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The Most Beautiful Dog Breeds You’ll Want to Show Off

Every dog is beautiful in his own way, but some are naturally more photogenic and outwardly gorgeous than others. Traits such as personality, friendliness, and how well the breed gets along with family members and strangers are so much more important than physical attractiveness. But if you want to adopt a pet who causes total strangers to stop and remark on how pretty he looks prancing down the street, pick one of these good-looking breeds and get him his own Instagram account, too.

Ahead, check out the most stunningly beautiful dog breeds you’ll love to own.

1. Siberian husky

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Ever look into the ice blue eyes of a Siberian husky? These stunning animals are described by the AKC as loyal, outgoing, and mischievous, so you’ll never have a boring day together. Not all huskies have blue eyes, but all of them have expressive gazes that seem to stare down into the depths of your soul. That’s what makes them one of the prettiest dog breeds you can own.

Next: Cavalier King Charles spaniel

2. Cavalier King Charles spaniel

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With a regal grace and a calm, affable temperament, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel is like the royal family of the dog world. You’ll be amazed at how their silky, radiant coats and sweet faces with large eyes look good from every angle seemingly without trying. Plus, they get along with everyone and are just as happy being active as they are lounging around on the couch.

Next: Pomeranian

3. Pomeranian

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Puffy Poms are one of the most popular toy breeds for more than just good looks. These miniature sized pups are also easy to train and great for any owner, even if you live in a small apartment. There are two dozen different colors of Pomeranian.

Next: Golden retriever

4. Golden retriever

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Say the word, “family dog,” and no doubt a golden will come to mind. These gentle giants have athletic bodies, stunning blonde coats, and the friendliest smiling faces you can hope to find on a dog. And it’s not just appearances that make goldens so popular. They’re also smart, friendly, outgoing, loyal, and all-around good dogs.

Next: Papillon

5. Papillon

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“Papillon” is the French word for butterfly, a name that will make perfect sense when you see this tiny dog’s wing-like ears. This small but mighty breed is dainty and elegant with a variety of different color combinations. They’re also incredibly agile and easy to train, which is perfect if you’re interested in getting into professional competitions or even if you want your dog to learn a few cool tricks to impress your neighbors.

Next: Chow chow

6. Chow chow

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Hailing from China, the chow chow isn’t a breed for novice owners, but he sure does look good. Powerful, compactly built, and serene, chows may have rough or smooth coats in red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream. This dog breed is unlike any other you’ve seen before.

Next: Bichon frise

7. Bichon frise

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A Bichon frise is charming and silly, which is all conveyed on her cute and cuddly face. These little entertainers are highly popular because they’re not too big or too small and they have hypoallergenic coats that are soft to the touch. This breed will become a beloved member of the family in no time.

Next: Doberman pinscher

8. Doberman pinscher

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Sleek and powerful, these graceful animals are undeniably pretty with muscular bodies and unique markings. Their stoic good looks are also intimidating, making them excellent guard dogs to keep your home and family safe. But don’t judge this breed by looks alone. They’re also loyal and affectionate members of the household.

Next: Dachshund

9. Dachshund

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Lovingly referred to as the “hot dog breed” this short-statured dog is adorably cute. The AKC describes the dachshund as an icon of the purebred dog kingdom thanks to his unique body shape and big personality. They’re also incredibly smart and easy to train.

Next: Poodle

10. Poodle

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Perhaps the most stereotypical glamor dog is the poodle with her elaborate hairstyles and cool elegance. But don’t think this pretty dog is all fluff and no substance. She also happens to be one of the most intelligent, easy to train dog breeds around.

Next: Yorkshire terrier

11. Yorkshire terrier

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It’s hard to look past the amazingly silky full-length coat of the Yorkie. But once you do, you’ll find a dog breed with real attitude and lots of personality. It’s almost impossible to resist brushing her silky mane and putting a bow in it.

Next: Saluki

12. Saluki

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If the dog world had a ballerina, no doubt it would be the long, slender, elegant Saluki. This is one of the oldest dog breeds that comes in many colors and patterns. They’re also warm, intelligent, and loving, making him the ideal addition to your family.

Next: Shiba inu

13. Shiba inu

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This breed was brought to America from Japan as little as 60 years ago. This sturdy, muscular dog has an alert, fox-like expression and an innate curiosity. They’re one of the most popular breeds in their home country for good reason.

Next: Beagle

14. Beagle

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It’s impossible to say no to the soulful, pleading eyes of the beagle. This is the most popular of the hound dog group thanks to his curiosity, cleverness, and loving nature.

Next: Labrador retriever

15. Labrador retriever

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Everyone loves a lab. Whether you go for yellow, chocolate, or black, these sweet and friendly dogs are also some of the most beautiful canines in existence. They’re the perfect family dog to play with the kids and pose for photos, too.

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1. Aussie Pom

This adorable fluffy nugget known as an Aussie Pom is bred from an Australian Shepherd and Pomeranian mix. With their manageable size and affectionate, loyal disposition these unique looking dogs are commonly raised as companion pooches. And just look at those blue eyes!


Generally, social animals, the relatively long-living (12 to 15 years average) Aussie Pom needs regular bouts of interaction and exercise. Although their size and coloring can vary, they usually look like a small Shepard with cute Pomeranian features and the beautifully unique markings of the Australian Shepherd.

2. Corgle/Beagi

This precious crossbreed between a Corgi and Beagle is one of the popular “designer” dog breeds that are not only super cute but great companions. The mix between the two adorable purebred dogs generally results in an animal that has the best traits from both of its parents.


The Corgle/Beagi is a popular pet due to its social and amicable temperament that makes for a good companion. This cute canine is also alert, intelligent and spirited. This mix usually inherits the Corgis’ elongated body but it’s always a toss-up whether these sweet pups will get pointy Corgi ears or floppy Beagle ones.

3. Pomsky

These darling dogs are sure to make puppy eyes for days! Pomskies are one of the most popular “designer dogs” these days, and a relatively new hybrid at that. Half Husky and half Pomeranian, these striking fluff balls have a lot of energy and a lot of smarts.

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The Pomsky might shed a lot, but just one look these fierce teddy bear like cuties and that seems like a small price to pay. What is not cheap, however, is the price tag on these mid-sized heart melters. Still, the dog world seems to be bark raving mad about the Pomsky.

4. Golden Dox

Hot diggity dog! How cute is this cross between a wobbly little Weiner Dog (or Dachshund) and a majestic, flaxen-haired Golden Retriever!? These gorgeous little goobers have us slobbering all over them. Just one look and it’s no wonder why the beguiling Golden Dox is one of the most cherished mixed breeds.


With the elongated trunk and squat legs of a Dachshund and floppy ear and flowing mane of a Golden Retriever, the Golden Dox is one furry and funny pooch. These mid-to-large-sized dogs make for loyal and lovable companions. So. Stinking. Adorable.

