Which are the Most Adorable Dog Breeds?

Are they small and fluffy, or are they large and majestic? Many different characteristics go into which dog breeds make the best-looking dogs.

All dogs can be cute. I chose the most loved breeds to compile this list. Learn more about these lovely dogs’ temperaments and care requirements to determine if they are right for you.

1. Dachshund

A Dachshund leaping through the air

The adorable Dachshund breed comes in a range of sizes, colors, and shapes. However, the dog’s long body is a constant feature. The Dachshund has been affectionately called the “wiener” dog. He is fearless and curious, as well as lively and alert. He is very playful and can get along with children making him an ideal family pet.

Important information: Dachshunds tend to bark. However, you can train them to take daily walks or play in the yard to release energy.

2. Pug

Pug in a rug

The charming, adorable pug has a short nose and wide-set eyes. It is often voted one of the best-looking dogs.

You’ll love the dog’s comical, playful, and mischievous nature. Although he can show off his charm, he also has a caring disposition.

You should know this: Pugs wheeze or snore. Their time outdoors in heat or humidity should be restricted. It is essential to clean their skin regularly and remove any wrinkles.

3. American Eskimo

White dog turning to run on the grass

If you don’t look closely enough, this white-colored dog with flowing fur may blend into the snow. American Eskimo dogs are bright and intelligent. She is very agile and loves running, especially in the cold. An energetic game in the backyard or a vigorous walk will satisfy the Eskies’ need for a workout every day.

You should know this: Eskies have a double coat that you need to brush regularly, especially when she is shedding.

4. Golden Retriever

Golden dog laying in the dark bushes

The Golden Retriever is a favorite American breed. They are big, sweet-natured, loving dogs.

Her picture is clear proof that she is one of the most adorable puppy breeds. She is intelligent, patient, and loves people. Her favorite activities are learning and games where she has to retrieve or carry objects in her mouth.

It is important to remember that the Golden requires daily physical, mental and social exercise.

5. Pomeranian

White fluffy dog

The Pomeranian is known for her adorable body, supreme fluff, and sweet, happy face. She is a bright, lively extrovert who has great intelligence and an infectious spirit. Her guardian demeanor makes it a natural watchdog. She barks at visitors to alert her family.

You should know this: Pomeranians may bark a lot. Their double coats also need to be regularly brushed.

6. Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog wearing a yellow and orange flower

The tri-colored Bernese mountain dog, a large dog breed, is beautiful. She has a thick double, long coat that protects against cold. She is calm, confident, dedicated, and highly loyal. They love the outdoors, especially in winter, so she would love to go for a walk or hike on a leash every day.

You should remember that the Bernese mountain dog has a luxurious coat that needs frequent brushing.

7. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Three Corgis sitting on the grass

Does a Corgi have a tall body, short legs, tall ears, or big smile? These descriptions are undoubtedly the perfect description of the adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Many dog lovers love them for their loyalty, quick wit, and love. Corgis are often great with children.

You should know that Corgis are known for their barking and require regular physical and mental exercise. You need to brush their thick coats weekly.

8. Bichon Frise

Small white dog wearing a flower hat

This tiny, white powder puff is considered one of the best dog breeds. Bichon Frises are loved for their calm disposition, gentleness, intelligence, and affection. They make an excellent family companion.

You should know this: The Bichon loves to be active and barks often. His coat doesn’t shed, but you should brush at least every other day to prevent mats.

9. Cairn Terrier

Small fluffy dog laying on a fluffy bed

Cairn Terrier has a slim body and a large head. It also has bushy eyebrows. He is inquisitive, stubborn, and susceptible. His favorite activities include digging, sniffing out, exploring, chasing, and barking.

Cairn terriers are an excellent choice because they need daily physical and mental exercise. It is crucial to brush their wire, shaggy hairs every week.

10. French Bulldog

Small black dog sitting on grass looking up at camera

French Bulldogs are small-sized and short-snouted. The dog’s funny expression is in keeping with his humorous personality.

You should know this: The French Bulldog can snore, cough, and drool. It is essential to clean the dog’s face regularly. You should not expose him to extreme heat or humidity.

11. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Brown and white dog smiling at the camera

The name of King Charles II’s dog is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Her curly ears are reminiscent of a puppy dog and her beautiful eyes. A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel loves to be a companion and is enthusiastic, eager to please. She is kind, gentle, and playful.

You should know this: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels love exploring, sniffing, and running. Their long coats require regular grooming and daily brushing.

12. Siberian Husky

Husky wearing a necktie

Siberian husky has stunning blue eyes and is frequently included in lists with cute puppy breeds. She is fun-loving, intelligent, and athletic. When she is fully grown, she still retains a royal beauty.

