Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We’ve all heard that old phrase before but it holds a special place in the hearts of dog owners. Ask 10 people what the cutest dog breed is and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. Some people think that tiny breeds are the cutest dog breeds while others prefer the unique looks of Basset Hounds and Pugs. What ever your preference, there is no correct answer. In this article I will try to go over some of the attributes that place certain breeds on the cutest breed lists and give some of the arguments for and against them.
The little guys…
Every cutest dog list will have its share of tiny breeds. Whether it’s the silky haired Yorkshire Terriers and Maltese’s or the puffball Pomeranians and Bichons, there’s no denying the cuteness of a dog under 10 pounds. Part of the appeal is that something that tiny seems helpless and harmless. If you’ve worked in the animal welfare industry, you know that they are neither. Many veterinary technicians will tell you that they would rather restrain a Rottweiler than an angry Dachshund. Attitude is the downfall for these breeds in some people’s eyes. Cute isn’t the word most people use when they have a 10 lb. ball of teeth and fur flying at them.
Some breeds find themselves at both ends of the spectrum. Breeds such as Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Boxers, and Pugs are adorable to some and disgusting to others. Smashed in noses and strange body types up the cute factor for these breeds. The downside is a cacophony of sounds and smells coming from their strange little bodies. Sure that little Pug has an adorable face but the constant wheezing and snorting is too much for some people to handle.
Giant breeds aren’t considered cute by as many people as the breeds in the previous categories but they do have their fans. Great Danes, Newfoundlands, and French Mastiffs (the breed from Turner and Hooch), all have giant personalities to match their size. There’s just something adorable a dog that could do serious damage but would rather wrestle and play with you. The downside to these guys is that they don’t fit the traditional definition of cute and they tend to drool a lot. For many people the drool is an instant turn off.
We’ve included a list of breeds commonly considered to be some of the cutest.
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Shih Tzu
- Cocker Spaniel
- Bichon Frise
- Basset Hound
- Boston Terrier
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