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.

German Spitz

German Spitz

The German Spitz is always attentive, lively and exceptionally devoted to his owner. He is very…

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Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Gentler, less excitable than most terriers, but still bold and spirited, the double-coated Glen of…

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Havanese

Havanese

Havanese, the only dog breed native to Cuba, are cheerful little dogs with a spring in their step…

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Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound

A true Greyhound in miniature, the elegant Italian Greyhound is an alert, playful, and highly…

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Jagdterrier

Jagdterrier

Also known as the Deutscher Jagdterrier, the Jagdterrier is courageous, enduring, vital, full of…

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Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is a charming toy companion of silky, profuse coat and an unmistakably…

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Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz are little comedians who want to make you happy and laugh. They are very loyal…

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Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

A bold, zesty “big dog in a small package,” the Lakeland Terrier, named for the Lake Distric…

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Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler

The Lancashire Heeler is a medium to high energy dog. Intelligent, alert and friendly, they are…

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Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

The lavishly coated Lhasa Apso is a thousand-year-old breed who served as sentinels at palaces and…

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Löwchen

Löwchen

A companion dog whose name is German for “little lion,” the Löwchen has been a popular pe…

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Maltese

Maltese

The tiny Maltese, “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta,” has been sitting in the lap of luxury since the…

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