The Best Dog Matches For Every Generation: Boomers, Gen X, Millennials & Beyond


“Who Let the Dogs Out?” It’s not just a catchy song from the turn of the millennium; it’s a question we’re about to answer for every generation from the Silent Era to the yet-to-be-named Generation Alpha. Buckle up, dear readers, as we embark on a tail-wagging journey through time, matching canine companions to human cohorts with all the precision of a DNA test and all the humor of a dog chasing its own tail.

Whether you’re a traditionalist who remembers when “clouds” were just things in the sky, or a young whippersnapper who thinks “dial-up” is a new type of protein shake, we’ve got the perfect pooch to complement your generational quirks. So sit, stay, and prepare to discover which furry friends are best suited to fetch the hearts of each generation. Warning: this article may contain more puns than a dog has fleas, and it’s guaranteed to make you howl with laughter… or at least emit a polite, generationally-appropriate chuckle.

The Silent Generation (born 1928-1945)

Labrador Retriever with tongue out

Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964)

older woman and golden retriever

Gen X (born 1965-1980)

woman on phone and vizsla

Millennials (born 1981-1996):

woman with french bulldog

Gen Z (born 1997-2012):

girl and goldendoodle

Generation Alpha (born 2013-2024)

bernedoodle puppy
Credit: @rockyroaddoodles