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20 Cutest Dog Breeds


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There is no doubt about it. Dogs are cute. Regardless of breed, our lovable pups always offer silly expressions, funny behavior, or adorable poses that melt our hearts. The question is often asked, what is the cutest dog breed?

While we love all dogs and believe they are all adorable and beautiful in their own way, some breeds are known for their looks more than others. Before we get into our list, we must point out that looks certainly do not make the dog. There is a lot more to it than that. Additionally, the concept of what is cute is somewhat subjective. What is appealing to one dog owner may not be cute to another. How a dog fits in with a person’s life and how much they add to it goes far beyond looks.

Cuteness means many things, and there are far too many dog breeds to ever make a complete list. We came up with our list of cutest dog breeds. Though it was not an easy process, we made a list of our favorite cute dog breeds. If we missed one, feel free to let us know in the comments!

Cutest Dog Breeds

It is a challenging task to define cute. Cute is a combination of endearing qualities. A blend of looks, personality, intelligence, and affection makes an animal attractive in a lovable and engaging way. Dogs, especially puppies, are often associated with descriptions of being cute and adorable. Most people can agree that regardless of the kind of pup, there is just something about a puppy that brings on warm and fuzzy feelings.

It can be hard to measure cuteness. After all, what makes a dog adorable and interesting to one person may not be what appeals to another. There has been some research done on the subject. In some cases, like this analysis done by Money Beach, the use of the golden ratio, which is also called the Fibonacci sequence, was applied. This is a number that is used to define what proportions of the body look the best. It is often used in art and can be applied to the facial structures of a dog. According to Mathnasium, many artists and architects believe that the golden ratio creates the most aesthetically pleasing shapes.

This number is also depicted by the Greek letter phi and is equal to approximately 1.618. The formula to find the golden ratio divides a line into two different parts where:

“The whole length divided by the long parts is also equal to the long part divided by the short part.”


This analysis looked at a dog’s physical characteristics, but that is not the only cute thing about a dog. Personality and affection towards humans factors in. We looked at physical attributes, intelligence, and friendliness to come up with a list of the cutest dogs out there. Without any further ado…in no particular order other than alphabetical, here is our list of 20 of the cutest dog breeds.

20 Cutest Dog Breeds

American Eskimo

American Eskimo Dog in Grass
Also called the Eskie and “the dog beautiful,” the American Eskimo is a small dog.

The American Eskimo Dog is an adorable, white fluffy pup that belongs to the Spitz family. They reach about 10 to 30 pounds fully grown, which is big on personality. They come in three sizes: miniature, toy, and standard. These fluffy little tykes live, on average, 12 to 15 years.

Because they are small, these pups do very well living in small homes and apartments. American Eskimo Dogs are highly affectionate, love kids and other canines, and are a breed that does well with inexperienced dog owners. This pup loves to be around people and can suffer separation anxiety if left alone for too long. These pups are incredibly clever and cunning and will easily outsmart their owners if allowed. With this breed, owners must be ready to set and stick to strong boundaries.

Members of the Spitz family have faces that look somewhat like a fox, thick coats, and tails that curl over the back of their bodies. Many favorite dog varieties belong to the Spitz family, including the Samoyed, the Pomeranian, and the American Eskimo Dog. It is unknown exactly where the American Eskimo Dog came from, but they make wonderful pets. These are primarily companion dogs, highly intelligent, physically active, and love to play. Despite the small size, these tykes are always alert and make excellent guard dogs. Because of their combination of beauty and brains, this dog is often referred to as the “total package.”

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise in Field
This little fluffy pup is a favorite around the world in large part due to its adorable appearance.

