The Cutest Dog in the WORLD 2023 (Photos)

Whether it is the fluffy fur, gorgeous round eyes, or the wagging swish of their tail, dogs have dashed their way into our hearts. 

Their charming manners, occasionally awkward and clumsy movements, or even the nuzzling of their nose to ours causes us to swoon with “ahhs.” 

cutest dog in the world
The Cutest Dog in the World

There is just no denying that dogs are just doggone cute. So keep reading to see which cutie canines made our list of the 11 cutest dogs in the world.

1. Cockapoo Mix 

A Cockapoo mix, the blend of an American Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, is the oldest of the fashionably termed designer dog breeds. 

Cockapoo puppy sits outside
Cockapoo puppy sits outside wearing a harness.

These dogs are clever, intelligent, and highly social. This sweet breed inherits the charming and affectionate nature of its parents. The Cockapoo mix is also very easy to train due to its elevated brightness. 

Besides their stunning colors making them cute, they adore attention and will delight and amuse you with their stunts and antics. A Cockapoo mix gets along fabulously with other pets and children, but their high energy can wear out even the most rambunctious toddler. 

However, just a quick peek at their adorable jaws and curly fur, and you will quickly remember why you love your Cockapoo mix so much.

2. Labradoodle Mix 

Take a little bit of the happy-go-lucky temperament of a Labrador Retriever and blend it with a Poodle’s brilliance and liveliness. As a result, you get the ever-popular designer breed of a Labradoodle mix. 

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This is what a shaved Labradoodle looks like (named Max) immediately after a fast DIY groom.

You simply cannot help but love this dog. Not only are Labradoodle mixes hypoallergenic, so they help allergies stay at bay, but their character and qualities make them ideal candidates for being trained service dogs. 

There is almost too much cuteness in this breed. Labradoodle mixes have an unbelievable enthusiasm for anything life throws at them, combined with a never-ending eager-to-please trainable attitude. As a result, Labradoodles tend to get along wonderfully with children

Still, they need to be kept an eye on because their playful and active exuberance can inadvertently knock down a child or even a full-grown adult, for that matter. 

But you can always bet that the Labradoodle made the motion out of love. They just get too excited for their own good, sometimes. 

3. Dachshund

Affectionately referred to as the “hotdog” dog, the Dachshund is a dog our ancestors bred to chase and hunt smaller animals. 

happy Dachshund
Happy Dachshund standing on the floor.

Today these adorable puppies are still fantastic family pets, companions, and hunters. Dachshund pups’ cuteness is on overload when you glimpse at their lengthy body straddled upon their short legs; it is almost comical. 

Did you know that history genetically developed the Dachshund’s short legs over time to move faster and easier through tunnels and fight off smaller animals? 

The Dachshund’s affectionate eyes will tunnel into your heart along with their confidence, and snappy personality will leave you wanting to give them all the cuddles you can. 

Toss on a hotdog costume for Halloween, and the adorableness will overflow.

4. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

With their quizzical head tilt, humorous stubby legs, adorable long body, and precious nubby tail, there is no other word than cute to define a Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi playing with his toy!

Known as the Queen’s dogs (in fact, more than 30 Corgis called Her Royal Highness doggie momma during Queen Elizabeth II rein’s), Pembroke Welsh Corgis are some of the most emotionally expressive dogs

They will tilt their heads and question nearly every observation or movement you make. Plus, once their butts start to wiggle, there is simply no containing the cuteness.

5. West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White Terrier, known as Westies, are warm, playful, friendly pups that love to cock their head to the side and scrutinize you in a very skeptical and questioning way. 

West Highland White Terrier
West Highland White Terrier on a plain background.

Part of the West Highland White Terrier’s charm and allure is that they always seem to be asking the question, “what’s in this activity for me?” 

West Highland White Terriers owners will often tell you that Westies have a large dog mindset stuffed into a small dog body. But even with all this sass, Westies are easily trained and extremely intelligent

A word of warning, though, West Highland White Terriers have a heightened prey drive, so be careful with little animals around them.

6. Shiba Inu

One of the six native Japanese dog breeds, the Shiba Inu, defines and embodies the term regal. Their pointy triangle ears, squinty squished eyes, and twisty curly tails will melt your heart. But their brave, bold, and feisty attitude makes them even more charming. 

