This year has kept us inside more than ever before, and while baking banana bread and learning Tik Tok dances was fun at the beginning, you might be hitting a boredom slump. Cue dog puzzles! These dog jigsaw puzzles will keep you occupied during the cold winter nights and exercise your brain (even if it’s the only thing you’re exercising). So light a fire in the fireplace, put on some good music, and get puzzling. Bonus if your dog has their own interactive puzzle to enrich their routine while you work!
We’ve selected 14 of the best dog jigsaw puzzles in every category and price point to keep you busy the rest of this winter.
If you’re a dog breed aficionado, this classic 1000-piece puzzle is perfect for you! Covered in labeled dog breed photos and complete with facts about each breed, this puzzle will not only entertain you, but might also teach you a thing or two!
Shop Now: Ridley’s Dog Canine Lovers Puzzle, $52; amazon.com
We’ll always turn to Etsy for unique goodies and gifts, and this puzzle is no exception. Featured in the “Dogs with Jobs” illustrated puzzle is none other than the Siberian husky meteorologist and the Great Dane graphic designer, amongst others. Truly iconic!
Shop Now: Dogs With Jobs Puzzle, $17; etsy.com
Art lovers, rejoice! Reminiscent of Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s famous Dogs Playing Poker series of paintings, this puzzle would make a great statement piece hanging in a frame in an office or library. I’m putting my money on the pug with the cigar to win it all.
Shop Now: Poker Pups Puzzle, $10; walmart.com
There is truly nothing more magical than doing a puzzle with your own face on it. Customize your own collage of family photos—dog included—and see who can find the piece with Fido’s tail on it first. Ranging in size and amount of pieces, this puzzle can be truly personalized to fit your family and experience.
Show Now: Best In Show Customizable Puzzle, starting at $28; shutterfly.com
This puzzle brings me back to nights where the whole family was gathered around the dining room table doing a classic Buffalo Games jigsaw puzzle, competing to find the most pieces. Also, the colors are giving me major Lisa Frank-vibes.
Shop Now: A Dog’s Life Painting Puppies Puzzle, $36; walmart.com
These customizable puzzles are the perfect gift to illustrate the love between a child and their dog! You can choose from 12 popular dog breed illustrations and then add your child and their dog’s name to make it extra special.
Show Now: Kid’s Best Friend Customizable Puzzle, $35; uncommongoods.com