Toy Group

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.)


Loyal, curious, famously funny; fearless out of all proportion to their size.


Japanese Chin

A true aristocrat: charming and loving with those they favor, nobly reserved with strangers



Gentle, playful, affectionate; fearless in a charming toy-dog way.



Lively, bold, and inquisitive—a prototypical "personality breed".



Even-tempered, charming, mischievous and loving.


Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terriers are outgoing and friendly, yet fiercely loyal to their families.