5. Whoodle

This cross between a Wheaten Terrier and Poodle is another one of the “designer dogs” that have become an in-demand pet over the past couple of decades. Apart from being intelligent and eager to please, these curly cuties are also hypoallergenic.


Basically the perfect home or apartment pup, Whoodles are practically non-barking dogs and are regarded as gentle and non-aggressive in nature. These quiet and curious creatures seem perfect to cozy up to and bestow upon them oodles and Whoodles of love.

The tail-wagging cuteness doesn’t end there, keep reading for more rare ruffers!

6. Dalmachshund

You might need 202 of these spotted snookums to get 101 purebred Dalmatians, but we’re okay with that. The Dalmachshund mix between a Dalmatian and Dachshund might not be frequently spotted, but it’s undeniably one of the most precious pup breeds to emerge in recent years.


These little munchkins sporting mottled coats could melt even the coldest Cruella de Vil-hearted person out there. The Dalmachshund is the type of adorable new mixed-breed dog that is taking over from purebreds as the prime choice of pets, and there’s no mystery as to why.

7. Corgipoo

The Corgipoo hybrids start their lives as heart-melting little teacup tykes. Known to be slightly cheeky yet sweet, the crossbreed is just so darn precious (and hypoallergenic). Although they are a relatively new breed, these petit poochies are highly popular and easily found.


Like many cross-breeds, the physical attributes of a Corgipoo can vary per litter, although they are usually found as a standard or a miniature. These furry friends are the perfect combo of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite breed, the Corgi, and the stately Poodle: combined, they should be crowned for cuteness.

8. Goberian

This splendid specimen looks like it could have been straight out of the spice-filled realm of “Dune.” But, you’ll be happy to learn, the Goberian is no fictional creature, but rather a true-life breed that is half Golden Retriever and half Husky.


Don’t be intimidated by their size, these loyal companions are known to be incredibly friendly and gentle with their owners. These dependable guard dogs are also wonderful with children. Although they make great pets, Goberians are highly independent and active and aren’t prone to long, solitary stays indoors.

9. Yorkipoo

There is possibly nothing as preciously pocket-sized as the Yorkipoo. Bred for the first time in the US, the cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a small Poodle results in this little bundle of furry joy, and the world is a better place for it.


Like many new mixed-breed dogs, the Yorkipoo is not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club. Nonetheless, the adorable animal is regarded as one of the most lovable lap dogs ever! Just be ready for some yips along with the cuddles if you’re thinking of bagging one of these popular pooches.

10. Dalcorgi

By now we’ve established that Corgis are canines fit for a queen. In addition, Dalmatians are also regarded as one of the most beautiful dog breeds out there. So, you are obviously wondering — what happens when these two breeds combine?


The answer: the Dalcorgi. Although its name might sound like a creature out of Game of Thrones, this crossbreed dog is generally not very aggressive in nature but demonstrates high energy and strength along with a comical, playful side. Its build may say Corgi, but the spots definitely say Dalmatian.

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11. Cheagle

The origins of this adorable crossbreed designer dog began long ago on two separate continents. Individually adorable and cherished, the determined Beagle and the spunky Chihuahua found their respective ways from England and Mexico to provide DNA for the comically-named Cheagle.


The hybrids are generally too small to take after Beagle purebreds as dutiful hunting hounds, but they are excellent domestic dogs that are bound to liven up any home. With their snuggly little snouts, the Cheagle seems like the perfect intersection between Taco Bell and high tea.

12. Ba-Shar

No, this has nothing to do with the President of Syria. The name of this cross breed dog derives from a combination of its parents’ pedigrees. Actually, its family tree traces its roots from the Basset Hound’s French origins and the Shar-Pei’s Chinese background.

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Those two animal ancestors eventually made their way to North America, where breeders mixed their genes to produce this wrinkly little wiggle tails. The Ba-Shar is typically a large yet easily-maintained dog that makes for a loyal and affectionate watchdog and house pet. Also, as puppies, they look like fuzzy friends of the Michelin Man.

13. Chusky

This giant fluffball of love is basically a walking teddy bear. The Chusky hybrid between a puffy Chow Chow and sturdy Siberian Husky is one of the most protective pups. Affectionate, loyal and energized, the Chusky forms a strong bond with their humans.


Their full manes look perfect for pampering and petting, but Chuskies can be a handful for first-time dog owners. Hot temperatures are not ideal for this dog’s living conditions, but this dog is bound to be any man’s (or woman’s) fleeced best friend on a cold winter’s night.

14. Chow Chow

Nope, this isn’t an adorable little lion baby. The impressive Chow Chow has one of the most unique looks among canines with it full mane of fluffy goodness and adorably deep-set eyes. This huggable-looking dog looks like the perfect cuddle buddy, but in fact, it’s alright being alone and prefers to skip mushy-gushy fuss fests.


Originating from the kennels of imperial China, the Chow Chow is a proud and loyal companion. As a highly territorial breed, it will fearlessly guard its family and let strangers know when they’re not welcome by indicating “I am Chow Chow, hear my bark!”

15. Pomeranian

You might be surprised to learn that the itty-bitty Pomeranian descended from large sled dog breeds. We know, right! Foxy-faced and button-nosed, this compact fluff puff is characteristically playful, intelligent and sociable. The Pomeranian may be mini, but this lively little bubs has a personality to match the size of a Great Dane.


These frisky and furry little peanuts have a tendency to be particularly yippy, but when you’re that cute, who cares? As if they weren’t cute enough with their natural hair, Poms are one of the most adorable dogs to groom… Well, just look at them!

16. Bichon Frise

These tiny white nuggets are so plush and perky that they can’t help but bring a smile to your face. Its name (pronounced BEE-shawn FREE-say) sounds extravagant, but it appropriately means “curly lap dog.” Despite its French name, the breed was originally Spanish.


When the French saw this little cotton ball of a dog, however, they obviously decided they needed them to be their adorable companions on boats, in palaces and basically, everywhere this toy-sized pooch could fit. Cheerful and somewhat mischievous, these little marshmallowy-coated pups are pros at giving and receiving lots of love.

17. Kooikerhondje

The Kooikerhondje’s name might be hard to pronounce, but this beautiful breed sure is easy on the eyes. With chestnut and white coloring and a silky coat, this good-natured sporting dog originated in the Netherlands as a duck hunting breed.

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No, Kooikerhondje isn’t dutch for “cookie hound,” but you might be inclined to spoil this spaniel sweetheart that will be more than happy to play frisbee and provide excellent companionship at home. Also, they’re perfect models for dog product commercials.

The next beautiful dog breed originated in the Middle East and is simply spectacular!

18. Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is one of the most stunning dog breeds in the world. With its distinct long, luxurious mane, it is regarded as an aristocratic and exotic breed. Just as amazing as its silky fur is the Afghan Hound’s heritage that astoundingly dates back thousands of years to 4000 BC.


