Small Dog Breeds

Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier

There may not be another breed that enjoys the bright lights and red carpet treatment as the Wire Fox Terrier does. This former burrower is the king of dog shows, not to mention, owning the Westminster. Handsome and smart, the Wire Fox will excel in things other breeds wish they …

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Xoloitzcuintli

Xoloitzcuintli

They are cute, they are sacred and the Xoloitzcuintli is so scrumptious that it is said people would eat them. As chilling as that may sound, it wasn’t all bad for the Xolo. As some call them, the Mexican Hairless, many consider them to be oldest dogs among us. Some …

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Havanese

Havanese

There’s very little that legendary fictional bad boy, Tony Montana, or Scarface and the Havanese have in common. In fact, you’ll never read a comparison of this kind. The toy breed like Scarface is from Cuba. And like the madman himself, made an escape to the U.S. for a better …

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Pekingese

Pekingese

Back in the day, you didn’t need a can of mace. Nope, you could hide a Pekingese in your sleeve like emperors did centuries ago, and unleash them under threat. This breed, also known as the “Lion Dog,” is one of the oldest and most regal dogs on the planet. …

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Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

If male super-model, Fabio, was a breed of dog, he would be a Silky Terrier. With their hair parted, dashing in elegance, the Silky would fit in great as a calendar dog. And although the breed belongs to the Toy group, they are still a Terrier through and through. That …

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Schipperke

Schipperke

When does a dog take priority over the wife and kids? Well, according to legend, the Schipperke did. This small, high energy breed out of Belgium was always with their master centuries ago. But the dog then, has come a long way from attaching itself at the hips of a …

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Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

If you’re betting on a breed to win “Best in Show,” then the Scottish Terrier is about as close as a sure bet as they come. With the second most wins at Westminster, the Scottie is as big of a performer on the big stage as they are at home. …

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Rat Terrier

Rat Terrier

If Teddy Roosevelt thinks highly of the Rat Terrier, then there’s  probably something special about the breed. This small, high energy, made in America breed, was a reliable rat trap from the 18th to the 20th century. Although the breed may have a vicious side when on the hunt, that’s …

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Russian Toy

Russian Toy

There are sandwiches that weigh more than the elegant, eventful and always entertaining Russian Toy. This small breed with medium energy is still rare around the world but is sure to catch on soon. Whether you call them the Russkiy Toy, the Russian Toy Terrier or just Russian Toy, this …

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Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Once upon a time, the Norfolk Terrier went by the name, Norwich, until Kennel Club’s around the world would agree the breed was deserving of distinction. Bred as a badger hunter and ratter, the Norfolk, is one of the smallest working terriers around. They may be tenacious out in the …

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