Puppies are always adorable, playful, and full of energy to spend our time with. Dog lovers do not like those growing old because the charm does not remain the same. However, there are some breeds which stay in a “puppy phase” for a longer time. If you are thinking about getting one then here is the list of those 20 Dogs that Stays Puppies the Longest, see all of their best features:


1. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise is the curly dog with a white coat and dark-inquisitive eyes which make them look adorable. The dog is very cheerful and loves doing mischievous works.

Bichon Frise is generally known as a curly dog which is very compact in size. It weighs 12-18 pounds and has the life expectancy of 14 to 15 years. With its white coat, dark-inquisitive eyes the Bichon Frise looks absolutely adorable.

This small breed dog is very cheerful which loves doing mischief and is guaranteed to keep you lively every time. It is a companion dog and we do not have any doubt that you will be the happiest and the most active person around them.

2. Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier can be a great pet and companion dog for your family as it is very loyal and caring. It was originated in Boston and also called “The American Gentleman”.

Boston Terrier is a small size dog which makes a great family pet and companion. It is very lively and affectionate in nature. Terrier generally weighs from 12 to 25 pounds and has the life expectancy of 11 to 13 years.

The breed originated from the historical city Boston which is a relatively old breed. Many Americans nicknamed the dog as “The American Gentleman” as it is classy and compact. We can get this dog as a therapy dog in many parts of the States. This is because it is very intelligent and understands things easily.

3. Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon is a toy dog which looks like a puppy even though it grows up to an adult. It has unique facial features that make them look very cute.

Brussels Griffon is a 10 pounds happiness which will bring lots of love in your life. It is named after its origin city Brussels and is taken as a toy dog. With the life expectancy of 12 to 15 years, the dog looks like a small puppy despite its age.

Griffon has a unique facial feature like a flat face with large expressive eyes. It may be small in size but very much intelligent, the one thing to keep in mind is to train them compulsorily. We can find this breed in a variety of colors including black, reddish brown, and red.


4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel got its name as it is famous since the regime of King Charles. Despite its royal name, it was used as a guard dog before.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a famous breed since the time of King Charles and that’s where it got the royal name. This companion dog is very sporty and gentle in nature which can be a great buddy for life. It weighs around 13 to 18 pounds and life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.

Analyzing its name you may have the expression that this day is a lap sitting and belly rubbing type but it’s completely opposite. It is one of the largest toy breeds which is athletic in nature and loves running and hiking. You can take it to the beach and make it play with flyball, agility, and rally.

5. Chihuahua

Chihuahua with the total weight of 6 pounds is the smallest breed of all dogs. The other name given for this breed is “Tiny dog, giant personality”.

Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog which weighs 6 pounds or even less than that. It has the life expectancy of 14 to 16 years. The dog was originated in the Chihuahua state of Mexico and that where it got the name.

As it is very small in size we can never be accurate in guessing its age as it looks tiny every time. Though Chihuahua comes in small size it has got the biggest brain among other dogs, it’s intelligence and smartness level is high. Many people generally describe the dog as “Tiny dog, giant personality”.

6. Cocker Spaniel

French Bulldog distinctive features are its wrinkly face and bat-like ears which makes them different. This dog loves and goes well with everyone its meets.

French Bulldog stays small throughout its life but weighs a bit more than other dogs, up-to 28 pounds. They live up to the age of 10 to 12 years. The unique feature of bulldog is its wrinkly face and bat-like ears. People praise this dog for its irresistible charm and adaptability.

Other than that, this breed loves and goes well with everyone its meets and embrace them sitting on their lap. Their quality of being quite an attentiveness is also a plus point why people love this breed so very much.


8. Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever is the most well-mannered breed of all used as a good watchdog. It is very playful and loveable that can be your great friend.

Well, this name on the list might little confuse you as it is a big size dog however you cannot lie that it is adorable at any age. Golden Retriever is the biggest dog on our list with 55 to 75 pounds but has the similar life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.

This dog is very playful, obedient, well-mannered, intelligent, and loveable. We can find them great with kids and even with strangers who act friendly with them. Other than that, Golden Retriever can be a good watchdog if trained effectively.

9. Havanese

Havanese is the national dog of Cuba which is very cute looking and quite sociable. It has a long and silky coat which makes it look hairy.

Havanese is the standard and popular national dog Cuba. It has a cute looking face and is very sociable. People love its long and silky coat which makes it look hairy.  It weighs around 7 to 13 pounds and has the life expectancy of 14 to 16 years.

In spite of its long lifespan it looks exactly like a little puppy and as it grows older its old-man beard appears cuter. If you are planning to adopt a Havanese are sure to make your home especially your children playful and happy.


10. Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin was originated in China and looks more like a cat than a dog. It also does activities like a cat-like climbing top of things and even licks its paws.

Japanese Chin is also another toy dog breed which weighs 7 to 11 pounds and lives up to 10 to 12 years. Despite its name, it originated from China. Talking about it behavior it is more like a cat than a dog and loves a climbing top of things and even licks its paws.

It looks very adorable with large broad head, wide-set eyes, and a flattish face. Japanese Chin is very elegant, playful, dainty, and mild-mannered. It gets very well adopted as it is very affectionate with family and any people. Other than that it goes totally well with other dogs too.

11. Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso originated from Tibet and was used as a watchdog in the monasteries. It can be deeply devoted companion with mischievous nature.

Lhasa Apso is one of the ancient breeds originated from Tibet. Years later the main work of this dog was as a watchdog in the lonely monasteries. Other than that, it also served as a companion dog to the people who lived in the convents.

