The Australian Shepherd's Rank Among The Cutest Dog Breeds

The Australian Shepherd is deemed one of the cutest dog breeds around, though every dog is cute in their own way. Also known as Aussies, Australian Shepherds are beloved for their gorgeous coat, piercing blue eyes, and playful nature. The breed's fluffy, medium-length coats offer different looks, including:
  • Black Tri: Black, White, Copper
  • Black Bi: Black and White
  • Red Tri: Red, White, Copper
  • Red Bi: Red and White
  • Blue Merle
  • Red Merle
Combine their gorgeous coats with their strikingly beautiful eyes and you have yourself one of the cutest dogs. What's more, Aussies are the top favorite breed in the U.S. and are deemed the epitome of canine beauty. Consequently, they often appear on lists of the cutest dog breeds. Below, you will find Aussies' places on different lists of the top cutest dog breeds in the world.

#8 On Good Housekeeping's List

Aussies' rank on Good House Keeping

On Good Housekeeping's list of the top 30 cutest dog breeds, the Australian Shepherd ranks 8th.  According to the site, Aussies have beauty and brains. The site ranks the Maltipoo, a cross between a miniature poodle with a Maltese, first on their list.

#13 On Chewy Blog's List

the Australian Shepherd's rank on Chewy blog

Chewy Blog places the Australian Shepherd at number 13 on their list of the top 25 cutest dog breeds around. The blog acknowledges Aussies for their striking blue eyes and fluffy coats, which they say are perfect for cuddling. Plus, according to the blog, Aussies possess puppy-like energy well into adulthood. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi ranks first on the list, which proves that beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder.

#11 On Southern Living's List

Aussie's rank on Southern Living's List

Southern Living says Aussies are hard to resist due to their fluffy coat and happy grin. Consequently, the breed made it to their list of the top 25 irresistibly cute dog breeds. On this list, the Beagle reigns supreme as the number one dog breed you won't be able to resist.

#11 On Buzz Feed's List

Aussies' rank on Buzz Feed's List

Aussies also rank 11th on BuzzFeed's list of the 41 cutest dog breeds on earth. Once again, the Maltipoo steals the spotlight on this list.

#16 On World Animal Foundation's List

The Australian Shepherd's rank on World Animal Foundation's List

The World Animal Foundation ranks the Australian Shepherd number 16 cutest dog breed. The site praises Aussies for their herding abilities. Here, the Aussie is ranked based on its multi-colored, soft, shiny coat and playful nature. The Maltipoo ranks first here.

#17 On Reader's Digest's List

Australian Shepherd's rank On Reader's Digest's List

The Australian Shepherd ranks 17th on Reader's Digest's list of the top 50 cutest dog breeds as puppies. According to the site, Aussies are insanely as cute puppies, though they are also cute as adults. The site ranked the breed based on its piercing blue eyes and unique markings.

#21 On The Spruce Pets' List

Aussies' rank on The Spruce Pets site

The Spruce Pets site, owned by IAC, places the Aussie at number 21 on their list of the 35 cutest dog breeds to ever exist. The Maltipoo also takes the first spot on this list. Other herding breeds including the Old English Sheepdog, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Border Collie, and Bernese Mountain Dog all outrank the Aussie on this list. The Spruce Pets admires Aussies for their pretty faces and blue eyes.


As I mentioned earlier, every single dog in the world is cute in their own way, just like us humans. Still, pet websites often make futile but fun efforts to identify the cutest dog breeds in the world. These lists are based on personal opinions, not facts. And in my opinion, the Australian Shepherd is arguably the cutest dog breed on our home planet.

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