Toy Dog Breeds Information
Choosing the right toy dog breeds
for your home and lifestyle doesn't have to be a difficult task. Sure there are a lot of options to choose from, but what's most important is that the dog's temperament and living requirements fit what you have to work with. A dog that isn't forced to live in a less than ideal environment will be happier, healthier, and friendlier than a dog that's crammed somewhere it isn't supposed to be. Also, remember that choosing a dog is about more than how it looks; you still have to familiarize yourself with the proper Dog First Aid
, Daily Dog Grooming
, and feeding methods for the particular breed you choose. Here's a short list with a few toy dog breeds
that can help you choose your next four legged family member:
Affenpinscher – This is an energetic, friendly dog that loves to play. If you're lazy about getting up and running around this may not be the dog for you, but if you were energetic as well you two would make a great pair.
Brussels Griffon – Except for the sensitivity of this dog, it requires surprisingly little attention. The only problem is that you can't leave it alone for long periods of time because he'll get nervous and anxious. If you work at home this would be a perfect choice.
Chihuahua – Of all the toy dog breeds, this is probably the most recognizable. Many of the high strung, nervous tendencies have been successfully bred out of the modern Chihuahua, and the version we have today is much calmer and mellower. Nevertheless, this dog still needs a lot of attention and still carries a lot of energy for such a small package.
Chinese Crested – This is an interesting looking breed to be sure, but before long you'll grow to love it. These dogs are very affectionate and loving, and they'll become really attached to their owner, to the point where they won't like being left alone. This is only for those who plan to take their dog everywhere.
English Toy Spaniel – Unlike other toys, this breed is fairly calm and gentle. It's a great choice for people who live in an apartment, as well as the elderly, because it doesn't require constant attention like the Chinese Crested or the Affenpinscher.
Italian Greyhound – This toy is a cousin of the racing Greyhound, but much smaller. If you don't want to spend every second of the day looking after your dog, this is the breed for you. They are quiet and unobtrusive, and best of all, odorless. Despite this, they can be difficult to train, so be prepared for some frustration.
Japanese Chin – These toys are the ultimate cat lover's dogs. They are fairly quiet and very intelligent. They tend to behave more like cats than dogs; they'll often clean their face with their paws and look for a warm nap to curl up in. They are also very friendly, and will rarely attack anybody.
If you are interested here are a
List of Large Dog Breeds
List of Small Dog Breeds.
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