Top Ten Most Playful Dog Breeds

A few dogs are always energetic, happy, playful and loves to be played with. Here is a list of such dogs. Vote for the most playful dog of them all!

The Top Ten

Boxer The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are fawn, mahogany, black or brindled, with or without white markings, and white.

AMEN! Boxer are bundles of butt wiggling energy! And if you have a boxer you know exactly what I am talking about I recommend boxers to anyone who likes running biking or another form of exercise that can involve a dog. Not only are boxers fantastic play mates but way back when boxers were first bred they were bred as bull baiting dogs. Now however Boxers are used as guards and service dogs, police dogs, water rescue and so so much more! Boxers are companions and more! I LOVE MY FUR ANGLES!

Boxer are know to be energetic and playful people say they don't grow up past three and that is true they are the best and they should be #1

Playful, goofy, loyal, and loving. My two boxers never provide a dull moment.

I TOTALLY agree! I love boxers. I have a boxer-bulldog mix and he is super playful and energetic...


My friend, there is no breed called "Corgi" or "Welsh Corgi". It's either a Pembroke Welsh Corgi or a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Equal rights for Cardigans! - Crwth

So cute!

Love corgis

Very platful

Golden Retriever The Golden Retriever is a large-sized breed of dog bred as gun dogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties, and were named 'retriever' because of their ability to retrieve shot game undamaged.

We have 2 golden retrievers. They live to play!

My goldie is the most playful dog.

The golden retriever must be 1# I usede to have one and always ritrivede every thing he playede any time any whereso that's that now you agree

Labrador Retriever
Jack Russell Terrier The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting. It is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated.

NEVER runs out of energy. And I mean NEVER.
Ours is 13-14 years old and still playful.

English Springer Spaniel The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of gun dog in the Spaniel family traditionally used for flushing and retrieving game.

My springer spaniel loves to play. He is very hyper, but not aggressive.

Australian Shepherd

My grandma has an Australian Shepherd and it's beyond playful! It waits at the door for someone to come in and when someone comes, he jumps up and down and starts to try to play with them.

Maltese The Maltese is a hypoallergenic, small breed of dog in the Toy Group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area.

So adorable

German Shepherd The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. The breed's officially recognized name is German Shepherd Dog in the English language. The breed is known as the Alsatian in Britain and Ireland.
Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills.

I'm very surprised this one wasn't on here. I babysitted two of these things and they would not stop MOVING. No, I didn't say playing, I said MOVING. They wouldn't take a break at all and they slept for only like 2 hours at the most. They kept bothering my Maltese, and they kept trying to get me to play with them ALL DAY. I was so sleepy and tired. Never again. - Mcgillacuddy

The Contenders

Brittany Spaniel
West Highland White Terrier The West Highland White Terrier, commonly known as the Westie or Westy, is a Scottish breed of dog with a distinctive white coat.

13 years ago we owned a Westie, Brichen o' braeMar was her name. She was the most gentle loving and playful pet we have ever owned. God bless her

Dalmatian The Dalmatian is a breed of large dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days.

Simply the best family dog in existance... But not one for the couch potatoes.

Pug The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colours, most often fawn or black, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles. However, Pugs have difficulty breathing, due to their extreme head shape. more.

They are so cute!


Havanese The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana.

My daughter has a havanese and he wags his tail when you smile at him. He has real style! He doesn't just jump off the sofa -- he leaps up into the air with such joy that it's fun to watch him! He throws his toys up into the air and then shakes them like crazy when he catches them! He stretches out in ecstasy when you pet him and gazes up at you with love! When company comes he doesn't just wag his tail, he wags his entire body! I love that dog!

I own a Havanese, he is the best thing ever! I highly recommend this dog - ItsThaFantasticJosh

I have a Havanese puppy it's probably the best dog ever!

Boston Terrier The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States. This "American Gentleman" was accepted in 1893 by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting breed.

Best breed every I love them🐾🐾

Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky is a medium size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia.
Portuguese Water Dog The Portuguese Water Dog is a breed of working dog as classified by the American Kennel Club. Portuguese Water Dogs are originally from the Portuguese region of the Algarve, from where the breed expanded to all around Portugal's coast, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen's nets, to retrieve more.
Tibetan Terrier The Tibetan Terrier is a medium-size breed of dog that originated in Tibet. Despite its name, it is not a member of the terrier group.
Old English Sheepdog The Old English Sheepdog is a large breed of dog which was developed in England from early herding types of dog.


Canadian Eskimo Dog The Canadian Eskimo Dog is an Arctic breed of working dog, which is often considered to be one of North America's oldest and rarest remaining purebred indigenous domestic canines.

Best dog every if you move a lot

Australian Cattle Dog The Australian Cattle Dog, or simply Cattle Dog, is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain.

Very playful and smart

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club.
Bedlington Terrier The Bedlington Terrier is a breed of small dog named after the mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England.

I have never met a bad one andI've met quite a few. They all just wanna lick me and get hugs

Croatian Sheepdog The Croatian Sheepdog originated from Croatia, and is not hypoallergenic. It has curly fur, and is most often black, but can, however, be a mix of black and white.
Australian Kelpie The Australian Kelpie, or simply Kelpie, is an Australian sheep dog successful at mustering and droving with little or no guidance.
Rottweiler The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large.The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning Rottweil butchers' dogs, because one of their uses was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.

Despite their reputation they are SUPER playful especisally with other dogs :D

Beagle The Beagle is a breed of small-sized hound, similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The Beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare.

It is so cute

St. Bernard The St. Bernard or St Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from Swiss Alps and north Italy and Switzerland, originally bred for rescue.
Pomeranian The Pomeranian is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, named for the Pomerania region in Central Europe. Pomeranian Dogs tend to get sick very often, however.

Amazing fun loving dog that is a medium size and enjoys any activity they get to do with there owner they are a mix breed

Greyhound The Greyhound is a breed of dog, a sighthound which has been bred for coursing game and Greyhound racing.
Shih Tzu A shih tzu also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog, is a toy dog breed, weighing 10 - 12 pounds when full grown, with long silky hair.

Best most playful dogs that are very cute and friendly animals that should be in the top tens

Staffordshire Bull Terrier The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium-sized, short-coated breed of dog. It is of English lineage, and is one of several breeds generally considered to be within the pit bull type.
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