The top 20 cutest dog breeds in the world, ranked according to science

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.

Image: Louise Parker

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:

1. Dalmatian

Compliance with the golden ratio: 67.03%

2. Irish Water Spaniel

66.26%

3. Wire Fox Terrier

65.53%

4. Labrador

64.67%

5. Basset Hound

64.43%

6. Samoyed

64.33%

7. Jack Russell

63.86%

8. Rottweiler

63.65%

9. St. Bernard

62.94%

10. Golden Retriever

62.52%

11. Newfoundland

62.07%

12. Pug

61.44%

13. Schnauzer

59.01%

14. Leonberger

58.99%

15. Cavapoo

58.79%

16. Springador

58.69%

17. Siberian husky

58.48%

18. Bernese Mountain Dog

56.76%

19. Old English Bulldog

56.30%

20. Bloodhound

56.05%

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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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