Small Dog Breeds

Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier

While they may be one of the smallest working terriers, the Norwich Terrier has a personality and work ethic as large as any breed. Once upon a time, this breed was a reliable source for controlling rat populations. Indeed, that is largely due to their low to the ground and …

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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

Just how smart is the Miniature Schnauzer? They are the smartest breed in the Terrier Group—and get this—they aren’t even Terriers.  The smallest of the Schnauzer trio, but certainly the most popular, it is easy to see why so many people love this dog. How can you not? Perhaps it’s …

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Papillon

Papillon

This toy breed may not be your average lapdog, but people, including aristocratic women, just love them the Papillon. Paps for short, the French word “Papillon” means “Butterfly.”  Indeed, Paps are light like a Butterfly, but are quite the versatile breed.  Additionally, there’s one more thing about the Paps— there’s …

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Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler

Looking for a small dog with a ton of energy and rare? Well, you would be 1 out 5,000 if you went with England’s smallest herding dog, the Lancashire Heeler. While they may be the smallest pastoral breed around, there’s no doubt how big of a heart this breed has.  …

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Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

From the spiritual confinements of Tibet comes a majestical looking, non-sporting breed, Lhasa Apso. Lhasa Apso is one of the oldest breeds with recognition. The Lhasan may appear as a cute lapdog but their role for thousands of years represents a different story. A story of alerting and guarding nobles and …

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Miniature American Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherd

The 1960’s brought us good music, great art, and a small yet versatile American made dog; the Miniature American Shepherd. And if you love a good shepherd, but not the size of one, this herding breed is what you’ve been looking for. Once the rest of the country caught on, …

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English Toy Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

If “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” was a show during the 17th and 18th century, without a doubt, you would find the “small dog in a big package,” the English Toy Spaniel, a part of the show. This Toy Group Breed has long been a dog for the ruling …

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Coton De Tulear

Coton De Tulear

If affection was a canine sport, the Coton De Tulear would be MVP of the league. This cotton ball of love is the true definition of a real people’s dog. Moreover, this is a breed that has always been a lapdog, from the nobles of Madagascar to Hollywood elite.  There’s …

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

When it comes to companionship, look no further than the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This Toy Group breed’s specific purpose is to warm its master with love and affection. Great with children and a top choice for the elderly, it’s easy to see why the breed is a popular choice. …

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Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Are you looking for a best pal but at the same time in need of driving out pests? The answer may very well be with the Cairn Terrier; an alert, busy, and cheerful breed out of the highlands in Scotland. This old rat chaser has been a favorite of the U.K. …

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