Here Are 8 Cutest Dog Breeds in India

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All dogs are adorable. They’re known as man’s best friend and rightly so, as loyal and loving sweethearts, they have earned that name. When you bring home a dog, he becomes a new family member. He loves and is loved by all. With so many breeds around us, we get to see the cuteness in different shapes and sizes. Let’s keep reading to find the cutest dog breeds in India.

1. Beagle


Beagles are one of the cutest dogs ever. They’re small, active, and perfect for families with kids because they’re gentle with kids. They love to play, and since they are gentle, you can trust them with your child.

Beagles have a strong sense of smell, which often makes it harder to train them. They don’t deliberately jeopardize training; it’s just too difficult to keep their nose under control. Training must start young, and even then, you may never be able to take off the dog leash.

Red, brown, and white is the standard colour for Beagles. Their broad head, puppy eyes add to their cute factor.

2. Labrador Retriever


Labs are the most popular family dogs in India. They love people, children, and elderly folks and will not miss the chance to say hello. So, when you have a party at your house, you don’t have to worry about your Labrador being the party pooper. If not anything, they will be the perfect host.

Labradors are active and need lots of exercise. Since they are big dogs, you need to train them from an early age. So, be prepared for some walkies and zoomies.

They have a broad face and a double-layered fur that needs frequent grooming. Since Labs are easy to train, they are ideal for first-time pet parents.

The Labrador Retriever was historically bred to be a working dog. They were trained to retrieve prey once the hunter killed it. This is why Labradors have a soft touch and are safe with children. Today’s Labs are popular adorable dogs and make everyone fall in love with them.

Labradors are the ultimate foodies and are prone to obesity. Therefore you must feed them an ideal food for Labradors.

3. German Shepherd

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German Shepherds can stand as high as 26 inches at the shoulder and are the epitome of beauty. They have a graceful gait that can quickly turn into a sprint.

Their coat is thick and gives them a royal appearance. German Shepherd puppies are cute, and they grow up into majestic beings.

German Shepherds have countless reasons to be popular among Indian pet owners. They are loyal, courageous, confident, and intelligent. There are many stories of German Shepherds that put their life on the line for their families.

Just like the Labrador, German Shepherds may also turn obese id you don’t monitor their diet from an early age. Start to feed them the best food right from puppyhood.

4. Jack Russell Terrier

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The Jack Russell Terrier, also known as the Parson Russell Terrier, was developed in England approximately 200 years ago to hunt foxes.

They’re known as lively, independent, friendly, and smart dogs, extraordinarily charming and loving towards their owners. Since their belong to the Terrier category, a little hard to train them. They need an equally strong-willed trainer to teach them well. Jack Russells can be a handful, but their cuteness sure makes up for all the mischief they do.

These tiny terrors stand between 12 to 15 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 5 to 8kgs. They have a white coat with brown patches, but they are mostly known for their squarish face and soft, beautiful eyes.

Don’t be fooled by their size and cute face because JRTs are fast enough to tire a big dog. Once they’ve spotted prey, there’s no stopping them; they will dig to the other side until they have the tiny creature between their jowls.

5. Indian Spitz

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The Indian Spitz is an adorable little dog with Pomeranian ancestors. They were recognised as a separate breed by the IKC in the 1970s. Unfortunately, the rest of the world does not recognise the Indian Spitz as a different breed.

They stand between 8 to 18 inches from the shoulders and weigh between 5 to 20kgs.

Since it was so difficult to import dogs during the mid to late 1900s, the Spitz and the GSD became very popular. Almost every dog lover had a Spitz back then, and that is how this lovely breed evolved as one of India’s dogs. 

Though they have long fur, more than decades of breeding in India made it easier for them to tolerate warm Indian climates. They’re equally comfortable in small apartments and large houses.

Indian Spitz are intelligent and friendly dogs, often wary of strangers. They come in three coats – white, brown and black. Big eyes, upright ears, and a cute face make them cute and popular among Indian nuclear families.

6. Dachshund


The Dachshund is an iconic dog breed. They have a long back, little legs, a long nose and big ears – this makes them exceptionally cute. But what stands out about them the most is their impressive personality.

Dachshunds can weigh between 7 to 14kgs and come in three types of coats – smooth, wired, or long.

They are particularly active and love to chase. Chasing after a squirrel or playing an intense game of fetch is when they’re the happiest.

As smart with a loud bark (which sounds like a big dog’s bark), they prove to be solid watchdogs. But because of their small size, we cannot expect them to fight someone ten times their size. Being a hound, stubbornness is part of the package. They’re brave, and a bit stubborn, but their outgoing nature and cute little face makes up for everything else.

7. Cocker Spaniel

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The Cocker Spaniel is known as a beloved companion. They have long ears and soft, friendly eyes. It’s an absolute delight to have them in the family. Cocker Spaniels are cuddle buddies and love to have you around.

They are around 14 to 15 inches tall and come in coats of various coat colours

On the flip side to their cuddly nature, they love to exert themselves too. They have a well-built, sturdy body and are quick on their feet. Swift but gentle, these little guys are good with kids, making them the ideal dog for modern Indian pet owners.

8. Indian Pariah Dog

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The Indian Pariah is one of the most primitive dogs in India. They have similarities in appearance with various other primitive dogs in the world, including the Basenji from Africa and the Dingo from Australia.

These dogs are alert and easy to maintain. They can adapt to any Indian weather, so you need not think twice before bringing one home.

They are very social and versatile. If you train them from a young age, they grow into social beings. Since Pariahs are not a breed, it’s hard to tell what their personality will be like once they grow up, but if you expose them to various environments, they will become good with kids and other dogs.

One of the most significant advantages of this dog breed is that they are inherently healthy and sturdy. So, you don’t have to worry about increasing vet visits and hypoallergenic dog food formulas.

They’re active, social, and extremely lovable. By looking at an Indian Pariah, you know that a dog does not need to come from a royal lineage to be ‘cute.’

Lastly, all dogs are cute and lovable. We all have different tastes, and therefore, some may not agree with our list. For us, all dogs are cute, and they have they all have a special place in our hearts. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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