When I was in high school, my mom saw an ad in the local newspaper from a woman selling puppies nearby. She described them as a mix of Maltese and toy poodles, but apparently wasn't aware there was an adorable name for that particular blend of breeds: maltipoo. As soon as we set our eyes on the pile of tawny, curly-haired cuties, I knew we'd be taking at least one of them home with us. It was like looking at a living teddy bear! We eventually ended up with four more of that same delightful breed joining our family, but they aren't the only precious pooches that live up to their sweet, cuddly good looks.
And we aren't just talking tiny breeds, either. There are some bigger ones with even more love (and fluff) to spread around! We checked out what experts from the American Kennel Club and VetStreet had to say about each of the pooches you'll see below. Who knows, you might just stumble upon the breed that becomes your new best friend!
Take a look below to see some of the cutest dog breeds that look exactly like teddy bears.