Top 10 Cutest Dogs: Breeds to Keep as Pet

1. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Herding (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 10 to 12 inches
  • WEIGHT: Up to 30 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Low-set and long; colors include black and tan, fawn, red, and sable with white markings
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 to 16 years

2. Beagle

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Hound (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: Up to 15 inches
  • WEIGHT: Up to 30 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Short coat; colors include black and tan, brown and white, and more
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10 to 15 years

3. Pomeranian

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Toy (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 6 to 7 inches
  • WEIGHT: 3 to 7 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Fluffy double coat; colors include black, chocolate, orange, red, and more
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 to 16 years

4. French Bulldog

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Non-sporting (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 11 to 13 inches
  • WEIGHT: Under 28 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Short, smooth coat; colors include fawn, brindle, and more
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10 to 12 years

5. Yorkshire Terrier

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Toy (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 7 to 8 inches
  • WEIGHT: 7 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Silky coat; colors include black and tan, blue and tan, and more
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 to 16 years

6. Old English Sheepdog

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Herding (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 21 inches and up
  • WEIGHT: 60 to 100 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Shaggy, double coat; colors include blue and white, gray and white, and more
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10 to 12 years

7. American Staffordshire Terrier

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Terrier (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 17 to 19 inches
  • WEIGHT: 40 to 70 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Muscular body; short coat; colors include black, blue, fawn, and more
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 to 14 years

8. Labrador Retriever

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Sporting (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 22 to 25 inches
  • WEIGHT: 55 to 80 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Short, dense coat; colors include black, chocolate, and yellow
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 10 to 12 years

9. Boston Terrier

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Non-sporting (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 15 to 17 inches
  • WEIGHT: 12 to 25 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Short face; smooth coat; colors include black and white, brindle and white, seal and white, and more
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 to 14 years

10. Maltese

Breed Overview

  • GROUP: Toy (AKC)
  • HEIGHT: 7 to 9 inches
  • WEIGHT: Up to 7 pounds
  • COAT AND COLOR: Big, dark, alert eyes; long, silky, single-layer, white coat
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY: 12 to 15 years

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