These agile beauties are both quick and gentle, making them suitable as hunting dogs or doting shepherds. From their Middle Eastern origins, the breed was brought to Britain in the 1920s and soon after made their way to North America. Now desirable pets and show dogs, the Afghan Hound is also a social media favorite. Watch out Kardashians!

19. Lagotto Romagnolo

This adorable bundle of furry fluff with a precious shag rug coat is one of the best family pets around. Not only is the Lagotto Romagnolo one of the cutest dog breeds out there, but it is an adept pure breed that is energetic and fairly easy to train.


Hailing from the Romagna region of Italy, its name literally means “lake dog from Romagna.” Originally a water retrieval dog, the breed was later used to find and retrieve truffles. Skilled and cutter than words, the Lagotto Romagnolo’s lifespan is relatively long at 15 years. Sounds like a keeper!

20. Saluki

Regal and reserved, the Saluki’s name translates from Arabic to “the Noble.” Beautiful, lean and quick, these dogs have distinctly silky-haired ears (perfect for dramatically blowing in the wind) and were used for centuries as hunting companions by ancient peoples in the Fertile Crescent.

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Once considered a gift from God, the elegant Saluki is a heavenly companion. Although it can seem aloof, the breed becomes strongly devoted to its owner. When it is not outside running like a racehorse, you’ll be likely to see its long, skinny muzzle peeking out from a cozy swaddling of bedding or blankets.

21. Akita

Akita dogs are simultaneously adorable and powerful. With their fluffy short coats and bushy tails, they demand loving and admiration. Resembling some kind of a cross between a fox and teddy bear, this big and bold breed originated in feudal Japan as a guard dog for royalty and nobility.


This fearless furry guardian is courageous and stubborn and not easily frightened. Yet, these protective pooches are unwaveringly loyal and affectionate with their owners. Don’t be surprised if you find that big fluffy head with adorable little eyes following you around from room to room – you know, just to make sure you’re safe in your own home.

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22. Labrador Husky

This beautiful dog is commonly mistaken for a Husky-Lab crossbreed, but it is, in fact, its own separate rare breed. Originally brought to Labrador, Canada by the Inuit People in the 1300s, the Labrador husky was initially bred as a working dog and later domesticized as a family pet.

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These dogs are a little high maintenance and need a committed owner to help groom their plush, thick coats. The Labrador Husky is known to grow bigger than its cousin the Siberian husky, but despite its large size, these dogs are gentle, intelligent and good-natured. It may look like a wolf, but it’s all love.

23. Azawakh

Originally from the Sahel region of the Sahara Desert, the Azawakh is a lean and attentive specimen. Bred by ancient civilizations as a guard dog and hunting dog, this magnificent hound has a distinct feline gait and is a natural marvel of motion.


These proud desert dogs are biologically very thin, but they are anything but frail. Along with their elegant stature and muscular build, this velveteen breed embodies a particular combination of independence and loyalty. They’re also very protective of their people and are also suited for domestic pet life.

24. Norwegian Lundehund

The small Norwegian Lundehund is of the popular Spitz breed but has several unique characteristics that aren’t found in any other canine. These loyal and active dogs were biologically built to love and thrive through long winters in the Arctic.


The Norwegian Lundehund is an amazing feat of nature, sporting six toes, the ability to close its ear and extreme upper body flexibility that allows it to bend its head back to its neck. Originally bred as Puffin hunter, these days, this dog is the perfect hiking buddy.

25. Samoyed

With its iconic thick, double-layer coat that’s as white as the Siberian snow, the Samoyed is hardy and sweet. Resembling something of an adorable, smiling and above all, approachable Polar Bear, this gorgeous breed is a rare beauty and true buddy.

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Originally bred as hunting, herding and hauling dogs in the Russian tundra, Samoyeds are gentle, good-natured and friendly with their humans. These giant balls of fluff find it among their favorite hobbies to hike, shed, lick and keep their owners warm by plopping on top of them in the middle of the night. Aww, so thoughtful.

26. Siberian Husky

The remarkable Siberian Husky has long been a popular pet choice due to their unique beauty. Often bearing crystalline blue eyes and gorgeously marked, thick coats, Siberian Huskies are certain head-turners. Athletic and intelligent, they are adept working dogs originally bred as transport and companionship pets.


Regarded as one of the world’s oldest dog breeds, Siberian Huskies are incredibly friendly and affectionate. They’re also particularly curious and notorious escape artists. Despite their impressive appearance they don’t make for great guard dogs (for better or worse) and are more likely to try to play with an intruder than deter one.

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27. Xoloitzcuintli

Just as unique as its name is the Xoloitzcuintli’s appearance. Known as the Mexican hairless dog, this little tyke is one of the world’ oldest and rarest breeds. They are often thought to be the first breed of dogs to set paw in North America.


The Xoloitzcuintli’s name derives from the ancient Aztec words for “god” and “dog.” Without fur, the Xolos’ smooth skin radiates heat, which contributes to their reputation as healers and protectors. These compact, pointy-eared pups are loyal and alert. They love to play around outside, but they’re also super chill around the house.

28. Tibetan Mastiff

This massive fluff face has been compared to Pandas in terms of rarity. Bred as a guardian for centuries by nomads in Asia, the Tibetan Mastiff is now regarded as the world’s most expensive dog breed. In 2011, a mastiff pup named “Big Splash” was sold for record-breaking $1.5 million.


With its huge furry mane and long, beautiful coat, the Tibetan Mastiff is a sure show stopper. These mindful, maned animals are quite independent and protective of their territory. Having been groomed by humans for so long, they’re also sophisticated when it comes to understanding people and are desirable family pets and show dogs.

29. Komondor

The distinct Komondor has one of the rarest coats in the dog world and draws instant attention for its mop-like appearance. As the Komondor grows, its soft curls develop into astonishing long strands of felt-like cords that could even upstage the likes of Bob Marley.

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The Komondor originated as a sheepdog in Hungary. Its protective instincts, loyal and quick-minded tendencies along with its fabulously shaggy-haired appearance make it a particularly precious pet for those able to tend to the specific grooming needs of these floppy friends.

30. Newfoundland

The Newfoundland is a strong, formidable dog hailing from, you guessed it, Canada’s Newfoundland. Several theories swirl around the origins of the Newfoundland, but one this is for sure – these courageous canines like and act like friendly bear-like BFFs.


Newfoundlands are known for their hallmark sweet temperament and calm and dignified disposition. Their love for socializing and human interaction makes them an ideal home companion (if you have space) that’s bound to have onlookers drooling over them.

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Dogs are one of the most desired pets in the world and specific breeds are in high demand due to particular characters like the ability to guard livestock, intelligence, loyalty and obedience. We have also covered best guard dogs for security. Attractiveness is one such desirable quality and breeds considered to be distinctively good looking are sought out by many owners. Though all dogs are a delight to be around once you get to know them, here is a list of beautiful dog breeds considered to be conventionally beautiful.

