Weirdly Interesting 25+ Happy Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets  

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If dogs could smile, these happy dogs would be grinning non-stop. Dogs that are happy make great pets for many different reasons, which is why we've created this list of popular happy dog breeds for dog lovers to vote on. Maybe you're a fan of the cheerful Puggle, whose sweet face and compact size make them perfect dogs for apartment dwellers. Or perhaps you're the active type – you might prefer the lively Chesapeake Bay Retriever, a sweet and loyal breed that adores a good doggy paddle. Regardless of breed, a happy dog will lead to a happier you, so take a look at the cute canines below to find out which dog breeds are happy at all times.

If you already own a happy dog, then you are the perfect voter for this list. For those of you thinking about adopting a happy dog, use this ranked list to become more informed about each of these canines.
Brittany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25+ Happy Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Brittany


The Brittany is a breed of gun dog bred primarily for bird hunting. Although it is often referred to as a Spaniel, the breed's working characteristics are more akin to those of a pointer or setter. Brittanys were developed in the Brittany province of France between the 17th and 19th centuries, ...more

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Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25+ Happy Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged. Golden Retrievers have an instinctive love of ...more

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Happy Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a powerful, muscular retriever with a slightly wavy, rather short coat. Both the outer coat and dense wooly undercoat are oily for water-repellence. The coat comes in shades of brown, red or tan ranging from a dead-grass-straw color to a deep dark brown with red ...more

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#55 on The Very Best Dog Breeds, Ranked

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Bichon Frisé is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Happy Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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A Bichon Frisé, is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type. The Bichon Frise is a member of the Non-Sporting Group of dog breeds in the US, and a member of the Toy Dog group in the UK. ...more

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#47 on The Very Best Dog Breeds, Ranked

#7 on The Best Apartment Dogs

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