20 Cutest Dog Breeds – Science Says

Are some dog breeds cuter than others? If you look at it according to the principle of the golden ratio, you can say: yes! And this is where the Dalmatians do well.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Different people find different breeds of dogs especially cute. And, of course, every dog owner thinks that their own four-legged friend is the most beautiful of them all.

Is it possible, then, to use objective criteria for the beauty of different dogs and dog breeds? The Golden Ratio is at least a landmark. This method can be used to explain why certain things are visually more attractive than others. You may know the golden ratio from art – it is also found in the works of Michelangelo or Dali.

The golden ratio says that the ratio of the whole to its larger part corresponds to the ratio of the larger part to the smaller one. Thus, the smaller portion is about 38.2 percent larger than the larger one.

Evaluations have shown that facial features that are particularly close to the golden ratio are considered very attractive. A famous example of this is the actor George Clooney. The “Money Beach” comparison page has now applied this concept to dogs as well.

What are the Cutest Dog Breeds?

To do this, they each analyzed a photo of the front portrait of dogs from the 100 most popular dog breeds and calculated the relationship between various key characteristics, including eyes, ears, muzzle, and tongue. Based on this, it was possible to calculate the percentage of dogs’ faces that meet the golden ratio.

Result: According to this rating, the Dalmatian is the cutest dog breed, followed by the Irish Water Spaniel and the Wire-Haired Fox Terrier. Here’s what the 20 cutest dog breeds look like:

  1. Dalmatian
  2. Irish Water Spaniel
  3. Wire Fox Terrier
  4. Labrador
  5. Basset Hound
  6. Samoyed
  7. Jack Russell
  8. Rottweiler
  9. St. Bernard
  10. Golden Retriever
  11. Newfoundland
  12. Pug
  13. Schnauzer
  14. Leonberger
  15. Cavapoo
  16. Springador
  17. Siberian Husky
  18. Bernese Mountain Dog
  19. Old English Bulldog
  20. Bloodhound

Of course, you may not find any of these breeds particularly beautiful. But many of them are still popular today.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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