Apso can weigh from 12 to 18 pounds and live from 12 years to 15. This dog will be a right choice for adoption if you are looking for a deeply devoted companion with mischievous nature. The one thing people might not like about this breed is its extensive facial hair and the floor-length coat but no matter what dog lovers will find it very cute.

12. Maltese

Maltese is taken as a good companion dog as well as a therapy dog and sports dog. It loves being around people and plays games.

Maltese is a classic lapdog and an ancient breed which only weighs seven pounds or less. It is very small and a graceful dog which is as beautiful as it’s originated place Malta. This breed has the life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.

Maltese is not only taken as good companion dog but also as a therapy dog and sports dog. It is very much obedient and loves playing games like rally and tracking. This dog can get well with any person and is very friendly with the family.


13. Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer has the face of an old man with bushy eyebrows, and a walrus mustache. This breed is known as a “people person” because of its extroverted and affectionate personality.

Miniature Schnauzer has unique facial features, its old man face, bushy eyebrows, and walrus mustache are very cute. This dog may be very small but is very powerful, energetic, intelligent, playful, and affectionate. It weighs from 11 to 20 pounds and has the life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.

It is also known as a “people person” because of its extroverted and affectionate personality. You don’t have to do much for this dog it is very peaceful and became happy having fun with you and sitting in your lap. It is also a very attention seeker but incredibly loyal to its family.

14. Pekingese

Pekingese is a Chinese royalty lapdog which never looks old despite its old age. The dog is very lovely but fearless at the same time.

The lapdog for the Chinese royalty, Pekingese with its small size never looks old. It weighs less or equal to 14 pounds and comes with the life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. This dog is very adorable and we doubt you can never let this dog go out of your hand once you hold it.  

And as it was before kept by the royal family you might get the impression that it is just a companion dog however it was used as a guard dog. Despite the size, it is very fearless and certainly a survivor. Do you know a fun fact? It is said that one of the two dogs who were able to escape from the Titanic was a Pekingese which was named Sun Yat-sen.

15. Pomeranian

Pomeranian is also known as a luxurious dog, it gained popularity after being adopted by Queen Victoria. This breed is very compact in size and loveable too.

The cutest of all Pomeranian is the smallest of the Spitz breeds family which only has the total weight of 3 to 7 pounds. Talking about the life expectancy it lived from 12 to 16 years. It is generally called a luxurious dog because generally, the rich people love to keep it. 

The breed gained popularity after it was adopted by Queen Victoria. She loved Pomeranian and it is said that she had around 35 of them. Even at the time of her death, there was of her favorite Pomeranian beside her. 


16. Pug

Pug was recognized by the American Kennel Club during the 19th century. It is categorized as the widely adopted dog throughout the world.

Pug is the most famous and widely adopted dog on this list. This ancient dog breed is used as a pet for many centuries and was recognized by the American Kennel Club during the 19th century. Pug weighs around 14 to 18 pounds and has the life expectancy of 13 to 15 years.

The common facial feature of this dog is its unique wrinkly face and big sad eyes. It is a power-packed dog which does lots of mischiefs and goes totally great with babies.  Pug has every endearing puppy qualities inside it which have made it the best companion dog in the world.

17. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu is a mix breed of Lhasa Apso or Pekingnese with other dogs of a different type then them. It gained popularity in the U.S. after the World War II.

Looking at a Shih Tzu you might think that it somehow looks like Lhasa Apso or maybe Pekingnese. Well, you are not wrong at all Shih Tzu was developed in China after crossbreeding other breeds with Lhasa Apso or Pekingnese.

This companion dog weighs from 9 to 16 pounds and comes with the lifespan of 10 to 16 years. The breed commonly began getting popularity after appearing in the U.S. after the World War II. It is said that the veterans who returned from the war brought their pet (Shih Tzu) back to America and later other started keeping it as a pet.

18. Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier is a toy dog which only gains weight from 3.5 to 7 pounds but very much intelligent. It is a very sharp dog with the ability of hunting.

Well, as named Toy Fox Terrier is a fox-like looking dog which basically is a toy dog weighing from 3.5 to 7 pounds. It comes with the life expectancy of 13 to 15 years and is very intelligent. This dog is very much active and playful if you want a dog so that you could spend your weekends playing outdoor this dog can be your best friend.

The main reason why Toy Fox Terrier was created was for domestic purpose but as it was very sharp it got used in hunting. Those farmers who wanted a small dog with guarding capability used to adopt this dog. The AKA only recognized the Toy Fox Terrier breed in 2003.


19. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier is a very tiny dog which only weighs up to seven pounds even grown old. As it is very smart and confident people named it “the tomboy toy”.

Yorkshire Terrier is a tiny but very popular breed which only grows up to 7 pounds. Sometimes it even weighs less, it has the life expectancy of 11 to 15 years. The dog is nicknamed as “the tomboy toy” because of its smartness and confidence.

This dog is very easy to take care of because they remain small throughout their life and it makes every people easy to handle it. It is a very glamorous dog and is sure to attract attention and appreciation anywhere it goes.

20. West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier is a great entertainer which is very playful and lovely. It is a dog with a strong body and pinkish ears.

West Highland White Terrier is a little dog with a strong body, bright eyes, and pinkish ears. Looking at this cute buddy you can hardly resist taking it into your arms and playing with it. It gains the total weight of 15 to 20 pounds and has the life expectancy of 13 to 15 years.

Inviting this dog to your life we will realize that it is simply the best thing you can have in your life. White Terrier is surely an entertainer which is never going to upset you. Coming in a compact size it contains lots of energy and is very lively.