There are dog breeds that look like fried chicken when you compare its images. Have you ever looked at a picture of delicious fried chicken only to be told that you are looking at a picture of dogs? This may sound absurd, but it happens to the best of us. Recently, people have noticed the uncanny physical similarities between certain dog breeds and a nice crispy piece of fried chicken.
If you are a person who loves dogs but also loves fried chicken, you may be wondering what this breed is and how to get one. Well, there are quite a few dog breeds that look like fried chicken. Below you will find a comprehensive list of these breeds. Thus, you can get your ultimate fried chicken companion.
What Makes a Dog Look Like Fried Chicken?
Before we get into the specific dog breeds that look most like fried chicken, we should probably talk about some of the most common characteristics among these dogs. These are the traits that give them their crispy chicken appearance. First, the dog’s color plays a significant role in determining whether they look like fried chicken or not. Brown is the color of fried chicken.
Therefore brown is the color of most of these dogs. However, they are not chocolate brown as this is slightly too dark for fried chicken. They can also not be too light in color, or they don’t look quite fried enough. There is a sweet spot between too dark and too light that leaves these dogs looking perfectly crispy. The dogs that look the most like fried chicken are reddish-brown.
Sometimes dogs of this color are referred to as apricot or red instead of just plain brown. In addition, the dogs that look most like fried chicken are usually one solid color. However, some people prefer their fried chicken a little crispier, so some dogs may have darker spots within their brown fur. Additionally, fried chicken dogs have curly hair.
This curliness imitates the crispy texture of fried chicken. Without the curls, these dogs would not have the beautiful battered and fried look to them; they would look more like off-colored baked chicken, and that is not as fun. Lastly, it helps to place these dogs on a nice grate for photos. Whether that be in a crate or on a sewer grate outside, putting the dogs here really seals the deal on them looking like the perfect pieces of chicken ready for your plate.
What Dog Breeds Look Like Fried Chicken?
These are the dogs that possess the characteristics above. However, not every version of these dog breeds is going to look exactly like fried chicken. Additionally, some of these breeds come in colors other than red-brown. In that case, if you decide you want one of these dogs, check what color dogs the breeder is expecting when signing up for a waiting list.
First on the list of dog breeds that look like fried chicken is the Poodle. We cannot start this list without giving credit where credit is due. Poodles are responsible for almost every dog breed that looks like fried chicken. As you will see from the list below, Poodles are the most significant contributor to this phenomenon. These dogs can be brown, just like fried chicken. The most crucial trait that Poodles possess that contributes to the fried chicken appearance is their beautiful curls. These curls give them the perfect crispy appearance that is beloved in both dogs and chicken.
Labradoodles are the ultimate crispy dogs. It is rumored that Labradoodles are the dogs in the viral “fried chicken or dogs?” photo. Therefore, we must look at this unique breed. Labradoodles are a hybrid dog breed consisting of Labrador Retrievers and Poodles. They can be many colors, but the color that looks most like fried chicken is red-brown. However, if you want that extra crispy look, you can get a black Labradoodle. The Poodle genetics that these dogs possess are responsible for their curly hair, which gives them that perfect crisp look. So, if you want the ultimate fried chicken dog, a Labradoodle is a great choice.
Next on our list is the Goldendoodle. Goldendoodles are also a type of Poodle mix, but this time they are mixed with Golden Retrievers. The key to getting the perfect fried chicken look-alike with a Goldendoodle is ensuring that your dog is not too light in color. Although their name suggests they only come in gold, Goldendoodles can be a range of colors from light cream to dark brown. Therefore, finding the perfect in-between color is what will make or break whether your Goldendoodle is fried chicken caliber or not. In addition, these dogs provide the same joy that fried chicken provides. They are warm and comforting whenever you need them, just like a good piece of fried chicken.
Cockapoos are another Poodle mix (see a pattern here?) that looks strangely like fried chicken. Cockapoos are a hybrid dog breed consisting of Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. These dogs come in a variety of colors, but one of the most common is brown. Therefore, you should have no problem finding your perfect crispy Cockapoo.
