Top 10 Small Dog Breed s We Can Find In The World


Not as the largest dogs in the world, small dog breed s have different place in our hearts. They are adorable, charming easy to care and carry any ware as well as playful. You can have less stress than the bigger companions than with those little cuties. Now a days these little puppies are good fashionistas in fashion industry. So here are the 10 smallest dogs in the world.

1. French bulldog

Height: 30cm

Weight: 9-12 kg

The French Bulldogs have a cute little looking with their flat face rounded chest and straight ears. However they have a muscular body and thin coat.

By a proper training they can be a guard dog and a companion for children. French Bulldogs are intelligent and can learn small stuff easily and also they do not bark out a lot.

2. Boston Terrier


Weight: 4.5-11 kg

Boston terriers are originated from United States and they are a small dog breed with square shaped body with short tail and bat shaped ears. Their face is square shaped and these dogs two toned like black and white, brindle and white also seal and white. Their life expectancy is around 13-15 years.

These little dogs are much socialized and can be trained easily with proper guidance. However these dogs should keep indoor because they can’t withstand extreme weather conditions.

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3. Pug

Height: 25-30 cm

Weight: 6-9 kg

These little pugs are from china and they have wrinkly, short muzzled face and curled tail with compact square shaped body with well-developed muscles. They have glossy coat with comes variety of colours like black fawn apricot. Pugs life expectancy is around 12-15 years.

However these dogs are good watch dogs after proper training and they are very sensitive for their master’s voice. They may small dog breed but very devoted to their family and easily get along with other pets. and also very calm and peaceful.

4. Bichon Frise

Height: 23-28 cm

Weight: 5-10 kg

Bichon Frise are small dog breed originated from Spain and they are non-sporting type dog breed. The name Bichon Frise is Spanish and it means “curly lap dog”. However they are very cheerful, friendly playful and intelligent. They have small compact body and a dense coat with curly hair. Eyes are round shaped that give them an adorable look.

Bichon Frise are very patient and naturally social dog. Nowadays Bichon Frise are making a good role in dog fashion industry.

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5. Shih Tzu

Height: 20-28 cm

Weight: 4-7.2 kg

Shih Tzu are a small dog breed originated from china and their life expectancy is around 10-16 years. The Chinese name Shih Tzu means “little lion’’ in English. They have long silky hair with comes with various colours like black, white brindle light brown etc. Also they say these little creature is one of the oldest breed in the world.

They are fond of love and a true sweetheart also very playful and mischievous. However this dog is a great companion with patient training. However as a smaller in size and charming fashionable look they are not good as a watch dog in the home.

6. Papillon


Weight: 3.2-4.5 kg

The papillon dog is also called toy spaniel, a spaniel type and also the oldest breed of the toy spaniel. It has long silky coat and beautiful fringed hair on the ears. This small dog breed has good temperament. Their life expectancy is from 13 to 15 years.

They need proper training and also they are charming and active. As they have long silky hair daily combing is recommended to maintain their beauty.

7. Toy Poodle

Height: 24-28 cm

Weight: 6-7 kg

Toy Poodle is also a small breed dog as well as noble for their beauty and good temperament. Their home land is still discussed, with a prominent dispute over whether the poodle descends from Germany of from France. Their life expectancy is 12 -15 years.

However there are three main types of poodles which differs from size as Toy poodle, Miniature Poodle, Medium Poodle and Standard Poodle. The Toy Poodles have square shaped head with round shaped eyes and curly ears hanging down give them adorable look. They have beautiful curly coat comes with variety of colours like white cream silver and apricot.

This breed can be trained easily and they are very playful as well as very intelligent. They need regular exercise and need proper maintenance for their coat.

If you are willing to adopt a toy poodle get to know A-Z guide for Toy poodle.

8. Pomeranian


Weight: 1.9-3.5 kg

Pomeranian is also a small dog breed that originated from north-west Poland and north-east Germany in central Europe. Their life expectancy is between 12-16 years.

Pomeranians have a beautiful long coat that comes with variety of colours including white, black, orange, shady cream. As they have long hair, proper maintenance recommended.

These dogs can be easily socialized and highly intelligent and playful. They are good watch dogs and bark a lot.

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9. Yorkshire Terrier


Weight: 1.3-3.2 kg

Yorkshire terrier is small dog breed of terrier type originated from England. They are also been a part of development of other dog breeds such as Australian Silky Terrier. Their life expectancy is 13 – 16 years.

Yorkshire terrier has beautiful long silky hair with small head, black eyes and v shaped ears. They comes with colours like steel blue and tan.

They need a proper training and socialization as well as the well trained dog can be confident, courageous and bold. However they can’t live in too cold and too warm conditions and also these small dogs are good watch dogs and they bark too much when they found any suspicious thing.

10. Chihuahua

Height: 15 – 23 cm

Weight: 0.9 – 2.7 kg

Chihuahua is the smallest breed of the world and they named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico and furthermore their life expectancy is between 12 – 20 years also they have small rounded head straight up ears and rounded eyes. There are both short haired and long haired Chihuahuas. They are comes with variety of colours and Chihuahua breeds has the largest combination of coat patterns.

These small dogs are very intelligent and after proper training they are fond with the family and can become good watch dogs.

Finally did you know that Chihuahua is the fourth most popular dog breed by registrations.

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