12 Happiest Dog Breeds That Save You From Loneliness

Everyone feels lonely and depressed at home sometimes, but how to cope? Why not adopt a cheerful dog as a brand new family member?! Here are 12 of the happiest dog breeds you should not miss.

1. Labrador Retriever

Easy-going, intelligent and gentle…is there anything more pleasing than a Labrador Retriever? In fact, the Lab has kept its title as the most popular dog breed in America for 26 consecutive years. Full of energy, they enjoy hanging out with both children and adults. They can also play well with other dogs. A very active and playful disposition makes the Lab one of the happiest dog breeds.

2. Maltese

Love happy lap dogs? Then you will be fond of the Maltese. This little creature with long, silky white hair and a black button nose is stunning in its appearance. Devoted to its family, the Maltese loves to receive affection from its owner. Though small in size, it can be a fearless and determined watchdog. 

3. Golden Retriever

Once a Golden Retriever owner, always a Golden Retriever owner.” This sentence probably represents what every golden retriever owner feels from the bottom of his or her heart. Eager to please their owners, Golden Retrievers will do almost anything. They are happiest when running or playing with their owners. However, think twice before adopting one as the energetic Golden Retriever needs an exceedingly large quantity of exercise.

4. Italian Greyhound

Your happy and affectionate Italian Greyhound has arrived! The Italian Greyhound, which looks like a smaller version of the full size Greyhound, enjoys the company of its owner. They are athletic and will be delighted to join their owners on walks and runs.

5. Beagle

Next on the list of the happiest dog breeds is the Beagle, a breed that you can’t help falling in love with. The American Kennel Club describes it as “happy-go-lucky” and “funny”. With floppy ears and an adorable expression, the Beagle is definitely a cheerful and warm companion.

6. Collie

Anybody who’s ever met a Collie knows this pup is a typical happy dog. Known for their sweet nature and loyalty, Collies are considered to be one of the best family dogs. They do have the ability to make pet owners feel loved and their greatest joy is to care for people.

7. Bichon Frise

Among the happiest dog breeds is the Bichon Frise. Appreciated for their outgoing nature, Bichon Frises can spread joy to everyone around them. With a fluffy white coat, the Bichon Frise often looks like a walking cotton ball. I can say, without exaggeration, very few people can be immune to the loveable charm of Bichon Frises.

8. English Toy Spaniel

Having chubby cheeks, dark melting eyes and long ears, typical English Toy Spaniels have wonderfully sweet expressions. If there is one thing English Toy Spaniels are obsessed with, it is eating. Be careful! Don’t make your happy, playful and devoted companion overweight.

9. French Bulldog

How can a list of the happiest dog breeds lack the French Bulldog? The wide-eyed, bat-eared Frenchie has a natural sense of humor. They like nothing better than being the center of a human being’s attention.

11. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

With a happy disposition, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is friendly to everyone he meets. Whenever he sees an empty lap, he will not hesitate to jump into it, even if he doesn’t know the person. Being a toy dog, the Cavalier lives for cuddles.

12. Bearded Collie

The Beardie, as this breed is affectionately called, is distinctly bouncy, charismatic, smart and playful. He loves to greet people with a bounce and lots of kisses. Although he has long hair on his face, his expression remains gentle and sweet.