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50 Dog Puns: The “Ultimutt” List To Make You Smile (Or Grrrroan)

50 Dog Puns: The “Ultimutt” List for Dog Lovers

red goldendoodle dog with smiley face and title the punniest dog puns

Nothing could paw-sibly be cuter than a dog unless it’s a cute dog pun! In fact, we’re pretty sure that even our dogs would be sad (maybe even “mellon collie” 😉) without some dog jokes, dog puns, and dog wordplay to brighten up the day. Since we dog lovers have our own breed of language, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I decided to put together an ulti-mutt list of punny dog puns and dog play on words.  

How our pup-preciation for dog puns began

The other day, my husband mentioned to me that our Happy-Go-Doodle blog posts and social media included a fair share of dog puns. Like Chloe after a lone treat under a couch cushion, I dug through my own dog blog, sniffed out pet brands, and peeked into dog publications. Fur sure, wordplay and punny language had, well, gone to the dogs!

Modern Dog Magazine?  Their headline read “Pup-tacular Dog Finds.” Shopping? Check out “Pawty Box” or the “Furminator.”

Pup yeah, even Google’s in on the dog word games with their article, Fetching the Latest in Dog Trends. And our own blog posts? We have quite a pack of puns, memes, and feel-good blog humor including these posts:  

While I have no scientific evidence to explain why puns and pups go together, I’d venture to guess it’s simply because like humor, dogs bring smiles. Really, how better to describe a dog’s silly, goofy, happy, splooty personality than with a pun as pup-tacular as our pooches!?!

So, for pure doggo wordplay fun and happiness, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I put our hands and paws to the keyboard and created our own mega list of pup puns and dog play on words. We hope our ulti-mutt guide brings a smile, a p’awww, or maybe even a grrrrroan.

Happy-Go-Doodle’s Ulti-Mutt List of Punny Dog Puns

The not-so-secret, language of dog moms, dog dads, and dog lovers

See how many of these dog puns and play on words you’ve ever heard, read, typed, posted, or muttered.

dog with ears flying up and caption ears to dogs as an example of dog play on words

Paws-itive puns for exclaiming good news…

1. How a-dog-able!

2. P’awww…

3. Paw yeah!

4. What did the motivational speaker tell his dog? Anything’s paws-sible!   

5. Fur sure!

6. That’s pawsome!

goldendoodle dog with stick and caption If I stick to it, I could be branch manager at the paw-ffice as an example of dog puns

Work-related dog puns and wordplay…

7. Just another day at the paw-ffice

8. My dog got a promotion. She’s a branch manager.

9.  Is it FriYAY yet? It’s been a ruff week.

10.  If I stick to it, I could be branch manager at the paw-ffice. 

11. Raking? Just “leaf” it to me! 

Celebratory dog puns and play on words…

12. Where’s the pawty?

13. Bring the whole pack!

14. I’m only going if I can bring my pawty pup.

red goldendoodle dog with leaf on face and caption Ranking? just leaf it to me as one of the dog puns

Paw-liday puns for fun…

15. Who’s visiting Santa Paws?

16. Should I sign my holiday cards  “Happy Howlidays!” or “Merry Woofmas.” Hmmm…

17. Paws for the holidays

18. Happy HOWL-o-ween!

19. Halloween? Who’s ready for bone-fide fun!

20. We’re thankful fur our friends.

21. What’s an itchy dog’s favorite Christmas greeting? Fleas navidad.

Entertaining puns when watching a movie…

22. We’re watching DogTV? Let’s have pupcorn!

23. Who’s having the pup-peroni pizza?

Barkworthy dog puns when cheering someone up or rooting someone on…

24. You’re rebarkable!

25. I love you furry much!

26. It’s paw-ssible!

27. You’re pawtastic!

28. Stay pawsitive!

29. Ap-paws! Ap-paws!

Pup-preciative phrases when expressing gratitude…

30. Barking it from the wooftops!

31. Making it barkworthy!

32. Thanks furry much!

Travel-related dog puns when going on a vacation or adventure…

33. EmBARKing on a new journey.

34. Getting a new LEASH on life!

35. The only vacation’s I take are pup-cations!

36. Camping? Bring the “PUP” tent.

red goldendoodle dog standing on a bench in front of an expansive lake and the dog puns it's a wonder-fur world

Try a pun when whipping up a dog treat…

37. Treat time! Who wants a pupsicle?

38. What’s a dog’s least favorite vegetables? Fleas and carrots.

39. Bone-appetite!

40. Why did the dog eat the toast plain? He liked “pure bread.”

41. What’s a dog’s favorite Starbuck’s flavor? Pup-kin spice! 

Fur the times you’re expressing friendship…

42. Let’s stick together

43. Fur-iends through thick and thin

44. We have the ulti-mutt friendship.

goldendoodIe dog face and caption I tried to stop myself from sharing even one more dog puns but then I said "fur-get" about it  

I tried to stop myself from sharing even one more dog pun. But then I said, “Oh, fur-get it!” 

If you’re getting the itch to “flea” this blog post filled with dog puns and word play, you’ll want to catch these last few dog puns that may make you grrrrroan! 

45. Why did the dog hang out at the hospital? He was waiting for his lab report.  

46. Why did the dog wear rain boots? He didn’t want to step in a poodle. 

47. What do you call a funny canine? A corn dog. 

48. Why did the mice and squirrels stay inside? It was raining cats and dogs. 

49. Why did the dog get ejected from the game? He didn’t agree with the “ruff-eree.” 

50. What did the squirrel tell the dog? If you’re trying to catch me you’re barking up the wrong tree.

Can’t get enough dog puns and dog wordplay? 

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Finally, on National Dog Day and every day, h’ears to all our puppers! Thanks for following along with this little corndog on all of her pup-loving adventures!

Dog in cornfield and the word corn dog as an example of dog puns


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What’s your favorite pup pun? We’d love to hear! Please comment below!

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Monday 17th of September 2018

Those sure are supup-erb puns! Mom's always liked the pun 'dog gone good.' If Chloe is a 'Corndog,' she's the cutest one EVER!


Monday 24th of September 2018

P'awwww, thanks!

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