Most Beautiful Dog Breeds

1. Pomeranian

These dogs are very active and obedient and are very popular pets because of these qualities. They also have a thick silky coat of fur which makes them look very beautiful. One of the cutest animals has fur coats come in a wide range of colors including beige, lavender, white, cream and chocolate brown. They are very small dogs and weigh only about 3 kilos. They play well with older children and other pets and participate enthusiastically in games and activities. One of the sweetest and beautiful dog breeds.

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2. Siberian Husky

This breed is a popular pet and is considered one of the most beautiful dog breeds because of their thick furry coat and striking eyes. The coat can come in a number of colours like grey, white, brown and tan. Their eyes too can have many different light shades of blue, green and grey. These dogs are very loyal and intelligent and can learn commands quickly. In the snowy lands of Siberia, where they originate, they also pull sledges over long distances. Huskies look somewhat likes wolves and are great running or trekking partners since they are very active and dangerous dogs breeds in the world. Dogs are also one of the smartest animals in the world.

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3. Golden Retriever

As the name suggests, one of the cutest dog breeds in the world has a thick coat of golden fur which is water repellent. The fur may be straight or wavy and darkens as the dog ages. Because of its intelligence, willingness to obey commands and poised mannerisms, it is a very popular show dog. A full grown large retriever may weigh up to 35 kilos and requires constant grooming. Because of the dense hair, it needs to be regularly brushed. It is a very active outdoor dog and needs physical activity to keep it healthy. A golden retriever is very calm and so not suitable to be a guard dog. It is nevertheless a very popular pet. Also, read about biggest dog breeds in the world.

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4. Beagle

The beagle is a type of hunting dog but is increasingly being kept as a house pet. It is a medium-sized dog, has long floppy ears and sharp eyes. The most common colour is a dark brown back, lighter brown shades on the sides and a white underbelly and legs. This dog is very intelligent, kind and loyal to the family. It gets along well with children but has to be specifically trained to be around other animals. Because it is a hunting dog, it is not naturally comfortable around other animals. Beagles like to explore their surroundings and are very active. You will also love reading about shortest living dog breeds in the world.

5. Akita Inu

The Akita Inu was originally bred in Japan though there are two types of Akitas existing today – the Japanese and the American. Both types have a thick furry coat but Japanese Akitas have only five variations in colour while American Akitas can have many shades and combinations. These are large dogs and can weigh over 50 kilograms. They are very protective of the family but need to be trained early on to make them obedient. Akitas are friendly towards children and other animals.

6. Alaskan Malamute

This beautiful dog breed is one of the oldest known breeds and was bred to pull sledges over long distances. It is a large and powerful dog and is very active. The thick fur coat is usually black or brown with a white underbelly and has evolved to withstand the biting cold of permanently snowy regions. Though they get along very well with children and other pets, they need to be properly trained at an early age. They are very friendly and so are suitable pets if the owner has an active lifestyle and can exercise the dog daily. It is considered one of the most beautiful dog breeds. Apart from large dog breeds, we have also listed small dog breeds in the world.

7. Bernese Mountain Dog

This large and beautiful dog originates in Switzerland and is one of the more famous Swiss mountain dogs. It has a brown, black, white and rust-colored thick coat to protect it from the adverse weather of the mountains. These dogs were bred to protect livestock and so are very alert and intelligent. They learn commands very quickly if trained from a young age and are very loyal. They are being increasingly preferred as pets because of their loving nature and ability to play along with other pets in the house as well as with children.

8. Icelandic Sheep Dog

This old and attractive breed was introduced in Iceland by Vikings around 900 AD and since then has flourished in Iceland. This beautiful dog breed has a thick coat of fur like other dogs from the icy regions on this list and the fur coat is its most attractive feature. The colour may be brown, white, golden, black or reddish. They shed their coat twice a year and require regular grooming to keep it healthy. They are very friendly and loyal and have a strong protective instinct towards the family because they have been bred as sheepdogs.

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9. Miniature Schanuzer

As the name suggests, this beautiful breed is small and was bred in Germany. It is now found all over the world since it is a popular house pet. It has a thick fur coat made up of two layers – the outer coat is hard and long while the inner coat is shorter and soft. It has a variety of coat colors like brown, white, black and silver. It requires regular grooming to keep the coat shining but since this dog likes to be indoors, it does not need too much exercise. It is a perfect lap dog. It looks a little similar to Irish Wolfhound which is listed in one of the biggest dog breeds in the world.

10. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is known for its large size and lion-like face. The distinctive look is due to the dense fur surrounding its face that looks like a lion’s mane and has a similar golden-brown colour. It is originally a Chinese breed but is now found all over the world. It is an excellent hunting and guard dog and needs vigorous activity to keep it engaged. It may weigh up to 30 kilos and has a large face and distinctive bluish-black tongue. They are intelligent, independent and demanding and can get difficult to manage if not properly trained. One of the cutest and beautiful dog breeds.

11. Samoyeds

One of teh world’s oldest and beautiful dog breeds is popular for its lush white coat and they look always happy. The smile of the breed is known as “Sammy smile”. If you are thinking of putting Samoyed into the family, however, you need to be precautious about local shelters and rescue organizations for adoptable dogs. The breed is among the 14 ancient dog breeds with genetic footprints closest to wolves. It belongs to the Spitz family of dogs that originates from Asia and initially used as pull sledges, herd reindeer, and hunt.

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12. Australian Shepherd

The Aussies often call ‘Australian Shepherd’ as “Velcro dogs” because they always try to be near their owners and they can form devoted bonds with some of their people. The bad thing is that the breed is prone to some of the infections that include eye infections, epilepsy and hip dysplasia. The dog breed is excellent jumpers and they can very easily jump as high as 3 or even 4 ft. You need to take care of this, If you are planning to build a fence. There are some native tribes called the dog breed as “the ghost-eye dog” because of its bright eyes and you can consider dogs sacred.

13. Poodle

One of the smartest and beautiful dog breeds, however, once they were used for hunting and sporting dogs. Now, they are used mostly as pets and the best part is that they do not shed their fur as some dogs do, so they can be considered as one of the best dog breeds in the world. The dog breed is available in many other colours and sizes such as white or black, howvever, it can be apricot, dark grey, called “blue”; and other colours as well. The breed comes in four different sizes, Standard, Miniature, Medium and Toy. Standard has a height of 35 to 45 cm and weighs approximately 15 to 19 kg. The miniature has a height of 28 to 35 cm and weight approximately 8 to 15 kg. The medium has a height of 35 to 45 cm and weight approximately 8 to 15 kg. The pet has a height of 26 to 28 cm and weight approximately 3 kg.

