Having recently decided to add a dog to the family we were unsure of the best breed of dog for our household. We did our research on getting a new puppy – things to look for (make sure the dog is worm and flea free), what breeds work best in a family environment and things to ensure we had on the day (pup food being the main concern), but what really took my interest was the world of celebrities and what dogs they had! So here are my favourite celeb and dog combos.
Ryan Reynolds and Baxter
Always one to be a little different, Ryan Reynolds’ dog is a cross breed, or mutt if you want to specific. Cross breed dogs are much easier to come across than pedigrees and are much cheaper to purchase. And if I can look as good as Ryan whilst walking one then this may be the type of dog we need?
Olivia Palmero and Mr Butler
This cute little Maltese dog is clearly a good choice of dog that can be trained and knows how to behave himself in public as Olivia is often pictured with Mr Butler and he is always on his best behaviour. The obvious downside to this breed is that it is very clean and white so perhaps would not be happy out and about in the muddy English countryside?
The Desperate Housewives star is frequently pictured out and about in LA with her dogs which include two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. King Charles are a gorgeous looking breed but sometimes have health problems from over breeding, but still would make a lovely family pet.
Anne Hathaway and Esmeralda
In my top choices for dogs is the beautiful Labrador retriever. Brilliant family dogs – they are working dogs so they are easy to train, they love a long walk and are so pretty to look at too. Anne Hathaway has a beautiful chocolate lab proving that in LaLa land it is not just about little handbag dogs.
In the end, on the day we visited the animal shelter (lots of celebs are rescuing their dogs these days so not only is it the conscientious thing to do it is also very “in”) we fell in love with a gorgeous pug called Mathilde. She may not be popular in Hollywood (yet) but she has made a great addition to our family.