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The 20 most playful dogs

Looking for a dog that loves to run through the woods, throw balls and frolic? Below you will find an overview of 20 playful dogs, who occasionally like to be invited to an active game.  

Bolonka

Bolonka Specifications

5/5
3/5
3/5

Features Bolonka

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Bolonka is a dog of Russian origin. It is quite rare that a Russian dog was bred as a companion animal. However, the Bolonka is one of the few exceptions. The Bolonka is a small dog with an easy going character. He is friendly in handling and can easily adapt to new circumstances. A characteristic feature of this breed is that it is a hypoallergenic breed.

Jack Russell

Jack Russell Specifications

5/5
3/5
5/5

Characteristics Jack Russell

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
5/5

The Jack Russel is one of the nicest family dogs around. The animal has a lot of energy and can entertain himself just fine when he has the space. However, he is also very fond of the family in which he grows up. He is always in for a pat on his beautiful head, a walk, or a game of romp. In addition, the Jack Russell is extremely curious. He will regularly come to see what his owner is doing now.

Boston Terrier

Specifications Boston Terrier

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Boston Terrier

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
4/5

The Boston Terrier is a small dog, but one with a distinct profile. The dog is, unlike some other small dogs, quite sturdy and quite strong. The animal was bred in the United States. Unfortunately, there the dog was mainly kept for martial arts. Meanwhile, the dog is a sociable four-legged companion who delights his owner(s) with his presence.

Butterfly Dog

Specifications butterfly dog

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Butterfly dog

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
4/5

The butterfly dog is a cute dog with a beautiful long, silky coat. The animal is cheerful and fits well into a family. In general, the dogs good with children. However, it is important to explain to children how to play with the dog. This is because the Butterfly dog is only a small animal and is quite fragile. When play gets too wild, he tends to defend himself.

Havanese

Havanese specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Havanese

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
3/5

One of the most fun dogs From South America is the Havanese. The animal is originally from Cuba and came to Europe in the 18th century. The animal has a beautiful coat. That advantage, however, also has a disadvantage: he must be brushed (almost) daily. The animal has an unbridled energy and is always in for a diversion. Once they notice that someone pays attention to them, nothing is too much trouble.

West Highland White Terrier

Specifications West Highland White Terrier

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics West Highland White Terrier

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
4/5

The West Highland White Terrier is also affectionately called the "Westie". With its dense, snow-white coat and dark eyes, the dog has something endearing. It is hard not to have a soft spot for this dog. Although the dog has short legs, he is still quite fast and agile. It has to be, because in the past this dog was not just a companion animal. It was also a hunter!

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever Specifications

5/5
5/5
5/5

Characteristics Labrador Retriever

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
5/5

One of the most popular dogs is the Labrador Retriever. Here animal is medium-sized and strong, but at the same time a real family dog. This dog breed is descended from the St. John's dog. The St. John's dog was used in Newfoundland (Canada) by fishermen. They helped in bringing in the fishing nets and towing boats. The dog was therefore familiar with the water.

Weimaraner

Specifications Weimaraner

5/5
5/5
5/5

Characteristics Weimaraner

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
5/5

The friendly Weimaraner is a nice dog, with a special, stately head. This breed is particularly intelligent and was used for hunting in the past. Today it is a sweet family dog that gets along well with young children. However, the dog is not suitable for an owner who prefers to hang out on the couch with a bag of chips. The dog is in fact quite active and will gladly go outside for a nice walk!

Poodle

Poodle Specifications

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Poodle

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
4/5

The poodle is popular with many dog owners. Although the dog is small, it is not a typical lap dog, although that image exists of this dog. The dog is very active and loves to go on walks with his owner. In addition, the dog is also quite intelligent and will try to outsmart his owner just a bit. However, the dog is very loyal to his boss and will respect the boundaries set by his boss. However, you must treat the poodle correctly, the animal can be quite proud.

French Bulldog

French Bulldog Specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics French Bulldog

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
3/5

The French Bulldog, with its typical bat ears, has something irresistible about it. At least, many people think so, as it is one of the most popular small dogs THERE ARE. The animals are lively and have a cheerful character. The dog is alert, but does not bark particularly much. Therefore, this dog is also very popular with people who live in the city.