14. Saluki

One of the ancient dog breeds dating back to Egyptian tombs of 2100 BC. They can be found in various engravings, paintings and records spanning its lengthy existence. Talking about the appearance, it is similar to Greyhound and the Afghan Hound with a lean and agile frame and elegant profile. They have an athletic yet muscular build and elongated muzzle and a large heart. The fur of the species is extremely short and comes in various colour combinations such as white, fawn, cream, golden, tan, red, grizzle, blue (grey) and black.

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15. Maltese

The dog breed is highly suitable for indoor living and small areas, however, he is popular for responsive and intelligent behaviour. A good family dog who loves learning tricks. They are light shedders and one of the acceptable pets for most allergy sufferers. This is for owners, it requires daily brushing and regular bathing in order to prevent coat matting. Also, the hair around the eyes should be cleaned daily to prevent tear staining.

Do you plan to get a dog anytime soon? Which quality do you value the most in a dog? Animal welfare activists and dog lovers vociferously protest the commodification of these animals and pricing the breeds as per their looks. They are also disappointed by dog owners who disown their dogs if they find them to be unsuitable or feel that they do not match the standards they expected. Disowning dogs and shrugging all responsibility just because it didn’t turn out to be as beautiful as expected is a dangerous trend but unfortunately is becoming increasingly common because of the high price people pay to buy specific purebred puppies. These are the top 15 beautiful dog breeds in the world. Do post your comments.

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What Are the Cutest Dog Breeds?
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Tall, pointy ears or long, droopy ears? Tiny, fluffy bodies or large, regal bodies? Many varying characteristics go into what makes certain dog breeds the best-looking dogs. All dogs are cute, but we took some of the most popular choices out there to develop this list of the 15 cutest dog breeds.
Learn about their temperaments and care requirements to discover whether any of these beautiful dogs are right for you.

1. French Bulldog

Short-snouted and bat-eared, it’s no wonder the French Bulldog qualifies to many as a cute small dog breed. His comical expression matches his comedic personality; he loves playing and entertaining his family. For you snugglers out there, you’re in luck. The Frenchie also enjoys cuddling and snoozing with his favorite person.

Good to know: The French Bulldog snores, may wheeze and drool, and his facial wrinkles should be regularly cleaned. His bouts in hot, humid weather should be limited.

2. Beagle

One of America’s all-time favorite breeds, the Beagle is a friendly, intelligent pack dog that thrives on the company of other dogs and people. With his long, droopy ears and big brown eyes, he is gentle in nature, incredibly tolerant and is always ready to join in a game or an adventure.

Good to know: The Beagle often barks and howls and yearns to explore the outdoors.

3. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Short legs. Tall ears. Long body. Big smile. This string of descriptors undoubtedly portray the adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Her love, loyalty and quick-wittedness certainly qualify her as one of the cutest dog breeds for many dog-lovers, both inside and out! Bonus: The Corgi is often good with children.

Good to know: Many Corgis bark a lot and need daily physical and mental exercise. Their thick coats require brushing weekly.

4. Golden Retriever

One of the most popular breeds in the U.S., the Golden Retriever is a large, sweet-faced, kind-eyed dog. As you can tell from her picture, it is no wonder she frequently makes the cut for cute puppy breeds lists, too. She is intelligent, patient and loves people. Her favorite activities include learning and games that involve retrieving and carrying items in her mouth.

Good to know: The Golden requires daily physical and mental exercise and human interaction.

5. Dachshund

This cute dog breed comes in a variety of sizes and colors, but one physical feature remains constant: his elongated body. Affectionately nicknamed “wiener dog,” the Dachshund is fearless, curious and lively, with a superior sense of smell. He is exceptionally playful and gets along well with children, making him an ideal family pet.

Good to know: Dachshunds tend to bark, but good ways to burn off some of their energy are daily walks and games in the yard.

6. Bernese Mountain Dog

Clearly one of the many beautiful dog breeds, the large, tri-colored Bernese Mountain Dog has a long, thick double coat that protects her in cold conditions. She is calm, confident and extremely devoted. She loves the outdoors, especially cold weather, so she’d appreciate a good hike or walk on a leash each day.

Good to know: The luxurious coat of the Bernese Mountain Dog requires frequent brushing.

7. Yorkshire Terrier

Named for the Yorkshire area of England where they originated, Yorkshire Terriers have become one of the most popular breeds in the U.S – and are considered one of the cutest small dog breeds. This toy-sized beauty has a long, luxurious coat. She is brave, determined, energetic and investigative, ever eager for adventure.

Good to know: Yorkies thrive on games and interaction with family. Their long coats need brushing every day or two.

8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A namesake of King Charles II, this beautiful dog is best recognized by her long, curly ears and puppy-dog eyes. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an enthusiastic, eager-to-please and affectionate cute small dog breed that flourishes on companionship. She is sweet, gentle and playful.

Good to know: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels love to explore, sniff and chase. Their long coats need daily brushing and regular grooming.

9. Pug

The darling short-nosed Pug with wideset eyes is popularly deemed one of the best-looking dogs. His comical, playful and mischievous tendencies are sure to bring adventure to your household! He may like to show off, but he balances his quirky personality with his loving disposition.

Good to know: Pugs wheeze and snore, and their time outdoors in heat and humidity should be limited. Their facial wrinkles need to be cleaned regularly to prevent skin infections.

10. Pomeranian

Her miniature body, ultimate fluff and sweet, smiley face easily contribute to the Pomeranian’s identity as one of the cutest dog breeds. She is an animated extrovert with great intelligence and a vivacious spirit. Her protective demeanor makes her a natural watchdog, barking to alert the family to visitors.

Good to know: Some Pomeranians bark a lot, and their double coats need regular brushing.

11. English Bulldog

Stocky, long-jowled and abounding in rolls and wrinkles, the English Bulldog wins many dog-lovers’ votes as a cute puppy breed and one of the best-looking dogs as an adult. He is jovial with a lovable disposition, but he is also resolute and courageous.

Good to know: Bulldogs wheeze and snore, and some drool. They enjoy daily outings, but cannot tolerate hot, humid weather and should not be expected to jog or walk long distances. Their facial wrinkles should be cleaned daily.

12. Bichon Frise

This small, white powder puff is understandably deemed by many as one of the cutest dog breeds, considering the noted Spanish painter Francisco de Goya depicted the Bichon Frise in a number of his works! Known for his merry temperament, gentle manner, sensitivity and affection, the Bichon makes an excellent family companion.

Good to know: The Bichon barks a lot, loves activity and needs daily exercise. His coat doesn’t shed, but it needs brushing every other day to prevent mats.

13. Siberian Husky

Stunningly blue-eyed, the Siberian Husky is commonly included in lists of cute puppy breeds. Fun-loving, adventurous and clever, she is known for her athletic endurance. When fully grown, she retains a regal beauty.

