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Meta: Which breeds make your list of cute dogs? The Golden Retriever? The Bichon Frise? The Pug? We’ve rounded up our top nineteen picks for the cutest dog breeds ever, and we need your input. Which breeds are your favorites, and which are we missing?
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We’ve got nineteen of the cutest dog breeds in 2018 just for your enjoyment! These dogs are guaranteed to make your day just a little happier. Don’t forget to let us know which breed is your favorite, and if it’s not mentioned, but sure to leave a comment!
Could there be a cuter fluffball of a puppy then a Saint Bernard puppy? We think not! No list of cute dogs is complete without this gentle giant, bred in the Swiss Alps to help rescue skiers. Weighing in close to 200lbs. (males), Saint Bernards are known for watching over young children patiently and lovingly.
This breed lives for 8-10 years and loves being with you. One of the large breeds that don’t require tons of exercise, Saint Bernard will still be happy to accompany you on any climbing or hiking expedition!
Speaking of cute dogs, have you met the Bichon Frise? It doesn’t get much more adorable than this! A non-sporting toy breed, the Bichon Frise is hypoallergenic, so if you suffer from allergies, this is a breed that might be right up your alley.
They are feisty and playful and live up to fifteen years.
Also called a wiener dog (because, well, they look a bit like a hot dog), these adorably cute dogs are high up on our list! Dachshunds are known for being fiercely loyal. They were originally bred to find and flush out badgers and other animals that burrow, but today’s dachshund is mostly just for fun!
We’re not the only ones who think so–the Annual Buda Wiener Dog Races are held every year in a small town outside of Austin, Texas. Dachshunds race for all sorts of prizes, and some even train year-round!
In France, the Great Dane is known as Dogue Allemand–German Dog! That’s because it’s a German breed. It’s become popular here in the United States thanks to its massive size. It can grow up to 32 inches tall (nearly three feet!) and weigh 175lbs. (males).
The Great Dane is known for having a short lifespan, but while he’s with you, you’ll love him for his friendly, dependable, patient personality. Plus, he’s seriously adorable!
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Thanks to their scruffy faces, intelligent eyes, and wavy coats, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are adorable! They come with an Irish coat (silky and wavy) or an American coat (curly); either way, they are playful terriers that get along well with other dogs and children.
We have to include Cocker Spaniels on our list of cute dogs–with their big brown eyes, perpetual smile, and long ears, how could you we say no? Don’t let his beautiful appearance fool you; a Cocker Spaniels can rightly be called impish! He loves to be in charge of his home and with that face, it’s hard to tell him no.
Originally bred to be a hunting dog, the Cocker Spaniel is now one of the most popular breeds around the world.
You’ll find lots of terriers on this list, and for a good reason–they’re adorable, and they make great companions! Yorkshire Terriers are one such breed of cute dogs. The dog is tiny because it was originally bred in England (Yorkshire, to be precise) to catch rats, which could wreak havoc in clothing mills.
The Yorkshire Terrier was small enough and feisty enough to take on mean rats, but today we just love having her around!
Beloved faithful companions for firemen, Dalmatians are also loved for their playful personalities and beautiful spotted coats! They’ve long been popular, but when Disney released 101 Dalmatians in 1961, the breed became a national treasure. The plot centered around Cruella de Ville, an evil villain who collected Dalmatian puppies to make coats out of them.
Medium-sized, the Dalmatian’s roots trace all the way back to Croatia’s historical Dalmatia region.
Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell Terrier is another one of our cute dogs who has stolen our hearts in movies like The Artist and television shows like Frasier (remember Eddy, who held staring contests with Frasier?). The Jack Russell is known for being extremely smart and trainable, but watch out–like all terriers; this one has a stubborn streak!
Your Jack Russell Terrier might be smooth-haired and white-bodied, or broken-coated and come in any color. Either way, we think you’ll agree he belongs on this list of cute dogs!
You didn’t think we could leave out Lassie, did you? The stunningly beautiful Collie is well known for saving little Timmy, and it may be because she was bred to be a herding dog. Originally from Northern England and Scotland, her sensitive pointed snout and gentle brown eyes have endeared her hearts all over the world.
She’ll live up to fourteen years and is extremely intelligent, though her coat will require lots of love and care!
Sometimes ugly is beautiful and that’s exactly the case with the squashed-nose pug! His playful demeanor and exuberant personality make people fall in love with him, and his curly little tail just makes us happy.
Pugs have a storied history–they were bred as companions for Chinese emperors and at one time even served as the mascot of the royal House of Orange of Holland. They might not be serving emperors today, but they do make great house dogs and love to be best friends with their owners.
It’s been said that a Chihuahua is a giant dog in a tiny package, and we couldn’t agree more! Chihuahuas are feisty little spitfires who will take on dogs (and people) considerably larger than themselves.
Maybe it’s for those reasons that they’ve been so popular in movies and television spots–appearing in movies like Legally Blonde, as the Taco Bell spokesdog, and in a reality show with celebrity Paris Hilton.
Chihuahuas are dedicated to their owners and–let’s just say–adorable!
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. With a big, playful personality and a reputation for being great for kids, it’s easy to understand why! Bred to retrieve waterfowl (a job it still is used for today), Labs love the water and need lots of room to run around.
In fact, Labrador owners often liken them to children–they need tons of attention, but it’s worth it for the love you get back!
There might not be a more Instagrammable pet than the French Bulldog! With his compact, body and oversized ears, he wins our hearts over every time. He’s also known as the Frenchie because he comes from France, and like all fine French exports, he’s not cheap!
The French Bulldog does, however, make a great companion thanks to his even disposition and small size. And those ears!
Pomeranians, the tiny long-haired dogs that come from the Pomeranian region in Europe, are extremely popular as a toy breed. We suspect it’s because they’re so cute–their tiny, foxy faces and luxurious coats make them irresistible!
Known for being feisty and barking a lot, Poms are often mixed with other breeds in even cuter combinations. Pomchi, anyone?
It looks a little like a Husky, but that’s only because it’s been bred for cold weather. The Shiba Inu is small and agile and originally bred in Japan. It’s just starting to gain popularity in the United States, and that’s probably because of its ready smile and extreme intelligence.
It’s no longer used as a hunting dog, but it still makes a great companion!
Possibly the most beloved of all dogs in the United States, the Golden Retriever belongs on any and every list of cute dogs! With her gentle eyes and ready smile, she’ll warm your ice-cold heart in no time at all.
Known especially for her long, flowing golden coat, she makes some seriously adorable puppies!
If you took a Daschund, fattened it up, and gave it giant bat ears, you’d have a Corgi! These delightful little dogs, with their long bodies, short legs, and oversized ears, can’t help but make you smile. Developed in Wales to help cattle, we just love hanging out with this agreeable, lively little pup.
Last, but certainly not least on our list of cute dogs is the Beagle. His long floppy ears and pleading expression reduce us to baby-talking constantly, but he’s not just for petting! The Beagle is extremely active, which makes sense because he was originally bred to hunt hare.
He is happy-go-lucky and can live up to fifteen years.
Which Dog Do You Think is the Cutest?
Now, it’s your turn! Did we list all the cutest dogs, or is yours missing? Let us know below!