The Bichon Frise is little fluffy clouds of canines with curly, pristine white coats. These adorable little pups are well known for their undeniable cuteness. These dogs are more than cute faces. They have very charming personalities to go with them. A Bichon Frise is quite small, only reaching 7 to 12 pounds when fully grown. They stand 9 to 12 inches tall. The Bichon Frise is long-lived, with an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

Bichon Frise is a French dog breed. Their ancestry is traced to ancient roots, thought to be an archetype breed named the Barbet. The smaller Bichon Frise became a popular ship companion and traveled around the world. They were once very popular with the French nobility but lost popularity after the French Revolution. They became known as circus-performing dogs and street dogs before gaining favor in the United States in the 1950s. Today the fluffy pup is popular among the rich and famous.

Despite their small size, these dogs are built quite sturdily. Their heads are round, with black or dark brown eyes surrounded by Halo, which is black or dark brown skin around the eye. The nose and lips are black. They have muscular necks, broad chests, straight backs, and very muscular thighs and legs. These pups are small, fluffy, and highly athletic. Because of their round heads, accentuated by their curly hair, often cut in a round or poofy manner, and tiny round paws, these pups appear very innocent and sweet. Their personalities are adorable and very loving, but this dog is extremely high-energy.


Beagle Looking Back
These medium-sized dogs are cute and relatively lower maintenance pups compared to many.

The Beagle is an adorable and very popular breed. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Beagles are the eighth most popular breed in the world. These hound dogs do not get very large, weighing 18 to 30 pounds when fully grown. They are short, standing only 13 to 15 inches tall. Beagles live about 10 to 15 years on average. The Beagle breed started in the U.K., where they were used as hunting dogs. It is believed that their name Beagle is based on the French word that means “loud mouth.” Anyone who has ever owned a Beagle or Beagle mix can attest that this is a very accurate description. Perhaps the most famous Beagle known in the U.S. is the fictional cartoon dog Snoopy.

There are two sizes of Beagle. The larger variety will weigh up to 35 pounds and be 15 inches in height, and the smaller will weigh between 22 and 30 pounds and be about 13 inches in height. Both sizes are stocky, deep-chested muscular dogs. Beagles have long tails that are usually white. They have Dome shaped heads and square muzzles with flat, broad noses. The feature Beagles are most known for is their long, floppy ears that hang low beneath their adorable faces.

Beagles love being around people and other animals and are also known to do well with children. This breed absolutely loves human affection and is eager to be in the mix of whatever their human family is doing. While very agreeable, this breed is also quite stubborn. Because of their stubborn streak and very loud howling, this breed can get a bad reputation as being difficult. Beagles are excellent family dogs, but they are not suitable for everyone.

Bearded Collie

Bearded collie
The Bearded Collie is one of the less common large dogs with long fluffy coats.

The shaggy-coated Bearded Collie is a herding dog from Scotland with roots dating back many centuries. These loveable pups are often referred to as Beardies. This pup looks a lot bigger than they truly are due to its large shaggy coat. These are not small dogs, reaching about 50 pounds when fully grown. This breed is extremely friendly but does have a strong independent streak. These pups look quite similar to the old English Sheepdog. Beardies have leaner, more muscular bodies. They are known to be full of energy, very good-natured, and affectionate towards humans.

Bearded Collies are quite competitive, very good at training, and quite agile. They need a significant amount of exercise due to their high energy level and constant playfulness. Beardies love other dogs and get along with just about every other breed they encounter. These shaggy pups have a double coat, including a soft undercoat with a rougher outer coat that gives them the signature shaggy appearance. They have long hair on their cheeks and chins, giving them a bearded look.

Beardies have a wise, curious look on their shaggy faces, which goes very well with their sweet personality. This is a high-energy, athletic, independent dog. Some will be very laid back, and others will be very energetic. Regardless of energy level, dogs of this breed are known for being sweet and making wonderful family companions. Males are a little more outgoing and have higher energy than females.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier can struggle with recall and may do things on their own time.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is known for being a beautiful breed. They combine an adorable look with the energetic nature of the sporting Spaniels. This breed consistently makes the top 20 favorite dogs ranked by the AKC. These regal pups are also called the Comfort Cavalier, the Cav, the Cavie, and simply the Cavalier. The Cavalier can be traced back to 17th-century Britain. Small dogs reach 13 to 18 pounds when fully grown and stand 12 to 13 inches tall. The Cav lives for about 12 to 15 years on average.