Good to know: Huskies require ample daily exercise, like a long jog. They are very social and need human or canine companionship.

14. American Eskimo

This white, beautiful dog with flowing fur might blend into the snow if you don’t look closely enough! The American Eskimo Dog is highly intelligent, bright and lively. She loves to run, especially in cold weather, and is incredibly agile. A vigorous game in the yard or a brisk walk will satisfy the Eskie’s need for a good workout every day.

Good to know: The Eskie’s double coat needs regular brushing, especially when she’s shedding.

15. Cairn Terrier

The spirited little Cairn Terrier has a compact body and broad head with a bushy topknot and eyebrows. He is inquisitive, stubborn and scrappy, yet surprisingly sensitive. His favorite activities are digging, sniffing, exploring, chasing and barking.

Good to know: Cairn terriers need daily physical and mental exercise. Their shaggy, wire coats need weekly brushing.

Of course, it’s entirely up to you to determine what characteristics deem a dog breed cute or beautiful. Whatever your preference, plenty of breeds and mixes are available for adoption right here. Whichever one you choose, he or she makes the list of cutest dog breeds in our book!

50 Cute Puppies You’ll Have to See to Believe

Do you think every puppy is the cutest puppy you’ve ever seen? So do we!

And why shouldn’t you? Every puppy is adorable, whether big or small, Labrador Retriever or Pug, no one can resist the face of a pup.

So in honor of the cuteness of puppies, we’ve put together 50 of the cutest faces we could find. They’ll make you smile, they’ll make you go “awww,” and they might have you looking for one of your very own.


1. One day, this Siberian Husky could pull a sled across Alaska!

2. A devoted companion and incredible working dog, a Golden Retriever is loved by all.

4. One of the cutest things about the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon? His abundant mustache and eyebrows, for sure.

5. With a face like this and the personality to match, it’s no wonder the Lab has been the most popular breed for 26 years.

6. If you ever wondered what was cuter than one Pug pup, you have your answer. (It’s two Pug pups!)

7. These unbelievably adorable bat-like ears are characteristic of the French Bulldog.

8. Look how little this Border Collie pup is! Just you wait, though; once they’re grown and trained, these dogs are some of the smartest around.

9. This guy has eyes that stare right into your soul. Even the American Hairless Terrier standard describes them as “expressive.”

10. Nothing more perfect than puppy kisses from one adorable Welsh Springer Spaniel to another!

11. Those big dark eyes, that sweet expression! It’s no surprise that Shih Tzu owners have been so devoted to their pups for thousands of years.

12. What’s more beautiful . . . this Rottweiler pup or the field of flowers she sits in? As much as we love Spring, we think this one’s an easy choice.

13. Check out the head tilt on this alert and agile Shiba Inu pup.

14. It’s all smiles for this Havanese pup. You can even see all of his little puppy teeth.

15. This Lab pup is thinking about all the toys to chew and people to love.

16. Look at this guy’s adorable tongue, beautiful coat, and precious paws. The mahogany coat is signature to the Irish Setter.

17. Boop! These precious Bernese Mountain Dog pups are just hanging out in their natural habitat. Berners, originally from the Swiss mountains, thrive in cold weather.

18. The markings on this Old English Sheepdog pup’s face are just too cute. And not only is he cute, but he is also an incredible herding dog!

19. This Leonberger puppy is bigger than many full-grown toy dogs. Big pup, big paws, and a long tongue, to boot.

20. Speaking of big paws, check out the ones on this Cane Corso pup. He’s got a ways to go to grow into ’em.

21. What’s the first thing you noticed about these floofy Chows? Their entirely blue tongues perhaps? The Chow Chow is only one of two breeds with this unique characteristic. (The other is the Chinese Shar-Pei.)

22. This Dogue de Bordeaux has such stunning eyes!

23. It’s tug time for these English Setter pups. But it’s okay . . . their agreeable temperament allows this pair to share!

24. It’s a bird . . . it’s a plane . . . it’s a flying German Shorthaired Pointer!

25. One Corgi, two Corgi, three. Little legs won’t stop these Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

26. My, what big ears you have. The ears of the Ibizan Hound contribute to his “elegant, deer-like look.”

27. What a white fluffy bundle of joy. Sammies are known for being gentle, adaptable, and friendly.

28. This adorable pup may look a little sad, but he isn’t! The Tibetan Mastiff is known for his solemn, yet kind expression.

29. Standing tall and proud, this Aussie pup is ready to conquer the world. And if not the whole world, maybe the agility world, or the herding world.

30. Look at that face! It’s irresistible. And so is the intelligent, courageous, and alert Belgian Tervuren.

31. Where is this speeding Beagle off to? Following his world-famous nose, perhaps?

32. This Pomeranian has a lot of floof…and the attitude to go with it. Poms are known for being cocky, animated companions with extroverted personalities.

33. The Weimaraner is a dog that loves being a part of his family’s “pack.” And this is a pack of Weims unlike any other.

34. Nothing is cuter than a German Shepherd Dog pup with giant ears! Maybe that’s one of the reasons why this dog is number two in the nation.

35. Look at the soulful eyes of this Spinone Italiano pup. It’s no wonder they’re said to outrank all other Italian gun dogs…or maybe it’s that they’re highly efficient workers. Hmmm…

36. It’s a Bulldog puppy party! Socialization (with other dogs and humans) is an essential part of a pup’s development.

37. Look at this little angel! This Shetland Sheepdog pup may be small now, but in no time he’ll be a world-class herder, competitor, or doggy best friend.

38. He’s playful and clownish, friendly and loving, and in this picture, he’s a smiley Bull Terrier.

39. Wouldn’t you want to curl up next to the fireplace with one of these fluffy Alaskan Malamute puppies? This thick (and adorable) coat helped protect the Malamute from snow in his native land of Alaska.

40. Sun’s out, tongue’s out for this Australian Cattle Dog. Did you know that this breed can be blue or red, a mottled or speckled pattern, with or without black, blue, or tan markings?

41. He may look quiet and stoic now, but Vizslas are born hunting dogs who thrive on hard exercise. Give him a minute and he’ll get moving!

42. Few faces are cuter than this Boxer face.

43. This Dachshund puppy looks super innocent, but watch out! He’s known for his spunk and liveliness.

44. Why the long ears? Because he’s a Basset Hound, of course!

45. The adorable Akita is a working breed that originated in Japan. The breed trademark is the plush tail that curls over his back (which you can’t see in this puppy pic)!

46. Look out! This Cairn Terrier pup has the zoomies!

47. That face! It’s no wonder the genial Saint Bernard is among the world’s most famous and beloved breeds.

48. What’s the first thing you noticed about this little guy? The ears? Us too. The butterfly-like ears distinguish the Papillon from other breeds.