Next up, we have the Poochon. Although these dogs do not have a very appetizing name, they have an appetizing appearance, as they commonly look like fried chicken. These dogs are a mixed breed consisting of Poodle and Bichon Frise. In the case of the Poochon, these dogs inherit their curly hair from both of the parent dogs. Therefore, all Poochons have a solid potential to be mistaken for fried chicken.
The most common colors of Poochons are tan, apricot, and cream. This, in addition to the curly hair, really increases the likelihood of your dog being mistaken for fried chicken. That being said, Bichon Frise’ are white, so your Poochon relies heavily on the Poodle parent for color. So, if you want your dog to have the highest fried chicken potential, you will want to look for a puppy whose parent Poodle is a darker color.
Although commonly referred to as teddy bear dogs, Maltipoos also has an uncanny resemblance to fried chicken. You might even call these little guys chicken nuggets or popcorn chicken because of their small stature. Maltipoos are a mix of Maltese and Toy or Miniature Poodle. This combination is what gives them their small size.
In addition to their size, Maltipoos are known for their wool-like coat that leaves them looking fluffy and soft, and a little crispy. This coat is the perfect combination of the softness of the Maltese parent and the curls of the Poodle parent. In regards to color, Maltipoos are most commonly found in apricot, cream, and white. Apricot is the closest color you will get to fried chicken with this breed. However, the cream can look similar but just a bit undercooked.
Next, we have the Schnoodle. This is a perfect choice for those that like their fried chicken a little crispier. Schnoodles are a hybrid cross of Schnauzer and Poodle. Because of their Schnauzer genetics, these dogs tend to be slightly darker in color, making them look a little more like burnt fried chicken. However, this is not always the case as some Schnoodles take after their Poodle parent more and therefore have brown fur. In these cases, Schnoodles have the perfect fried chicken appearance.
Yorkipoos are another excellent example of a dog breed that looks like fried chicken. These dogs are a combination of Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle. Not all Yorkipoos look like fried chicken, but they definitely will if you find a brown or red. Additionally, Yorkipoos come in a tan and liver combination that makes them look a little like fried chicken, just with crispier parts. This is perfect for those who like their fried chicken a little more well done than others.
Related: Yorkipoo Rescues for Adoption.
Cavapoos are perfect for those looking for a lightly fried option. These dogs often come in shades of brown. However, they usually have small patches of white within the brown. This is because these dogs are a mix of Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These Spaniels most commonly have white markings throughout their fur (though these markings can be other colors on occasion). This trait is then passed on to their Cavapoo puppies, creating a fried chicken effect that includes some undercooked spots.
10. Irish Doodle
Last on the list of dog breeds that look like fried chicken is the Irish Doodle. These dogs are a hybrid combination of Irish Setter and Poodle. Irish Doodles are one of the ultimate fried chicken dog breeds. This is primarily due to the colors of the Irish Setter parent. Irish Setters are all-red dogs, which is the perfect color for fried chicken. This color, combined with the curly hair of the Poodle parent, makes excellent fried chicken puppies.
Related: Irish Doodle vs. Goldendoodle.
Conclusion For “Dog Breeds That Look Like Fried Chicken”
As you can see, there are a surprising amount of dog breeds that look like fried chicken. The most common traits among these dogs are their reddish-brown fur and their curly hair. The other common theme among these dogs is their Poodle lineage. Because Poodles pass their curly hair to their offspring, they contribute to most fried chicken dog breeds. In combination with the distinct coloring of the other dog breeds, it creates perfect puppies that look precisely like fried chicken.
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Dr. Sabrina Kong graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in England in 2016 and has been working at a small animal clinic in Northern California since then. She grew up in the Bay Area and got her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She also became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through a program at the University of Tennessee.
When she isn’t in the clinic taking care of her four-legged patients, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods with her friends and her three-legged dog, Apollo. She adopted Apollo from her clinic when he was a puppy with numerous health issues. Dr. Kong truly cares about taking care of animals.