About 44 million households in the United States have at least one canine, and there are almost 69 million dogs as pets in America. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes 202 different breeds of dog, with 24 of them considered to be small, but there are hundreds more designer and mixed breed dogs. Why get a small dog? Well, they are easy to pick up, much easier to bathe, and you can carry them in your purse or in a basket. Small dogs also eat way less than larger dogs, and are adorable, fun, and love to cuddle. Check out these top ten small dogs in the United States to find your next pawrfect companion.