49. Ah-oooooo! Beagles are often known for their howl and this guy is testing his out at an early age.

50. With his big, twinkling eyes, you’d think this Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pup was trying to hypnotize you. And with his affectionate and gentle personality, you’re a goner. This pup is bound to win your heart.

Haven’t gotten your dog fix for the day yet? If you haven’t (or even if you just can’t get enough of looking at pups) check out these perfect pictures of dogs or if you’re looking for a laugh, these funny dog pics.

And if you’re looking to add a cute canine companion to your family, head over to AKC Marketplace’s PuppyFinder to find the pup that’s perfect for you!

New App DoggZam! Can Identify Dog Breed With Just a Photo

By Samantha Schwab July 24, 2018 at 04:02PM

If you’ve ever wondered what dog breed—or mix of breeds—your dog is, you can now find out in seconds with a new app called DoggZam!

Michigan man Elderied McKinney developed the app, which allows you to identify a dog’s breed with just their picture.

The software creates a match by comparing the fur and facial features identified in the picture with characteristics that are standard of each dog breed. After snapping a picture, it takes the app mere seconds to identify the breed type.

“How many times have you looked at a dog and wondered ‘What type of dog is that,’” McKinney says. “Just click, take a picture of it, and there you go.”

McKinney says he was inspired to develop the app by his 6-year-old daughter, Makenzy. She would ask, “‘Daddy, what is that,’ or ‘what type of dog is that,’” McKinney says.

“Instead of Shazam, you can have Doggzam!,” McKinney says. “They have Shazam where you can listen to music and it will tell you the type of music it is, but there’s nothing on the market for dogs.”

McKinney was surprised to find that general dog breed categories are actually made up of many dog breeds.

“I didn’t realize how many different types of breeds are in one specific breed,” McKinney says.

If you want to a tool to help you identify dog breeds in seconds, you can download DoggZam! on Apple devices now. DoggZam! will be available on Android later this fall.

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Nothing can improve your mood after a tough day like coming home to a pint-sized companion who always greets you like she hasn’t seen you in weeks! The licking, the jumping, the wagging tail, her body language could not be more clear, she’s happy to see you. You are the center of her universe, the giver of attention, love and food.

A puppy raised with love and patience will grow to be a loving and patient dog. Of course personality and successful socialization also play a role in how affectionate your small dog will be as she matures. We’ve put together a list of small dog breeds whose breed personality characteristics lend themselves to becoming affectionate and adoring members of the family.

1. Affenpinscher

Some of the intelligent, wiry-haired dogs must have caught the eye of ladies, because eventually they were bred to be smaller, the better to be a companion dog. This small dog is on the list of small dogs that are affectionate. Read more about Affenpinschers.

2. American Eskimo Dog

Eskies are lively, active companion dogs who love to entertain and join in on all family activities. Read more about American Eskimo Dogs.

3. Bedlington Terrier

With proper training and socialization, the Bedlington is an excellent companion and enthusiastic partner in all family activities. You will appreciate his sense of humor and eagerness to get the most out of life. Another on the list of small dogs that are affectionate. Read more about Bedlington Terriers.

4. Bichon Frise

A cheerful attitude is the outstanding trait of the Bichon’s personality. This dog loves to be loved, enjoys being the center of attention, and is adept at charming his family, neighbors, groomer, or veterinarian with his winning personality. Read more about Bichons.

5. Bolognese

A true companion dog, the Bolognese dog breed loves to be at his family’s side. Read more about Bologneses.

6. Brussels Griffon

They’re often called “Velcro dogs” because they like to stick close to your side. Read more about Brussels Griffons.

7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier is eager to meet everyone who crosses his path, and if that person sits down and offers a lap (or a treat), so much the better. Read more about Cavaliers.

8. Chihuahua

Fun loving and busy, Chihuahuas like nothing better than to be close to their people. Read more about Chihuahuas.

9. Cockapoo

He’s affectionate and accepts everyone — old folks, kids, and other pets. He’s also of an easy size, being small enough to cuddle and big enough to romp with bigger dogs. Read more about Cockapoos.

10. Coton de Tulear

For the smart and sweet-natured Coton de Tulear (Coton for short), the perfect day consists of nothing more than being with his person. Read more about Coton de Tulears.

11. Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandies are typical terriers: independent, bold, tenacious, and intelligent. With people they know, they’re affectionate yet dignified but tend to be reserved with strangers. Read more about Dandies Dinmont Terriers.

12. English Toy Spaniel

The sweet and lovable English Toy Spaniel is a true companion dog. He has an aristocratic bearing, but he’s not a snob at all; picture instead a happy, devoted, quiet dog. Read more about Toy Spaniels.

13. Havanese

He’s intelligent as well, and will enjoy making you laugh with goofy antics, or simply sitting on your lap watching the world go by. Read more about Havanese.

14. Lowchen

The Lowchen is the personification of an even-tempered breed. He is lively and active, affectionate and gentle. Read more about Lowchens.

15. Maltese

The Maltese is a natural ham with a lively personality. Read more about Maltese.

16. Maltipoo

This is an intelligent, affectionate, fun-loving dog who generally gets along well with everyone he meets. Gentle and devoted, Maltipoos enjoy spending their days perched on their owner’s laps or walking beside them. Read more about Maltipoos.

17. Papillon

The Papillon is happy, alert, and friendly. Read more about Papillons.

18. Pocket Beagle

Beagles are gentle and sweet, smart and funny. Read more about Pocket Beagles.

19. Pomeranian

The extroverted Pomeranian is smart and vivacious. Read more about Pomeranians.

20. Poodle (Toy & Miniature)

And although he’s affectionate with his family, he may take a while to warm up to new people. Read more about Poodles.

21. Pug

The Pug craves affection — and your lap — and is very unhappy if his devotion isn’t reciprocated. Read more about Pugs.

22. Shih Tzu

All dog breeds have a purpose. Historically, the purpose of the Shih Tzu was to be a companion — and that’s just what he wants to be. He simply desires to be with you. Read more about Shih Tzus.

23. Tibetan Spaniel

Trusting and affectionate toward family members, Tibetan Spaniels may be aloof toward strangers, although never aggressive.
Read more about Tibetan Spaniels.

24. Yorkipoo

The Yorkipoo is an active, affectionate, fun-loving dog who relishes the company of people. Read more about Yorkipoos.

If you are considering getting a dog, don’t forget to check your local shelters and breed specific rescues.

What dog breeds are the most affectionate?

Some pups like their space. Other pups like YOUR space.

For those who loooooove the latter, here, in no particular order and based off personality characteristics are the 13 Breeds Most Likely To Give You some serious PDA.

