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The Most Adorable Small Dog Breeds

Small dog breeds that we love

As millions of people embrace minimalism many are looking for a small pooch for a companion. Small homes mean there is no longer the luxury of having more rooms to accommodate larger dogs. Besides space needs, small dogs breeds are adorable, playful, lovely and they make the best companion ever.

If you are looking for a dog breed that stays small then here are a few that you will love:

  • Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is a very popular small dog breed and it is recognised as the one of the smallest dogs in the world.  It’s known to be extremely affectionate and is one 15 Chihauhau Mix Dogs.

This warm hearted nature makes it easy for this dog to socialize with children and thus a perfect dog for a family with small children.  Other than being lovely the Chihuahua is quite alert and will let you know of strangers long before they get anywhere in your home.


A Chihuahua lives for a lifespan of up to 20 years and reaches a maximum weight of six pounds. It is quite easy to take care of as it requires minimum grooming which makes a perfect companion even for the busiest individuals. What is more, being small means that you can go with it almost anywhere.

The adorable chihuahua
Image by a-mblomma from Pixabay


  • Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is another great tiny dog that you will love. It has beautiful long and luscious hair. With a lifespan of about 12-15 years, you will have a more memorable time with your little friend than you could imagine with a puppy or any other larger dog. The Yorkshire Terriers are known to be extremely friendly, loyal, warm and protective. This makes it a perfect match for someone looking for a companion in a tiny dog.


Yorkshire terrier
Image by Josch13 from Pixabay
  • Maltese

The Maltese are a sweet little dog that reaches a maximum of four to six pounds in its lifetime. It is an extremely affection breed that will give you more love than you can get from human friends.  It is great for daily walks which is a perfect exercise for both of you. It is also known to be quite healthy which means that if you adopted minimalism to save money then you don’t have to worry a lot about expensive vet bills.

The Beautiful Maltese
Image by Pezibear from Pixabay
  • Shih Tzu

This little pooch with a Japanese name is quite something. It comes with lots of love to freely pass to you. It is playful and affectionate in nature and this makes it a perfect house pet. Originally this breed was for royals and the nobles. For this reason, it tends to be well behaved and quite easy to train.

shih tzu pup


  • Bichon Frise

This is a beautiful french dog whose name can be translated to “Curly lap dog”.  The Bichon Frise is an excellent family pet that is quite friendly with children. It is affectionate and makes a good companion for both families with children and individuals living alone. they are also easy to groom and thus easy to maintain.

bichon frise
Image by DoAo from Pixabay

There are quite a number of other beautiful small dog breeds that remain small throughout their lives. This means that if you are looking to acquire one then you have many options.

As a rule of thumb it is always important you chose a dog that meets two criteria: it fits your requirements and it is easy for you to take good care of.

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Lawrence Pryor
Lawrence Pryor
Hi everyone, I am a dog lover/owner and a blogger for many years and I created this website to share fun and interesting stories about our wonderful dogs. They truly are our best friends.


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