17 Hilarious Dog Breeds Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Is it just me, or are dogs getting funnier? Each dog breed has quirky character traits. They bring us joy and always seem to know how to make us laugh.

Some dogs have their own YouTube channels these days and delight viewers with their antics. These funny woofers often have millions of followers.

I’ve been lucky to spend quality time with dogs for most of my life. I was a dog groomer for six years, so I got to know the playful, funny side of many different dog breeds. They’re all fun, from squishy, talkative pugs to fluff-ball Pomeranians, goofy boxer dogs, and Irish wolfhounds.

We’re sharing 17 of the funniest dog breeds we guarantee will make you smile.

1. Pug — Feisty Little Clowns

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If you haven’t experienced time with a pug, you are missing out on a treat. This woofer isn’t the prettiest dog with its flat nose, bulging eyes, and piglet-type tail. They make snuffling noises and are vocal with their owners.

However, pugs are natural clowns. They do silly things. If you need a pick-me-up, spend time with one of these cute characters.

2. French Bulldog — A Natural Comedian

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French Bulldogs are born funny. It’s in their genetic makeup. They’re natural showoffs, and they love making people laugh. I’m sure the cute French Bulldog spends every moment thinking up ways to get into mischief.

Like pugs, French Bulldogs are lively and chatty snufflers, which only adds to their comedic charm.

3. Pomeranian —  A Pint-Sized Fluffball of Joy

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I walk a Pomeranian named Teddy a couple of times a week. He’s a bundle of energy with an enormous personality. Poms don’t realize how small they are. They strut with attitude and would argue with a bull without a qualm.

Pomeranians are highly vocal, funny, and playful. If you work from home, don’t expect to get any work done if you have a Pomeranian.

4. Dachshund — Small, Cheeky, and A Sense of Humor

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Dachshunds are comical characters. Their long bodies and short legs aren’t the best attributes, but they make the most of their physical limitations by developing larger-than-life characters.

Dachshunds are characterful and determined and will keep you amused for hours. They’ll burrow into your blankets and waddle after you wherever you go.

5. Irish Wolfhound — The Big Guy Who Loves To Have Fun

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Irish Wolfhounds are enormous but have a delightful sense of humor. Despite their size, wolfhounds are gentle, affectionate, and love to amuse their owners. As growing puppies, they are gangly and awkward and don’t realize their size.

The most comical moments are when an Irish Wolfhound tries to play with a new pal. With their long legs, most of their doggy pals can walk underneath them.

6. Boxer — The Goofy Charmer

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Boxer dogs never grow up. They live life in a constant state of excitement. Nothing is boring for them. They are total clowns who will keep you amused for hours. The Boxer is curious about everything, and his animated expressions are goofy, adorable, and funny.

This dog is certainly not for you if you want a quiet life. However, this breed ticks the box if you like nonstop laughs.

7. Shih Tzu — The Surprisingly Playful Diva

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The Shih Tzu is an enigma of a dog. At first glance, they seem like aloof, serious characters who wouldn’t entertain silly stuff. However, once a Shih Tzu knows and trusts you, you’ll experience their playful side.

The Shih Tzu is sassy, opinionated, and always convinced they’re right. Still, they’re hilarious when they do noisy zoomies around the house, with their silky, flowing coats whipping around them.

8. Bulldog  — The Joker with a Heart of Gold

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Bulldogs are naturally hilarious. You’ll often find this dog lying on its back, legs in the air at all angles, snoring like a freight train. They’re endearing, gentle characters who are always ready to make you smile.

With its droopy jowls, baggy eyes, squished face, and wide-legged stance, just the presence of a Bulldog makes you laugh.

9. Boston Terrier —  The Quirky Funster

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Boston Terriers may be small, but this dog breed packs a punch in the humor department. They’re mischievous, always ready for a game, and have huge personalities. It’s impossible to remain grumpy around this dog breed.

One of the traits that makes this dog so funny is its wide-mouthed smile. The Boston Terrier always looks like it’s laughing with you.

10. Corgi — The Court Jester

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I don’t know why we don’t see many Corgis today. They’re real characters and have lively personalities. They’re an unusual breed physically, with short, stubby legs, fluffy coats, and chunky bodies. Their build makes their backsides wiggle when they walk.

Corgis are fun playmates. They love zoomies and playfully bouncing when they want a game.

11. Doberman — The Cartoon Character of Dogs

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I lived with a Doberman for 12 years, and it was nonstop fun. These characterful dogs remind me of Pluto, the cartoon character. Although known for their guarding abilities, the Doberman has a hysterical sense of humor.

Dobermans develop quirky character traits that make their owners laugh, which makes them do it all the more.

12. Hungarian Vizsla — The Comical “Sticky” Dog

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Hungarian Vizslas are known for being “sticky” dogs, meaning they don’t like being away from their owners. These dogs never grow up; they act like puppies their entire lives. They have high energy, which usually causes funny antics.

Vizslas love life. Their curious nature means they sometimes get into mischief, but they will always make you laugh.

13. Basset Hound — The Lolloping Clown

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The Basset hound’s physical characteristics make life a bit challenging for this gentle dog. With exceptionally long, floppy ears and jowls, they’re waddling, drooling comedians. Their bulky body seems like a tabletop on the short, chunky legs.

Basset hounds don’t do things fast, but they are charming and funny and love making people laugh.

14. Springer Spaniel — Energetic Mud-Loving Goofball

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Springer Spaniels are energetic, goofy dogs that need to have a good time. They love water and mud and don’t care if you’ve just had a new carpet fitted. The Springer Spaniel has an enormous personality and is a fun dog for the whole family.

Springer Spaniels always have a smile on their face, and their mischievousness will make you laugh.

15. Labrador Retriever — Popular Family Jokester

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The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular family dogs. They’re highly social, active, fun-loving characters who adore keeping their family amused. This dog constantly invents silly antics that will make you laugh.

The Labrador Retriever adores water. Take him swimming for extra laughs as he delights you with his playful joy in getting wet.

16. Brussels Griffon — Pocket Comedian

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Nobody told this pocket rocket it was a small dog weighing under 10 pounds. The Brussels Griffin has the heart of a lion, and with its funny looks, this scruffy-looking, quirky breed knows how to make people smile.

The Brussels Griffon’s underbite makes its expression comical. They thrive on companionship and adore making their owners laugh.

17. Chihuahua — Mexican Clown Dogs

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Not everybody gets to see this little dog’s playful side. Chihuahuas reserve their attention for one person or their family. This naturally funny dog is reserved with strangers.

Chihuahuas are energetic and love playing games. Often seen as “handbag dogs”, they’re much more than that. Despite being tiny, they have big personalities and an ear-splitting bark when they want attention.

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