Smallest Dog Breeds

Small dogs are part of many AKC groups, so there is a perfect breed for every lover of little dogs when it comes to personality, activity level and coat type. They don’t necessarily need to work off loads of energy, so they are quite suitable for apartment life. But not all small dogs are lap…

Small dogs are part of many AKC groups, so there is a perfect breed for every lover of little dogs when it comes to personality, activity level and coat type. They don’t necessarily need to work off loads of energy, so they are quite suitable for apartment life. But not all small dogs are lap warmers! Some can have personalities that are tough as nails. Certain breeds like Dachshunds or small terriers also love country life and the opportunity to run around. If your family includes very young children, make sure the dog you’re considering has a space where it can be alone when necessary, or perhaps, research breeds that may better fit your family’s lifestyle. The fact is, some small dogs are too delicate to compete with a boisterous family of young children and need to live in quieter environments.

Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

Tipping the scales at no more than 12 pounds, this human-like toy of complex character has enough…

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Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terriers are happy, busy little earthdogs originally bred to fearlessly root out foxes and…

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Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a masterpiece of the breeder’s art: Every aspect of its makeup i…

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel wears his connection to British history in his breed’s name…

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Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier

The Cesky Terrier, national dog of the Czech Republic, is a clever and adventurous playmate fo…

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Chihuahua

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is a tiny dog with a huge personality. A national symbol of Mexico, these alert and…

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Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested

With their spotted pink skin, spiky “crested” hairdo, furry socks and feathery tail, you…

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Cirneco dell’Etna

Cirneco dell’Etna

The sleek and sinewy Cirneco dell’Etna, the ancient coursing hound of Sicily, is an athletic…

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

The merry and frolicsome Cocker Spaniel, with his big, dreamy eyes and impish personality, is one…

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Dachshund

Dachshund

The famously long, low silhouette, ever-alert expression, and bold, vivacious personality of the…

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Danish-Swedish Farmdog

Danish-Swedish Farmdog

Known as the Little Big Dog, the Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a companion dog that loves to work and…

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English Toy Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

The merry English Toy Spaniel was bred to be the companion of kings. But ETS are spaniels first and…

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