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15+ Most Beautiful Dog Breeds

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Do you know what really makes people fall in love with a family pet? How beautiful they are.

And there are a great many beautiful dog breeds out there, and we’ll be showing you over 15 different truly beautiful breeds here.

Beautiful dog breed papillon

Of course, however, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and a breed that looks stunning to its owner may not look quite as beautiful to everyone else.

But anyway, here’s our list, get ready to feast your eyes on these beauties! (These breeds aren’t listed in any particular order.)

1. Chihuahua

Chihuahua dog posing on a log

The Chihuahua is one of the smallest dogs in the world, but it’s also one of the cutest. Chihuahuas originated in Mexico and have been around for centuries. It has a very short coat and a soft, fluffy tail.

They’re known for being very friendly, loving, and loyal. They make fantastic companions because they’re so small and playful, but they can also be stubborn at times.

2. Poodle

Adorable poodle dog laying on the floor

A poodle is a member of the spaniel group, which means it’s part of the larger dog family. They’re known for having an elegant appearance, and their long coats come in a variety of colors.

Poodles were originally bred to hunt rabbits, foxes, and other vermin. Today, they mostly live indoors and are used as companion animals.

3. Maltese

Adorable maltese laying on the chair

The Maltese are a large dog from Europe. They’re usually white or black with brown markings.

Their name comes from the Maltese language, which means “little horse.” The Maltese were first domesticated by ancient Egyptians, who kept them as pets.

Today, they’re still popular throughout the world, especially in countries like Italy, France, Germany, and Spain.

4. Shih Tzu

Shih tzu adorable dog with ribbon

The Shih Tzu is a Chinese breed of dog that’s considered to be one of the oldest living dog breeds. It’s a medium-sized dog with a curly hair coat. Its ears are floppy and its nose is wrinkled.

It’s generally believed that the Shih Tzu was originally bred to hunt rats and snakes. Today, it’s primarily a companion animal.

5. Bichon Frisé

Bichon frisé running in the field

The Bichon Frise is a relatively new dog breed, originating in France. They’re a small dogs with short, smooth coats, and they weigh about 10 pounds.

They tend to be energetic, affectionate, and playful. These little dogs are often seen running around and jumping up on people.

6. Cocker Spaniel

A portrait of adorable cocker spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized dog that originated in England. It’s known for its high energy level, good temperament, and gentle nature.

The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most common breeds in the UK, and it’s also popular in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

7. Dachshund

The dog breed dachshund is lying on green grass

The Dachshund is a German breed of dog that originated in the area of Baden-Württemberg. It’s a medium-sized, sturdy dog with a short, rough coat.

8. Yorkshire Terrier

A portrait of yorkshire terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, lively dog that originated in England, although it’s now found all over the world.

It’s a working breed that originated to help farmers find lost livestock.

9. Pug

Pug - beautiful dog

The Pug originated in China, and it’s sometimes called the Oriental Toy. It’s a small, compact dog with a short, double coat.

10. Samoyed

The samoyed stands on the green grass in the park

The Samoyed is a Russian sled dog breed that originated during the 18th century. It’s a large, powerful dog with a thick, shaggy coat. It has a broad head, wide chest, and strong legs.

11. Pekingese

Dog breed pekingese on a green grass

The Pekingese is a small dog that originated in China. It’s a very friendly and loving dog. It’s known for being extremely loyal and intelligent.

12. Havanese

Happy havanese dog is sitting in the grass

The Havanese is a small, long-haired dog that originated in Cuba. It’s a cheerful, happy dog, and it loves attention. It makes an excellent family pet.

13. Pomeranian

A portrait of a happy pomeranian dog

The Pomeranian is a small, elegant dog that originated in Poland.

It’s a very active dog that enjoys playing games. What’s more, it’s a very smart dog, and is great at learning tricks.

14. Saluki

A portrait of saluki dog

The Saluki is a small, agile dog that originated in Egypt. It looks very elegant, with its long legs and slender body.

It’s a hunting dog that’s used to chase down prey such as gazelles and antelopes.

15. Afghan Hound

Afghan hound dogs lying on the carpet

The Afghan Hound is a medium-sized, muscular, fast-moving dog that originated in Afghanistan. It has a heavy, double coat.

