Small Dog Breeds

Image Breed Breed Group Size Color Overview
Pug Pug Toy Dog Breeds Height: Not specified in breed standard
Weight: 14 to 18 pounds
Black Dog Breeds

Often described as “a lot of dog in a small space,” the Pug is a member of the Toy Group well-known for its big playful personality, even temper, and outgoing disposition. Along with excelling in the ring at dog show competitions, Pugs

Pekingese Pekingese Toy Dog Breeds Height: 6–9 inches
Weight: 7–14 lb
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The Pekingese is a small dog of Chinese origin. It gets its name from the ancient city of Peking, which is now modern Beijing. They were sacred in China, and only royals were allowed to own one. Punishment for stealing one was no less than death.&

Papillon Papillon Toy Dog Breeds Height: Male: 8–11 inches; Female: 8–11 inches
Weight: Male: 8–10 pounds; Female: 7–9 pounds
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The Papillon, pronounced (PAP ee yon) is a v

Havanese Havanese Toy Dog Breeds Height: 8.5 - 11.5 inches
Weight: 7 - 13 pounds
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Known for being the “National Dog of Cuba” and the only dog breed native to the island country, the Havanese is a small dog breed known for its silky coat that protects it against the harsh heat of the tropics. As a trainable and intel

Dachshund Dachshund Hound Dog Breeds Height: 8 - 9 inches
Weight: 16 - 32 pounds
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Often referred to as the “Little Hot Dog” or “Weiner Dog,” the Dachshund is a lively breed known for their long, low bodies and big friendly personalities. Making lovable and playful companions for many families with childr

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Toy Dog Breeds Height: Male: 12–13 inches; Female: 12–13 inches
Weight: Male: 13–18 lb; Female: 13–18 lb
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Often affectionately nicknamed the “Cavie,” the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a smaller breed of spaniel that is prized for its sweet, gentle nature. Although the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the most prevalent breeds in&

Cairn Terrier Cairn Terrier Terrier Dog Breeds Height: 9 to 10 inches
Weight: 13 to 14 lbs
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The Cairn Terrier is a small but hardy working dog originally bred to help Scottish farmers get rid or pests on the property. The breed is most recognized as playing the role of Toto in The Wizard of Oz. The Breed was first developed in the Scotti

Bichon Frise Bichon Frise Non-Sporting Breeds Height: Male: 9–12 inches; Female: 9–11 inches
Weight: 10 to 18 pounds
White Dog Breeds

Easy to recognize with its round, snow-white, cotton ball-shaped hairstyle, the Bichon Frise has earned a reputation as being a tiny package full of fun. As a long-time favorite pet that is currently ranked as the 26th most popular breed in the Un

Beagle Beagle Hound Dog Breeds Height: 13–16 inches
Weight: Male 22–25 lb; Female 20–23 lb
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Often affectionately referred to as “howlers” by their owners, beagles are medium-sized dogs that were initially developed as scent hounds for tracking hare and rabbit. However, beagles are now ranked as the 4th most popular pet breed&

Maltese Maltese Toy Dog Breeds Height: Male: 8-10 in; Female: 8-9 in
Weight: Male: 3-8 lb; Female: 2-7 lb
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