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Best Companion Dog Breeds – Find Your Canine Friend

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Having a companion dog is something amazing. We often say dogs are man’s best friend. But these companion dogs put that notion to a whole new level.

What does a companion puppy mean? Well, it means you have a canine friend that will be happiest when he is around you. Truth be told, your animal should always be happy to be with you.

Your dog doesn’t need dogs to exercise and play. You are his pet owner and pet parent. But there are some companion dogs that love to serve the role of a companion animal more than others. Let’s check them out.

Labrador Retriever

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There is a reason why the Labrador Retriever has been voted the most popular dog by the American Kennel Club for several years in a row.

This big puppy loves hanging out with everyone. A great family therapy dog, the Lab will happily do whatever you ask of him. And he has the energy and will to come hiking with you, or play a game of fetch or anything in between.



Here is another animal that will not leave the sight of his people. Unlike the Lab, Maltese might not be your best dog for hiking.

But around the house? This puppy will be wherever you are. Because they are so attached to their humans, Maltese can even develop separation anxiety when left alone for a longer period.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the softest and kindest breeds in the world. This large pet dog has a calm disposition that will make it ideal for people in need of a soothing presence. Your Bernese dog can be a lap dog and a hiking companion at the same time.

He is definitely not afraid to show affection to his family and friends. A loving, happy, and joyful dog breed, the Bernie is a puppy you will love to have.

Plus, it is easy to train.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Similar to the Maltese, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a puppy that will not leave his people alone for a minute. Highly adaptable and low maintenance, this puppy can adjust to anything its people need. He has the energy to play but is also happy to stay at home and cuddle the whole day.

And combine that with its low prey drive, the Cavalier Spaniel is an excellent companion dog who can live with other animals as well.

Yorkshire terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

When you think of a terrier dog, you think of a dog that is feisty and has high amounts of energy. Nowadays, the Yorkshire terrier is more of a toy dog breed. But back in the day, he served the role of chasing rodents on farms.

He still has the energy to play with you. Just find him a role that suits you as well.



Oh my god, how can you not love a Pug? This clown pet dog will make your life happier. Think of him as a 24×7 entertainment. Aloof and silly, the Pug was bred to be a lap dog.

He makes an awesome companion animal and is desperate to be with you all the time. You might find him watching you while in the toilet!

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is another staple in the top 10 most popular dog breeds by the American Kennel Club. He is a close relative of the Labrador Retriever. The sole difference is the Golden is more happier and accepting of strangers.

Walk around the park and you will see literally every Golden walking with a smile on its face and waving its tail right and left. These dogs are an absolute joy in life. And their obedience is amazing.

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

If you want an emotional support animal that will make a great companion, go for the Irish wolfhound. This calm and loyal canine has a heart to match his size. Known for being an excellent family dog, the Irish wolfhound is attentive and loyal.

All you have to do is provide a long walk each day and a room big enough for your puppy to stretch its legs.

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire terrier

This puppy receives so much bad reputation. And it is a shame that happens. The American Staffordshire terrier is one of the most loyal dogs in the world. His face looks like he is perpetually smiling.

The puppy has a happy and goofy personality that will make for a great dog friend in life. The funniest part is this puppy is sometimes not aware of its size. You might find it trying to sit in your lap. As a puppy that loves to cuddle, the American Staffordshire terrier is a good family dog.

Just remember, they need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation as well. It is your job as a pet owner to provide it. Dog ownership is more than just taking your dog to the toilet and playing with it every now and then.



Here is a fun fact for you. The Poodle is one of the few breeds that rank in the top 10 most popular, most intelligent, and easiest to train dog breeds in the world.

This aristocratic dog loves its humans. They can do anything you want of them. You might not think of a Poodle as a dog that can perform some tricks. But just try it. The Poodle loves a mental challenge.

Jack Russell Terrier

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You knew it was coming, right? There is a reason why I got Milo. Jack Russell terrier is an absolute joy to have around. That is, as long as you can match its energy levels.

As a person who loves be spend time outside, Milo is a great match. So, try it.


papillon dog

Let’s finish off the list with a small dog. The Papillon is brainy and buoyant. He will follow any command you give at a moment’s notice. The best part about Papillon is that the puppy can adapt to any environment and have a positive attitude in a moment.

That makes them irresistible. Back in the day, the Papillon was bred to accompany European royalty. Nowadays, they are your friend for life.

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