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27 Dog Breeds That Look 100 Percent Teddy Bear, but Are All Canine

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), trolling the internet for dance work...

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Giving us the warm fuzzies

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Giving us the warm fuzzies

We don't like to overuse OMG, but OH-EM-GEE, we can't believe how cute Chowder the bear dog is. He's breaking the internet this week, and we can totally understand why — his squishy little face looks exactly like a stuffed animal.

Chowder got us to thinking there must be other pups out there that look like living dolls, and we were right. These adorable teddy-dogs are so cute, we can't even believe they're real.

Originally published August 2015. Updated July 2017.

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Cockapoo

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Cockapoo

This breed is a cross of the American or English cocker spaniel with a poodle (typically a miniature or toy).

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Toy poodle

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Toy poodle

The poodle is a beloved pet favored for its extreme intelligence and naturally striking good looks

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Chinese shar-pei

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Chinese shar-pei

A breed full of physical quirks — a wide muzzle, a blue-black tongue and, yes, all those snuggly folds of skin.

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Shih tzu

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Shih tzu

The shih tzu was only recognized by the AKC in 1969, but the breed has been depicted in art as far back as A.D. 624.

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Pomeranian

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Pomeranian

This lively little fellow is smart, inquisitive and, obviously, adorable beyond description.

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Lhasa apso

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Lhasa apso

These petite pups love to clown around in front of their owners, earning them a reputation as little comedians.

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Cavapoo

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Cavapoo

The Cavapoo is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and the poodle.

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Akita

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Akita

In Japan, the Akita is so revered that they are one of only seven breeds to be designated a national monument.

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Newfoundland

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Newfoundland

Newfoundlands — or "Newfies" — boast a super-sweet disposition and are deeply devoted to their families. 

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Samoyed

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Samoyed

Can you say polar bear? These fluffy fellows are so friendly, it is often said they appear to be smiling.

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Great Pyrenees

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Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees are certainly striking and elegant specimens. They are also incredibly intelligent.

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American Eskimo dog

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American Eskimo dog

The American Eskimo dog boasts a beautiful white coat and friendly disposition — in a medium size.

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Alaskan malamute

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Alaskan malamute

The Alaskan malamute — or Mal, as it's affectionately known — is one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs in existence. 

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Shiba Inu

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Shiba Inu

Shiba Inus are described as having a fox-like appearance, but you've gotta admit they are as cute as teddy bears. 

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Maltese

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Maltese

Ancient Greeks revered Maltese pups so much that they erected tombs in their honor.

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Affenpinscher

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Affenpinscher

Described as "diablotin moustachu" (moustached little devil) in France, this breed has a mischievous spirit.

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Brussels griffon

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Brussels griffon

Griffons demand a ton of affection, so they are best in homes where they'll be the center of attention.

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Pekingese

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Pekingese

The Pekingese were bred for many centuries by the imperial family of China to serve as cherished companions.

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Bichon frise

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Bichon frise

The Bichon frise (pronounced BEE-shon free-ZAY) has a happy-go-lucky disposition and is easy to train.

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Labradoodle

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Labradoodle

This mixed pup has yet to be recognized as an "official" breed, but they're officially adorable. 

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Golden doodle

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Golden doodle

This hybrid is part golden retriever and part poodle and is a play on the name "Labradoodle."

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Tibetan mastiff

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Tibetan mastiff

The Tibetan mastiff is an ancient breed but is not a mastiff at all — it's actually a mountain dog.

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Zuchon

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Zuchon

Aptly named the "teddy bear" pup, the zuchon is a cross between a bichon frise and a shih tzu.

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Poochon

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Poochon

The poochon is a designer breed crossed between a bichon frise and a poodle, and oh, that face.

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Japanese Chin

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Japanese Chin

Also called the Japanese spaniel, this little guy has a goofy teddy bear face only a mother could love.

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Pumi

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Pumi

A Pumi is like a cross between a cuddly teddy bear and a floppy-eared bunny. You can't deny the cuteness. 

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