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.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Among the most agreeable of all small housedogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a strong, athletic…

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Peruvian Inca Orchid

Peruvian Inca Orchid

Agile, smart and swift, the Peruvian Inca Orchid is an elegant sighthound that developed in Peru…

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Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a vivacious small French hunting hound known for a happy…

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Pomeranian

Pomeranian

The tiny Pomeranian, long a favorite of royals and commoners alike, has been called the ideal…

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Poodle (Miniature)

Poodle (Miniature)

Whether Standard, Miniature, or Toy, and either black, white, or apricot, the Poodle stands proudly…

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Poodle (Toy)

Poodle (Toy)

Despite his diminutive size, the Toy Poodle stands proudly among dogdom’s true aristocra…

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Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Classified as a hound, the alert and playful little Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is a quick, athletic…

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Pug

Pug

Once the mischievous companion of Chinese emperors, and later the mascot of Holland’s royal House…

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Pumi

Pumi

A compact, nimble-footed herder of Hungarian origin, the Pumi is easily recognized by a…

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Rat Terrier

Rat Terrier

An American original with a breed name said to be coined by Teddy Roosevelt, the Rat Terrier is a…

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Russell Terrier

Russell Terrier

Upbeat, lively, inquisitive, and friendly, the jaunty Russell Terrier was developed by England'…

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Russian Toy

Russian Toy

The Russian Toy is a small, elegant, lively dog with long legs, fine bones and lean muscles. They…

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