Top 15 Dog Breeds With the Best Personalities

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When you are looking for your next canine companion, you may in the market for a doggo that's got it all! Handsome good looks are a great place to start, but the ideal pooch needs to have personality to clinch the deal! Long-haired, short-haired, or none at all; those choices take a back seat in your quest for the pawrfect furry fur-iend with the charm to make all the ladies swoon. While lots of different breeds make pawsitively delightful companions, are there certain breeds who top the charts as having winning personalities? Which one is the best fit for your home?


This hybrid breed of the Labrador Retriever and Poodle is a furfectly fun fur friend for anyone. At about 50 pounds fully grown, these midsized designer doggos are affectionate, sweet, and smart as a whip. They are also great with kids and other animals including felines, so they fit in with any family.

Parson Russell Terrier

The Parson Russell Terrier is like a Jack Russell Terrier with longer legs and a more boisterous personality. These canine kids are pawesome at hunting and also love just hanging out at home with the family. As a small poochie, the PRT can go just about anywhere including your purse or backpack.

Border Collie

Border Collies were bred for herding sheep, but these pawsitively adorable pups also enjoy swimming, playing fetch, agility courses, barn hunting, and even do well at search and rescue operations. Let them out in the yard, and they will stay busy trying to herd the local squirrels and rabbits too.
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Bichon Frise

With a baby doll face and a teddy bear coat, this fur-iendly fur buddy will be happy with any family. They are known for their cheerful and fun-loving personality, and love to be the center of attention with their silly antics. A family with kids and other pets would be furfect for this pup.

Bull Terrier

Loving, loyal, and laughable, the Bull Terrier is the life of the party and loves to get appaws. They will seek out the fun in any situation, and can cheer you up no matter what is going on while still being serious enough to guard and protect you and chase away the vermin too. 

French Bulldog

The funny Frenchie is one of the most entertaining dog breeds there is. They are happy whether they are working the fields herding, chasing the local wildlife, or just laying around at home chilling out. They’re clowns in dog clothing and will keep you and everyone else around you laughing out loud.

Border Terrier

Most Terriers are fun dogs with all that energy and sass, but this one is even more fun than others. They love to hunt, dig, run, and play all day long, and can keep on going into the night as well. Families with kids and other pets will love this addition.


This breed is known for being a courageous guard dog with a furocious face, but they are just big softies on the inside. They were often nicknamed the little black devil because of their fearless way of guarding the family and the herd. With their high energy and loving ways, they are loving family pets.


These little hot dogs are always a favorite on almost every list because of their size, looks, and personality. Cute and cuddly, but smart and brave, these German hunting poochies are constantly on the lookout for something to chase, but they also enjoy being a cuddly lap dog when they can.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The favorite breed of Queen Elizabeth, their name means dwarf dog because of their short legs, but they are big on personality. This silly canine kid will keep you laughing with their tricks and licks while athletically amazing you as well. Furfect for any family, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a family favorite.

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is one of the most intelligent breeds there are, but they enjoy having fun just like any other dog and then some. They love to play, but are also excellent at obedience and agility competitions, as well as barn hunting and fly ball. In fact, these little athletes are good at just about anything.

Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer is a social dog from the start and loves to play with other poochies, as well as cats, kids, and anyone else they can find. They’re also superior hunters and will keep your home and yard free of critters, while keeping you and the family busy laughing and playing.

Brussels Griffon

The spunky Brussels Griffon was bred to hunt mice and rats, but quickly became pawpular with the humans as lap dogs and companions. These lovable poochies are often called “velcro dogs” because they like to be right next to you at all times. It’s always a fun time with your Brussels Griffon around.


Considered to be one of the happiest and laid-back breeds there are, these cutie pies are also full of energy and humor when they want to be. In fact, they are often used as therapy dogs for visiting nursing homes and hospitals to cheer people up when they are down.

Italian Greyhound

Like a miniature Greyhound, this affectionate pup is a hunter, but also a lover, and would be just as happy sitting on your lap as they are outside running around and playing. And since they are pawfully intelligent, you may suspect this dog is actually a human in a dog costume.