Breed Tips

The Ultimate List of Cutest Dog Breeds

Before we start, let’s make one thing clear—all dogs are cute. Every single one of them. Even that scruffy mutt who looks like he’s had a bad hair day for three years straight. But we know what you are looking for - ‘Aww’ at first sight.  

We do have an amazing list for you. But before we get to it, here are some interesting facts about dogs that will leave you with a ‘Whoaa!’ 

  • We, humans, domesticated dogs over 20,000 years ago! (1)

  • A dog’s nose is 40 times more sensitive than ours. (1)

  • Human blood pressure goes down when petting a dog. And so does the dog’s. (3)

  • All puppies are born deaf. (3)

Told you, you’ll be amazed. And now that you are already in awe, let’s stay with the feeling as we give you what you asked for. 

Best Cute Small Dogs

There’s something about small dogs that automatically makes them cute. Some come with a big explosion though. Here are some of the best cute ones for you – 

Welsh Corgi


These are not only cute but even royal. Queen Elizabeth, in her lifetime, owned over 30 Corgis! (2) With short legs, big hairy ears and eyes that talk, these dogs definitely make it to the top cute small breeds out there. 



If small is what you ask for, these are teacup-sized. They weigh not more than 10 pounds. With long silky coats and butterfly wing-shaped ears, these are another top contender on the cute dogs list. 

Bichon Frise 

Bichon Frise

If you look at these dogs, it’ll feel like they’re made up of cotton. And when you pick them up, your feelings will be confirmed. If this wasn’t enough to make you go ‘Aww’, they are also not prone to barking. Should we move them to the top of the list? 

Some other breeds that can easily pass for small cute dog breeds are – 

Cutest Doodle Breeds

If you’ve searched particularly for this then you already know what a Doodle Dog is. But for those who searched for something else and landed on this article, Doodles are basically (you can take a guess. It’s not very difficult to figure) hybrid dogs between Poodles and other purebreds. Here are the top cutest Doodle Breeds for you – 

Golden Doodle


What do you get when you mix two beautiful and highly intelligent breeds – Poodle and Golden Retriever? This was a rhetorical question. But these are really very smart and both their parents are amongst the most popular dog breeds out there. 



Talking of both parents being among the most popular dog breeds! Labrador Retriever has topped most of the popular dog breed lists for years. Highly intelligent, affectionate and calm – there was no chance for us to miss them from the list.

Shih Poo

Shih Tzus

A Doodle breed that has graced the laps of Chinese royalty, Shih Poo, is another great Doodle breed. Both the parents, Shih Tzu and Poodle, are incredibly cute. So, it’s like they’ve got the genetic lottery. 

These are not all. You can even look at – 

  • Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniels + Poodle)

  • Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Poodle)

  • Maltipoo (Maltese + you really want us to type it again?)

Cutest Hypoallergenic Dogs

We do have a great list for you here but just a note of caution before that. If you suffer from dog allergies, hypoallergenic dogs are comparatively safer for you but not completely safe. Even pups that don’t shed still produce saliva and dander that can cause reactions. So do check with your doc before making a choice. If you’ve already done that, here’s your list – 



Compact dogs, with a weight of not more than 7 pounds, Maltese make a perfect dog for apartment-style living. These white furballs don’t shed much. However, they may not be the best option if you have other pets or kids at home.



What is the biggest reason for dogs to shed? Hair! And these dogs don’t have that, making them the perfect hypoallergenic dogs. Also known as the Mexican hairless dog, they are sometimes aloof but very cheerful and companionable. 


Lowchen Dog

‘The little lions’, as they get their name from German, Löwchens are tiny but very brave. A gentle brushing once every few days and lots of cuddles are their only needs. 

Other dog breeds, that don’t shed, that you can look at are – 

  • Cairn Terrier

  • American Hairless Terrier

  • Havanese 

  • Chinese Crested

  • Border Terrier

Cute Dogs

While we have created a great list for you, the world of cute dogs doesn’t end here. There are many more breeds you can look at. Like the Pomeranian, which basically looks like a tiny, fluffy cloud with a face. Or the French Bulldog, with those bat-like ears and squished little noses that make them look like they’re perpetually confused about where they left their car keys. And let's not forget the Dachshund, also known as the ‘wiener dog’ and ‘sausage dog’ because, well, look at them. They’re like sausages with little legs. And then there’s the classic heartthrob, Golden Retriever, who doesn’t need any explanation of why it is cute. 

If you want to read more about any of the above-mentioned breeds, just click on them and you’ll land on a page dedicated entirely to that breed. You’re welcome!

More About Spot Pet Insurance

There’s only one sad thing about cute dogs – even they get sick. So, while you’re choosing which cute canine buddy to get home, we would like you to recommend pet health insurance. 

Spot accident and illness plans can be used with any licensed vet in Canada or the U.S. Whether you are home, or traveling to the U.S., veterinary services your pet receives for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of covered conditions can be eligible for reimbursement. Spot’s accident and illness plans can help cover a variety of conditions including broken bones, lacerations, aggression, kidney disease, diabetes, and more. With the addition of Wellness Riders for an extra cost, you can also receive reimbursements for wellness exams, certain vaccinations, dental cleanings, and more. 

Learn more about dog insurance or get a free quote!


  1. Lever, A. (2022, December 5). Dog facts for kids! | National Geographic Kids. National Geographic Kids.

  2. Gifford, E. (2022, July 18). The best small dog breeds. HGTV.

  3. Staff, A. (2023, August 2). 30 Fun and fascinating dog facts. American Kennel Club.

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