When we talk about man’s best friend it hard to rate which one is better. It is a very difficult choice indeed but to narrow it down we are rating some of the best breeds of dogs on the basis of their physical appeal and charm. Our preference might vary but the ones included in this list are the most appealing non-the-less irrespective of their positions. This is the list for the Top 10 Cutest looking dog breeds.
10. English Bulldog
Bulldog is a muscular heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a dintinctive pushed-in nose. It is from British origin and finds its name due to its early use in bull baiting. This cute and sturdy breed of dog weighs around 45 to 55 pounds and may stand upto 12-16 inches. They have a moderate lifespan of 8-12 years in case if they do not submit to other diseases and conditions which are the common reason for their demise. Despite its heavy features or intimidating characteristics that you might have heard, it still makes this list of cutest looking dogs in the world. It is a very gentle and caring family dog.
Chow-Chows originally developed in China where they were referred as Songshi Quan which literally means “puffy-lion dog”. Research indicates that these are the first breed of dogs directly evolved from a wolf. They are heavier breed of dog weighing around 25-30 kg and stand about 19-22 inches with females being an inch or two shorter with average lifespan of 9-12 years. They are extremely protective towards their home and property and and can be fierce to intruders no matter how cute they are to their owners. They are known for their unique blue-black tongues. Their cute looks comes from their wrinkly frown face and sturdy built with double dense coat which comes in colors of red, cream, cinnamon and black.
Poodles were originally bred as water dogs but their immence energy and cute looks got them renowned as good show dogs. They believe to have been originated in Germany but later standarized in France. They are bred in 3 sizes standar, miniature and toy and have medium lifespan of 13-14 years. They come in wide variety of colors including white, black, gray, silver, brown, silver beige, apricot, red, cream, sable, phantom, and brindle, all solid. They are very active, intelligent, elegant and beautiful breed that is why they can be seen in lot of medieval artworks and paintings. They are groomed and trimmed properly so that they look their best at dog shows.
Named after a state of Chihuahua in Mexico, they remain to be the smallest breed of dog. This tiny breed comes in different sizes, head shapes, color and coat legths. The origin of Chihuahuas is shrowded in mysteries and theories but archelogical findings suggest they are decendents of the Techichi which existed prior to Mayans. Due to variation among different breed of Chihuahuas, their size varies a lot but bot American and British standard state that they should not weigh more than 6 pounds. They come in virtually any color combination from solid to marked or splashed. As cute as they might look they can be very short tempered but very loyal to the owners, so much in fact that they become protective and dislike company of other people or animals around them. They do not get along with a lot of crowd which makes them not very suitable around children or a family but their small features along with good companionship towards a single owner has made them very popular among celebrities these days.
Shih-Tzu apparent with its Mandarin name originated form China. A small dog with shit muzzle and large dark eyes Shih-Tzu weighs around 4.5 to 7 kg and stands no more than 11 inches with average lifespan of 13 years. The traditional long silky coat, which reaches the floor, requires daily brushing to avoid tangles. Their appearance alone gives us idea of thier royal presence and elegance. This breed is very lively and alert one with a pleasant character suitable for any home. Their looks and charm are on par with their temperament and nature.
We all might remember seeing this breed talking in the popular movie Men In Black. They are believed to have Chinese origins and also ancestors to modern day Bulldog, Pekingese and King Charles Spanniel. The Pug is well described by the phrase “multum in parvo” which means “a lot of dog in a small space.” Their records go back as 400 B.C. Pugs weigh around 14-18 pounds and stand about 12-14 inches with average lifespan of 12-15 years. Their smooth, glossy coats can be fawn, apricot fawn, silver fawn, or black.The markings are clearly defined. The trace is a black line extending from the occiput to the tail. Despite being strong willed they are very gentle and caring, specially good with children. This breed has been very popular in media increasing its popularity world wide.
4. Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise originally descended from standard poodle but due to its huge popularity in France and Spain during early 1900 the official standard of the breed was adopted by Société Centrale Canine, kennel club of France in 1933 A.D. It is a small dog standing 23-30 cm (9-12 in) and weighs around 10-20 lbs (5-10 kg). It has black nose and dark round eyes with coat color of solid white, apricot or grey. This immensely cute breed has a lifespan of 10-12 years in general though oldest has been recorded to be 16. They need to be groomed on weekly basis at least to keep them looking their best. Their small size, coat colors and thase ever lasting “PUPPY DOG EYES” make them one of the cutest looking breed of dog.
Also known as Pom Pom, they are originated from larger Spitz type dogs of Germany. Their royal owners like Queen Victoria has helped this breed establish its popularity and presence. This small cute breed weighs around 2-3.5 kg and stand about 5-11 inches tall with average lifespan of 12-15 years. These are very playful, lively and loving breed and can suffer from separation anxiety if not used to staying away from thier owners. They can be trained easily and are very intelligent.
2. Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin or Japanese Spanniel, as can be seen from its appearance is the dog of Japanese Royalty. They weigh upto 7-9 pounds and stand about 8-11 inches in height with average lifespan of 9 years. They have a low maintainance long silky coat that are distinctively black and white or red and white but vary on color intensity. Although they posess catlike stealth and preference of high surface, they are extremely loving and loyal.
Maltese are originated from Central Mediterranian, Malta as its name indicates. This ancient breed is said to have been decended from Spitz type dogs and have been mentioned in times as ancient as 500 B.C. They have black button nose and eyes with slightly rounded skull. The drop ears with long silky hair coat they are only found in white coat with occasional brown markings and look extremely cute and attractive with their imperial posture and cut. They weigh around 3-5 kilos and stand about 7-12 inches. They are extremely loving and cuddly breed and thrive on love and attention.
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