Whether you need a blast of Arctic cuteness, or just a reason to ogle some puppies, we’ve got you covered. We fawned over thousands of photos of perfectly fluffy white furball dogs to find the ones that most resemble the majestic polar bear. The result? Our research has proven that three breeds possess the most squeezable, polar-cub-like offspring: the cream chow chow, the Alaskan klee kai, and the Samoyed.
The chow chow is an ancient and majestic breed, known for its distinctive purple tongue and huge bushy ruff or mane. Loyal and protective, chow chows today excel as family guardians, though in their long history are known to have been war dogs, sled dogs, and temple guardians.
A Mighty Roar
The Dogfather has a fluffiness you can’t refuse
Those paws! I can’t even.
Alaskan Klee Kai
The klee kai is a modern breed, developed in the 1970s to create the perfect “apartment-sized” version of the husky. These gorgeous little dogs come in three petite sizes and two lengths of double-coated glorious fuzz.
Majestic as heck
Extra fluffy goodness
Samoyeds are an ancient spitz breed that hails from northern Russia. Traditionally, these all-white dogs were used to herd reindeer and pull sleds for the nomadic indigenous peoples of the region. Samoyeds are noted for their family-friendly demeanor and luxurious fur, which has been compared to angora in softness and warmth.
Dinner for two?
Perfect button nose!
The fuzz, the fuzz
On a more serious note, real polar bear numbers are dwindling from the dramatic loss of sea ice—their natural habitat. February 27th has been dedicated by Polar Bears International as an international day of awareness, but any time of year is a good time to help save this species.