You should know that Huskies need to exercise every day. Huskies need companionship, both human and canine.

13. English Bulldog

Soft brown and white puppy staring at the ground

Stocky, long-jowled, and full of wrinkles, the English bulldog has won many dog-lovers votes. They are a charming puppy breed, and they make one of the most beautiful dogs in the world. They are cheerful with a sweet disposition and are also strong-willed and courageous.

Important to know: Bulldogs wheeze or snore. Some also drool. They love to go on daily walks but are not able to tolerate hot and humid weather. You should clean their face every day.

14. Beagle

Beagle in front of a farm house barn

Beagles are one of America’s favorite breeds. They are friendly and intelligent dogs that love to be around people and other dogs. With his large, droopy brown eyes and big brown ears, he is gentle and highly tolerant.

It is essential to know: The Beagle likes to bark and howl and wants to explore the outdoors.

15. Yorkshire Terrier

A small terrier looking at the camera

Yorkshire Terriers, named after the Yorkshire area in England where they were bred, are now one of America’s most beloved breeds. That little beauty has a long and luxurious coat. She is determined, courageous, energetic, and investigative.

She is always up for an adventure. You should know that Yorkies are social animals and thrive on interaction with family members. They need their long coats brushed at least once a week.

What Is Your Most Adorable Dog Breed?

Your decision about what qualities you think a dog breed should have is up to you as an individual. You can adopt a variety of breeds, and even mixes, depending on your preference, something I feature in a previous article regarding purebreds and adoption.

As all our regular visitors will see I have not mentioned my two dogs Saffron and Narla as one of the most adorable breeds because to me they already know that I think they are both number one!

Is your breed among the fifteen I mentioned today?

If not please let us know what breed you own and even send in a photo to put up in our gallery.

Did you find this article useful? Feel free to share your thoughts. We would be happy to hear from you!

Stay tuned for more posts on dog care and much more!

“May Your Home Be Filled With Love And Dog Hair”

Mark

Founder of Our Dogs World 101

21 thoughts on “Which are the Most Adorable Dog Breeds?”

  1. There are some beautiful dog breeds in the world, I’ve always loved Staffordshire Terriers myself, Now I know some people find them nasty but like any other animal if they are treat in the correct manner then they are wonderful creatures.

    I find little dogs to be more nasty than they are lol ankle biters.

    But all in all dogs are amazing creatures and more intelligent than we give them credit for.

    Maybe a bit more of a description would be nice though, all in all nice article.

    well done

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    • Hi Ben,

      My parents own two Staffies and they are absolute sooks when it comes to cuddles however, would protect them both if the situation ever arose.

      I have always said there are no nasty breeds just nasty owners.

      Great point regarding a longer description on each of the breeds and is something I will add to overtime.

      I really appreciate your comments.

      Mark

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  2. Hi Mark. You have a very beautiful post. I really liked. But it is difficult to choose a race. All presented are super. I am a cat lover and my site is about cats. In second place are the dogs. I now have 3 dogs. I’m not a race. They are saved from different circumstances, but by breed or not, if they are loved, all dogs are adorable. As you say, the ones you have are the most special races. I can say the same about my dogs. Carmen

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    • Hi Carmen,

      Thanks for your comment and I would love to have a look at your site if you could let me know your website address?

      It is so true, that if dogs are loved, no matter what the breed they will always be a special dog.

      Mark

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  3. Hey,

    I really enjoyed going through your site. As a true animal lover in general and the dogs in particular, I used to own a Jack Russell named ‘Jenka’… Sadly she passed away on December 31st, 2016 from Addison’s disease.

    Forty years ago I also had a Bichon Frisée and a Yorkshire Terrier. However, many people buy a puppy because it is so cute (their character is not even thought of). And certainly not that the puppy in question will not remain so beautiful.

    I am angry at people with prejudices such as: beware because that breed is evil dogs… I always respond to that with my answer: a dog is raised to a large extent by man and if this person learns the good then he will dog stay like this… (I’m talking about a newborn puppy here and not a “second hand” dog, if I may say so).

    These dogs were my pets and they were small because I didn’t have much room for them. If I had a lot of lands, my absolute wish is to spoil a stately, large, Doberman Pinscher. (And train well!)

    It really gives me pleasure to go over your site!

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    • RIP Jenka… The Jack Russel’s are a great breed of dog and I have a real soft spot for them!

      My blood also boils when I hear people discuss what they call dangerous breeds. In my opinion, there is no such thing.

