Many people would love to have dogs that look like Ewoks for one simple reason. Ewoks are incredibly cute, cuddly, and adorable (they’re also deadly, as the movie reveals, but that’s not important right now).
Aside from all of that, a dog that bears beloved Star Wars characters’ appearance appeals to diehard fans. So, which are the seven dogs that look like Ewoks?
We’re going to be checking out the Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, Affenpinscher, Lhasa Apso, Pomeranian, Bouvier Des Flandres, and the Griffon Bruxellois (otherwise known as the Brussels Griffon).
All seven of these could form a small band of natives from the forest moon of Endor.
As we proceed, you’ll notice a few similarities between these breeds, which help them qualify to fit the “Ewok appearance.”
- They’ll have a short or almost non-protruding snout.
- They’ll have a healthy coat of fur that fits the idea of an Ewok.
- They’ll have relatively large appearing eyes compared to the size of their heads.
- You’ll also notice that all of these are small or relatively small breeds.
7. The Bichon Frise
When groomed properly, the Bichon Frise can bear an Ewok’s appearance, particularly when fluffed up at the cheeks.
The Bichon stands about 12 inches tall and weighs up to around 11 pounds. Though there are no pure white Ewoks in the movie, you can’t help but have Ewok in mind when taking a gander at this breed.
Its fluffed fur conceals the canine facial features and gives it the appearance of having a much wider face with much less of a snout. With its dark eyes, dark nose, and the appearance that its fur provides, the Bichon Frise can easily qualify as a dog that looks like an Ewok.
6. The Shih Tzu
Being covered in a fur blanket, the Shih Tzu also qualifies as an Ewok look-alike. Like the Bichon Frise, the Shih Tzu’s fur erases the breed’s face’s structure. But rather than being puffed out, the Shih Tzu has long hanging fur that drapes over its features, often draping down to its feet.
This breed stands no taller than 11 inches and weighs no more than 16 pounds. The Shih Tzu is one of the most popular breeds in the world and is well known to be a charmer, a clown, and also affectionate- particularly with children.
As far as this dog is concerned, looking like an Ewok is the only similar trait they have to the movie characters, as it tends to prefer to stay indoors for the most part. Being a lap dog and always staying close to their owners is what makes their day.
5. The Affenpinscher
The Affenpinscher is an adorable little breed whose expressions have earned it a couple of nicknames, such as monkey dogs and ape terriers. When you add its “little dog syndrome” personality, it’s also nicknamed the “mustached little devil.”
Their strangely human expressions, shaggy face, and stubby nose is more than enough to enter the fray of Ewok look-alikes. This breed stands around 12 inches and can weigh up to 10 pounds. This dog’s comedic personality and sweet yet fearless disposition makes it an entertaining and lovable pup.
4. The Lhasa Apso
If it decided to hold still, you’d swear that this was a stuffed animal. The Lhasa Apso pins the needle on the cuteness meter and is an easy entry into this list.
This breed stands 11 inches tall and can weigh up to 18 pounds- a small and hearty dog. They have a coat that can be much like the Shih Tzu but is also seen with a shorter, fluffier fur style.
Regardless of the fur style, this pup looks like an Ewok, no matter how you slice it. If not an Ewok, it could certainly fill a role as “Cousin It” from the “Adams Family.”
3. The Pomeranian
If you’re looking for an Ewok that you could possibly fit in your pocket, you’d be interested in the Pomeranian.
Admittedly, as the Pom grows into adulthood, it looks less and less like an Ewok due to it not having long or fluffy fur on the cheeks to conceal its snout. However, when you look at it dead-on, there’s no mistaking its Ewok features.
The Pomeranian stands about 7 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 7 pounds. It’s a pint-sized ball of fur with a full-sized personality. Equipped with a sweet temperament and being as cute as a button, it’s no surprise that the Pomeranian is one of the world’s most popular dogs.
2. The Bouvier Des Flandres
The Bouvier Des Flandres proves that you don’t need to be a pint-sized pup in order to look like an Ewok. Though it’s at a disadvantage of not being a small ball of fur, it’s got the facial features that rake the breed into the Ewok Look-alike list.
This breed stands up to 27-28 inches tall at the shoulder and can weigh up to 110 pounds. Bouvier Des Flandres are renowned for their ethic as a working dog and endeared for their big hearts toward their families.
When you look at its face, particularly dead-on, you can instantly see why it could be considered to resemble an Ewok. The ears that sit folded in just the right place, a pronounced beard, mustache, and overall shaggy appearance does the trick.
1. The Griffon Bruxellois
This breed of dog started it all as it would relate to Ewoks. George Lucas’s Brussels Griffon inspired his ideas behind these Star Wars characters, and all it takes is one glance to see the resemblance.
The Griffon Bruxellois stands at about 10 inches at the shoulder and weighs in at around 10 pounds. There are smooth versions of this breed, but the Ewok truly comes into fruition when you look at the shaggier, bearded variety.
Because this breed is responsible for Ewoks’ existence in the first place, the Brussels Griffon holds a firm grasp on the number one position of dogs that look like Ewoks.
Final Thoughts About Dogs that Look Like Ewoks
There are other dogs out there that bear Ewoks’ resemblance (I can think of some cats that also do), but not as much as the breeds listed above. So, if you want to get the closest thing possible to an Ewok aside from a stuffed animal, I hope that this post has helped you out.
Fortunately, all of the breeds in this list are overall loving, friendly, and playful dogs that fit well into any home, most of which suits well in apartment life. However, I believe it’s safe to say that all will need special care in the realm of grooming, so bear that in mind when picking up your Ewok.