If you think dogs can make your day worthwhile, wait until you bring a new puppy into your life. With their big eyes, chubby cheeks and tiny noses, puppies can melt even the coldest of hearts. They have this wide-eyed expression that can transport you to your time when you were still a kid – forever curious about your surroundings. And when you’re having a bad day, all you need to do is to look at the adorable face of your puppy – you will immediately feel all the angst ebbing away. That’s how powerful a puppy’s charm is! And while beauty remains in the eye of the beholder, we’re sure you will agree to some if not all of the 15 cutest puppy breeds we’ve listed here.
The spunky Pomeranian has all the characteristics of an adorable puppy. Its endless curiosity is ever-present in its bright-eyed demeanor and its personality exudes confidence like it’s the cutest thing on the planet. And it is! It looks like one of those cartoon characters that you wish would come alive. This is a very adaptable and clever puppy that can be taught practically anything, from general well-behavior to fun tricks. Confident as it is, it will use these tricks to gain attention and earn the respect of larger dogs. You see, as small as the Pom is, its attitude is that of its larger Nordic cousins. It’s important to realize that the Pom is not your purse puppy – it may be tiny and adorable but it has a big personality, much like larger breeds.
You may also like our guide on the Best Food for Pomeranians.
What’s not to love about the Siberian Husky? They already have this exotic wolfish look that makes them a magnet in a crowd. They are very affectionate and highly adaptable, too. And the puppies? They are nothing short of amazing. They have this playfulness that works well with kids and other dogs, as well as equally playful kittens. They also have a steely gaze that can pierce through anyone’s heart. Beyond their dagger-like gaze, however, is the true spirit of the Siberian Husky – friendly, eager to please, and smart. Siberian Husky puppies have a sense of humor that will have you rolling on the floor. This is a puppy that will spice up your life and remind you to have some fun.
Take a look at our article on the Best Dog Food for Huskies.
Bernese Mountain Dog
Never underestimate the cuteness of the Bernese Mountain Dog. These puppies sport the unique color patterns of a Border Collie and a Rottweiler, except that its coat is more similar to that of a Saint Bernard. What makes the Bernese so cute is its cuddle bear-like personality – while they make for fantastic huggers when all grown up, Bernese puppies too love a good cuddle session. Be careful, though, for as calm and patient as the adult Bernese is, don’t expect these traits from the younger ones. They’re rambunctious, often loud, and very active, so they’ll need plenty of mental and physical exercise to remain well-behaved.
If Snoopy were given the chance to come alive, it would be in the image of that rambunctious pup of a Beagle. With its large floppy ears and bright eyes, who wouldn’t fall in love with this lovely puppy? Beagles are a friendly breed that can be amiable with almost anybody. They have this happy-go-lucky nature that can brighten up any room. While the Beagle puppy may not yet have the remarkable scenting abilities of its adult brethren, it sure can show its curiosity around things. Use this to your advantage, especially when training the young pup – they’re smart and eager to please, so if you start on time, there should be no issues!
Check out our review of the Best Dog Food for Beagles.
The Golden Retriever’s kind face has no competition – one look at those eyes and your heart will melt. Cute, friendly and wonderful with both children and other animals, this puppy is a perfect pet for families. Aside from being one of the most adorable puppies to exist, Golden Retriever puppies are also quite clumsy, prone to stumbling and falling. And yet, you will never hear them whimper or let out a cry. It’s as if they enjoy their clumsiness as a great way to steal the hearts of the crowd!
Read here our guide on the Best Dog Food for Golden Retriever.
Whether Toy, Miniature, or a Standard, the Poodle is an intelligent dog breed with a unique beauty and charm. It goes without saying that the puppies are also one of the world’s cutest. They’re known for their people-pleasing attitude plus a happy disposition in life. A Poodle puppy will follow you around, wanting to be included in all of your activities. It may have a wicked sense of humor but the Poodle will grow to become one serious and incredibly intelligent dog- it is truly one of the smartest and easiest to train breeds.
As puppies, Labrador Retrievers look a lot like Golden Retrievers except that they come with shorter hair. These young dogs have the sweet and gentle nature of their adult counterparts, so it’s no wonder they remain unbeatable in the hearts of many Americans. The Labrador Retriever puppy has a very cute face, made more adorable by its soulful eyes. It does have a playful streak, too, and one that is quite infectious. If you have kids, it will entice them to play a game of fetch, an activity that the Lab is very proficient at. It has this insatiable appetite to be your four-legged shadow and can be a worthy friend to other pets in the house.