Pug

Pug Specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Pug

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Pug is a dog that does resemble the French Bulldog. Its roots, however, are in China. The dog was kept by wealthy Chinese who used the animal to keep their feet warm. With its typical appearance, the dog has something mischievous about it. His loving nature, however, ensures that he can get away with most shenanigans.

Curly Coated Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever Specifications

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Curly Coated Retriever

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
4/5

It is often thought that the Curly Coated Retriever is not an independent breed. It would, according to many, just be a Retriever with a slightly different coat. However, this is not the case. This Retriever with its remarkably curly coat is itself one of the oldest Retriever types in existence. The dog is a good swimmer, extremely intelligent and bursting with energy. The Curly Coated Retriever is said to be a bit more elegant than the other Retriever types.

Bichon Frise

Specifications Bichon frisé

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Bichon frisé

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
4/5

The Bichon frisé is a charming dog with a nice appearance. This animal has already put a smile on the face of many an owner. The dog is enthusiastic and does well in a family. In addition, they are also fond of children. Although the dogs are not that big in size, they are brave. When unwanted visitors come at night, they will surely notice and raise the alarm.

Dachshund

Dachshund Specifications

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Dachshund

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Dachshund is still sometimes mistaken for a lapdog for reasons that are unclear. However, this is not justified. The Dachshund is a very happy, lively dog that loves activities. At the same time it is also true that the dog loves (physical) attention. However, the dog also enjoys being petted, or jumping on its owner's lap.

Large Swiss Mountain Dog

Specifications Large Swiss Mountain Dog

5/5
5/5
4/5

Characteristics Large Swiss Mountain Dog

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
4/5

One of the most powerful, large and muscular dogs In the Great Swiss Mountain Dog. The powerful animal has its origins in the Swiss Alps. After all, the word "Senn" means something like Swiss alpine shepherd, or dairy farmer. The Great Swiss Mountain Dog is large and has a tough exterior. Yet this dog has a small heart. Without a doubt, he has a sweet, gentle nature. This is especially true towards the family members. This dog can function fine in a family. However, the dog will be tolerant of outsiders, but will keep some distance. The dog is good with children. It should be noted that the dog can also be too enthusiastic. With the little ones he can sometimes play a little too wild and enthusiastic.

Coton de Tuléar

Specifications Coton de tuléar

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Coton de tuléar

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Coton de tuléar is a dog with a very soft coat. It is said that the coat of this dog is as soft as cotton. That is what his name refers to. The Coton de tuléar is a nice companion dog. The dog has a great capacity for empathy. Therefore the dog is also used as a therapy dog.

Schipperke

Specifications Schipperke

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Schipperke

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

Because of its mischievous nature, the Schipperke is also called the "little black devil." It is very questionable whether this nickname does justice to this sociable dog. However, it is true that the dog has a firm character and can be quite stubborn. That is not the only thing that can be said about this dog. They are also very loyal to their acquaintances, very active and very curious. Towards strangers they can be quite suspicious.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature schnauzer specifications

5/5
5/5
3/5

Characteristics Miniature schnauzer

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
5/5
Energy Level
3/5

Small but brave, that's certainly how you can call the Miniature Schnauzer. Although he is no taller than 30 centimeters, this dog is no pushover. The dog was originally bred as a watchdog and has a feisty character. However, miniature schnauzers are mostly known for their loyalty. They prefer to be with their owner and follow him closely.

Dalmatian

Specifications Dalmatian

5/5
3/5
4/5

Characteristics Dalmatian

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
4/5

One of the most famous children's films was made around the Dalmatian. We are talking, of course, about the movie "101 Dalmatians. This breed of dog is known for its exceptional amount of dots. This is actually strange, because generally speaking, dots are seen as downsides. With the dalmatian, however, this is not the case. However, there is much more to say about this breed than that it has dots.

Biewer Terrier

Specifications Biewer terrier

5/5
3/5
3/5

Characteristics Biewer terrier

Family Dog
5/5
Good with children
3/5
Energy Level
3/5

The Biewer terrier is a relatively young breed. The animal is also not that big. The Biewer terrier is a dog that you actually love right away. They are full of energy, cheerful and their cute appearance quickly brings a smile to your face. The dogs are intelligent so they can feel their owner well. In addition, the dogs Incredibly loyal to their owner. This makes the Biewer terrier a fun family dog.

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