In one of our previous articles we explored the top 10 exotic animals you can legally own. Today, we are taking a look at a pet that is a lot more common, but amazingly cute nonetheless – the majestic canis lupus familiaris, a.k.a. – the domestic dog. Needless to say, our canine friends come in a vast number of colors, shapes and sizes – in fact, there are more than 330 officially recognized breeds in the world! In today’s article, we will look at the 10 most adorable pooches, while also sharing plenty of cute dog photos that will make you say “aww”! Ready? Let’s go!
Who’s a cute dog? You are!
Which dog breeds have the cutest pups? Find out in the video below!
Before we get started, we would like to underline a few important points. Although this article is devoted to the cutest dog breeds, you shouldn’t forget that looks are by far not the most important thing when choosing a puppy. Before deciding on a breed, you ought to carefully consider:
- How big is your home? Is there enough space for a larger dog to run around? It should go without saying that if you live in a flat, a Newfoundland is probably not the best choice!
- Are you an experienced pet owner who can manage “difficult” animals? Huskies, for example, are gorgeous and exceptionally smart dogs. However, they require vigorous training and a lot of mental stimulation. Do you have enough free time and experience to accommodate their needs?
- Do you have children or other pets? If yes, avoid easily excitable breeds, as they tend to fight for domination. Instead, opt for a gentle and sociable dog, like a Labrador or a Golden Retriever
- How big is your budget? A Chihuahua eats less than 3,5 ounces per day, while a St. Bernard chows down the impressive 55 ounces! Will you be able to afford feeding a larger dog and taking care of its medical bills, if necessary?
- Adopt don’t buy – even if your heart is set on a specific breed, chances are you will be able to find it in your local shelter. So many animals need a home and you know what they say: “Saving one dog won’t change the world, but for that one dog the world will be forever changed.”
An adorable golden doodle – a mix between a golden retriever and a poodle!
Who could resist these eyes?
And now, without any further ado, we present to you our selection of top 10 cutest breeds. We have included some interesting facts about each pooch, as well as lots of cute dog photos!
10. German Shepherd
Incredibly intelligent and perceptive, the German shepherd is known for being able to learn commands in as little as five tries. That is why they are often used as police and military service dogs. These pooches are very loyal and loving towards their humans, and enjoy running and playing outside. However, their energetic nature and loud bark make them a poor choice for people living in close proximity to others.
Look at those ears!
German shepherds will be your friends for life and will always protect you
First bred in Germany to deal with badger infestations (the name Daschund comes from the German word Dachs, or badger), this dog has evolved into a cherished family pet. It’s friendly and lovable, and enjoys the company of humans, as well as other pets. Its minute size makes it a great choice for people living in flats.
Some Daschunds have long or shaggy fur
As their name suggests, these gentle giants are native to Canada. Exceptionally good swimmers, they were used to reel in heavy fish nets in the past. Today they are often trained as rescue dogs. Newfoundlands have a mild temperament and are very intelligent. Plus, they look like black balls of fluff when they are puppies! All in all they can be great pets, although their large size makes them a bit difficult to manage.
How cute is this?
7. Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are among the most beloved dogs out there, and it’s easy to see why. Their gentle disposition makes them an excellent family pet, and they are also very perceptive and intelligent. In addition, Golden Retriever puppies are the cutest baby animals in the universe. That’s a scientific fact, trust us.
A good girl having fun at the beach
6. St Bernard
St. Bernards may look like fluffy marshmallows when they are pups but they can grow up to weigh up to 260 pounds! Although their size makes them seem a tad scary, they are, in fact, sweet and gentle creatures who love their humans, and are friendly with small children. These pooches don’t bark a lot and are not very energetic either – they are active for only 1 hour a day, and spend the rest of their time relaxing and generally being lazy.
The labradoodle was created by crossing Labrador retrievers with Miniature poodles. If you have allergies but have always dreamed of a dog – this lovable pooch might be just the solution for you! The breed combines the friendly and intelligent character of the Labrador, with the affectionate nature and hypoallergenic fur of the miniature poodle. Plus, it’s simply adorable too! What’s not to love?
4. Alaskan Malamute
Originally, these dogs were breed to pull sleighs and do other manual labor activities requiring physical strength and endurance. Used to living in harsh and cold environments, members of this breed are independent, resourceful, and intelligent. Similar to Huskies, Malamutes rarely make sounds, and when they do their voice resembles a howl, rather than a bark.
Sleepy little beans
3. Shiba Inu
Thanks to the insanely popular doge meme that began making its rounds on the internet in 2010, this unique breed has gotten a lot of attention lately. Shiba inus are quite smart and affectionate but can also be very mischievous and temperamental. They are an active and adaptable breed, and their medium size makes them a great choice for flats, as well as houses.
Corgis are most famous for being Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite type of dog. Their breed is the smallest among the shepherds, but don’t let their size fool you – in the past they were known as excellent cattle herders! It is therefore, perhaps, not surprising that they have the character to match – this pooches are tenacious, bold and playful. They make great pets even for small households.
“I can hear everything!”
As cute as a button, this little dog is incredibly energetic and sociable. Pomeranians adore being petted and held, which makes them an excellent companion. Don’t overdo it though – they must learn to do some things on their own, otherwise they can get really fussy and spoiled! The only downside to this otherwise wonderful breed is that they bark. A lot. At everything. Luckily, good training can help!
Boo the Pomeranian is an internet star
We hope you’ve enjoyed our top 10! Do you agree with our selection? Is there a dog breed you would like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments! And if you still haven’t had enough cuteness for one day – take a look at our gallery. We have plenty of cute dog photos to share with you!
We don’t even know what this is but we want one!
Bloodhound pup. This breed can be dangerous when not handled properly, but their babies sure are cute!
Tiny labrador siblings
“I will be a service dog when I grow up!”
“Why won’t you throw the ball?”
The face of cuteness
“Someone peed in the living room but it definitely wasn’t me!”
More cute dog photos, coming right up!
An adorable collie pup
We hope you enjoyed our cute dog photos!