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These dogs love to play! If you are interested in getting a playful dog, you aren't alone. Dogs that are playful make great pets for many different reasons, which is why we've created this interactive list of popular playful dog breeds for dog lovers to vote on. Newer breeds like the Puggle have already become pet owner favorites due to their cheerful, lively natures. Other playful types of dogs, like Pomeranians, have been popular for centuries. Playful dogs are perfect if you are a high-energy person who loves to be outdoors and burn some calories with your pooch!

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

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Pug is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Pug

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Scottish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bichon Frisé is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Miniature Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Bracco Italiano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Bracco Italiano

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King Charles Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Havanese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Damchi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Damchi

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Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Puggle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Morkie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Indian Spitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Indian Spitz

The Cutest Mixed Dog Breeds

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Pharaoh Hound is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Pharaoh Hound

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Affenpinscher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Blue Picardy Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Blue Picardy Spaniel

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Bull Terrier (Miniature) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Bull Terrier (Miniature)

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Toy Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Toy Bulldog

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Pomeranian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Dalmatian is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Austrian Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Austrian Pinscher

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Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Standard Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Guejae Gae is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Guejae Gae

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Keeshond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Finnish Spitz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Llewellyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Llewellyn

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Basenji is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Sapsali is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Sapsali

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Cavapoo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Cavapoo

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Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Norwegian Elkhound

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Welsh Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Japanese Spitz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Japanese Spitz

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Toy Fox Terrier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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American Hairless Terrier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
American Hairless Terrier

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Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Coton de Tulear is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Coton de Tulear

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Chinese Crested Dog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Silken Windhound is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Silken Windhound

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Löwchen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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English Cocker Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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Kyi-Leo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Kyi-Leo

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Irish Red and White Setter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Irish Red and White Setter