    • 1. Labrador Retriever
    • 2. Golden Retriever
    • 3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    • 4. Pit Bull
    • 5. Brussels Griffon
    • 6. Old English Sheepdog
    • 7. Affenpinscher
    • 8. Chihuahua
    • 9. Irish Wolfhound
    • 10. Collie
    • 11. Great Dane
    • 12. English Bulldog
    13. Shelter Mutt

1. Labrador Retriever

Born to please, it’s a wonder these friendly pups don’t give their hoomans a cavity, they’re so sweet. Plus, everyone knows a happy Lab’s tail-wagging is the best mood booster ever (and also great at clearing small objects off low desks…chairs…tables…).

2. Golden Retriever

Goldens are big, friendly lugs. These cuddly dogs are popular with families all over, their lovability and affection for their pup parents are the stuff of Hollywood. You doubt? One word: SHADOW.

3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Steadfast lovebug companions to humans as far back as Britain’s King Charles II’s reign, these pups are always up for super snuggle time! One King Charles, Bentley, gained fame for his love for his mom, former Ebola patient Nina Pham. Their epic reunion completely showed how devoted these pups are to their parents!

4. The American Pit Bull

Incredibly loyal, incredibly affectionate, America’s dog also used to be known as its “nanny” dog–they’re THAT good with kids. One of the best breeds around, everyone knows Pittie kisses are like no other in quantity AND quality! They’re incredibly attuned to their owners and eager to please, which is what makes them such steadfast companions.

5. Brussels Griffon

They’re called Velcro dogs. Please. You can’t GET these scruffy little fuzz-butts to stop showering you with affection! Their favorite place is your lap. Or lying on top of you head when you’re asleep. Or following you around like a scruffy shadow. Well, you get it.

6. Old English Sheepdog

One of many velcro dog breeds, you can’t look at these pups and not want to give ’em a hug! Good thing they’re all about the love. They’re especially great with kids (though sometimes, they might try to herd them, so watch out for that). If you remember, the famous dog in Peter Pan was Nana–an Old English Sheepdog! Even Disney recognized that these pups were great with humans, large or small!

7. Affenpinscher

These little pups adore their humans, and can’t wait to find a lap to snuggle! But they’re called mustachioed little devils for a reason, because they love getting into mischief. But they’re so adorable about it, you can’t help but laugh at their naughty ways!

8. Chihuahua

These funny little cuddle bugs fave place: Right by their humans! Good thing they’re portable. 🙂 Chihuahuas can sometimes be wary of strangers, but if you’re their human, you’re THEIR human (and they wouldn’t have it any other way!).

9. Irish Wolfhound

These gentle giants never seem to realize they can’t fit into your lap! Easy-going and always up for a hug, an Irish Wolfhound’s size is only matched by the love they bear for their human!

10. Collie

It’s the Lassie dog. C’mon. Anyone who saves a kid who falls down a well (Really? REALLY, Timmy?) has a thing for people. 🙂

11. Great Dane

They’re lap dogs that just don’t care your lap is way, way, waaaaaaay too small for them. 🙂

12. English Bulldog

Slobbery, farty, snoring bundles of wrinkebutt cuddles, the English Bulldog does everything 110%, including adoring their humans!

13. The Shelter Mutt

There’s nothing like the loyalty, love, and personality of these pups. Taking a dog in from a shelter is one of the best ways to give a dog a home, and believe us, they know it too! They’ll be endlessly grateful and will show you with tons of affection.

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Looking for a super-affectionate dog breed? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite snuggle buddies for your consideration. Whether you’re looking for a pocket-sized pet to share your every adventure, or a lap dog so big he requires his own recliner, there’s a dog for you. This list is full of bed-warming, snooze-sharing, kiss-giving pups.

These dogs are the huggers, the leaners, the affectionate head-butters. The dogs with absolutely no concept of personal space. The dogs who will even snuggle with the vet. Well, maybe.

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Italian Greyhound

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Italian greyhounds are fragile beauties, with elegant long limbs and a piercing sighthound gaze. When they aren’t booking it across the dog park at a remarkable 25 mph, Iggies love to snuggle up with you like a tiny baby deer. Their delicate bone structure makes them unsuitable for families with small children.

Golden Retriever

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Blondes really do have more fun! Smart, trainable, and born to please, the golden retriever is loved around the world as a first-rate companion dog and for specialized service work. Thanks to their kind temperament and dedication, goldens are a top family dog, and happy to snuggle with young and old alike.


The Napoleons of the dog world, Chihuahuas are the little dog with a big attitude and an even bigger heart. They can be fierce little warriors if they think the situation requires, but really they just want to snuggle with their chosen person for the rest of time. Chihuahuas tend to bond with one family member especially, and may not be a match for families with small children.

Labrador Retriever


Truly man’s best friend, the Labrador excels on the hunting field, as a service dog, and as a family member. These versatile, even-tempered dogs are dedicated to their people. And food. Labs are always loving and always hungry.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are an elegant companion on the hunting field or the backyard. They sport just enough energy to play with kids, but are calm enough to be a wonderful partner to the sick or elderly. These outgoing dogs are relaxed with friends and strangers alike, so don’t count on a Cav to be a watchdog!


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Snuggles with the littlest 💤💤 #MoJoTheBoxer #boxersnuggles #boxersofinstagram

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If you had a purse big enough, a boxer would happily hop in and go for adventures with you. Bouncy and silly outside and snuggly indoors, the boxer is a wonderful family dog (if you can wear them out!) Boxers are lapdogs who want nothing less than constantly being within reach at all times. A wonderful dog for families with a sense of humor, the boxer is gassy, a guardian, and good as gold.

Bichon Frise

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“Cheese! I loves the snuggles.” #puppylove #dogstagram #bichon

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The bichon frise is a happy-go-lucky companion dog who loves everyone and everything. Bichons combine a playful attitude with a sensitive nature, so a calm and loving family is a must. A bichon never wants to leave your side, so luckily they’re a very portable toy size.

Great Dane

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How the guys watch football in our house 🏈 #GreatDaneSnuggles #MerlinTheManiac #RescueDogs #greatdanesofinstagram #footballsunday #Love #RussellFamilyRescues

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The original gentle giant, the Great Dane is rambunctious as a puppy and noble and mild-mannered as an adult. If you have room in your heart (and your home) these majestic but short-lived dogs will fill it with love.

Brussels Griffon

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Hektor 3 years ago 🙏🏼 👼🏽

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The sweet little dog with the grumpy face, the Brussels griffon comes in bearded and non-bearded varieties (the better to enjoy that pouty little snoot!) Originally bred to hunt rats in Belgium, these cocky little dogs have no idea how small they are, and no idea that they’re not in charge. If you don’t mind a challenge when it comes to obedience, this sporting dog will give you a lifetime of joy.

Pit Bull

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Hope everyone had a great holiday filled with lots of cozy snugs! 🎄😘

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Pit bull terriers are eager to show you just how loving they can be in the right hands. As with any other dog, thoughtful breeding, training, and socialization are vital towards making them good family companions. Once you’ve met a pit bull in person, you’ll see why people are fighting so hard to end breed-specific legislation.