If Santa Could Replace His Reindeer With Dogs Who Would He Choose?

A whimsical, relaxed and just for fun Saturday post

Janice Tovey
2 min readJan 8, 2022


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I felt the need today to write just for fun. Just for the sake of writing. Today I don’t care about views, reads, comments and fans. Today I write with whimsy, creative abandon, and my tongue in my cheek.

I read something about this amusing topic before the holidays and I want to share.

Today I write for therapy and fun.

It feels good to write just for the sake of writing. My music is blaring, my fingers are flying, my coffee is hot, the sun is shining, and my dog is softly snoring at my side.

And, oh, by the way, I adore dogs. I have a 14 year old deaf and going blind pug. He is the love of my life. He loves me unconditionally, supports my writing habit, and understands when I get up at 2 in the morning to check stats. I have trained him not to bark at this hour with little bickies.

Oh yes, back to the title. If Santa Could Replace His Reindeer With Dogs Who Would He Choose?

These are the 8 dogs that could probably takeover in a pinch:

Prancer is known to be affectionate yet vain. I think a Great Pyrenees would be a good fit. They are so affectionate and gorgeous.

Comet is so handsome and easy going. I chose the Burnese Mountain Dog. They are gentle giants, fast and strong with loving personalities.

Cupid is just happy to bring people together and show a little affection. Here comes the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Another gentle giant who could easily take Cupid’s position.

Donner is apparently rather boisterous and enjoys singing. What do you think of the Siberian Husky? Take a look at some YouTube videos and watch this canine belt out a tune.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsAV6P21FWI&ab_channel=gardea23

Blitzen just sounds like he is. Energetic and fast. I vote for the Samoyed. And a Samoyed can double as a reindeer herder. This one is a no-brainer.

Vixen is magical and tricky. The Akita is royal, independent and stubborn. The Akita loves hard work and cold weather.

Dasher move over. The Alaskan Malamute is here to help. Dasher loves to run fast and so does the Alaskan Malamute. This breed also is known for hauling heavy loads. Wink wink.

Dancer is just plain extroverted. The American Eskimo Dog can take over here. The pups are playful and compact. A perfect choice.

I hope you enjoyed this entertaining look at possible reindeer replacements.

Which breed would you choose to replace Rudolph?

Happy Saturday,



Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.