Dogs are wonderful pets, of course. Beautiful, sweet and playful: many people are very fond of dogs. That is completely understandable, because a dog as a pet can make your life a lot more fun and fun. Playing, taking a walk or just cuddling, everything is possible. Dogs come in all kinds of different types. From large dogs to small dogs and from a labrador to extremely hairy dogs: you can not imagine it so crazy. Are you a real dog lover, and are you perhaps looking for a beautiful little dog for now or in the future? Then read on quickly, because in this article we list the smallest dog breeds for you.
Where do we start? There are really countless little dogs of different dog breeds today. We cannot of course discuss all small sweet dog breeds, but we can discuss some popular small dog breeds.
Smallest dog breed
While there are quite a few very small breeds of dog, there really is one of the smallest. The smallest dog in the world is the Chihuahua. This breed is therefore number 1 in the top 10 small dogs. Everyone knows this small dog breed. Chihuahuas are usually described as little cute dogs. And we have to agree with that, because as soon as you see a Chihuahua pass by, you are actually already sold. The Chihuahua is originally from Mexico and comes in two varieties: as a small long-haired dog and as a small short-haired dog. With this dog breed you do have a lot of choice in color and coat. A Chihuahua weighs on average between 1 and 3 kg and has a length between 18 and 23 cm.
Although a Chihuahua initially looks like a small quiet dog, you will have to take into account that the dog can be quite busy. A Chihuahua barks a lot, is quite playful and requires a lot of attention. A Chihuahua is one of the nicest small companion dogs.
Small busy dogs
Just like the Chihuahua, there are a number of small dogs that generally require a lot of attention. A good example of such a small dog is the Yorkshire Terrier. You have probably seen this name before. It is not only one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, but also one of the most popular. The dogs of this breed weigh on average between 1 and 4 kg. Although it may seem like a super cute and sweet dog at first, this dog can still be quite stubborn and demand a lot of attention. So keep this in mind when you want to go for a Yorkshire Terrier.
Another little dog that can be quite busy is the little Pomeranian, also known as the Pomeranian. This little spitz is known for how small they actually are, and the soft long coat they have. Dogs of this breed come in different colors. From a small white or black dog to an orange or brown dog: you have a wide choice with this dog breed. You can also take this little dog with you everywhere, because it weighs on average between 2 and 3.5 kg. Keep in mind that these dogs can be busy. They demand a lot of attention and are also known for barking often. If you find this really annoying, you can choose to purchase a pet safe anti bark collar for such small dogs. However, this breed is certainly one of the most adorable little dog breeds, so you have to give something for it!
The dog breed ‘the Pekingese’ certainly belongs in this list. These dogs are known for their stubborn character, and therefore often need attention and good care. It is certainly not a quiet, but a sweet little dog. On average, these dogs weigh between 3.5 and 6.4 kg.
Small quiet dogs
The Maltese is a small breed of dog that should certainly not be missing from this list. Compared to the above dog breeds, of which the dogs are known for being busy and demanding a lot of attention, this is a lot less the case with the Maltese dog breed. Of course these dogs are also playful and regularly need attention, but they are generally less dependent on their owner. The little Maltese is social, has positive energy and is a good listener. This dog weighs an average of 3 to 4 kg and can be taken everywhere with you.
Another small, but calm dog is the Papillon. It is also called the butterfly dog. The Papillon is one of the oldest breeds in the world, and is known for being small dogs that are totally non-aggressive and listen well. These small dogs are also very active and are especially fans of often going outside. These dogs weigh between 3.5 and 4.5 kg. This dog breed is not only quiet, it also belongs to the long-haired small dog breeds.
There it is: the miniature poodle! Of course we cannot forget to mention this one, because this is one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. In addition to being one of the smallest dog breeds, this breed is also extremely popular. This dog breed is also known as the little woolly dog. Not entirely wrong, because if you look at a Miniature Poodle you will understand this immediately. The Miniature Poodle is a small, calm dog, who is a good listener and has genuine manners. This smallest poodle does long for a lot of exercise. In general, the dogs of this smallest poodle breed are known as small easy dogs.
