Dogs 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets  

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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

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5 0
King Charles Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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7 4
Bichon Frisé is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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5 2
Havanese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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5 2
Scottish Terrier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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7 5
Pomeranian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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5 3
Miniature Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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4 2
Bracco Italiano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Bracco Italiano

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3 1
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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3 1
Indian Spitz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Indian Spitz

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3 1
Damchi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Damchi

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3 1
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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3 1
Alaskan Malamute is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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3 1
Puggle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 0
Morkie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 0
Pharaoh Hound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Pharaoh Hound

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

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2 0
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 0
Blue Picardy Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Blue Picardy Spaniel

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2 0
Toy Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Toy Bulldog

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2 0
Bull Terrier (Miniature) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Bull Terrier (Miniature)

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5 4
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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4 3
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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3 2
Dalmatian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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3 2
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 1
Austrian Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Austrian Pinscher

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2 1
Standard Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 1
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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1 0
Finnish Spitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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

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1 0
Llewellyn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Llewellyn

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

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1 0
Cavapoo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Cavapoo

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1 0
Keeshond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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1 0
Sapsali is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Sapsali

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1 0
Norwegian Elkhound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Norwegian Elkhound

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1 0
Welsh Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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1 0
Japanese Spitz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Japanese Spitz

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1 0
American Hairless Terrier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
American Hairless Terrier

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1 0
Toy Fox Terrier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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4 4
Maltese Dog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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3 3
Landseer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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3 3
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 2
Coton de Tulear is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Coton de Tulear

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2 2
Löwchen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 2
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 2
Chinese Crested Dog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

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2 2
Silken Windhound is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets
Silken Windhound

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2 2
English Cocker Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 25+ Playful Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets