Ranking the cuteness of dogs? You can also rate the beauty of the flowers. However, one study has claimed to find a pattern that suggests which are the best looking dogs in the world. Toby Kiel takes a look at it.
Sometimes studies and research are clearly carried out with the idea of promoting the knowledge of humanity. But just as not every master builder can build Buckingham Palace, so neither can anyone with access to a computer and a copy of Excel be expected to unravel the secrets of the universe.
With a wink, we imagine that the animal insurance comparison website moneybeach.co.uk produced their report to decide which types of dogs are the most beautiful to the human eye. They were based on the golden ratio, a respected theory in art and design that goes back to the classical world and is heavily based on patterns observed in nature.
A picture of each breed of dog – 100 total were considered – was then rated to see how well its traits matched the ratio.
The results are … well, surprising. See the Rottweiler in 8th place, seven places above that
But let’s face it, it’s utter nonsense and just a little bit of fun, presumably designed to wiggle rivals ‘chins as fast as their pets’ tails.
And in any case, looks aren’t everything – if you’re looking for a dog, it has to fit your lifestyle, not your desire for attractive dog-and-owner selfies. Our article on How to Pick the Perfect Dog can help you decide what is best for you and your family.
With that caveat, here are the 20 cutest dog breeds, according to the report:
Compliance with the golden ratio: 67.03%
2. Irish Water Spaniel
3. Wire Fox Terrier
5. Basset Hound
7. Jack Russell
9. St. Bernard
10. Golden Retriever
17. Siberian husky
18. Bernese Mountain Dog
19. Old English Bulldog
Rupert Uloth explores the myth that people choose dogs according to their own image by speaking to some of our more
No need to scroll down: we can confirm that the Golden Retriever is indeed on the list below. Credit: Getty Images / Image Source
Those who grew up with dogs probably already know what breed they want to own, and have been for years.
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It is no accident that your heart melts when dogs look you in the eyes – it is simply a fact of thousands of people