Cavaliers are incredibly friendly around children and do well with other dogs. Cavs are known for their incredibly sweet temperament. These pups are quite gentle and loving. This pup is a perfect pick for owners who want a dog that is always there. These pups like nothing better than to be around their humans, cuddling on laps and following them about. They love their humans so much that they suffer severe separation anxiety and are not great dogs to be left home alone for more than a few hours. These pups are incredibly sensitive and do not like their routines changed or being left behind.

Part of this breed’s cuteness is their large, round, dark eyes. Just perfect for forgiving those puppy dogs longing gazes that melt their owner’s hearts. They have a medium-length, silky coat. This breed is not as high energy as others and only needs about 30 minutes of highly active physical activity daily. These pups have a very low prey drive and do not do well outside on their own. They get lost easily and should always be supervised.


Light colored Cavapoo outdoors
Cavapoos can be lighter in color, ranging from light to deep red.

The Cavapoo is a designer dog bred from two purebred parents. The Cavapoo is a mix of Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. It is believed the breed started sometime in the 1990s in Australia, but not much more is known. These pups belong to a group of dogs referred to as doodle dogs. These are dog breeds mixed with poodles to create lower-shedding crossbreeds. Cavapoos are at the top of the list when people are seeking out designer dogs.

These pups have powerful personalities. Cavapoos are quite gentle and sweet but have a lot of energy and are always happy to see people. They make lovely lap dogs because they like nothing more than cuddling up to their humans and relaxing. Though they have an adorable personality and appearance, this breed is high maintenance. They do not like to be left alone and can suffer from separation anxiety. In particular, this pooch is known for a high-pitched whine that can get quite loud. Sometimes it can even be heard from outside the house or by the neighbors. This breed is also known for being monstrous chewers and can get quite destructive when they get upset.

Depending on the size of the poodle parent, these pups will be small to medium-sized. Cavapoos generally stand between 9 and 14 inches tall and weigh between 9:00 and 25 pounds when fully grown. Their coats are soft, slightly curly, or wavy and come in several colors. Coat color can change as these pups age.


Long Haired Chihuahua Running Outdoors
Chihuahuas are known for their tiny bodies yet bold, bossy personalities.

Of course, we cannot make a cute dog list without mentioning the tiny yet mighty Chihuahua. These pint-sized pups pack a whole lot of personality into the tiniest puppy body you’ll ever see. This breed is ancient and dates back thousands of years. There is a bit of mystery to this dog’s past. They have been traced back to an ancient dog of the Toltecs called the Techichi.

As any Chihuahua owner can tell you, these minuscule pups are the ones in charge. These pups boast a colossal attitude, are fearless, and are ready to take on anything that crosses their paths. Because of their tiny size and absolutely adorable faces, Chihuahuas often end up getting away with a lot more than any other dog breed. They also tend to like to pick fights with bigger dogs. Despite their small size, they have a ton of nerve and are ready to stand up for themselves whenever they feel it is needed.

Chihuahuas are toy-sized dogs and will not weigh more than 10 pounds as adults. Their bodies are small, muscular, and agile. Their head shapes can be apple-shaped or deer shaped. All Chihuahuas have ears that appear quite large due to their tiny heads. These pups also have those huge, endearing eyes that make it very hard to tell them no. When it comes to cuteness, Chihuahuas always are at the top of the list.

French Bulldog

Blue French Bulldog in Grass
Most French Bulldogs are extremely friendly with people, children, and other dogs.

French Bulldogs, known to many as simply the Frenchie, are easily recognizable for their cuteness. Frenchies are much smaller than the English Bulldog reaching only 20 to 28 pounds when fully grown. Frenchies live 8 to 13 years on average.

