The Cutest Dog Breeds From Around The World

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Every dog owner would say that their dog is the best and cutest dog in the world. Also, they would say that it doesn’t matter the breed and pedigree, because their pet, not matter the breed, is their bundle of joy. We would never argue against the love and affection between a dog and its owner. However, there are some breeds that are exceptionally cute and adorable. Regardless, if you are a dog person or not, the cutest dog breeds will melt your heart and can even make you reconsider getting a fluffy, barking companion. Miniature and large, these dog breeds are considered as the cutest in the world.


The Cutest Small Dog Breeds


Yorkshire Terrier

This cutie also known as the “Yorkie” is considered as a favorite in the cutest small breeds category. Small in size, but with a big personality, the Yorkie is the perfect companion for singles, families and older couples. They love to play and are perfect to play dress-up with.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

If you are looking for the picture perfect dog that likes to cuddle, then this is the dog for you. This breed of spaniels belongs to the toy group and it is especially affectionate both to its offspring and owners. They are considered as one of the most popular small breed and they are certainly one of the most elegant dogs. Their sad and loving eyes will win you over instantly.


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Australian Terrier

These small purebred dogs get on the ultimate cute list thanks to their loyalty and good manners. They are also extremely courageous and protective, although their manners can sometimes be irritating. Because of their friendly behavior towards their owners as well as towards strangers, they are considered as one of the most polite dog breeds ever. They don’t shed much and are perfect for apartment living. Not to mention they can be great with small children.


Shih Tzu

When it comes to personality, this breed wins in that cuteness category. Aside from their royal looks, they also want the royal treatment. They need to be brushed daily and they are attention grabbers. Because of their vibrant character, it is best if they are pet companions for adults and older children. They certainly make up for all that grooming with their loyalty and charisma that earn them a spot on our cutest dog breeds list.


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If you are looking for an inconspicuous guardian with the looks that say completely the opposite, the Papillon is your breed. Although pint-sized, this darling dog is a loyal and feisty watchdog, calm but alert, extremely protective, but gentle. Its large butterfly ears make the Papillon one of the cutest small breed dogs in the world.


Bichon Frise

Talking about cuteness overload! These white fluffy puppies are equally feisty and caring, they will knock you down with their cuteness as soon as you meet them. They enjoy playing with people and although they resemble a stuffed children’s toy, they are not classified as a toy breed. They are extremely affectionate and love to cuddle. Bichon Frise is a dog breed that gets along with people as well as the other pets in the home.



One of the cutest small breed dogs undoubtedly is the Pekingese. This cutie belongs both in the toy and companion categories and is a true delight. Aside from being a wonderful companion to people of all ages, the Pekingese is considered extremely intelligent and emotional. They get along great with cats, but require regular grooming to maintain their regal look.


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Cutest Large Dog Breeds



This British medium-sized purebred dog is a family favorite, because it is very friendly but also extremely independent. Otterhounds are excellent watchdogs who also show great affection towards their owners. They are wonderful with children and behave friendly with other pets as well as strangers. What makes the one of the cutest dogs ever? Their big, furry and floppy ears.


Golden Retriever

One of the cutest large dog breeds. This retriever doesn’t have only golden name but a heart of gold, as well. They are one of the friendliest dog breeds out there, the cuteness factor with golden retrievers ups a notch when you see how excellent they are with children. That makes them the perfect family dog. They are generally friendly and mostly kept as house pets, but they do need their daily dose of exercise,  such as  running in the yard or walking in the park. Their life expectancy is around 11 years and they grow about 2 feet tall.


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Bernese Mountain Dog

Extremely intelligent and boasting with personality, this Swiss breed has been one of the most popular throughout the years and is certainly one of the cutest large breed dogs. This is a true outdoor dog that endures colder weather and fits perfectly in the family picture. With potential height of 23 to 28 inches and a weight of up to 110 pounds, this gentle giant is just perfect with children and a true house guardian.



Talking about guardians, in the heavyweight category, we must mention the mastiff. They might look scary, but still they are one of the most gentle, loyal and loving large dog breeds ever. Cuteness factor: they are extremely devoted to their owners and incredibly patient with children, which makes them the perfect family dog. Be cautions, they are not recommended for families with small children or frail elderly members of the family because they are pretty big and can inadvertently knock them over. Their life expectancy is 6 to 10 years.



There is another cutie in the gentle giants section. Although it’s often misrepresented as a vile dog in the movies, this large dog breed is considered as one of the most loyal and caring dog breeds. Rottweilers are excellent guard and service dogs, but what brought them on our cuteness list are their loving eyes. They always look at you as if they are pups. Gentle giants, indeed!


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Akita Inu

This large dog breed originates from the northern regions from the mountains in Japan. The Akita Inu has a coat that is similar to the Siberian husky. This dog is independent, powerful and dominant. It is extremely affectionate with the family members, but because they are a bit territorial they can be aggressive with strangers. This dog breed is famous all over the world, thanks to Hachiko, a loyal and friendly Akita that lived in Japan. The Akita Inu doesn’t require much grooming. They need bathing every two – three months, the owners should clean their ears every week, and their toenails should be trimmed once a month. Owners, be aware! This dog breed is a big shredder and shreds 2-3 times annually.


Chow Chow

This large dog breed comes from northern China. The Chow Chow is an ancient dog breed that is still in existence and deserves a place in the cutest dog breeds list. This large, yet cute, dog is square in profile, has rounded ear tips and a dense double coat. The curly tail and the blue or purple tongue are their distinctive features. The Chow Chow is overly protective over its family members and even if it doesn’t look like it, sometimes it can be aggressive with strangers. They need a lot of room to be free, so it is best to keep them in a house with a big yard. Keeping them in an apartment can lead them to depression.


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