It’s a versatile hunting dog that can work well in both rural and urban environments.

16. Basenji

Portrait of basenji dog

The Basenji is a small, energetic dog that originated in West Africa. It’s characterized by its long, silky hair.

It’s a highly intelligent dog that’s easy to train. This makes it a great companion for children. And it’s also a very sociable dog that likes to play with other animals.

17. Brittany Spaniel

Brittany spaniel lying on green grass

The Brittany Spaniel is a small, graceful dog that originated in France. It features a smooth coat, which is why it’s sometimes called the Smooth Fox Terrier.

It’s a playful dog that’s usually calm and quiet. However, if you’re not careful, this dog can sometimes get into trouble.

18. Irish Setter

Irish setter standing on a green grass field

The Irish Setter was originally bred to hunt waterfowl. These days, they are often kept as pets.
They have a soft, wavy coat and alert eyes. They make good watchdogs because they don’t like strangers or loud noises.

19. Bulldog

Bulldog lying on the carpet

The Bulldog is a heavy-set dog that originated in England. It’s one of the most popular breeds in the United States.

This dog is a very protective animal, so be sure to keep your children safe around them.

20. Papillon

2 portrait of papillon

The Papillon is a lively, high-spirited dog that originated in France back in 1660. It’s a beautiful dog with a long, silky coat and a distinctive face.

As for its personality, it’s very affectionate and gentle. It gets along well with kids and other dogs.

21. Brussels Griffon

A close up of brussels griffon dog

The Brussels Griffon is a breed of dog that originated in Belgium. It’s a breed that’s famous for having a very distinct appearance.

It’s a devoted, independent dog that needs plenty of exercises.

22. Weimaraner

Purebred weimaraner dog outdoors in the nature on grass

The Weimaraner is a large, powerful dog that originated in Germany in the 19th century. It’s a fearless dog that has a strong sense of independence. Because of this, it needs plenty of space to run around.

23. Boxer

Boxer dog lying on the grass

The Boxer is also a big and powerful dog. It originated from China and is known for having a square head and a thick neck.

It’s a loyal breed that’s friendly towards people. But it can be aggressive when provoked. So it’s one to be careful with.

24. Siberian Husky

Siberian husky lying on the green grass

The Siberian Husky is a massive dog that originated in Siberia. It’s an excellent working dog that’s perfect for cold climates.

Because of their size, these dogs are best suited for homes where there are lots of stairs.

25. Alaskan Malamute

A portrait of alaskan malamute

The Alaskan Malamutes are huge dogs that originated in Alaska. They were used to pull sleds during the gold rush era.

These dogs are incredibly loyal and devoted to their owners. They love playing outdoors, especially swimming in open water.

26. Labrador Retriever

Black labrador retriever sitting on dried leaves

The Labrador Retriever is a medium-sized dog that originated in Canada. Its name comes from its original job: retrieving game birds.

It’s a loving dog that loves being near humans. It’s also a great companion for older kids.

27. German Shepherd

German shepherd standing in a field

The German Shepherd is a versatile dog that origi over 100 years ago in Germany. It’s a smart, energetic dog that makes a great guard dog. As such, it requires a lot of training and socialization.

28. Golden Retriever

Close-up shot of a golden retriever standing

The Golden Retriever is a highly intelligent dog that originated in England in the 18th century. Its short coat gives it a golden color. This breed is extremely active and playful.

29. Russian Toy Terrier

A portrait of russian toy terrier

The Russian Toy Terrier is a tiny dog that originated in Russia. They’re a fun, friendly breed that’s good with kids. These dogs have a soft, fluffy coat that sheds less than other breeds.

30. Pomsky

Cute pomsky puppy lying in a bucket of flowers

The Pomsky is a rare breed of dog that originated in Poland.

This little dog is a cross between a poodle and a schnauzer. It has a curly, wavy coat that looks like fur.
It loves to play fetch and is a great watchdog.

Wrap Up

So, there we have it, a long list of some of the most beautiful breeds of dog in the world. Did you see your dog in the list?

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Kerry White is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Kerry has been writing for PetDT for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners.Kerry has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Kerry knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.