Wrinkly Dog Breeds to Drool Over

Is there anything cuter than a smooshy-faced pooch to snuggle? Wrinkly-faced dog breeds have boomed in popularity, including the likes of the Frenchie. So, while we humans try every lotion and potion to stop getting wrinkles, we are besotted with wrinkles and rolls on our furry friends!

Wrinkly dog breeds aren’t just small, lazy lapdogs though, they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Here are ten of the wrinkliest dog breeds for you to coo over!


As loveable as they may be, those wrinkles need a bit more TLC, and wrinkly dog breeds are a little more prone to skin problems.

You will need to clean your dog’s wrinkles and rolls every day to stop dirt getting trapped in them, and to prevent infection. They also need thorough drying after washing, so they don’t get sore or infected.



We’re starting with the most wrinkly dog breed in the world! The Chinese Shar Pei is famous for their wrinkles and rolls which cover their whole body. They’re an ancient breed with over 2000 years of history, and these dogs have been used for almost every doggy job there is, including fighting, herding, and guarding, and now a canine companion!

Don’t be fooled by all those wrinkles, Shar Peis are no lazybones. These pups are powerful and they can be strong-willed, so they suit experienced pet parents. But even with their independent streak, these noble pups are incredibly loyal and naturally protective of their humans.

Breed stats
  • Height: 45-51cm
  • Weight: 20-27kg
  • Lifespan: 8-12 years
  • Temperament: Independent, calm, loyal


Bloodhounds are famous for two things. The first is their super-powered nose, the second is their floppy face. They’re the creators of the hangdog look with their sunken eyes, wrinkly face, and floppy jowls, complete with a string of drool…

The Bloodhounds incredible sense of smell has been used to find and follow human scents since the Roman era. Their nose is so good it can actually be used as evidence in court! But, it does mean that these dogs can be stubborn if they catch a whiff of anything interesting.

However, these determined dogs are like an entirely different animal at home. They’ll laze around and put up with almost anything with the patience of a saint. They’re docile doggies, and especially calm with kids.

Breed stats
  • Height: 58-69cm
  • Weight: 36-50kg
  • Lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Temperament: Curious, independent, calm

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