They’re noble, they’re fluffy, and they never leave your side if you show them love. Dogs are undoubtedly one of the cutest pets to keep. Friends can come and friends can go, but your dog shall always stand beside you, with its tongue out and tail wagging. While people have various preferences when it comes to keeping pets such as cats, birds, or fish – a significant majority opt for dogs. The simple reason behind this choice is that dogs are the cutest pets one can have. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of the cutest dog breeds you can find:
Beagles are absolutely adorable dogs with their tricolor coat of brown, black, and white. They are super easy to maintain and don’t grow too big in size, making them the perfect dogs for apartments and small houses. They can get extremely active and playful, and are sure to keep you on your feet at most times during the day. Beagles are known to have powerful noses, and can sniff out even the most remote objects, if they appeal to them! All in all, beagles are fun to have around, and make very cute companions.
11. Welsh Corgi
Native to the country of Wales, Welsh Corgis have gained widespread popularity owing to their cameos in movies and other media of popular culture. The fact that they are Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite dog breed adds to their appeal. The small dogs have big, pointy ears, and small legs, making them appear unconditionally cute. They definitely are very playful, and can illuminate even the dullest of places with their shrill bark and excited jumps.
These fluffy dogs are often classified as ‘feminine’ dogs, because of their paltry appearance. However, looks can be deceiving! Poodles are known to be one of the most intelligent dog breeds. They are also fashionably cute, and are known to be very good at learning tricks and being obedient. Poodles can be very versatile when it comes to doing any type of activity, as a result of which they often end up winning dog shows.
9. Golden Retriever
Regardless of whether people know their breed, most individuals have seen Golden Retrievers – be it on the packages of dog food, or in movies and advertisements. These handsome dogs are very popular around the world. Golden Retriever puppies are one of the cutest animals on the planet, and can grow up to be healthy, strong beasts. The dogs make for very good hunting assistants, and love to engage in physical activities. Their bushy, golden coats are extremely soft and add to their cuteness quotient, although they do tend to shed a lot of hair!
Dalmatians are popular dogs that are instantly recognizable because of their spotted coats of black & white. Their popularity comes from their feature in multiple kids’ movies such as 101 Dalmatians and Operation Dalmatian, which portrayed them as cute, intelligent dogs who are loved by children. Dalmatians can grow to be considerably tall animals, adding to their charm. Many owners often enter them into dog competitions, as they can be fanciful and just as stylish.
7. Shiba Inu
Shiba Inus are a distinct breed of dogs that are native to Japan. Although they were initially bred to be companions for hunting, their faces give off very calm and cute vibes. Shiba Inus found global popularity as the cutest of dog breeds on the internet recently, through meme culture and viral videos. Often called ‘Doge’, they are very obedient pets to have around the house and are also well-behaved. Add to that their bushy cuteness, and it makes them an entire package!
6. Cocker Spaniel
Well known for their long, droopy ears, cocker spaniels are another breed of dogs that children love to be around. These cute beasts, although very hairy, love playing ball and running around with people in parks and open spaces. Cocker Spaniels’s are great to have around the house, and maintaining them is a fairly easy job. While they were primarily found in the United Kingdom and the USA, their growing popularity has taken them all around the world, and people from various countries and climates love to keep them as pets.
Pugs are a dog breed with a unique set of physical characteristics. Their wrinkled faces, small button-like eyes, and long tongues make them seem very cute. Pugs are very calm and well-behaved animals. Although they have a shrill bark, they very rarely bite. They have also found their way into the world of print and advertising, by featuring in multiple major advertisement campaigns, and even in movies. Although it can get tough to maintain them, because they are prone to developing health issues, in particular, blindness, they are still lovable pets that myriad people love to have around.
4. Great Dane
Do not mistake the nature of these giants dogs because of their size – Great Danes can be adorable pets. Often growing up to over six feet in height while standing, they’re one of the largest dog breeds. However, there is no definite correlation between size and cuteness. These giants are surprisingly gentle, and extremely obedient as well. They love to be around little children, and are fun playmates. You might need a big house with a lot of open space to keep one, but they’re absolutely worth the hassle.
3. Labrador Retriever
Another extremely popular dog breed, Labrador Retrievers are known to people all around the world and are often portrayed as the archetypal household dogs. They can be very sporty and athletic, and love to play outdoors. Labrador Retrievers are fairly easy to maintain and groom, and do not lose their cute charm throughout their lives. Their smartness has enabled them to often be used as service dogs as well, providing assistance to blind people, and also helping law enforcement officials sniff out mischief.
If you have often looked at a dog breed and unknowingly referred to it as the ‘hotdog’ dog, you’re talking about a Dachshund. These dogs, although bearing peculiar body shapes, are extremely cute in their mannerisms and behavior. They can be very fast, and at the same time, very lazy as well! Dachshunds come in two sizes as well – one is the regular and the other is the miniature. They tend to be great pets to keep around the house and are brilliant at keeping watch.
1. Siberian Husky
Known to be dogs of the ice-cold Arctic, Siberian Huskies are all-rounders. They’re energetic, they’re beautiful, and they’re just the right-sized dog to have around. Huskies have found immense popularity on social media platforms, where proud owners often share cute videos of their huskies doing funny tricks and activities. Extremely efficient at pulling sledges, these wolf-like beasts are majestic in their own way, and beyond cute.