These 5 small breeds have more things in common than just their size. They all express an immense amount of love and loyalty to those who care for them!
Are you looking for a furry friend who won't take up too much space in your home? Look no further than the world's smallest dog breeds! From the Chihuahua to the Toy Poodle, these pint-sized pups may be small, but they have big personalities and plenty of love to give. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at five of the world's tiniest dogs, exploring their distinct traits and characteristics. Read on to learn more about these small but mighty pooches!
A Chihuahua dog originates from the Mexican state of Chihuahua and was named after it. Famous for their brave attitudes and swagger. Known for their distinctive look, small body, large, expressive eyes and small, pointy ears. Chihuahuas either have short or long hair that come in an array of colors and can weigh between 3-6 pounds!
Chihuahuas are not fond of being left alone. The combination of being left alone, coupled with the lack of exercise and play, can exacerbate any aggression or anxiety the dog might already be experiencing.
Despite their fierce personalities, Chihuahuas have been known to be easily distracted by snacks and will happily take any bribes you offer them in exchange for a few minutes of obedience! And when it comes to bravery, these tiny dogs may be small in stature, but they certainly have a giant attitude!
Yorkshire Terrier- Will Have You Feeling Merrier
Consecutively making it to the top ten most popular breed of dogs is the Yorkshire Terrier. They're known for their luscious silky long hair and weighing no more than 7 pounds. Their compact, well-proportioned body shape and high head carriage give them a confident appearance. With a straight back and a small head carried high, Yorkies are low-slung and have V-shaped ears that stand straight up.
These pups have a lot of personality, as well as plenty of brainpower. These little divas can be trained and socialized into delightful companions by a dedicated owner. Because of their spirit, these animals make great watch dogs and companions.
Put Your Pom Pom's Together for Pomeranian’s
The Pomeranian is a little, square-built dog with a fuzzy, rounded body. This breed has cute tiny ears, an extra fluffy double coat and a curled tail. While the Pomeranian is the smallest spitz-type dog, his tough sledding ancestors are bred into him. It is unknown exactly when the dog began to be bred down in size.
This breed is adventurous, mischievous, happy, and ready for playtime. Most Pomeranians like their distance from strangers and some can be standoffish to other dogs. They may be tiny, 3-7 pounds to be exact but they sure can give a good vocal performance.
So don't be surprised if your new Pomeranian decides to make a statement every time you go for a walk. He'll definitely let you know if he feels threatened by another pup. All joking aside, Pomeranians make a great addition to any family. With a little extra love and attention, they'll be sure to keep you entertained!
Toy Poodle- Sweet Like a Strudel
Toy Poodles are the tiniest poodle breed. They stand at only 10 inches and weigh between 4-6 pounds.
Poodles have a unique curly coat and come in a variety of colors. They have love for everyone and have a loving connection to their family. These little furry friends are highly intelligent and are sensitive to where they can pick up on moods of those, they're close to. From their love to please and intuition, these little companions make fabulous therapy dogs.
Maltese- Their Love is Fur-Real
Maltese make great pets for first time owners as they are good natured and like to socialize. They love to show affection and are quick learners when it comes to training.
Weighing in at just under 7 pounds, their petite build doesn't stop them from being fearless. Maltese have white, soft and long hair. They shed only a tiny amount but it is important to brush their hair regularly because those long locks are prone to knotting and/or matting.
Maltese shower with love to those they're close to. Their devotion and love for attention makes them prone to separation anxiety. Be sure to give your furry friend some love and bonding time!
Small Breeds Have the Biggest Hearts!
These tiny breeds are not only the perfect lap dogs, but devoted companions as well. From the mighty Chihuahua to the brave Yorkshire Terrier, these dogs prove that good things come in small packages!