Do you like small dog breeds or large dog breeds? Dogs with droopy ears or pointy ones? Canines with fluffy fur or ones with unique markings, like spots? No matter what your preference is, there’s no doubt that what makes a pet cute is in the eye of the beholder. And while it’s pretty much impossible to nail down a handful of cute breeds to highlight, we were able to round up 30 of the cutest dog breeds for you to learn about.
We bet you can even guess what some of the breeds are going to be on the list! But we’ve also included some that you may have never heard of before! There’s one thing for sure, though: You’ll want to cuddle every single pup we feature and smother them with unconditional love.
Check out our list of the 30 cutest dog breeds below and let us know which one is your favorite . . . that is, if you’re able to pick just one! These dogs represent cuteness to the max, so get ready to "ooh" and "aww."
30 Cutest Dog Breeds
1. Yorkshire Terrier
These little dogs are hard to resist. And since they are usually no more than seven pounds, you can carry them everywhere. Talk about an adorable companion.
2. French Bulldog
You’ve got to love these big-eyes pups that never get tired of playing. They are huge personalities in small packages and are full of love for their owners.
3. Golden Retriever
It’s no wonder Golden Retrievers are so popular! They’ve got the cutest faces and personalities around. It’s hard not to like them.
With their short legs and long bodies, Dachshunds are unlike any other dogs you’ll see. Their unique features are what make them part of the cute crowd.
Just take a look at a Samoyed’s signature smiley face and you can see why this super-fluffy, white breed makes our list of cutest dogs. They’re pretty much the happiest canines ever.
6. Cairn Terrier
We can see why Dorothy had a Cairn Terrier as her furry best friend in The Wizard of Oz. They are cheerful and endearing, and they love exploring.
7. Shiba Inu
Hailing from Japan, the Shiba Inu first came to the United States in 1954. Since then, they have been stealing the hearts of pet owners all across the country with their fox-like faces.
You can’t forget to include Pomeranians on the list of cutest dog breeds! They’re so cute, and they look like real-life toys thanks to their fluffy figures and sweet faces.
The DNA of this eye-catching breed consists of a Siberian Husky and Pomeranian, making it basically an overly fluffy, toy-sized Husky that’ll make anyone who sees it say, "Aww!"
10. Australian Shepherd
Aussies are both pretty and smart. Talk about a winning combination! They are super-adorable and love pleasing their owners—they often have blue eyes, too.
11. Bichon Frise
If your idea of cute is a little, four-legged cotton ball, you need a Bichon Frise. Their name literally means "fluffy white dog" in French.
What’s more lovable than a polka-dotted canine, like a Dalmatian? They are stylish, brown-eyed pups that are full of energy.
13. American Eskimo
This breed loves getting attention. In fact, they used to be in the spotlight all the time during the 19th century as circus performers because they are known for being great trick learners and amazing performers.
This little hybrid is a mix of a Chihuahua and a Dachshund! Besides its picture-perfect appearance, you can’t deny that its name is just plain adorable.
15. Brussels Griffon
These cutie pies have big personalities! They’ll capture your heart one bark at a time.
With a Papillon’s dainty frame, fluffy ears, and beautiful coat, this breed is too cute to handle. Why wouldn’t anyone want one as a pet?
17. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Just one look into a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s eyes and you’ll be hooked. They are pint-sized bundles of joy that make great pets.
18. Shetland Sheepdog
Shetlands sport a double coat, have thick manes, and are really pretty herding breeds. Plus, they are super-smart and great at learning new things.
19. Finnish Lapphund
Believe it or not, this good-looking breed used to be used to herd reindeer thanks to their stamina and coordination.
20. Shih Tzu
These lapdogs used to be gifted to Chinese emperors, and we can see why! Shih Tzus are great companions and oh-so-adorable.
The only thing cuter than this breed’s name is the dog itself! It’s a Yorkshire Terrier-Poodle cross that is hypoallergenic and playful.
Did you know that Pugs date back to 400 BCE? Thanks to their sweet personalities, tiny build, and scrunched-up noses, people have considered them one of the cutest pets for thousands of years.
Yes, this is really this breed’s name! They’re a blend of a Poodle and a Wheaten Terrier and are hypoallergenic, kind, and lively.
If you’re searching for a curly-haired pup that isn’t known for shedding, a Cockapoo could be for you! They are amazing family pets and easy to train.
This athletic breed is a medium-sized pup. They are affectionate, friendly, and good-natured.
What do you get when you combine a Welsh Corgi and a Labrador Retriever? A medium-sized, short-legged dog known as a Corgidor!
Weighing less than 15 pounds, this Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier mix is totally cuddle-worthy!
28. English Setter
What makes English Setters so irresistible? Their beautiful coats and mellow personalities!
Known as "happy little dogs"—what could be sweeter than that? They are social butterflies and hardly ever have bad hair days, as long as you brush them.
The appeal of this tiny breed is hard to resist. They are sassy, fearless, and confident to boot!
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