A dog is a man’s best friend. The term is so common, it’s almost a cliché. However, the fact remains the same as dogs are the best pets, most faithful animals and the bond a human shares with his/her dog is unparalleled. For the number of years a dog lives with its foster family, it remains cherished and as much as a family member. There are numerous examples of incredible dog-master bonds. For families that brought a dog as a small puppy and it grew into a full sized barker, this bond is more pronounced. A dog connects with the smallest member of the family, playing fetch, to the eldest one, simply sitting at their feet. The ways in which dogs express themselves is in itself a story and a sight to behold.
1How Many Of These Adorable Dogs Have You Seen In Real Life?
Let us have a look at 10 such cute and adorable dog breeds from around the world that are capable of melting hearts.
1. Bichon Frisé
Bichon Frisé is French for curly lap dog. This petite, long haired breed of dog looks adorable and makes for the toy dog category in UK. Bichon is small and stands about 20-30 cm tall and weighs 5-10 Kg. Its curly white and well groomed tail is a unique characteristic and dense fluffy hair makes it soft to carry and purr. These delightful dogs have a life span ranging from 10-13 years.
2. Golden Retriever
The golden retriever is one of the most popular large-sized dog breeds across the globe. It has a thick double layer coating which shields it from environmental changes, repels water and provides warmth. It has lush golden and/or white hair which makes it soft and cozy. This breed is the most trainable and is named retriever because of its ability to retrieve waterfowl birds at earlier times of bird hunt, undamaged. Mostly kept as pet, the golden retriever has a friendly and gullible temperament and is thus good with kids.
The Pomeranian, more commonly known as Pom, is the miniature variety of the much larger Spitz. Due to its small size it is categorized under toy dog. Poms are named after the Pomeranian region of Central Europe, where these dogs are mostly found. They have a sturdy build and are generally a healthy breed of dog.
4. Shar Pei
Shar-Pei is Cantonese for sand like skin. This breed of dog was not recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1991. It is known for its typical deep wrinkles which cover the entire body and its blue black tongue. The numerous wrinkles are present on them as puppies but as they mature, these wrinkles too spread out and loosen up. One might recall seeing this breed on the popular commercial ‘Garnier Wrinkle lift solution’. No wonder this was an appropriate choice!
5. Bearded Collie
Beardie, as it is most commonly known as, was primarily used by Scottish shepherds but is now an admired pet. These are large dogs weighing 18-27 Kg and have the distinctive hair and furs covering its eyes that make it look delightful.
6. Coton de Tulear
Needless to say, this small breed of dog gets its name from its cotton ball like appearance and softness. It hails from Madagascar and thus is named for Tuléar in Madagascar. These cute doggies have large expressive eyes and an outstanding black nose. Their hair is softer than the other breeds which have fur
7. Japanese Spitz
Under the large category of the Spitz type, comes this medium sized breed, Japanese Spitz or Nihon Spittsu. A number of other Spitz type dogs were bred to result this marvelous looking, elder cousin of the Pomeranian.
8. Skye Terrier
This short legged, long bodied, hairy breed of dog is the most endangered native dog breed in UK. It has a double layer of coat and its hair curtains its eyes up to its nose, forming the small of a beard. Its banks are larger and thinner than the Beardie. The curtain of hairy coat makes its appearance charming and lovable.
9. Australian Shepherd (Aussie)
Unlike general perception, this breed, commonly known as an Aussie, was developed in the ranches of the US. Their popularity as family companion is taking precedence over their prior fame with the stockmen due to their obedience, trainability and friendly temperament.
This is the most popular breed seen across houses in India. The small, wrinkled faced, big button eyed pug is very cute and mingles with all age groups. It has been made popular by the TV commercials of Hutch (now Vodafone), tagline “wherever you go, we follow”.