Every dog is beautiful in his own way, but some are naturally more photogenic and outwardly gorgeous than others. Traits such as personality, friendliness, and how well the breed gets along with family members and strangers are so much more important than physical attractiveness. But if you want to adopt a pet who causes total strangers to stop and remark on how pretty he looks prancing down the street, pick one of these good-looking breeds and get him his own Instagram account, too.
Ahead, check out the most stunningly beautiful dog breeds you’ll love to own.
1. Siberian husky
Ever look into the ice blue eyes of a Siberian husky? These stunning animals are described by the AKC as loyal, outgoing, and mischievous, so you’ll never have a boring day together. Not all huskies have blue eyes, but all of them have expressive gazes that seem to stare down into the depths of your soul. That’s what makes them one of the prettiest dog breeds you can own.
Next: Cavalier King Charles spaniel
2. Cavalier King Charles spaniel
With a regal grace and a calm, affable temperament, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel is like the royal family of the dog world. You’ll be amazed at how their silky, radiant coats and sweet faces with large eyes look good from every angle seemingly without trying. Plus, they get along with everyone and are just as happy being active as they are lounging around on the couch.
Puffy Poms are one of the most popular toy breeds for more than just good looks. These miniature sized pups are also easy to train and great for any owner, even if you live in a small apartment. There are two dozen different colors of Pomeranian.
Next: Golden retriever
4. Golden retriever
Say the word, “family dog,” and no doubt a golden will come to mind. These gentle giants have athletic bodies, stunning blonde coats, and the friendliest smiling faces you can hope to find on a dog. And it’s not just appearances that make goldens so popular. They’re also smart, friendly, outgoing, loyal, and all-around good dogs.
“Papillon” is the French word for butterfly, a name that will make perfect sense when you see this tiny dog’s wing-like ears. This small but mighty breed is dainty and elegant with a variety of different color combinations. They’re also incredibly agile and easy to train, which is perfect if you’re interested in getting into professional competitions or even if you want your dog to learn a few cool tricks to impress your neighbors.
Next: Chow chow
6. Chow chow
Hailing from China, the chow chow isn’t a breed for novice owners, but he sure does look good. Powerful, compactly built, and serene, chows may have rough or smooth coats in red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream. This dog breed is unlike any other you’ve seen before.
Next: Bichon frise
7. Bichon frise
A Bichon frise is charming and silly, which is all conveyed on her cute and cuddly face. These little entertainers are highly popular because they’re not too big or too small and they have hypoallergenic coats that are soft to the touch. This breed will become a beloved member of the family in no time.
Next: Doberman pinscher
8. Doberman pinscher
Sleek and powerful, these graceful animals are undeniably pretty with muscular bodies and unique markings. Their stoic good looks are also intimidating, making them excellent guard dogs to keep your home and family safe. But don’t judge this breed by looks alone. They’re also loyal and affectionate members of the household.
Lovingly referred to as the “hot dog breed” this short-statured dog is adorably cute. The AKC describes the dachshund as an icon of the purebred dog kingdom thanks to his unique body shape and big personality. They’re also incredibly smart and easy to train.
Perhaps the most stereotypical glamor dog is the poodle with her elaborate hairstyles and cool elegance. But don’t think this pretty dog is all fluff and no substance. She also happens to be one of the most intelligent, easy to train dog breeds around.
Next: Yorkshire terrier
11. Yorkshire terrier
It’s hard to look past the amazingly silky full-length coat of the Yorkie. But once you do, you’ll find a dog breed with real attitude and lots of personality. It’s almost impossible to resist brushing her silky mane and putting a bow in it.
If the dog world had a ballerina, no doubt it would be the long, slender, elegant Saluki. This is one of the oldest dog breeds that comes in many colors and patterns. They’re also warm, intelligent, and loving, making him the ideal addition to your family.
Next: Shiba inu
13. Shiba inu
This breed was brought to America from Japan as little as 60 years ago. This sturdy, muscular dog has an alert, fox-like expression and an innate curiosity. They’re one of the most popular breeds in their home country for good reason.
It’s impossible to say no to the soulful, pleading eyes of the beagle. This is the most popular of the hound dog group thanks to his curiosity, cleverness, and loving nature.
Next: Labrador retriever
15. Labrador retriever
Everyone loves a lab. Whether you go for yellow, chocolate, or black, these sweet and friendly dogs are also some of the most beautiful canines in existence. They’re the perfect family dog to play with the kids and pose for photos, too.
Read more: The 21 Easiest Dog Breeds to Own
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