You may also like our review of the Best Dog Food for Labs.
What do Leonardo di Caprio and Martha Stewart have in common aside from being celebrities? Both have French Bulldogs for a pet! The Frenchie has the looks of a Pug, except that its eyes are smaller and that its face is not heavily wrinkled. But what you will find most adorable – aside from their fun personality – are its cute ears that stick up straight from the sides of its head. The Frenchie also has the bow-legged gait of the English Bulldog. While it may look tough on the outside, it’s all kind and sweet on the inside. This is a puppy that has an incredible sense of humor to match its wit. But be forewarned, the Frenchie can have its stubborn streak, too.
Whether full-grown adults or puppies, Pugs are always cuddly, cute, and lovable. They have this face that seems to be frozen in time – the look of a puppy is almost the same as that of an adult Pug, which is to say, absolutely adorable. Their round head with a black mask and lovely round eyes is always beautiful to look at. But what is most charming in the Pug is its fun-loving personality. It has a wonderful disposition, too. Never will you encounter a Pug that’s as grumpy as Squidward! Pug puppies are happiest when they’re with their human family. They’re best buddies with children, cats, and other dogs.
Check out our review of the best food for pugs.
The smartest dog breed on the planet also happens to be one of the cutest when it’s still a puppy. Who would have guessed that this playful punk will turn out to be the Einstein of the dog world? The Border Collie has a very active lifestyle. Even when just a puppy, the Border Collie enjoys having a purpose, something to do. And that makes it not only an adorable pup, but also a very useful one. Of course, it also has that innocent look we all associate with puppies. But keep in mind that this puppy can spell trouble if you don’t train it well. It has an intense urge to keep its human family together. Don’t believe us? Try watching Hotel for Dogs or Babe.
Shih Tzu puppies are some of the most adorable pets. They have these large, button eyes that are set in a lovely face. These dogs have come a long way from being distinguished members of the royal courts of Chinese Emperors. Today, almost everyone wants a Shih Tzu to be their companion. And why not? The puppies are full of life – they love to play, learn tricks and simply be in the company of their owners. Shih Tzu puppies are livelier and more fun-loving than adult Shih Tzus though. They have a more carefree attitude that is almost similar to a rollicking Golden Retriever. As they grow older, they shed some of their rowdiness in exchange for a more regal character.
Read here our review of the Best Dog Food for Shih Tzu.
Many folks fear Rottweilers because of their reputation as aggressive dogs. But if you were to look beyond what the media wants you to believe, you would see a gentle dog. True, it needs the guidance of a real dog-lover and one who understands the unique temperament of this breed to be well-behaved, but with the right owner, any Rottweiler can become a perfect pet. And if you cannot shake that fear off? Just look at a Rottweiler puppy. With unique brown-on-black markings and curious eyes, these puppies are beyond adorable. They’re also quite playful and energetic, so they need plenty of exercise to keep calm. Perfect for active families!
This cute puppy breed comes with a fluffy or silky coat that most owners love to style for that extra “oomph”. As a puppy, the Havanese already knows what it wants, and for the most part, that is to make its owners laugh. True enough, this fun-loving puppy will grow up to be one of dogdom’s most adorable breeds. Unlike other small dogs, the Havanese is never yappy. Sure, it will follow you around but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a Havanese complaining about not having enough attention. As long as it is able to spend most of its waking hours with you, it will be a very happy dog. This is true right from puppyhood.
The puppies of a Saint Bernard look like full-grown small breed dogs. For some folks, the puppies may look somewhat scary because of their size, but underneath this fluffy giant of a puppy is the heart of a true canine caregiver. They’re the famous rescuers in the Swiss Alps. As puppies, however, they still have the playfulness of any other young dog. They are so friendly and cuddly, you’ll want to ditch your Teddy Bear the moment they arrive in your home! But owing to their large size, they will need plenty of space to run about. And if you’re not sure what we’re talking about, try watching Beethoven.
Jack Russell Terrier
Forever cheerful and affectionate, the Jack Russell Terrier is a puppy that is born to play. It is super-smart and super-active, too. However, in the wrong hands, this high-spirited young hound can also be very destructive. After all, its ancestors were very famous ratters, who would run after rodents infesting the barns of their masters. While the JRT is not that friendly to cats and other dogs, you can change this by socializing your puppy early on. Aside from being smart and energetic, Jack Russel Terrier puppies are also incredibly cute. They have this friendly and innocent gaze that can win your heart in an instant.
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