Why do we love dogs so much? It could be their unconditional love, never feeling alone in their presence or just having somebody to talk to (sort of). Nothing brightens a day like an encounter with a great dog. Maybe it’s a chance encounter on the street, maybe you are visiting a friend with a new puppy. Better yet, you could be getting your own new addition to the family. With that in mind, we decided to compile a list of lesser-known dog breeds to look out for.
Here are 21 of the best dog breeds (best small dog breeds) for owners who want something a little different. Once you land on a breed, pick a cute name to match from our selection of 120. From pop culture dog names, specifically male dog names, specifically female dog names, to the classically popular dog names – they’re all there and ready to be used on your next furry companion.
Underrated & Best Dog Breeds
American Indian Dog
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Berger Blanc Suisse
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chihuahua / Pit Bull Mix
Images sourced from the legendary The Dogist