      As you said a dog will resonate with its owner’s behaviors, so no matter what the breed if you treat them well they will be a well-behaved, socialized and loving dog.

      I am so glad you liked our site.

      Mark

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  4. Hi Mark. Thank you for great post. I love dogs and all of them are adorable animals which makes great companions. For years now I have black Labrador and I wouldn’t change it for any other dog no matter how cute it would be. He is my friend and its much more than only look. And I do believe most of dog lowers would agree that most adorable dog in whole dog is one we have.

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  5. Thank you for this article, with Christmas coming and my daughters number one hope this year is Dog, I of course have been looking into the cutest breeds out there. I benefitted from this article a lot as I was actually un aware of a few of the breeds on here. With having to stick with a smaller dog since my daughter is young a small dog is the best choice I now have a few more options to look at during my doggy search. Thank you !!

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  6. I absolutely love dogs. My favourite breed is a cavapoo. I tried getting one recently but unfortunately, I was scammed. It’s sad to see how people get scammed in this day and age. Do you know any reliable place where I can get a dog, I would really appreciate that.

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    • Hi Daniel,

      How were you scammed?

      If you are looking for a purebred then I would suggest a reputable breeder in your country, and if you are not looking for a specific breed then I would be looking at animal rescue shelters.

      Mark

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  7. I have always liked Golden Retrievers. I used to visit a cousin when I was a boy that had one. And we had lot’s of fun with Guide. He was with my aunt, uncle and cousin for many years. I still remember how sad they were when he passed away. So, I have always wanted to have a Golden Retriever in our home.

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    • Hi Abel the Goldens are awesome dogs.

      I had a golden a few years ago and he was the best, Maddox was his name and he lived until he was 14 nd passed peacefully in his sleep.

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  8. Hi, Mark,

    A very informative article indeed. I’ve been thinking of getting a dog, but I have to be very careful. There are so many breeds that it becomes an overwhelming task. 

    For starters, I live in a small apartment. Since there is not too much space, it can’t be a large dog. The problem I often find with small dogs is that they bark too much. Think Chihuahuas, pugs, and Pomeranians. Also, I’d like a dog that doesn’t shed too much hair. I know all dogs shed hair to some degree, but the less they do, the better.

    Finally, since I wouldn’t be home all day with the dog, I’d like one that doesn’t need to be around people and/or be active all the time.

    Based on my profile, what breed would you recommend?

    Enrique

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  9. Hi Mark, Most dogs can be adorable, if they are trained, and don’t jump up on people and being a nuisance. I have always had big dogs, and they have all been mixed breeds from rescue centers, but we have over the years also looked after several dogs. Beagles have been the most challenging to look after, combination of incessant barking and wanting to escape. Labradors and golden retrievers are my personal favorites, although a little Yorkie has so much character, I might adopt one. 

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  10. LOL, we dog owners are a curious bunch because I was going to call shenanigans on your list if I didn’t see my dog’s breed in the list! Fortunately, I see the heart-stealing Siberian Husky has made the list, although your description is not 100% correct. 

    We have a “red husky”, and she is very much a stunning, beautiful girl, but she has brown eyes. This is a common eye color for Siberians. There are also many Huskies who have heterochromia and have one blue eye and one brown eye. 

    Thanks for sharing this fun read and some cute dog photos. Our red husky is definitely the most adorable dog I know – and I’m probably not biased at all. 😉

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    • Hi Aly,

      Well you learn something new everyday and thanks for teaching me something today, it is great to hear from different people and learning new things about dogs.

      Mark

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  11. LOL, we dog owners are a curious bunch because I was going to call shenanigans on your list if I didn’t see my dog’s breed in the list! Fortunately, I see the heart-stealing Siberian Husky has made the list, although your description is not 100% correct. 

    We have a “red husky”, and she is very much a stunning, beautiful girl, but she has brown eyes. This is a common eye color for Siberians. There are also many Huskies who have heterochromia and have one blue eye and one brown eye. 

    Thanks for sharing this fun read and some cute dog photos. Our red husky is definitely the most adorable dog I know – and I’m probably not biased at all. 😉

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  12. LOL, we dog owners are a curious bunch because I was going to call shenanigans on your list if I didn’t see my dog’s breed in the list! Fortunately, I see the heart-stealing Siberian Husky has made the list, although your description is not 100% correct. 

    We have a “red husky”, and she is very much a stunning, beautiful girl, but she has brown eyes. This is a common eye color for Siberians. There are also many Huskies who have heterochromia and have one blue eye and one brown eye. 

    Thanks for sharing this fun read and some cute dog photos. Our red husky is definitely the most adorable dog I know – and I’m probably not biased at all. 😉

    Reply

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