AKC Breeds by Group - Toy

The diminutive size and winsome expressions of Toy dogs illustrate the main function of this Group: to embody sheer delight. Don't let their tiny stature fool you, though - - many Toys are tough as nails. If you haven't yet experienced the barking of an angry Chihuahua, for example, well, just wait. Toy dogs will always be popular with city dwellers and people without much living space. They make ideal apartment dogs and terrific lap warmers on nippy nights. (Incidentally, small breeds may be found in every Group, not just the Toy Group. We advise everyone to seriously consider getting a small breed, when appropriate, if for no other reason than to minimize some of the problems inherent in canines such as shedding, creating messes and cost of care. And training aside, it's still easier to control a ten-pound dog than it is one ten times that size.)

  • AffenpinscherAffenpinscher
  • Brussels GriffonBrussels Griffon
  • Cavalier King Charles SpanielCavalier King
    Charles Spaniel
  • ChihuahuaChihuahua
  • Chinese CrestedChinese Crested
  • English Toy SpanielEnglish Toy Spaniel
  • HavaneseHavanese
  • Italian GreyhoundItalian Greyhound
  • Japanese ChinJapanese Chin
  • MalteseMaltese
  • Manchester TerrierManchester Terrier
  • Miniature PinscherMiniature Pinscher
  • PapillonPapillon
  • PekingesePekingese
  • PomeranianPomeranian
  • PoodlePoodle
  • PugPug
  • Shih TzuShih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier Silky Terrier
  • Toy Fox Terrier Toy Fox Terrier
  • Yorkshire TerrierYorkshire Terrier

Size of dogs not to scale