List of Small Dog Breeds



The following is a list of small dog breeds, arranged in alphabetical order. Dogs that are considered small are typically less than 10 inches tall from the shoulder to the floor. Dogs like this are ideal for apartment living Because they don't require a lot of space, and even when they have a lot of energy they're still able to run around quite a bit to get it out of their system.

A point to note is that most of the dogs on this list of small dog breeds need a lot of attention. Small Dog Breeds tend to get nervous or anxious more easily than their Large Dog Breed cousins, so you want to be able to spend at least a few hours of the day with them. If every body in the household is away at either school or work during the day, your dog will have to find other ways to vent its energy, and you might just come home to find that he's taken it out on the furniture or your shoes.

Above all, remember that the Best Small Dog Breeds are prone to what's known as small dog syndrome. Since they're so small, many of these breeds will feel like they need to make up for their size by being the boss of the household. This is accompanied by increased nervousness and agitation when it's not getting its way, and they are liable to lash out and bite as a way of asserting their authority. It's important to train this type of behavior out of your Toy Dog Breeds as early as possible, because as your pup grows older he won't be nearly as easy to train.

It's also important to train your dog not to bark, especially if you're living in an apartment. Small Breeds especially like to bark at any strange scent or sight, and it can really turn into a major annoyance if you're not careful.

List of small dog breeds:

  • Affenpinscher
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • Miniature American Eskimo Dog
  • Toy American Eskimo Dog
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Australian Terrier
  • Basenji
  • Beagle
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Bolognese
  • Border Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Brazilian Terrier
  • Bruzzels Griffon (Rough)
  • Brussels Griffon (Smooth)
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Cadrigan Welsh Corgi
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Cesky Terrier
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • Coton De Tulear
  • Dachshund Dog Information
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • French Bull Dog
  • German Hunting Terrier
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Havanese
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Japanese Chin
  • Japanese Spitz
  • Japanese Terrier
  • Klein German Spitz
  • Kyi-Leo
  • Lancashire Heeler
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Long Hair Dachshund Dog
  • Lowchen
  • Maltese
  • Manchester Terrier (Toy)
  • Mexican Hairless (Toy)
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Mittel German Spitz
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norwegian Lundehund
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Papillon Dog Breed
  • Parson Russell Terrier
  • Patterdale Terrier
  • Pekingese
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • Phalene
  • Pomeranian
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Prazsky Krysarik
  • Pug
  • Puli
  • Rat Terrier
  • Schipperke
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Shiba Inu
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Skye Terrier
  • Smooth Daschund
  • Smooth Fox Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Swedish Vallhund
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Toy Poodle
  • Volpino
  • Welsh Terrier
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Wire Fox Terrier
  • Wirehaired Daschund
  • Yorkshire Terrier Information

If you are interested here is a List of Large Dog Breeds.




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