Frenchies are incredibly active dogs that love to please people. Because of this, they make wonderful family pets and are very easy to train. They tend to hold onto an independent streak, so this pooch needs owners that can set firm boundaries. This can be hard due to their adorable, smooshed faces and big round beautiful eyes. This breed is delightful, with an independent streak. These kiddos are also quite sensitive and will get scared very easily. They also get overprotective of their owners around strangers, so they must have proper socialization at a young age to make sure they get along with other people and pets.

This breed is probably the most well-known for its smooshed, squishy faces. They have shorter muscles, and an upturned nose is referred to as a snub nose. Their wrinkly faces have heavily pronounced jowls and loose black lips. Most dogs of this breed will have black noses, but some lighter-colored dogs will have lighter-colored noses. Their hind legs are slightly longer than their four legs creating a humplike feature known as “roach back.”

Golden Retriever

Two Golden Retriever puppies in field
Goldens are well known for their kind, affectionate, and gentle personalities.

The Golden Retriever might be the most well-known cute fluffy pup. Goldens are consistently ranked as one of the most popular dogs. These pups are very focused on getting attention and truly love people. A well-bred golden retriever is a gentle, loving dog that is not aggressive. They are incredibly enthusiastic and need training early on due to their larger size so that they do not knock people over or become destructive. These pups need a lot of physical and mental stimulation and will get destructive and upset if left alone for too long.

Golden Retrievers are large dogs. Males can reach about 75 pounds fully grown, and females will reach around 65 pounds or more. They have athletic, muscular bodies with broad heads. Goldens may be most well known for their fluffy, golden-hued coats of soft fur. Next to that are their round, gentle eyes that seem to simply draw people in. This is a highly popular breed as a family pet, and in the right home, they make loving, loyal companions. Because they are large dogs, they need a lot of room to move around and will need plenty of physical exercise time.

Labrador Retriever

Black Dog Lounging Outside
Labrador Retrievers have been around since the 1700s.

The Labrador Retriever is the number one choice of dog breed for U.S. families and has been for many years. This is because Labs have such an engaging and sweet temperament and make great family dogs. These pups are very friendly, intelligent, easy to train, and quite handsome. They are particularly cute as puppies and retain their good looks well into their senior years.

Labs are medium to large-sized, reaching between 55 and 80 pounds or more when fully grown. They stand 21 to 24 inches tall. Labrador Retrievers usually live between 10 and 12 years. They come in various colors but are most commonly found in black, chocolate, yellow, red, and silver. This pup is particularly known for its friendliness to both people and humans. They are a breed that does very well with children but should be supervised with small ones due to their large size.

The Lab has a wonderful temperament, engaging personality, very attractive appearance, and high energy. They are always happy to go for a walk, be it a long mountain hike or just a quick stroll through the neighborhood. Because of their sweet temperament, labs are often used as medical assistant dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, and more.


White Puppy Sitting on Grass
If you don’t have thousands of dollars, you might be lucky to find a Maltese at a rescue organization or shelter.

The Maltese is well known as one of the most perfect breeds for lap dogs. They have been bred for generations to be the ideal canine companion. Maltese are also very popular because of their iconic white coats, and they also happen to be hypoallergenic. They are an excellent breed for companions but are also often used as therapy or emotional support dogs due to being hypoallergenic. Believe it or not, the Maltese is the oldest toy breed of dog originating in Europe. They were once referred to as “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta.” It is believed that the Maltese have been around for at least 29 centuries. Images and figurines of dogs that look like this pup have been found that date back to 8000 BCE. They have even been depicted in Ancient Greek pottery.

Maltese have a reputation for being very feisty, brave, and loyal. Bred-to-be lap dogs, the Maltese are very gentle but can have an independent or strong-willed streak. Because they are so small, they must be well-trained to stay safe and not get into trouble. Maltese are small, reaching only about four to 8 pounds when fully grown. They live about 12 to 15 years on average. Purebred Maltese always have long, silky, fine white hair. They resemble adorable stuffed animals and, when cuddled up on the couch in a nest, might often be mistaken for one.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer in Grass Field
These cute little pups are known for being independent and a bit on the sassy side.

