I have a bit of experience here at Larry Gekiere – Artist with different dog breeds, of course. One thing I know for sure is that dogs have personalities. And those personalities range from gentle and affectionate to boisterous and hilarious. If you have a dog in that latter category, you know exactly what I am talking about.
Some dog breeds have an uncanny ability to make their owners laugh with their peculiar antics and clownish behavior. I’m going to give you just some examples of the dog breeds best known for their funny, entertaining personalities. I would love to hear from you about the ones you think are the funniest dog breeds.
Pugs are adored by many for their distinctive squished faces and large round eyes, but they are also considered one of the funniest dog breeds. Their playful and curious nature makes them a joy to be around. They also love to entertain their human companions with their funny mannerisms. One of their favorite tricks is to tilt their heads in response to questions. It’s almost as if they are trying to understand what you are saying (and likely are doing exactly that!) Pugs are also notorious for their snoring, wheezing, and snorting, which can often be comical.
The French Bulldog
Another small dog breed that packs a punch in personality is the French bulldog. They are sometimes referred to as “frog dogs” because of their ability to sploot—laying flat with their back legs splayed out. Affectionate, silly, and mischievous, the Frenchie’s playful behaviors are never-ending. Of course, they love to snuggle, cuddle, and be the center of attention. They are also known for their comical facial expressions. They even try to imitate their owners and react to strange noises or odd behaviors on the part of their owners with funny faces.
Beagles are known for their sense of humor, and they love to engage in games and playtime. They have an innate curiosity that makes them want to explore and discover new things. This nature can sometimes lead to funny situations. They also have a habit of howling and baying, which might be entertaining for some of their owners. Beagles are social creatures, and they love to be around their family. Many of their families would say they are perfect for households with children who enjoy playing and interacting with their pets.
Boxers are known for their goofy and playful behavior, making them one of the most humorous dog breeds. Their owners often call them the clowns of the dog world. They love to do zoomies, at top speed, all over the place, legs flying and tongue hanging out, which is also fun to watch. Boxers love to play games, and they are always up for a good laugh. They are also known for their comical facial expressions. The way they tilt their heads, perk their ears, and wag their tails (even the nubs) at top speed in response to anything they love is endearing.
Bulldogs have a reputation for being lazy, but they also have a streak of silliness that makes them one of the funniest dog breeds. Their distinctive faces with droopy jowls and wide grins are enough to make anyone laugh. Bulldogs love to goof around, and they have an uncanny ability to make their owners laugh with their quirky behaviors. They love to snore, make strange noises, and roll around in unusual positions. This makes them an excellent companion for anyone looking for a good laugh.
Those are just five of the funniest dog breeds in my opinion. I’m sure that you can come up with reasons your dog is one of the most entertaining of all. Anyone lucky enough to belong to a mixed breed dog, especially a rescue, can list all the reasons that they are the most hilarious. Feel free to let me know in the comments.
Meanwhile, do you need to capture a memory of your best funny, furry friend? Or need a great gift for someone with a beloved pet? I would love to create a custom oil painting for you of a beloved (funny or not so funny) companion—fur, feathered or finned. You can either complete this form to order your own painting or contact me via email or call me at (214) 405-1834.