9 of the Cutest Small Dog Breeds
The votes are in! Discover which small dog breeds take home the title for cutest canine. Of course, "cuteness" is subject to personal opinion, but majority rules.
The Cutest Small Dog Breeds
1. The Affenpinscher: The Little Monkey Dog
This little terrier was originally a ratter and general all-around farm dog. They are one of those "so ugly it is cute" kind of dogs. After being pulled from working in the stables, the Affenpinscher became a popular household companion so that people could stare at this cute, little animal all day.
2. The Japanese Chin: So Cute It Is Claimed in Two Countries
Even though the Japanese Chin snorts, reverse sneezes, and turns its nose up at strangers, it is hard to resist. It was likely bred from the Pekingese, which is a well-known ancient breed and one of the closest genetic ancestors of the wolf. The Japanese Chin is a tough, little dog in a very, very small package.
3. The Shih Tzu: Another One of Those "Awww" Cute Dogs
If you want a load of cute and are into excessive grooming, this is the perfect dog for you. Some people call Shih Tzus stubborn, others call them "less than intelligent," but whatever you decide on, they take cute to the next level.
4. The Bichon Frise: Too Cute for School
These little dogs are cute, playful, cheerful, happy, and simply full of fun and fluff. The Bichon is listed as the top dog of . . . I've got nothing. Let's do the honors and award them top contender of the "cuteness" category.
5. The Yorkie: Another Little (Emphasis on Little) Ratter
Like the Affenpinscher, this is another small breed developed to hunt rats. This dog, however, was specially bred to be tiny. Yorkies are petite, full of spunk and lovability, and are bred with a long, furry coat which rarely sheds.
6. The Pug: A Face That Only a Mother Could Love
This Chinese dog breed is “so ugly it is cute." Definitely a dog breed I would not personally own, but I doubt they mind. Pugs are incredibly popular, and legions of owners will tell you that they are the cutest dogs of all time!
Puh-lease! Why would anyone think that those big, bulging eyes are cute? Maybe it's their trademarked head tilt?
7. The Westie: A Leg Up on the Competition
Small, white, and almost too cute, Westies were able to make this list even without the famous bulging eyes and a “Mack truck” face of the Pug. The Westie's adorable, stumpy legs literally give them a leg up on the competition.
Every day, a big, strong Westie wakes up and thanks the creator that it was a born a hardy breed—they swagger like a true Scotchman.
These dogs have been known to take out a can of whup-ass and dominate other small animals. Does this dog have the Napoleon complex? Can we all say “aw, poor baby,” together?
8. The Frenchie: The Once Favorite Dog of the Belles de Nuit
Continental cuteness! Short legs, big eyes, and “batwing” ears, this little dog is so cute that the Parisian beauties of the night once made claim to this loveable breed, and treated them like babies.
The Frenchie is related to one of the other dogs on this list but deserves a spot of its own.
9. The Corgi: Cutest of Them All?
Although YouTube polls claim that the Pug is the cutest dog breed of all, I disagree! In my opinion, Yorkies are the cutest dog breed of all time and too cute for their own good!
All over the internet, hackers and homebodies are posting memes of the Corgi lawyer. Understimulated internet surfers everywhere are viewing underwhelming videos of Corgis playing with babies or chasing a ball.
Their noses may not be smushed like the Pug, and their legs are kind of stumpy, but seriously, how cute is too cute? Not to mention, Yorkies can rock a suit and tie, too. You might not agree that these little Welshmen are the cutest dogs . . .
Yeah, right! Who am I kidding? Everybody agrees.
Almost all dogs are cute, but this group is amazing. You might want to rush out and bring home one of these breeds, but don’t go to a pet shop or buy from an internet puppy wholesaler. You will be buying from a puppy mill and will end up with a dog that is cute, but not housebroken, and may be in poor health due to irresponsible breeding. You won't find waking up each morning to a warm pile of puppy poop or pee too cute, will you?
If you don’t agree with this ridiculous list and have your own ridiculous suggestions, leave a comment! You might even change someone's mind.
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