Small dogs with high energy levels, mischievous, active can sometimes cause their owners a bit of trouble, but they will certainly bring more laughter to their family. Here are top 10 small dog breeds with high energy levels.
#1 – Jack Russell Terrier
The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting in England. They have white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated and can be any colour. The Jack Russell Terrier is a working dog breed of terrier and high-energy dog. They require a lot of exercise and attention, if not working or playing will make them bored, can chew everything and can become destructive. These are also dogs with strong natural digging instincts.
#2 – Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Pinscher, also known as Min Pin, is a small dog breed of the pinscher type that originated in Germany. The Miniature Pinscher is a sturdy, compact, well-balanced dog with smooth-coated and naturally well groomed. The Miniature Pinscher is an energetic, active, outgoing, alert, independent dog and they are also a good watch dog because they are alert at strangers.
#3 – Dachshund
The Dachshund is a very famous small breed and is called with many other names such as: Doxie, Weenie Dog, Wiener Dog, Sausage, Teckel, Dackel. They come in two sizes: standard-sized or miniature, and they can have one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired. Dachshunds have strong natural digging instincts, they can dig a hole to sleep or hunt or simply because they feel happy to do that. In addition, Dachshunds are friendly, emotional, energetic, but sometimes stubborn dogs. They always tend to want to be touched, cuddled, sit on their owner lap.
#4 – Rat Terrier
The Rat Terrier is small sized dog breed originating in The United States of America. They are bred mainly for hunting rats, for pest control and as pets in the family. The Rat Terrier has a compact, well-proportioned appearance with a smooth, shiny coat that has a variety of patterns that make them suitable for warm weather. The Rat Terrier is an intelligent, active, loyal dog that likes to receive a lot of mental stimulation and exercise. In addition, Rat Terriers also have strong natural digging instincts.
#5 – Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer is the smallest of the Schnauzer breeds of German origin. The Miniature Schnauzer has eyebrows and a beard that greatly impresses people at first sight. They are also breeds of thick, soft double coat, and sheds very minimally, hypoallergenic, as their other Schnauzer brothers. The Miniature Schnauzer is also a friendly, energetic, intelligent, docile and easy to train dog. And like other Terriers, they have a digging instinct and enjoy it.
#6 – Smooth Fox Terrier
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in England. In the past, Smooth Fox Terriers’s profession are fox bolting. They drove the foxes out of hiding and into the line of sight of the larger dogs and hunters. And like some other Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers also have skills for hunting small prey and have strong natural digging instincts. In addition, the Smooth Fox Terrier is a friendly, energetic, independent dog but they can bark a lot and chase small animals because of their hunting instincts.
#7 – Cairn Terrier
The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands. Previously, this breed was used to hunt foxes or other small prey between the cairns in the Scottish highlands. The Cairn Terrier has a harsh weather-resistant outer coat that can be black, cream, wheaten, red, sandy, gray, or brindled in any of these colors. And a notable characteristic of Cairns is that brindled Cairns frequently change colour throughout their lifetimes. The Cairn Terrier is loyalty, cheerful, energetic, alert, independent dog and with lots of close family contact.
#8 – Toy Manchester Terrier
The Toy Manchester Terrier is a small terrier originating from United States. The Toy Manchester Terrier is a small, long-legged dog with a short coat marked with tan, a long tail and ears which stand upright. In color and general conformation the Toy Manchester Terrier follows the standard for the Manchester Terrier. The Toy Manchester Terrier is an intelligent, agile, energetic, inquisitive, feisty, affectionate and loyal dog.
#9 – Affenpinscher
The Affenpinscher, also known as Monkey Terrier, is a small dog breed of the Terrier type that originated in Germany. The Affenpinscher has a face like a monkey, and has shaggy coat on the head and shoulders that form a mane. The Affenpinscher is an affectionate, active, fun-loving, playful, confident, adventurous, curious, and stubborn dog.
#10 – Border Terrier
The Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated breed of dog in the terrier group. The Border Terrier has an otter-shaped head, V-shaped ears on the sides of the head, a moderately short muzzle and a common coat color is grizzle-and-tan, blue-and-tan, red, or wheaten. Although sometimes stubborn and strong-willed, the Border Terrier is an intelligent, loyal dog, easy to train and eager to please. And like other Terriers, Border Terriers have a natural digging instinct and they can dig everywhere in your garden.