Small dog breeds: names and photos (catalog)
Millions of families around the world adore small dogs for their unique charm and friendliness. Small pets need less space, they are more comfortable in urban apartments and easier to maintain. Decorative breeds weigh up to 12 kg on average, and now we will tell you more about them with names and photos!
This breed has long been a hallmark of dwarf domestic dogs, because even an adult male weighs an average of 3 kg. Funny chihuahuas are cute and funny, but at the same time very loving, faithful and loyal.
2. Chinese Crested
Cute eared dogs are quite capricious in grooming, but they win hearts at all exhibitions. They are very faithful, loyal and adore attention, but at the same time patient and completely unobtrusive.
3. Japanese chin
For a long time, Japanese chins were unconditionally the main eastern decorative breed. You will have to constantly look after long hair, but in return the chin will repay with devotion and impeccable calmness - it is simply impossible to bring such a dog.
4. Bichon Frize
For an unusual appearance that resembles a fluffy cloud, Bichons are adored on the TV show. This is the perfect companion for the family, because they are very friendly, open and playful.
5. Australian Silky Terrier
The delightfully soft, smooth and shiny hair of the silky terrier looks luxurious even in a short haircut. Freedom-loving active dogs feel bad without movement in four walls and need frequent walks.
A beautiful hunting breed came to us from Africa, but it was as if it had always been here. These are short-haired, fit and even sporting dogs, similar in behavior to independent and savvy cats.
7. Boston Terrier
This is a small breed with a funny face and a touching short tail. Boston terriers are very trained, but they love to chew everything that comes to their teeth.
8. Norwich Terrier
An amazing ginger kid up to 5.5 kg is actually a great hunter. They can flirt in pursuit of prey and in search of holes, so often walk your pet in nature.
9. Cocker Spaniel
Cocker spaniels are also quite miniature, up to 12 kg. This is one of the earliest decorative breeds bred in England in the late nineteenth century.
10. French Bulldog
Despite the severe appearance, the French bulldogs are very affectionate and playful. This is a smart dog, which with proper education will become a faithful and loyal companion.
11. Dwarf pinscher
Not only the external resemblance, but also the hard nature, are related by miniature dwarf pinschers with Dobermans. Such a dog does not need a master, but a loyal friend, and in return it will be a reliable guard and comrade.
This is a classic Italian lap-dog - a cheerful and kind, well-trained companion. But such dogs can be very capricious and love to be constantly pampered.
Everyone saw tiny dogs with huge ears, although not everyone knows the name of the breed. This is a very old and very miniature type of spaniels, lovingly fostered by the French royal courts.
14. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This is a breed specially bred as decorative, which is easily read by the beauty of a charming dog. The weight of a small spaniel rarely reaches 6 kg, but this is 6 kg of concentrated friendliness and willingness to always help.
Under this name is a charming Maltese lap-dog - a real lady and the first beauty. It is really difficult to look after wool, but beauty requires sacrifice!
An orange lump of fluff instantly attracts attention and leaves no one indifferent. Oranges are very active, loving and courageous, although quite noisy.
17. Coton de Tulear
Another delightful decorative breed came to us from Madagascar. Fluffy white dogs get along easily with other animals, love to play with children and never get imposed.
18. Brussels Griffon
The terrible name hides a delightful indoor dog, very stubborn and curious. Do not doubt that she will find in your house such gaps and secrets that no one suspected.
The list of dogs of small breeds could not do without friendly and loving pugs. Despite the clumsy appearance, they are very active and from them excellent watch dogs are obtained.
20. West Highland White Terrier
The little shaggy terrier always looks as if it is a prank. This is the friendliest breed of all relatives, but at the same time - the most jealous and poorly tolerated society of children.
21. Miniature Schnauzer
The little loving dog has become famous for its devotion, but at the same time it requires attention to itself. This is one of the most popular breeds in Germany, Britain and the USA.
22. Shih Tzu
The most hassle-free member of the family, the best friend of children and the faithful companion of other pets - all this is about shih tzu. The name of the breed of funny shaggy curly hair weighing up to 8 kg literally translates as “little lion”.
23. Tibetan Spaniel
In fact, this breed is similar to the usual spaniels only externally, but their roots are completely different. The pet gets along with the youngest children and is very patient with strangers in the house.
24. Rabbit Dachshund
The shallow and graceful dachshund is a cheerful and faithful companion, which grows up to 15-16 cm at the withers. But this is a real hunter and the thunderstorm of all rabbit holes in the old days.
25. Toy poodle
At first glance, that sleeping poodle is almost impossible to distinguish from a soft plush toy. They are very tiny, are excellent at training, are not afraid of water and become excellent service dogs.
26. Russian toy
Another tiny decorative dog grows up to a maximum of 3 kg, and most often - up to 2. Russian Toy can be very different - including short and long-haired.
Rare breeds boast such ancient roots as the Pekingese. Their story began in imperial times, and this still affects the ambitious and stubborn nature of the dog. But this is a very calm and not too active pet for the same calm and measured hosts.
28. Yorkshire Terrier
Everyone knows Yorks as quite noisy, but very sociable and friendly dogs. They are loyal and fearless, but they do not like competition, so they feel better in apartments without other animals.
29. Toy Fox Terrier
Little toy fox terriers are very smart and easily teach the most diverse teams. They like to play with children, completely non-aggressive and very active.
30. Havana Bichon
Temperamental breed came to us directly from Cuba and instantly sought out mass love. Havana Bichon is an ideal companion who will grow up and explore the world with a small child.
The affinpincher’s small muzzle looks like a small monkey, and not every person competes with the richness of her facial expressions. Such a dog is always cheerful, active and cheerful.
32. Prague Rat
The brave miniature dog of 2.5 kg received its not the most euphonious name for its amazing hunting skills. A more successful and courageous rat hunter is hard to find around the world!