grow to around 20 inches in height, but it will still look like a puppy for all of its life.

These are very easy dogs to train, and they enjoy their owner’s companionship. Their hair gets longer as they age. However, they will always hold onto their puppy face all of their life.

8. Maltese


A Maltese will keep looking like a puppy, but it does depend on how they are groomed. Overall, a Maltese will only grow to around 8 to 9 inches in height. Thus, all their features help them to keep their cute puppy looks.

These are very loving dogs, which are ideal as companion dogs for families or the elderly

9. French Bulldog

French bulldog 2

The French Bulldog is an easygoing breed of dog. They love to play and be part of a family. You will know that a French Bulldog can be found in various colors.

They may grow in height from a puppy. However, they will always keep their puppy-like features all of their life.

10. Beagle


Not everyone wants a small dog that looks like a puppy forever. This is where the Beagle comes in.

Beagles are small to medium-sized dogs that can grow to around 15 inches in height. However, be warned, Beagles are known to bark quite a bit.

Beagles don’t really lose their puppy looks. They are very smart, yet energetic dogs, just like a puppy. Thus, they will always share similarities with their puppy self. The perfect family pet that children will love to play with.

11. Pug

Pug 2 smiling

Pugs can look quite similar to the French Bulldog. However, Pugs are known for having a pushed-in face. This is what gives Pugs their appeal. While also, it is what keeps them looking like a puppy all the time.

Pugs have a  short coat with a  curled tail. These are very playful and friendly dogs. An adult Pug will only grow to around 12 inches tall.

12. Pomeranian

Pomeranian running

Pomeranians are very easy to recognize. A puppy and an adult Pomeranian look almost identical to one another.

These dogs can either be black, gray, or white. They are quite smart dogs who love company and being part of a family.

13. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is also known as the Yorkie. These are the smallest terrier breed, as they will only grow to around 8 inches tall.

A lot of people have commented how much like a teddy bear these dogs look. They might be small, but these dogs have a lot of confidence.

14. Shih Tzu

Shih tzu laying down

Shih Tzu’s look like a puppy all their life, depending on how they are groomed. If the hair is kept too long, then their puppy looks are a bit more disguised.

Overall, these are very smart dogs with a lot of energy. They may be small, but they are cute, and as long as their hair is kept short, it will keep their puppy looking for longer.

15. Golden Cocker Retriever

Golden cocker retriever tired

Everyone loves the looks of a golden retriever, but they are a very large breed of dog. A Golden Cocker Retriever is a mixed breed dog of Cocker Spaniel and Golden Retriever.

These are very playful dogs who have a lot of energy to burn off during the day.

A Golden Cocker Retriever will look like a small Golden Retriever with very curly hair. They are the ideal dogs for families with children.

16. Papillon

Papillon in the park

Papillons are very energetic dogs that love to spend time with their owners. The Papillon doesn’t really change its appearance as it grows up.

They are always quite small dogs with very happy and energetic personalities that they obtain from being a puppy.

17. Samoyed

Samoyed plays in the park

Samoyed is an extremely cute and fluffy dog. They have a very friendly-looking face that keeps them from being puppies.

These dogs are quite large compared to other dogs on our list and this joyful and adorable dog is difficult to resist. They need a lot of work to train, but they will bring you lots of joy in your life.

18. Toy Poodle

Toy poodle staring

Not all Poodles manage to keep their puppy looks forever. However, the Toy Poodle happens to keep a hold of their puppy for much longer than most.

They are very smart dogs, which you can groom in whatever you like. However, like some other breeds of dogs we have mentioned. There are particular ways to groom these dogs to make them look more like a puppy than others.

19. Japanese Chin

Japanese chin sitting

The Japanese Chin is commonly known as the Japanese Spaniel. The size of this dog can vary. They are also available in a variety of colors, such as tan, white, and black.

These are very loyal dogs who are also very independent. They do prefer to spend time by themselves then with their owner.

However, they have very small features, which is what gives them the puppy-like appearance that keeps them forever.

20. Cava-Poo-Chon

The last dog on our list is the Cava-Poo-Chon. This dog is a mixture of three different dog breeds. These include the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Poodle, and Bichon Frisé.

This mixture of dog breeds creates a dog that will always look like a puppy. They are very adorable dogs who have calm and friendly personalities.

A great family dog, this small dog with soft and fluffy hair will always look like a puppy for the rest of its life.

Final Thoughts

There are lots of dogs out there that will look like a puppy forever. Some of these dogs are purebreds, while others are crossbreeds. Whichever type of dog you choose, you will find that they are very loving and loyal pets.

What you will notice with most of these dogs is that they are quite small. As a result, their features always remain quite small as well.

This helps these dogs to keep their puppy looks, as their faces haven’t had to grow. With so many dog breeds to decide from, it can be a difficult choice which one to have.

If you want a dog that will never change its puppy-like appearance, then you should consider one of these dogs.

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About the author


Kerry White is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Kerry has been writing for PetDT for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners.Kerry has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Kerry knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.