The world pays close attention to all types of celebrity activity, and things are no different when it comes to their pets. It’s no surprise when a famous person’s pooch becomes as popular as its owner, while celebs have been known to make a breed popular, also. These 12 breeds are the most popular ones in the celebosphere.
1. Portuguese Water Dog
If the President likes you, then you can be sure that you’re a pretty popular being, or in this case, a pretty popular breed.
When the First Family was choosing a pet, they natural opted for a dog, as all presidential families.
However, choosing the right breed for them was something a bit more difficult.
After some careful evaluation, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle, and their two daughters chose a Portuguese Water Dog, whom they named Bo. Soon after, this amazing and lovable breed became incredibly popular. No surprise there, since you can’t climb the social doggy ladder higher than by being the presidential pup.
Representatives of this small, adorable Mexican breed have been always close to famous personas in the industry, and they remain to be one of the most favorite lap dog breeds ever.
The likes of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears have been seen cuddling up to their beloved Chihuahuas for years, and we will surely see at least a few more celeb Chihuahua pets during the next few decades.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-ruling monarch in the history of Britain, has owned more than 30 Corgis!
If that’s not a statement of pure popularity, we don’t know what is!
Since her father, King George VI, brought home the first royal Corgis, Dookie and Jane back in 1933, Queen Elizabeth has been the biggest fan of this adorable and lovable breed. She was given a Corgi named Susan when she was 18, and she has not wavered from this family breed from that moment.
4. Cocker Spaniel
When one of the most influential women on the planet calls you her “child,” you know you’re living the good life.
Famed TV persona Oprah Winfrey has often used her talk show and various programs on her network to highlight the problem of homeless and abused animals, and when you know the story behind her passion for help man’s best friend, you will understand why.
When Sophie died, Oprah paid an emotional tribute on the show, saying that Sophie was her true love, who made her a gentler, kinder person.
Her love for her beloved Cocker Spaniel made the breed one of the most popular ones that ever existed.
Labradors have been owned by many celebrities of all calibers, and it’s no wonder, since they remain to be the most beloved family dog breed of all time. They’re great with kids, they love to cuddle, they’re incredibly smart, and they’re great protectors. Who can beat that?
That’s what the world-popular British singing superstar thought when he wanted to adopt another pup, so it’s no surprise that he and many of his fellow celebs think choose labs as the ultimate dog breed.
6. Maltese Poodle
Jessica Simpson, one of the most famous blondes, singers, and fashion moguls in the world, has been the proud owner of a Maltese Poodle for 5 years.
She got her beloved Daisy in 2004, from her then-husband Nick Lachey, however, her and her pups love did not end peacefully.
The singer made headlines in 2009 when she said that her adorable pup had been snatched by a coyote in Los Angeles.
7. Airedale Terrier
However, when she started dating her now-husband Eric Johnson, she found a place in her heart for another incredibly popular dog breed among celebrities, an Airedale Terrier named Bentley. Bentley, who belonged to Johnson, managed to win over Jessica’s heart and heal her soul.
Now she’s a proud mom of the famous pup and her two adorable human kids. The Airedale Terrier’s popularity has been rapidly growing in the past few years, as they make an incredible family pet. Celebs definitely love them!
8. Jack Russell Terrier
One of their biggest fans is the legendary Mariah Carey, singer extraordinaire.
The worldly-acknowledged performer is the proud owner of four Jack Russells Terriers – the oldest (creatively) named Jack was a gift from Carey’s ex-husband and record executive Tommy Mottola.
He has even made several cameos in her music videos, such as Dreamlover and All I Want For Christmas Is You. He even appeared in her (terrible) movie Glitter. Which pup can ask for more?
Jack has his own fan websites, and he’s a proud representative of his breed. Serena Williams, the best female tennis player in the world, also has a Jack Russell, named Jackie, as her beloved pet.
9. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Venus, also an incredibly gifted and excellent tennis player, has a pair of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
She takes them to the court after she wins a match, and her beloved pups can even be seen in the stands, cheering their talented “mom” in their own little way.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been a beloved celebrity breed for a very long time, much like to other lap dog breeds. They’re adorable, smart, and they fit into a bag! What’s there not to love?
Famous personas have always been huge fans of these funny-looking pups, and Hollywood A-lister Jessica Alba is no exception. The famed actress is often photographed walking, shopping, and dinning with her beloved two pugs named Sid and Nancy.
She loves her pug pups so much that she even hired a designer to create a special room for her pets, which includes a lawn made from synthetic material. It’s a doggy-dog world, but not to all dogs, apparently. Splurge away, celebs!
11. Basset Hound
The legendary singer, musician, performer, and actor even sang about his beloved pooch, and the songs, Hound Dog, remains to be one of his most popular ones to this day.
Presley’s beloved droopy-looking pup was pictured with him numerous times, and he was even on stage with the iconic Father of Rock N’ Roll on several occasions.
Not many breeds are as loved as the Basset Hound, and their popularity has not wavered since they became popular all over the planet. Numerous celebs have been pretty vocal about their love for the breed, including Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, and even Emperor Napoleon III.
12. Yorkshire Terriers
And when they have a say in something, they will surely spread their thoughts in every way that they can.
This amazing toy breed was the “it” breed a few moons ago, when Audrey Hepburn owned one, whom she named Mr. Famous.
More than a few decades later, the Yorkie is still ruling the doggy celebosphere, and there’s no say on when its rule will end. An incredible amount of celebrities own or owned a pup of this cure, smart, lovable breed, including Gisele Bundchen, Anastacia, Missy Elliot, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Joan Rivers, Orlando Bloom, and many others.