Top 10 Toy Dog Breeds

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Introduction

A toy dog breed is a very small dog breed or just a smaller than normal version of any dog breed. Fur example, the Chihuahua is always a small pup, but some breeds such as the Poodle has three diffurent sizes, which are the Toy, Miniature, and Standard. Toy breeds are typically under 12 inches tall and usually weigh less than 15 pounds. There are many reasons why toy breeds are so pawpular, such as how easy it is to transport them. In fact, most of them will fit in a purse or backpack. They are also great lap dogs and are very alert, so they will almost always let you know when someone or something new is around. Here are the top 10 toy dog breeds we found.

#1 Toy Poodle

The Toy Poodle is about nine inches tall and weighs about five pounds, and they are covered in silky, curly fur. These furrific cuties are number one because they are so smart and lovable, as well as gentle and sociable with kids and other pets. They are also great for those who are allergic because their coat is hypoallergenic.

#2 Chihuahua

Weighing about four pounds and standing less than eight inches tall, this pawesome pup is the smallest breed there is. They’re also ancient and date back to sometime before 100 AD. Chihuahuas are intelligent too, and love to be cuddled and loved. They enjoy playing with other pets and kids, and will even try to protect you from harm.

#3 Maltese

There's a reason these little pups are one of the most pupular toy breeds around. They are gentle and incredibly loyal, and are also used to be being pampered. In fact, it's not uncommon to see them with a bow in their fur. Since they are pretty small, Maltese are pawfect for apartment living.
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#4 Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers are about six pounds, and stand about eight inches tall. Not only are they adorable and cuddly, but they can also protect your home and yard from critters like rats, mice, and moles. Their long silky coat is furfectly beautiful, and they love to play with kids and other dogs.

#5 Shih Tzu

If you let their hair grow long, Shih Tzus have gorgeous floor length fur coats. These pups require extra brushing, but a well groomed Shih Tzu is a doggone sight to behold! Besides being handsome hounds, they are also playful, mischievous, and woofderful pets. It's always a good time when Shih Tzus are around!

#6 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Big black eyes, long ears, and extra furry paws? It must be a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! These woofderful little pups easily adapt to their owner's lifestyle. They are content to lounge around, but are always up for a walk or chasing a ball. Sweet, gentle, and loyal, these doggos are furrific companion animals.

#7 Pug

Even though the Pug is only about 15 pounds and 11 inches, they are the largest breed on the list. They are also pretty darn cute with their wrinkled face and squished face. And that curly-Q tail is pawfectly adorable. They love attention and enjoy playing with kids, pets, and anyone else who is available.

#8 Havanese

Hailing from Cuba, Havanese may be little, but they are in no shortage of personality. Quick to charm, these pupsters love attention and recognition for being woofing adorable. If you want a pup that will easily learn new tricks and that loves to perform, then this is your breed. Plus they are sociable, outgoing, and extra sweet.

#9 Pomeranian

This tiny furbaby is as furry as can be, but under all that fur, they are tiny, weighing about six pounds and standing about 10 inches high. The pawesome Pomeranian can come in almost any color, loves other animals and children, and they’re super intelligent and easy to train.

#10 Bichon Frise

Want a small furry family member, but suffer from allergies? Well, consider adopting a Bichon Frise. These petite pooches hardly shed, so they are pawfect for people who sneeze when around doggos. Bichon Frises are loveable little creatures with big personalities. These pups are curious and intelligent, and love to be near their people.