The smallest of the Schnauzer breed, the Miniature Schnauzer, might just have the most boisterous personality. They are very popular because they do not shed very much, often being called hypoallergenic. These little tikes only weigh between 10 and 20 pounds when fully grown and stand 12 to 14 inches tall. They live, on average, 12 to 15 years. This breed is friendly with both people and other dogs but can be a bit of a challenge due to its strong personality. These pups are very high maintenance when it comes to grooming, combined with their stubbornness which makes them not the easiest breed to care for. In some cases, their cuteness can be deceiving because these little guys really are a handful.

Despite their smaller size, the mini schnauzer makes a great and fierce protector. They are very bold and seemingly fearless and combined with their thunderous bark. They do an excellent job of keeping the family and home safe. These dogs love to play and have a lot of energy. Owners must be ready to spend a lot of time making sure these Tykes get enough exercise. Along with their high energy and bold personalities, these pups also get very anxious ones left home alone for too long. There is no doubt that these fur babies are adorable, but they may not be the best breed for inexperienced owners or people who do not have hours every day to devote to these tiny balls of energy.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Outside
Expect to pay upwards of $1,000 for a purebred puppy from a reputable breeder.

Cute and Corgi are basically synonymous terms. There are two types of Corgis: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The Cardigan is the older breed. Though both are adorable and lovable dogs, for this list, we are focusing on Pembroke Welsh. These are the same breed favored by the late Queen Elizabeth.

Pembroke Corgis have big personalities and are hardworking dogs. Though many people keep them simply as pets, they were bred to be herding dogs and are often used as working dogs on farms and ranches. Because these pups are so low to the ground, they can easily maneuver between cattle and direct them in the right way. These pups love to play and like to be around people. If they cannot play, they’re more than happy to cuddle.

Pembroke Corgis are remarkably friendly and have a sweet nature. They are small dogs and will not weigh more than 30 pounds. These adorable pups stand between 10 and 12 inches tall from paw to shoulder. Corgis have soft fluffy coats covering muscular, athletic bodies. Corgis that do not get enough physical exercise tend to be a bit pudgy. They are well known for their faces and sport what seems like a permanent ear-to-ear grin. They have big heads compared to their small bodies, large round eyes, and tall, erect ears. All corgis have brown eyes. This breed lives between 12 and 13 years on average.


Red and White Pomeranian
Pomeranians are known for their bubbly, extroverted personalities.

The adorable Pomeranian, also called the Pom, is a small dog and member of the Spitz family. Though we cannot imagine one of these tiny dogs pulling a sled, he does have bits of his appearance that pay tribute to those larger relatives. Pomeranians are toy dogs and only reach between 3 and 7 pounds. They stand 6 to 7 inches tall. This breed is long-lived, with an expected life span of 12 to 16 years. The teacup version is incredibly tiny and weighs under 3 pounds.

They have double coats of soft fluffy fur. The outer coat is a little rougher and weatherproof. Pomeranians have several physical features that look like those of a fox, including a ruff of fur around their necks, which creates a bit of a lion’s mane look. They have wedge-shaped heads, pointy ears, and twinkling friendly eyes. This is another breed that always looks like they are smiling, which, combined with their small size and fluffy coats, make them one of the cutest things we have ever seen.

Like most other tiny dogs, this breed tends to be fearless and has a tremendous attitude despite their small size. They like to be the boss and have a lot of energy. They can easily get bored and do not like being left alone. Despite their small stature, this dog has a huge personality and needs quite a bit of care.


Standing Pug
The Chinese domesticated the Pug and treasured them for their wrinkles.

Pugs are very popular small to medium-sized canines famous for their cute faces. Pugs are highly recognizable and are rarely mistaken for other breeds. They reach between 14 and 18 pounds and stand 10 to 13 inches tall. This makes them part of the toy group. Pugs have huge eyes, wrinkly faces, and tightly curled tails.

