Cute dog breeds
Are you looking for a cute canine to love? While cuteness is a subjective quality, there are many adorable breeds that just make our hearts melt. Luckily, there is a wide range of cute dog breeds to choose from, so you are sure to find something that fits your own interpretation of cute!
Cuteness comes in all shapes and sizes! To make it easy for you, we have put together a list of the most popular cute dog breeds in Australia. Learn more about their history, temperament, common breed diseases and conditions and lots of other interesting facts to guide you to choose the right cute dog for you and your family!
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Beagliers are cute, smart and energetic small to medium size dogs that are ideal for families with kids. They are highly trainable, love people and make great companions.
The Bichon Frise (or simply “Bichon”) is a small, sturdy dog famous for its curly, fluffy white coat. They were popular in France as performing dogs and companion dogs.
Border Terriers are good natured and energetic small sized dogs that love to hunt and dig. They have a have a scruffy, wiry coat that gives them a cute, ‘junkyard dog’ appearance.
The Boston Terrier is an American breed of domesticated dog, small to medium-sized with a muscular and heavy-set appearance similar to the English terrier breeds.
Brussels Griffon (Griffon Bruxellois)
The Brussels Griffon, also known as Griffon Bruxellois in Europe, is a toy dog breed.
Cairn Terriers are cute, scruffy looking small size dogs with loads of energy and personality. Best known as the dog in The Wizard of Oz, they love being part of the family and being busy and active.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are toy dogs with a kind and loving nature. They are wonderful companions and are very popular with families and the elderly.
Cavoodles are cute, smart and energetic small to medium size dogs that are very popular with families. They are highly trainable, love people and make great companions.
Chihuahuas are cute and energetic tiny size dogs that are fiercely devoted to their owners but can be snappy or reserved towards strangers. They have a lot of personality and a big dog attitude.
Dachshunds are lovable, independent little dogs with a distinctive, long body and short legs. They have an independent but loyal nature and a bright personality.
English Toy Terrier
These are cute, smart and energetic toy sized dogs that are quite rare in Australia. They are alert, lovable and fearless and make entertaining companions.
French Bulldogs are cute and energetic small to medium size dogs that are very popular due to their unique appearance and clownish, good-spirited behaviour.
The Havanese is a small toy breed of domesticated dog. It has a thick coat of either long and straight or curly fur, ears that droop to the side of its face, and a great deal of personality.
The Italian Greyhound (also referred to as the IG) is a slim, fine boned dog. It looks quite similar to the Whippet but it is smaller in size and stature.
The Japanese Spitz is an active small breed dog that loves human attention and tends to be very loyal and affectionate.
The Lhasa Apso is a small, non-sporting dog known for its long, silky, dense coat which (unless groomed otherwise) flows to the floor.
Maltese are cute, friendly and endearing toy size dogs with lots of personality and zest for life. They are happy to play, go for walks, or curl up in your lap and can fit in with any lifestyle.
Maltese Shih Tzu
These are cute, friendly and outgoing toy size dogs that are one of the most popular cross breeds in Australia. They are highly trainable, love people of all ages and make great companions.
Miniature Dachshunds are adorably cute, willful little dogs with very short legs and a long body. They have a loveable yet independent temperament and a bright personality.
Miniature Fox Terrier
These are affectionate, courageous and energetic small sized dogs that are popular with Australian families as well as on farms where they work as vermin catchers.
The Miniature Pinscher is a small domesticated dog, muscular and full of energy. An old breed, the Miniature Pinscher can be traced back to more than 200 years ago.
Miniature Poodles are highly intelligent, cute and energetic small sized dogs that are very popular with families. They are highly trainable, love people and crave companionship.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a popular small dog with a huge personality and loads of energy.
Moodles are cute, relaxed and placid small sized designer dogs that are very popular with families. They love people and make the perfect lap dog.