As one of the most diverse groups of dog breeds within the American Kennel Club, toy breeds have had successful employment throughout the years for providing companionship to human beings around the world. With the main function of embodying sheer delight, toy dog breeds are best known for their diminutive size and winsome expressions.
Ranging between under six pounds with the tiniest of Chihuahuas to 20 pounds with the stockiest of Pugs, these small dogs have served as loving companions since first being bred centuries ago. In fact, many of the toy dogs resemble miniature versions of the larger breeds, such as the Miniature Pinscher, English Toy Terrier, and Toy Poodle. Popular among city dwellers and those lacking living space, toy breeds make for ideal apartment pets and are terrific lap warmers on cold cuddly nights.
|Chihuahua||Toy Dog Breeds||Small Dog Breeds||White Dog Breeds||
With a saucy, perky appearance and a personality to match, Chihuahuas are well-known for being the smallest breed of dog in the world. However, never underestimate them for their small size as the breed is often described as being alert, swift-mov
|Maltese||Toy Dog Breeds||Small Dog Breeds||White Dog Breeds||
As a toy dog easy to recognize for its prized mantle of long, silky white hair from head to toe, the Maltese is a gentle-mannered and affectionate breed noted as great family companions. With their refinement, convenient portability, and cleanline
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The Affenpinscher is a terrier type breed that originated in Cenral Europe, specifically Munich, Germany and France. The name Affenpinscher translates from German into Monkey Terrier. It is one of the oldest breeds in the Toy Group. During the 17t
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Affectionately referred to as “Yorkies” by their loyal owners, Yorkshire Terriers are members of the Toy Group that offer big personalities in a small package. As a portable pooch prized for its compact size and luxurious long-haired c
|Brussels Griffon||Toy Dog Breeds||Small Dog Breeds||Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds||
The Brussels Griffon breed was developed in Belgium primarily from the Belgian street dog and the Affenpinscher. The Belgian street dog is very similar to the Fox Terrier and the Affenpinscher is a toy breed with a monkey-like face. The Brussels G
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Long recognized as a cherished breed in China, the Shih Tzu has been the dog of choice for everyone from royalty to everyday people. Long flowing coats, along with a sweet and playful arrogance, make the Shih Tzu truly one-of-a-kind.
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Classified in the Toy Group, The Italian Gre
|Miniature Pinscher||Toy Dog Breeds||Small Dog Breeds||Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds||
The Miniature Pinscher closely resembles the Doberman. However it is not a miniature Doberman. Like the Dobie, the Min Pin is a German breed of dog. Pinscher is the German word for "terrier." The proud, alert and spirited Min Pin with its high-ste
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Poodles are formal dog breeds that come in s
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Bred in Northeast Asia as a sled dog, Siberian Huskies are known for their exceptional endurance and willingness to work hard in cold climates. As the 16th most popular dog breed in the United States according to the American Kennel Club, the Sibe