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

by Julie Sprankles
Jul 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Dog breeds that look like teddy bears
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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.

1/27 :Chow chow

There's Chowder! Chows are adorably and squishy, but they can be quite reserved around nonfamily members.

2 /27: Cockapoo

2/27 :Cockapoo

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

3 /27: Toy poodle

3/27 :Toy poodle

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

4 /27: Chinese shar-pei

4/27 :Chinese shar-pei

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

5/27 :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.

6 /27: Pomeranian

6/27 :Pomeranian

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

7 /27: Lhasa apso

7/27 :Lhasa apso

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

8/27 :Cavapoo

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

9/27 :Akita

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

10 /27: Newfoundland

10/27 :Newfoundland

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

11 /27: Samoyed

Dog breeds that look like teddy bears
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11/27 :Samoyed

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

12 /27: Great Pyrenees

12/27 :Great Pyrenees

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

13 /27: American Eskimo dog

13/27 :American Eskimo dog

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

14 /27: Alaskan malamute

14/27 :Alaskan malamute

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

15/27 :Shiba Inu

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

16 /27: Maltese

16/27 :Maltese

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

17 /27: Affenpinscher

17/27 :Affenpinscher

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

18 /27: Brussels griffon

18/27 :Brussels griffon

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

19 /27: Pekingese

19/27 :Pekingese

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

20/27 :Bichon frise

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

21 /27: Labradoodle

Dog breeds that look like teddy bears
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21/27 :Labradoodle

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

22 /27: Golden doodle

Dog breeds that look like teddy bears
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22/27 :Golden doodle

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

23 /27: Tibetan mastiff

Dog breeds that look like teddy bears
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23/27 :Tibetan mastiff

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

24 /27: Zuchon

24/27 :Zuchon

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

25 /27: Poochon

25/27 :Poochon

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

26 /27: Japanese Chin

26/27 :Japanese Chin

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

27/27 :Pumi

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