Cutest Dog in the World: 10 of the Cutest Dogs in the World

Cutest Dog in the World: 10 of the Cutest Dogs in the World

Let’s face it, all dogs are cute. But let’s also be honest, some dogs are cuter than others. Here are Finn’s top 10 cutest dogs in the world.

Cutest Dog in the World: 10 of the Cutest Dogs in the World

You have the cutest dog in the world. No, YOU have the cutest dog in the world. 

Raise your hand if you think you have the cutest dog in the world? All of your hands are up. 

Let’s preface by saying that all dogs are cute in their own way, right? After all, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

If you’re looking to rescue a pretty pup, or you’ve just come to read about the funkiest features on a pooch, you’re in the right place. Finn’s got you covered on adorable pet qualities, cute breeds, goofy-looking canines, and more. 

We’re here to try and narrow down the top ten cutest dog breeds. Disclaimer: This may or may not be the most subjective blog post you’ve ever read ;).

What Makes a Dog Cute?

Okay, so it really depends on what you think is cute, right? Droopy ears are cute to some and not to others. The same goes for long tails, big paws, scruffy beards, and wrinkly faces. Some like their dogs hairless, while others prefer a vibrant, luscious, thick coat. 

We believe the general consensus is that no matter what your dog looks like, they’re still cute for their endearing manner, protective nature, clumsiness, wet noses, wagging tails, and affection for their pet parent. 

Since we know that personal preferences vary, keep an open mind as you trot through the following list. 

1. The Golden Retriever

What’s not to love about what’s one of the most quintessential dog breed on planet Earth? The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Expect to fall into their doughy brown eyes and their soft faces — it’s hard not to!

Golden Retrievers are active dogs that love to fetch, hike, swim and exercise. They’re hard-working, youthful, and make excellent therapy dogs. They are known for their intelligence and their competitive capabilities. In addition to doing excellent in obedience competitions, agility, and dock diving, they also make for great family dogs. They tend to have luscious fur coats, friendly personalities, cheeky grins, and are a very trainable breed.

2. The Dalmation

How many Dalmatians can you handle? Let us guess. 101? 

Without a doubt, Dalmations are one of the most adorable breeds you’ll ever meet. They’re so distinctly beautiful and unique, you can spot a Dalmation from a mile away. 

Their smooth, white coat smothered with black polka dots is hard to miss. Like Golden Retrievers, Dalmatians are active breeds, not lapdogs. They require a ton of play and exercise. Dalmations are known for their ability to work, hunt, and compete. 

You’ll frequently notice that Dalmations are associated with firetrucks and other vehicles. This dates back centuries ago when people traveled via horse and carriage. The Dalmation would run alongside the horse to prevent distractions, keep their pace, and protect the horses from other dogs and animals.

3. The Dachshund

A low-legged dog that looks like a sausage — so incredibly cute you’ll want to wrap them in a bun! Dachshunds come in three coat varieties and two different sizes: smooth, long, and wire-haired, and either standard or miniature in size. 

The Dachshund is an adventurous little pooch with a big personality. They’re not dependent on their humans but love a good bonding activity. Like many other small breeds, Dachshunds are sometimes timid and prone to barking. They are scent hound dogs bred to hunt badgers and other tunneling animals like rabbits and foxes. They’re driven and tough.

4. The French Bulldog

French Bulldogs are cute no matter their color, size, or personality. How can you resist that squishy little face and short nubby tail? While cute, however, that squished nose has the potential to cause breathing issues. French Bulldogs are considered a brachycephalic breed, meaning their shorter snouts make breathing a bit more difficult for them. 

Catch them cooling off poolside or relaxing with their legs splayed out behind them. Frenchies are silly and lovable and make great family pets. Looking for a lap dog? Somewhat of a couch potato? Look no further. The French Bulldog’s got you. 

5. The Beagle

It’s no wonder the Beagle is considered one of the cutest dogs in the world. They are known for keeping their puppy faces for life, making this breed ultra adorable. Beagles are active pups that enjoy being outdoors and going on hikes, so they do the best with active families that are always on the move. They’re curious creatures and have a keen sense of smell. They’re also friendly pack dogs with a load of intelligence.

Like the Dachshund, the Beagle is a scent hound bred for hunting hare. They are generally black, tan, and white and weigh between 18 and 30 pounds. They are also famous for their howling bark.

6. The Siberian Husky

More like a wolf, if you ask us! Siberian Huskies are simply beautiful creatures. They are bred for colder weather which attributes to their thick fur, long ears, and pointy noses. Huskies are sweet, friendly, and have a lot of energy. 

Sometimes, you’ll see Siberian Huskies with two different colored eyes; one brown and the other blue. This results from the concentration and distribution of their melanin, and it is hereditary.

7. The Great Dane

Great Danes are known for their length and their height. They are large canines that are known for being gentle giants. Despite their size, they are relatively low energy and sometimes think they are lap dogs. Pet parents will frequently find their Great Dane attempting to sit on their lap. This “lean” is one of their distinguishable features. 

Because of their size, they are more prone to health issues like hip dysplasia and skin problems. 

8. The Boxer

Rambunctious, mischievous, and hyper, oh my! Boxers are known for their hyperactivity and their wild demeanor. They love a good adventure and to get into things they shouldn’t. Troublemakers! Take a close look at their legs, and you’ll notice how springy they are. 

The Boxer’s big puppy energy lasts a bit longer than other breeds (they calm down around three years of age). All of this aside, Boxers make great family dogs. While investing in a Boxer is worth every minute, make sure you read up on how to puppy-proof your home before doing so. 

9. The Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is an incredibly intelligent breed and has been trained to handle herds of cattle on vast ranches. They do well in sports like agility and obedience training and really take to anyone willing to give them attention. They have inquisitive facial expressions and beautiful markings throughout their bodies. They are easy to train and have a pretty high prey drive. 

10. The Pug

They’re already squished, but don’t you just want to squish them even more? Pugs are funny-looking breeds with squished faces, long tongues, and curly tails. They have boisterous personalities and can be kind of stubborn. 

Pugs come in two different colors: fawn and black. They are small dogs that are strong-willed and rarely aggressive. Just like the French Bulldog, they are part of the brachycephalic group, with their squished noses sometimes getting in the way of their breathing. 


The debate will forever continue. What are the top ten cutest dog breeds in the world? It’s a subjective question and one that will get a different response depending on who you ask (in fact, our editor is pretty upset that neither the Field Springer Spaniel nor the Norwegian Elkhound made it onto the list, but she’s a little biased considering those breeds represent her own fur babies). 

If you want to learn more about all-things-dogs, Finn has you covered with the Finn blog. We have a variety of resources to help answer your questions about nutrition, and we of course like to throw in the occasional cute doggo article, too, so come around when you can!


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