Smallest dog breeds

This is going to be centered on man's best friend. Dogs.Technically, there are two types of dogs, the aggressive dogs that can be used as guards and watchdogs, and then there are the small and adorable ones that you just can not take your eyes off. There is nothing better than having the smallest pets that keep you company and overload you with their cuteness. Are you looking for a small dog that is suitable for your living in your home? Or are you in need of a really cute pet that you can take everywhere with you? The stars of this post are few of the smallest dog breeds in the world. 


Pomeranian

Pomeranians are spunky, tiny and bright-eyed. They are known to be gentle, sweet, small dogs that weigh about 3 to 7 pounds and sometimes larger. Its lifespan is 12-16 years with a height of about 8 to 12 inches at the shoulder. This breed find it real easy to  get along with small children, although they can get very noisy sometimes. Its always better to introduce them to children at an early age so that the bond that formed is highly valuable. Despite their small size they are great watchdogs that react and bark at everything suspicious. 


Bichon Frise

Curly lap dog as this breed's name means in French, they are pretty cosy as their name implies. They are excellent family companions that also get along perfectly with children as well as other pets. Their coat is white, silky and puffy which certainly requires great grooming necessities helps distinguish them from other little dogs and being a small breed that weighs around 4.5 to 9 kg maximum, grooming is easily done. The Bichon Frise is a small breed of dog of the bichon type and a member of the Non-sporting Group of dog breeds in the United States, and a member of the Toy Dog. It has a life span of 12 – 15 years and is 9 inches to 11 inches tall at the shoulder. This breed is gentle, feisty, cheerful, affectionate, playful and also sensitive. 


Toy Poodle

The Toy Poodle, weighing around 3 to 4 kg, was originally bred as a water dog which makes them great at different water sports as well as in herding and tracking. They are overly sensitive and loyal to their owners. Poodles also have the advantage of being the lightest-shedding and most hypoallergenic of all coated breeds.

They are also good in obstacle courses and competitions. He is a "thinking" dog who pays rapt attention to his owner, learns quickly, and responds eagerly to positive training methods. 


Papillon

Papillon is French for butterfly-eared, which is the just the exact case with these dogs. You can end up staring at those ears all day long. Papillon's have a combination of small size and weight. Their big, erect and fluffy butterfly ears make these dogs famous. Apart from their looks, this breed has an intelligent and friendly nature.

The Papillon is also called the Continental Toy Spaniel and has its origin from France, Belgium. A Papillon with dropped ears is called a Phalène. Its life span is between 13 – 15 years with a mass of 3.6 – 4.5 kg for the male and  3.2 – 4.1 kg for the female. It comes in different colors of: white, black and white, sable, brown and white, red and White and Fawn and White.

Its hard to actually pick a favourite, especially if you are a real softie as a number of them look somewhat like a child's toy.

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