These little pups were bred to be companions. It is believed that Pugs are an ancient breed that came from China around 400 BC. They are known to get along with just about everybody, including other pets. Pugs are usually fawn or black. These are also the only two colors that are accepted for show dogs of this breed.

One interesting thing about the Pug is that they have huge personalities and tons of energy and are also very lazy. Though they enjoy a good bout of physical exercise and will eagerly play games until they start to wheeze, this breed is notorious for laziness. These adorable pooches are more than happy to spend the day binging on Netflix and cuddling with their owners.


Samoyed Puppies Outdoors
Expect to pay $1,000 and up for a purebred puppy.

The Samoyed is a medium-sized adorable canine. They reach 35 to 65 pounds as adults. Like many other sled dogs, the Samoyed comes from Siberia and is part of the Spitz family. This pup has a signature smile caused by an upturned mouth. This also prevents them from drooling, which was important back when this dog was primarily used as a working dog in the harsh wintry conditions of Siberia.

This breed’s coat is nothing short of spectacular. They are very bright and are accepted only in four colors, which are white, biscuit, cream, and a blend of biscuit and white. Samoyed hair is vibrantly colored and even has a bit of a shimmery sparkle to it.

These dogs absolutely love life. They seemingly are always happy and full of energy. These pups form very close bonds with their human family. This can make them very needy pets who do not like to be left alone. In fact, they are known to howl constantly until their owners come back. This is not a pooch that likes to sit around. They love to get out and play. There is nothing more that this dog likes than having a good time.

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu in Grass
The Shiba Inu is a very popular dog breed from Japan.

The exquisite Shiba Inu is a native Japanese dog breed and is considered a national treasure in Japan. It is believed that they have been around since before 300 BC. They were initially bred to be hunter’s dogs accompanying their masters on rough terrain and chasing the wild game. This breed did not start being referred to as the Shiba Inu until the 1920s.

Shiba Inu are small canines, only reaching about 17 to 23 pounds when fully grown. They stand between 13 and 17 inches tall. Shibas known for their fairly unique appearance, often being described as a mix between a fox and a dog. Most notably, the breed is known for its confident, smiling expression. They have deep-set, dark, triangular eyes, contributing to their fox-like appearance. They have black noses, black lips, and small triangular ears. The Shiba is a sturdy, agile dog, something that has been bred into them since ancient times.

This breed has soft, bushy double coats and dense undercoats covered by straight rougher outer hair. To fit the breed standard, they should always have shorter hair. They come in four colors: black and tan, red, sesame, and cream.

Shibas look like big cuddly teddy bears but have powerful personalities. They have a very independent nature and may be reluctant to listen. This breed is also known for liking to escape, meaning they need plenty of room to move around in, but it must be very secure. Shibas are very smart and natural hunters, so it is easy for them to get into trouble. They do get along with other animals but do best when they are the only pet in the household.

Shih Tzu

Foods for Overweight Shih Tzus
Shih Tzus can become overweight, so be sure to keep an eye on their caloric intake.

The adorable Shih Tzu is known as much for its charming appearance as it is for its remarkable personality. Originating in Tibet, they are today one of the most popular toy breeds around. This pup is also called the “Lion Dog” and the “Chrysanthemum Dog.” They typically weigh between 9 and 16 pounds and stand about 8 to 11 inches tall at the shoulder. They have a dome-shaped head and wide-set, engaging eyes. Large ears and high-set plumed tails combined with the floor-length coat give this pup a regal, elegant, and unique appearance.

Shih Tzus are pups known for having very happy, friendly, and engaging personalities. They like people, other canines, and other pets like cats. They grow quickly and reach adult size by the time they are about ten months old. It is very rare to find one of these pups that do not have a sweet and lovable personality. These precious pups are very easy to take care of and love being around people, though they are known for digging, and some can be loud yappy barkers. That being said, the Shih Tzu is unquestionably cute.

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Purebred
Most have some sort of facial mask coloring, though they can come in solid colors as well.

