30 Best Small Dog Breeds - List of Top Small Dogs with Pictures

Of all the fluffy small breed dogs, this one might be the rarest, at least in the United States.
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Small dogs come from a variety of AKC groups, so there is a perfect breed for every lover of little dogs with regards to personality, activity level and coat type. Keep in mind, small dogs are not just lapdogs – many of them are tough as nails. Smaller dogs don’t necessarily need to work off loads of energy, so they are quite suitable for apartment life. But not all small dogs live to be lap warmers! Certain breeds like Dachshunds or small terriers would also love country life and the opportunity to run around on a farm. If your family includes very young children, ensure that your small dog has a space to get away from the kids, or reconsider your choice of breed. Many Toy breeds are too delicate to compete with a boisterous family of young children and need to live in a quieter environment.
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Meek though they may look, this small dog can really pack a punch in attitude. They are known for nipping at children (probably not the best choice for a house with kids) or barking incessantly at strange dogs. They can also be loud and demanding. But before you cross this breed off the list, you should know that the Chihuahua is loyal and affectionate, even seen canoodling with cats every one in awhile (after an adjustment period, of course). Small Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds | Breeds of small dogs : best small dog breeds: Maltese small dog breed
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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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).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!Some small dogs shed virtually no hair. These low-shedders shed so little that you'll struggle to find one hair in your home. If you hate dog hair and don't have time for extra vacuuming, then one of these breeds is right for you (choose a breed with a shedding rating of 2/10 or less).