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.

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka

Russkaya Tsvetnaya Bolonka translates to "Russian Colored Lapdog." Bolonki were originally bred to…

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Schipperke

Schipperke

The Schipperke, Belgium's "little captain," is the traditional barge dog of the Low Countrie…

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Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

A solidly compact dog of vivid personality, the Scottish Terrier is an independent, confide…

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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as the Sheltie, is an extremely intelligent, quick, and obedie…

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Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

An ancient Japanese breed, the Shiba Inu is a little but well-muscled dog once employed as a…

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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

That face! Those big dark eyes looking up at you with that sweet expression! It’s no surprise…

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Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

A charming member of the AKC Toy Group, the compact, glossy-coated Silky Terrier is nonetheless a…

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Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

The Smooth Fox Terrier, called the “gentleman of the terrier world,” is a lively, gregariou…

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Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

The long and low Swedish Vallhund, Viking Dog of ancient legend, is a smart and sociable herder of…

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Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

The Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is a lively, friendly, affectionate dog with his family but can be…

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Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier, “Holy Dog of Tibet,” is an ancient watchdog and companion long associated…

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Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier

A diminutive satin-coated terrier with an amusing toy-dog personality, the Toy Fox Terrier is, a…

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