Top 10 Happiest Dog Breeds

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It's no wonder why we love dogs, as they bring so much love and happiness to our lives. Raised right, it'll show that dogs don't have a bad bone in their body and always put us first in their lives. Dogs are typically happy animals, but have you ever stopped to wonder which breeds are the happiest? There are some breeds that exude joy more than others, and whose happy-go-lucky personalities can make our lives even brighter with their joyous demeanor. After reading on to find out which ones are the top of the class in the happy department, you'll be going mutts for one of these exuberant breeds!

Labrador Retriever

It's no wonder why the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in multiple countries, thanks to their obedience, loyalty, and happy personalities. These pups always have a smile on their face and are up to do anything you want to do. Plus their tendency to kiss faces will always put a smile on your's!

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise will probably remind you of a small teddy bear when you look at it. Curly hair, wide eyes, and happy-go-lucky faces will always draw you in to  pet these lovable creatures. The Bichon Frise is very energetic, and thanks to their small size, typically stay bouncy and playful throughout the entire day.

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is another popular dog breed that has kept their high rank for years thanks to their calm, protective, and fun-loving personalities. Not only will they remain loyal and by your side even when provoked, they are playful, kind, and sociable which makes them great companions to play with after a long day. This pup face exudes happiness, and it is catchy!
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Ooriginally loved for their intelligence and specialties in hunting, the Beagle is a very popular breed worldwide. Although these pups do make good hunters, they also make great pups to play with due to their excitable, gentle, and amiable personalities. Their happy and aloof faces will always be sure to bring joy into your life.

Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon is a toy breed with a fluffy coat and proud stance. Their scruffy little faces give them the appearance of an old man with a mustache, which makes them even goofier after seeing their spry and agile bodies in action. These little guys love to play, and when they get that chance, they are always smiling.


The Maltese are a similar breed to the Bichon Frise due to color and size, although their fur is typically smooth instead of curly. This toy breed is very active, gentle, and sweet-tempered when around new people, and always accepts pets and offers kisses. Not to mention their fearless and intelligent personalities will get them into some silly situations sometimes!

English Toy Spaniel

The English Toy Spaniel is a toy breed under the breed of King Charles Spaniel. These little fluffy pups have long and wavy hair, with fluffy ears and wide mouths that make beautiful smiles. They are reserved and calm when walking, but also tend to be incredibly affectionate and playful when they get the chance.


The Collie is a beautiful herder dog with a long smooth coat and perky ears. Their long snouts and cocked ears make it seem like they are always intrigued by what you have to say, and when they are given a job to do, they are in their happiest element. They run, they play, and are eager to please.

Bearded Collie

The Bearded Collie is a breed of collie that is a bit hairier than their cousins. They love to run and play outside, and you'll see them smile wide under their big mustaches. Not only do they love to run, but they are also hardy, lively, and intelligent, and bring happiness wherever they go.

Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington Terrier is an odd breed that was originally bred to hunt vermin in mines in England. After a while, it was discovered that these dogs made good racing and companions dogs, thanks to their active demeanor and loving personalities. They love to cuddle when indoors, but will run around in circles when they get the chance to go outside and play.