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An energetic Shiba Inu outdoors enjoying nature

Because they are a Japanese breed, many anime or manga comics feature Shiba Inu as characters’ pets. Their cute fox-like ears and swirly tails make them even cuter when drawn as a cartoon or animated. 

With movements like a ninja, the Shiba Inu is swift, skillful, and highly agile. Training a Shiba Inu is very manageable; getting the Shiba Inu to want and like to do what you want is a totally separate topic. 

But one glance from those inquisitive eyes and all that ill will towards that obstinacy and stubbornness melts quickly away.

7. Dalmatian

Very few dogs are as iconic and recognizable as a Dalmatian pup. Whether perched on top of a racing fire engine with horns blaring or chased by a two-toned hair villain desiring their fur to make a coat, Dalmatians are above and beyond cute. 

Dalmatian sitting on a gray background
Dalmatian sitting on a gray background

Dalmatians have the uncanny capacity to go from silly to stalwart in a blink of an eye. They also have bunches of energy and adore being with their family. 

Dalmatians love to play sports with their owner; give them an agility course or a flying frisbee, and they are in doggy paradise. 

Dalmatians also flourish best when kept in the company of family and other dogs. But most people will agree that those spots are the push to place the cuteness criterion on surplus.

8. Golden Retriever

One of the world’s most prevalent dog breeds, the Golden Retriever always tops a list for overwhelming cuteness. No other breed of dog hardly touches their goofy adorableness. 

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Golden Retriever standing and guards over a property.

Used by law enforcement and therapy institutes for their sensitive sense of smell, loveable character, and quickly taught obedience, Golden Retrievers also make the perfect family pet. 

Initially bred for retrieving ducks in a hunt, a Golden Retriever can play a mean game of fetch. They also love to spend time with their pack, be it canine or human. 

Golden Retrievers will nestle up for a good afternoon nap any time of the day and smother you with all the cuteness you can stand.

9. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow clearly has a unique and distinctive look with its deep-set eyes, purple eyes, and lion-like mane of fluffy hair. However, it is the Chow Chow’s independent spirit, intense loyalty, and dignified aloofness that make it one of the cutest dogs around. 

a Chow Chow with a curly tail
A Chow Chow with a curly tail. What a beautiful dog!

The Chow Chow breed has a long, rich history, with Chow Chow dogs appearing in history books during the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 22 AD) in China. 

Even with their notorious coolness and liberated mindset, the Chow Chow will connect quickly with their family pack and love family time. They are active but don’t need special exercise, so they tend to be great pets for those who live in the city. You’ll catch everyone’s eye on the street if you walk with your beautiful Chow Chow. 

10. Samoyed

A dog that the Samoyed people, a wandering tribe from the northern Russia and Siberia area in 1000 BCE, bred initially to haul sleds and herd reindeer, the Samoyed will melt you with their unbelievably adorable smile

Samoyed on a plain background
A Samoyed phot shoot on a plain background.

Called the “Sammy smile” by Samoyed owners, these pups have the sweetest permanently upturned corners of their mouths and seem to be permanently smiling. The Samoyed dog’s personality is one of devotion, pack-loving, and a near-constant need for attention

Their fluffy white coat is breathtaking, but it can be a chore to keep groomed regularly.

11. Siberian Husky

Rounding out our list of the 11 cutest dogs in the world is the very savvy, ever-mischievous, impossible not to love Siberian Husky

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Siberian Husky wrapped in a white towel while sitting on a couch.

Whether sporting bright blue or multi-colored eyes, their wolf-like appearance will capture and steal your heart. 

A Siberian Husky can be demanding and even difficult at times (but can’t we all) and tend to need an owner with a lot of patience, tolerance, and understanding. 

Known affectionately as the Houdini of dogs, you will not be able to escape the complete cuteness that the Siberian Husky exudes due to their capacity to escape nearly any enclosure.

Final Thoughts

So no matter what you love and find adorable about a dog, whether it is a dog’s blunt pointy ears, unique markings on their fur, or large, sometimes borderline horse-like size, there is no doubt that the doggies on this list overload you with all their cuteness. 

And while it is impossible to list every cute dog because, well, aren’t they all, we hope we have succeeded in selecting the 11 cutest dogs in the world

Let us know if there was an extra cute pouch that we should have included.