“Whoever said you couldn’t buy happiness forgot little puppies,” said Gene Hill. We can’t agree more. Watching small-footed puppers running towards you is such a blessed sight! Then there are those bigger puppies who just refuse to grow up. Calling them dogs would be a major overstatement. We set out to settle the tussle over which breed has the biggest puppies of them all. Judging by their performance in training challenges, puppy playfulness, and the time they take to reach full growth, here are the top 8 dogs who remain puppies throughout their life.
A Saint Bernard pup takes up to 2-3 years to reach its massive size. These giant puppies are quite the opposite of what one would expect. Instead of using its enormous body to scare you, it is quite happy to lay on your lap. They are quite an intelligent breed, but their softer, dumber side attracts us to them. They love to stay with family and children.
Saint Bernards have a lifespan of 8-10 years, and they can grow to 120-150 lbs.
The world-famous and loved by all, Labrador, also prefers to remain a puppy for life. They are playful pets and would gladly tire you out while running and fetching. Their athletic prowess gives them an edge over other dogs. They are great hikers and swimmers. A Lab puppy can learn plenty of useful tricks and makes a good family member.
If you take proper care of a Labrador Retriever, it can live for a long 14 years or even more.
Loyal, intelligent, and always ready to play, the Golden Retriever is the face of many dog products worldwide. This breed belongs to the UK originally. They demand affection from their family. Their ability to stay happy all the time makes them goofy like puppies.
Golden Retrievers usually live for 10-12 years and weigh anywhere between 55 and 75 lbs.
Well, this small Terrier remains pup-sized throughout its life so we can’t blame it for acting like one too. You can expect a Yorkie to initiate its own play times. Basically, this pupper knows how to have fun. Another quality they have inherently is their courage. They do not fear larger dogs and can even chase them off if they want. People who are allergic to pets have nothing to worry about as this breed is hypoallergenic.
A healthy Yorkshire Terrier can live comfortably for 13-16 years.
Boxers are quite the opposite of what their name implies. They are one of the most playful puppers you can have around your house. They dance when they are happy, wiggling their butts with joy. A Boxer pup has too much of energy to spend and doesn’t know how to stay calm before it is 5-6 years old. You have to make sure that it gets a lot of exercises.
A Boxer can generally live until 12 years of age, and that’s a long period of unending enthusiasm.
The energetic Beagle never stops playing. It can turn anything and everything into an object to play with. Their real talent lies in their sense of smell. They can track scents, so you better keep your food out of their reach. Beagles demand patience and training. Once they understand how things work at your house, they prove to be wonderful pets.
A Beagle can reach a weight of 20-24 lbs in its 12-15 years of living to the full.
This breed is a bit more difficult to train than the rest but is too adorable to pass up. Having a Shih Tzu is almost like having a puppy that never grows up. This small ball of fur loves its family and makes them laugh with its cute antics. It also doesn’t shed fur, so there is a very low chance of allergy. Shih Tzus like playing fetch and wrestling with their humans.
The pocket-sized Shih Tzu pup weighs no more than 15 lbs and lives a fulfilling 16-year long life when taken care of properly.
Just because this big dog is at the end does not mean that it is anything less than the others. The Bullmastiff has a heart of gold and has absolutely no idea how big it actually is. It takes two years to grow to its adult size but remains as clumsy as ever. It likes to stick close to its family members.
The Bullmastiff can weigh a heavy 100-140 lbs and can reach the age of 8-10 years.
You can experience puppy love with these big and small dogs that have one thing in common- an unwavering loyalty. Their faithfulness stems from their love for you which makes you love them in return. Whether you adopt a small pup or a fully-grown adult pup, the result is the same. You get to smile your biggest smiles every day!