You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

8 Cute Dogs That Look Just Like Lions

Reader's Digest Logo By Chloë Nannestad of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 9: Whether by a careful haircut or genetic blessing, there are some dogs that naturally resemble the most famous big cats of all. That’s right, it is possible to meet dogs that look like lions. Despite the fact that dogs and cats last common ancestor lived 42 million years ago, some modern dog breeds have the thick manes, fierce temperament, or golden fur of their distant lion cousins—not unlike how there are dogs that look like wolves and dogs that look like foxes. These leonine pooches aren’t all enormous, either; some will fit in your apartment! Whether you want a lion dog who will defend your home, play with your kids, or snuggle with you on the couch, there’s a dog that looks like a lion out there for you. Looking for a pup that's a little snugglier? Then you'll want to see these dogs that look like teddy bears or dogs that look like mops.

In the dog park, the mighty dog park...

Whether by a careful haircut or genetic blessing, there are some dogs that naturally resemble the most famous big cats of all. That’s right, it is possible to meet dogs that look like lions. Despite the fact that dogs and cats last common ancestor lived 42 million years ago, some modern dog breeds have the thick manes, fierce temperament, or golden fur of their distant lion cousins—not unlike how there are dogs that look like wolves and dogs that look like foxes. These leonine pooches aren’t all enormous, either; some will fit in your apartment! Whether you want a lion dog who will defend your home, play with your kids, or snuggle with you on the couch, there’s a dog that looks like a lion out there for you. Looking for a pup that's a little snugglier? Then you'll want to see these dogs that look like teddy bears or dogs that look like mops.

© Rusm/Getty Images, Paul Sezonov/Getty Images

More from Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon