Small Dogs | List of Small Dog Breeds - PetWave

Of all the fluffy small breed dogs, this one might be the rarest, at least in the United States.
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As I looked through the long list ofpurebred small breed dogs, there were some that seemed to have more of thesetraits than others. These child friendly traits helped develop thislist.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi ~ is a small herding dog that originated in Wales. One of the 5 Best Dogs Breeds for children.
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The early toy spaniels from which the Papillon descended had drop ears, but in the 17th century court of Louis XIV a small spaniel with upright ears was developed and given the name Papillon for its resemblance to a butterfly. Other names by which the breed has been known over the centuries include Epagneul Nain (dwarf spaniel), Dwarf Continental Spaniels, Little Squirrel Dogs (because their full, plumed tail resembled that of a squirrel) or Belgian Toy Spaniels. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi ~ is a small herding dog that originated in Wales. One of the 5 Best Dogs Breeds for children.
Photo provided by FlickrThe Cardigan Welsh Corgi ~ is a small herding dog that originated in Wales. One of the 5 Best Dogs Breeds for children.
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Fluffy small breed dogs seem to be getting more popular these days and we wanted to know why.

According to the American Kennel Club, the most popular breed in the U.S. is the Labrador Retriever, neither small nor fluffy, but when you clump fluffiness into a category of its own, the cuteness factor clicks on, and people's hearts begins to melt.

All these dogs share few factors in common with each other. The breeds originate in different countries, their personalities vary widely, and their care and grooming needs are even different.

But what they do have in common is their size. All are small, many very small. They have hair that grows often without much shedding involved making them very hairy dogs. But what distinguishes them as a unique group of canines?

That is easy.

It is the tendency to cause humans to go into a cuteness overload, which we have not been able to find a cure for as of now.
Many of the dogs listed on this page can be registered through the American Kennel Club. But some are so rare in the U.S. that, although they are purebred, they have not as of yet been entered into this registry. Around the world, however, they may be much more common.

We continue to add to this small dog breed list as we research new breeds, so check back often -- your perfect breed might just be here waiting for you.Without socialization and training, some ofthese dogs are destined to becoming victims of Of course, this is not a genetic problem, buta people problem, so if you decide that one of these fluffy small breed dogs will be your nextbest friend, be sure to include time in your schedule for a little training andsocialization. Discover 94 small dog breeds! Read the breed profiles, view photos & learn about the personalities and traits of each breed. There are 94 different types of small dogs. Find out which one is right for you!Here is a list of the most popular small dogs in the U.S. in 2011. The list is in order of most popular to least popular. The Beagle was the most popular small breed in the U.S. in 2011. It's easier to find someone who is breeding one of the popular breeds. And it can be very difficult to find someone breeding the less popular breeds.Generally a small dog is considered to weigh less than 22lbs or be shorter than 16 inches. Some of the small dog breeds on this site are much lighter or shorter than this and some are a little heavier or taller than this--but they are all small dogs nevertheless (even though a few are borderline between small and medium sized).