A dog breed that also belongs in this list is the French Bulldog. We all know this dog for its sturdy and muscular appearance. Despite this, many people find this dog very cute. The dog has a short head and is also a small dog with long and large ears. The French Bulldogs are known to listen well, to be smart and to learn tricks with reasonable ease. In addition to the fact that these tough little dogs can be quite playful, don’t expect these dogs to bark all day long. In general it is quite a quiet dog.
The super cute dog breed Bichon Frize really is to fall in love with. It’s a small dog with kind of curls, and looks really, really nice. This white little dog is cheerful, intelligent, playful and calm. This dog is really everyone’s friend, and doesn’t hurt a fly. It is also a real small child-friendly dog, and after all, that is important when you have children. Of course you do not want your children to be afraid of a dog. This is the ideal dog to have at home, because you will get a lot of beauty in return.
Let’s face it, huskies are incredibly beautiful dogs. You tend to pet them quickly when you see one walking by. A small dog that we see more often these days is the Promsky. This is actually a kind of mix between the Siberian husky and the Pomeranian. This husky species comes in different colors, each color being unique. This small husky breed is not yet an officially recognized breed, but we see it more and more often in the Netherlands. That is not surprising, because this little husky dog is really to fall in love with.
Do you not mind that your dog can still grow considerably? Then you could also opt for a small labrador. This breed is extremely popular, and we have to admit that this is not entirely unfair, because these dogs are often called very cute. You can therefore choose to choose a puppy of the labrador breed in the first instance, although you have to take into account that the dogs of this breed can still grow a lot.
The smallest sheepdog breed we know is the Schipperke. This little sheepdog is known for its beautiful black coat. This small black dog weighs on average between 3 and 8 kg and is a real companion dog. The dog is known for its busy disposition and enormous stamina. Dogs of this breed also like to be on the move, because they can play and run for hours. The Schipperke dog breed certainly belongs to one of the small black dog breeds and is a very nice and nice companion for your home.
Small dog that does not shed
Would you like a dog, but are you not a fan of dog hair or even allergic to it? Then of course you should not choose a furry dog. So you can write off the furry dog breeds in this case. Do not worry, because there are also dogs that do not shed. Take the small dog breed Basenji as an example. This is one of the smallest hunting dog breeds. This dog has a short-haired coat and has a small chance of shedding due to the coat. If you choose this breed of small hunting dogs, keep in mind that these dogs are quite active. In addition, this breed is known for the fact that the dogs are independent and smart. Another advantage of the fact that this dog has little hair is that it does not need a lot of care. There are still a few dogs that don’t shed, but this is one of the smallest. So if you really want to go for a small dog that won’t shed, this is a good option.
Interested in a small dog?
Are you happy to have the company of a beautiful, sweet little dog soon? There are plenty of types of small dogs for sale. Nowadays there are even small dogs for sale on the marketplace. You can of course also look at small shelter dogs, from the shelter. In an animal shelter you often have small dogs who are only too eager for you to become their new owner. This is certainly a good choice, because with this you help and the dog, and you get a nice pet in return. All in all, there are plenty of options, there are enough small dogs for sale. From a small puppy to a slightly older little dog or from a small fluffy dog to a small dachshund: the choice is all yours.
You can of course also choose to adopt a small dog. It often happens that small dogs are put up for adoption. Another option may be to look for small dog relocators. It can sometimes happen that people are forced to offer their dog a different address. And you can help them with that by taking over the dog.
Does your choice fall on, for example, one of these small beautiful dogs? Keep in mind that the accessories for these small purebred dogs can also be small. Think, for example, of a small crate or other small dog baskets. Would you like to be able to transport your little dog everywhere? Then you could also look at a dog bicycle trailer for a small dog.
We can therefore conclude that there are many different sweet, small dog species. From small dog breeds that are short-haired or long-haired to the most adorable companion dogs, it’s all here. So if you choose to buy a small dog, you will have to do some good research first. For example, read all about the character, how big they can eventually become, how much care they need, etc. By educating yourself about the dog breed, you can ultimately come to the best choice for the dog that suits you best. After all, you want to be happy with the choice of your dog. So think carefully about which dog is most suitable for you, because it is not the case that you regularly buy or adopt a new dog.
Fan of small dogs? These are the smallest dog breeds