Pets 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, becoming officially recognized early in the 20th. ...more on Wikipedia

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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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Golden Retriever


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 water, and are easy to train to basic or advanced obedience standards. They are a long-coated breed, with a dense inner coat that provides them with adequate warmth in the outdoors, and an outer coat that lies flat against their bodies and repels water. Golden Retrievers are well suited to residency in suburban or country environments. Although they need substantial outdoor exercise, they should be ...more on Wikipedia

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Papillon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Happy Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
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Papillon


The Papillon, also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristic butterfly like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears. A Papillon with dropped ears is called a Phalène. The small head is slightly rounded between the ears with a well defined stop. The muzzle is somewhat short, thin tapering to the nose. The dark, medium-sized, round eyes have thin black rims, often extending at the junction of the eyelids towards the ears. The large ears can either be erect or dropped with rounded tips. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The long tail is set high carried over the body, and ...more on Wikipedia

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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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Bichon Frisé


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 on Wikipedia

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