12 Most Popular Dog Breeds Among Celebrities

December 21, 2019


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.

2. Chihuahua


The Chihuahua may have lost some of its impact on the social doggy world, and it may not be as popular as it once was, but its popularity in the celeb kingdom has not disappeared completely.

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.

3. Corgi


Much like in the case of the Presidential Family and their First Dog, Corgis have been a favorite of many rulers, including one of the most iconic queens of all time.

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.

The icon of daytime television owned a Cocker Spaniel Sophie for 13 years.

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.

5. Labrador


Legendary musician and performer Elton John owns over 20 dogs of all kinds of breeds, but his love for the gentle, loving Labrador is nothing short of iconic.

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


Fluffy, adorable, cuddly, and incredibly cute, Maltese Poodles are one of the most popular breeds in the world, and the thing doesn’t differ when it comes to celebrities of all sizes.

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


After the horrid ending with her Maltese, Jessica couldn’t commit to a dog for a very long time.

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


Jack Russell Terriers have been reigning over the celebrity dog world for decades.

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


Sisters are usually alike one another in some ways, and Serena’s sister Venus Williams is not much different from her sibling.

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?

10. Pug


Although many people argue that the pug is not a particularly visually pleasing dog, no one can say that they’re not lovable!

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


If one of your own was Elvis’ best friend, you know you’ve done something right as a breed.

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


Yorkies are cute as buttons, and celebs love that – there’s no doubt about that.

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.

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