I've owned pets most of my life and volunteered many hours to help others. I've written on topics regarding their welfare for over 10 years.
You Decide Which are the Cutest Puppies!
Puppies have power. The power of cute. They can turn your worst day bright with just a wriggle and a few laps of the tongue.
On this page, we have dozens of cute puppy pictures. Be sure to vote for the cutest puppies at the end of the page.
#1 Spaniel Puppy
I'm guessing that this is an English Springer Spaniel puppy. He appears to be not quite big enough yet to get out of this enclosure so he's up on his hind legs peering out with pleading eyes to get to you.
These dogs were bred to work with hunters with the specific task of flushing out game and then retrieving it. When this puppy is grown, he should be a sweet, medium-sized dog.
#2 Excited Corgi
Our second contestant appears to be one very happy or excited Corgi puppy. The good news is some of this enthusiasm over the tiniest of things is contagious and what makes owning one of these ebullient little dogs so wonderful.
Most of us recognize a Corgi, with their long body, short legs, and big ears they hold on to their cuteness even in adulthood. They are actually a herding dog and, partially because they are smart, they can also be a little bit stubborn and very vocal.
If you love Corgi's you may want to vote for this little one below.
#3 Future Domestic Terrorist
Our third canine tot leaves nothing to the imagination as far as his potential for criminal offense. A puppy like this left alone for more than a few seconds is often associated with destruction. Luckily this time it's his toy, but never fear, underwear, socks, shoes, wallets, toilet paper, and other vulnerable household objects are common targets for their misdirected energy. They just can't seem to help themselves. Even before the lecture, they know they've made a grievous error and judgment day just arrived in the room. Whether it's planned or not, a face like this wields tremendous power over victims of their terror.
Would this face result in a pardon from you? If so, vote for this little guy as the cutest puppy.
#4 Charming Golden Retriever
While the puppy above is sometimes naughty, this one knows how to behave and charm the pants off of you. This little pup with the bow tie and the gift of a rose not only passed obedience training but he aced his deportment class. But he will grow up to be a large dog with an equally loving and happy attitude. These dogs were bred to retrieve game but make ideal pets as they are smart and eager to please.
Golden's are one of the most popular dogs in the US, maybe they also deserve a "cutest puppies" award too?
#5 Puppy in the Corner
I have no idea what this sweet puppy has done, but it appears he is in time out, being forced to sit in the corner to contemplate his unidentified sins.
Well, that or he is so exhausted he just had to find a place to rest his chin and nod off.
Either way, a puppy's back end is adorable and so this shot may get your vote in our contest.
#6 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppies
If one pup is cute, then two must be even more so. These are two Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies and even here as they try to hone their attack skills we see their specialty is cute. These little guys are adorable now but even as adults keep a fairly small stature. They will have long silky fur and the same large, round adoring eyes. They make loving companions although they were bred as a sporting dog.
#7 Laughing Puppy
Happy is exactly what every pup is supposed to be and this one fits the bill. He's clearly having a good time outside, rolling around, and probably teasing his human.
I can't be certain of course, but this appears to perhaps be a Jack Russell Terrier. These dogs were bred for fox hunting and are active and intelligent. This one apparently gets a good laugh out of things.
#8 Long Haired Dachshund Puppy
Wow, what a great Christmas gift! This long-haired dachshund puppy will make a loving companion for someone. Dachshunds, in general, can be spunky, sometimes stubborn but very affectionate. They were bred for hunting, especially if it involved going down in a hole to flush out an animal such as a badger. Yes, these can be ferocious little dogs. However, in most homes, these little guys will go after your heart (and lap) with the same vigor and tenacity.
Some dachshund breeds come with a smooth short coat, others are wirehaired, and others are long-haired with a silky coat. Even as adults they are small dogs, with a long body, short legs, and broad chest.
#9 Puppy Gang
For some reason, these puppy pals remind me of the term "junkyard dogs". Now clearly these are not seasoned guard dogs, vicious mongrels, or whatever. They are far too cute, but they look like they are innocent babies trying to act the part perhaps.
I don't know their breed, or what mix of breeds they may be, all I know is their youth makes them totally lovable.
#10 Corgi Best Friends
Puppyhood is such a wonderful time. The pudgy bellies, the wriggling tails, the little whimpers, and endless calamities. The only thing cuter than a puppy is a puppy with another adorable youngster.
These two appear to be siblings and they both look fluffy and squeezable.
There is nothing like some excess skin, feet you haven't yet grown into, and a bowed head to make a puppy look irresistible.
This adorable little bundle of cute however will grow into an exceptionally large and powerful dog. Mastiffs are known for their huge size, their calm demeanor, and their protectiveness of loved ones.
#12 Contemplative Golden Retriever
This pup is intent on something. He appears to be contemplating something new; which in the world of a few months old puppy, could be just about anything. This is another golden retriever so you can bet he can often be seen with a wriggling body, wagging tail, and ever-present smile.