Can You Guess the Dog Breed Based on its Puppy Picture?
We’ll give you a few hints—these pups are the most popular according to the American Kennel Club and we’ll even throw in the adult weight and height and even a few hallmark traits of the breed. Ready, set, guess!
I’m adorable in any size
Take your pick—black, white, or apricot because you can’t go wrong with one of these adorable curly breeds. Another hint, this breed comes in three sizes: a standard (45 to 70 pounds), miniature (15 to 17 pounds) and toy (6 to 9 pounds). Perhaps its popularity has to do with the cuddle factor. It’s hard to resist a cheek rub with that curly and soft coat—which by the way, is actually hair, not fur. And bonus—its hypoallergenic. Need inspiration for naming your puppy? Start with the most popular dog names right now.
I’m fiercely protective of my family
You can just tell this pup is going to be a big one when it grows up. Take a closer look, and you might just guess the breed from the telltale traits of the broad head, almond-shaped eyes, and black canvas coat with defined rust colored markings on the muzzle, paws, and chest. Tipping the scales between 80 to 135 pounds and standing at 22 to 27 inches let’s just say this pup probably won’t be a lap dog for long. It’s also commonly associated with these “facts” about dogs that are totally wrong.
I’m a gold medalist cuddler
Just gaze into those big, sweet puppy dogs eyes, and you’re hooked. This compact little nugget of cuteness is just about the height of ruler and only weighs 13 to 18 pounds, ideal for lap sitting and snuggling. Also, characteristics of this breed are the silky, medium length, coat with patches of red, chestnut, jet black, or black and tan. No matter what breed you’re looking for, you’re bound to find a pup that’s perfect for you on our list of 50 shelter dogs that need a home this year.
Some people call me the “lion dog”
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This posh pup has a noble Chinese ancestry and to this day, carries itself with a bit of playful arrogance. Although it’s a toy breed and tiny (9 to 16 pounds, and standing between 8 and 11 inches), the body is sturdy and compact. Pet parents may opt for shorter cuts or go all out for a long flowing look with the hair on top of the head gathered up into a pretty bow.
I’m the national dog of England
The wrinkles and short, blocky body are characteristics of a few well-muscled breeds, but this particular pup will always be close to the ground, given his short, stocky legs, and adult height of around 15 inches. But if you think you can carry him around like a short toy breed, you may need to beef up your own muscles because this tenacious bruiser will weigh between 40 to 50 pounds once he’s grown. These dogs are prone to overheating. Be sure you know these 11 warning signs of heat stroke in dogs.