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23 Cutest Dog Breeds in the World (With Pictures)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Dogs come in many shapes and sizes. Some are the size of a small horse, whereas others look like nothing more than a cute stuffed animal. This fact, mixed with their endearing and lovable personalities, makes dogs a favorite pet around the world.

Despite their various appearances and personalities, just about every dog is cute, making it next to impossible to select the cutest dog breed. Nevertheless, there are certain breeds that are known for their attractive, cute, and endearing personalities and looks. So, what is the cutest dog breed in the world?

Let’s take a closer look at the 23 cutest dog breeds. You will likely recognize many dogs on this list, but there are a few you might not be as familiar with. Let’s start sniffing out the cutest dog breeds today. Get ready for some super cute pups!

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The 23 Cutest Dog Breeds

1. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the go-to breed for the Queen of England for a reason. Elizabeth II loved these short-legged and long-eared dogs for a reason. They are downright adorable and have a great personality to match. This pup is our pick for the cutest dog breed!

2. American Staffordshire Terrier

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Maybe we’re biased because we have an American Staffordshire Terrier, but Am Staffs are super cute and loving. Often called Pit Bulls, these dogs are sweet, friendly, and have unique personalities so long as they are bred and raised responsibly.

3. Boxer

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Although Boxers are great guard dogs, they are very adorable and loving. They have ginormous eyes that seem to stare straight into you. Pair their loving eyes with their loyal nature and you will be sold on this breed forever.

4. Bearded Collie

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Bearded Collies are the kings of shaggy dogs. Being charismatic herders, they are extremely expressive and energetic. This personality, matched with their shaggy coat, makes them cute no matter what.

5. Bernese Mountain Dog

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The fluffier the dog, the better, and this is definitely true for the Bernese Mountain Dog. These fluff balls are gentle giants that are strong, loyal, and adorable.

6. Golden Retriever

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Being one of the most popular breeds in the nation, Golden Retrievers are absolutely adorable. Whether they’re newborn puppies or full-grown adults, Golden Retrievers are always photo-ready and ready to play.

7. French Bulldog

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French Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for city dwellers looking for an attractive yet fun dog. These dogs require very little exercise, but their big ears and droopy skin makes them easily one of the cutest dogs you can get.

8. Shetland Sheepdog

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Often called Shelties, Shetland Sheepdogs have long fur and lovable eyes. Looking a lot like the Australian Shepherd, Shelties are popularly one of the most attractive breeds you can get. Plus, they are intelligent and very loving.

9. Australian Shepherd

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The Australian Shepherd proves that you can be both beautiful and smart. Aussies are incredibly intelligent, and they have some of the most beautiful coats. Their long-haired fur and emotive eyes make them a favorite based on cuteness.

10. Shiba Inu

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After becoming a popular Internet meme, Shiba Inus have become a sensation around the globe. They have fluffy faces and medium-sized bodies, which makes them super cute.

11. Brittany

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Brittanys are a gorgeous breed that comes with a lot of energy. These dogs love to run, making them the perfect companion for runners or hikers. They have high-set ears that are both soft and adorable. Plus, their eyes look a lot like human eyes, which are downright gorgeous.

12. Yorkshire Terrier

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Yorkshire terriers, often called Yorkies, are some of the cutest small dogs. Their beautiful fur, which happens to be considered somewhat hypoallergenic, makes them a favorite among dog owners around the world.

13. Cairn Terrier

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Popularized by the Wizard of Oz, Cairn Terriers are adorable, shaggy, and pint-sized. At the same time, they have cute personalities that are cheerful and they love exploring.

14. Beagle

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Popularized by Snoopy, Beagles are incredibly cute hounds that can get in a bit of trouble. Their droopy eyes and long ears make them adorable and very cuddly.

15. Labrador Retriever

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Much like the Golden Retriever, Labrador Retrievers are a favorite across the globe. They have actually been the number one American dog breed for over 25 years. They have soulful eyes and cute ears that make them adorable and loving.

16. Siberian Husky

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Siberian Huskies are known for their over-the-top energy and piercing eyes. If you’re prepared to exercise these dogs, Huskies are one of the cutest breeds you can get.

17. Pomeranian

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We certainly cannot forget to add Pomeranians to our list of the cutest dog breeds. This breed is so small and fluffy that they almost look like toys.

18. Pomsky

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We strategically placed Huskies and Pomeranians next to one another on this list so as to introduce the Pomsky. This breed is a mix between a Husky and a Pomeranian, making them a pint-sized Husky that is overly fluffy. They’ll definitely make you want to say “Awwww!”

19. Dachshund

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Everyone loves a good wiener dog, which are more formally known as Dachshunds. These dogs have super short legs and long bodies, which makes them impossible to miss and undeniably cute.

20. Dalmatian

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Although Dalmatians have a reputation for being aggressive, responsibly bred and raised Dalmatians are super cute family additions. Their black and white spots make them stand out amongst the crowd, though they are born completely white and only develop their spots later on.

21. Great Dane

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Incredibly large dogs can be cute too, and the Great Dane is just one example. Great Danes are one of the biggest breeds, but they often think of themselves as lap dogs. Between their gentle nature and awkwardly ginormous limbs, Great Danes are unmistakably cute.

22. Samoyed

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Even though Samoyeds are not the most known breed, they are drop dead gorgeous. They are very fluffy and seem to always be smiling. This makes them one of the happiest and cutest breeds available.

23. Pug

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No list of the cutest dogs is complete without the Pug. These dogs with scrunched-up faces and noses have been one of the cutest breeds for thousands of years, dating back to 400 BCE.

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Final Thoughts

We hope that you have enjoyed this list of the cutest dog breeds. Even though we only looked at the cute breeds, we certainly don’t want to say any breeds not on this list aren’t cute. After all, just about every dog is absolutely adorable and deserving of all the walks and belly rubs they want!

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