This breed has some of the most exquisite-looking puppies. Siberian Huskies are strikingly beautiful at any age and have the personality to go with it. Huskies are most known for their wolf-like appearance and are often confused with their wild relatives. Huskies are medium-sized canines that reach between 35 to 60 pounds. They measure between 20- and 23-inches tall, paw to shoulder.

Siberian Huskies usually have brown and blue colored eyes though the breed is prone to heterochromia. This condition is caused by colored or partly colored eyes. In rare cases, Huskies may have green eyes. They have dense, thick double coats that create a warm, weatherproof protective layer. These ducks do very well in cold climates. They come in many colors, including agouti, black, white, gray, red, brown, and sable.

Once used as competitive sled dogs, Huskies are more commonly kept as pets today. They are consistently at the top of the most popular dog breed lists. Huskies are incredibly friendly and sociable animals. They love people, new and old. This cute pooch does not mind getting up close and personal, and in fact, they like to do it. These pups are known for enthusiastically greeting and licking people, even complete strangers. Huskies are very energetic and will bounce all over the house. They also get along really well with children because they are playful, clumsy, and lighthearted, just like kids. Even though they do get big and can get destructive at times, Huskies will always be on the list of cutest dog breeds.

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier
Westies are full of spunk and are always ready for a new adventure.

The West Highland White Terrier is also called the Westie and is an adorable mix of confidence and cuteness. These little pups make wonderful companions. Westies are small and reach between 15 and 20 pounds. These pups stand about 10 to 15 inches tall and will live 11 to 15 years on average. Westies are always white. These pups are members of the Terrier family and are considered a branch of the Terriers of Scotland. This breed originated in the Scottish West Highlands and has been around for well over 100 years.

These pups are small in size and big in personality. Westies have rounded heads that are usually accentuated by a round haircut, deep-set almond-shaped eyes, and an inquisitive, curious expression. Most Westie’s eyes are dark brown with black rims. They have wide-set, small pointy ears set high on their heads. Their tiny bodies are muscular and robust, giving them great athletic ability and speed.

Westies are big and bold in personality. They make up for their small size with self-confidence. These pups are very outgoing and love to get praise, a laugh, or cuddles from their owners. Because of their extreme friendliness, they do very well in homes with young kids and other animals. They have a high prey drive and are very intelligent, which means they can sometimes be stubborn. However, because of their cute appearance, they often get away with a lot of mischief.

We have run through 20 of the cutest dog breeds around. To be clear, we know we did not mention every cute dog breed on the list. Partly because that is an almost impossible task, but also because the word cute means separate things to different people. For some, cute means a sweet, affectionate personality. For others, it is a long silky coat, and for some, it is a muscular, athletic build. We believe that every dog is a unique, amazing animal and is cute in its own distinctive way.


Caring for a dog, regardless of breed, is a wonderful privilege and an immense responsibility. Canines are not pets that can simply be kept in a home all day and left with bowls of food and water. They need exercise, interaction, mental stimulation, and plenty of physical activity. Every dog breed has unique needs. Some may have specific behavior issues, while others will be susceptible to genetic health conditions. Owners are responsible for providing their pups with a lifetime of quality care. This includes well-balanced nutrition, regular veterinary care, a safe, comfortable home, and plenty of love and attention.

A lot more goes into a dog than simply their appearance, and owners should be prepared before they bring home a new puppy. This means learning about the breed, ensuring one has the right supplies and materials, and making space in your life and schedule to spend quality time with your pup.

Final Thoughts

The pups on our list come from many diverse backgrounds. We know that we have barely scratched the surface when it comes to canine cuteness. We did our research and discussed several breeds that always make the top lists for the most popular and cutest dog breeds. Cute means many things, but for canine owners, it means a furry companion and lots of love. And if you are so inclined, we also cover the ugliest dog breeds! We hope you have enjoyed getting to know the breeds on our cutest dogs list. If we missed any, feel free to share them with us in the comments.

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