Top 10 Smallest Dog Breeds

Here are 10 smallest dog breeds in the dog breed world. These 10 dog breeds all weigh no more than 10 pounds (if you don’t raise them to obesity, of course).

#1 – Chihuahua

Height: 5-8 inches
Weight: not exceeding 6 pounds
The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog, weighing no more than 6 pounds, is native to Mexico. With the Short-Hair-Chihuahua version, they almost need no grooming and do not take much time for cleaning. Chihuahuas are loyal, intelligent and charming dogs. They are the ideal pet for families living in city apartments with busy lives already and with their small size, you can easily take them with you to go meet friends or even travel long days. In addition, Chihuahuas are also considered a watch dog because they tend to bark at strange objects or strange sounds.

#2 – Toy Poodle

Height: No more than 10 inches
Weight: 4-6 pounds
The Toy Poodle is a small breed of dog that weighs no more than 6 pounds. They are covered with thick curly hair, they shed very little, and are hypoallergenic. Toy Poodle is an intelligent, agile, obedient, and easy-to-train dog. The Toy Poodle is great companions, smart, docile that you can carry with them and also do not have to worry about shedding, or cause allergy to the people you meet.

#3 – Maltese

Height: 7-9 inches
Weight: under 7 pounds
The Maltese is a small dog with a weight not exceeding 7 pounds. They are covered with long, straight, smooth white coat. They also shed very little hair, and will not aggravate allergies. Maltese have a gentle and playful personality, stable health, adaptability and long life. They like to be friends with all ages.

#4 – Pomeranian

Height: 6-7 inches
Weight: 3-7 pounds
Pomeranian, also known simply as Pom, is a breed of dog of the Spitz type originating from Pomerania. The Pomeranian has a double coat, ruffled, especially the ruffled fur around the neck that makes them look like cute fur balls. Pomeranian comes in the widest variety of colors of any dog breed and the popular colors are: orange, red, white, black. The Pomeranian is intelligent, friendly, lively, playful, sometimes aggressive to prove themselves, and they like to be the center of attention. The Pomeranian is always ready for a trip with their owner.

#5 – Toy Fox Terrier

Height: 8.5-11.5 inches
Weight: 3.5-7 pounds
The Toy Fox Terrier is a small dog breed of the Terrier type originating from the United States. Although the Toy Fox Terrier is small in size, but they are muscular and athletic appearance with a short, glossy coat. The Toy Fox Terrier is an intelligent, friendly, lovable, active, loyal, alert and easy to train dog.

#6 – Yorkshire Terrier

Height: 7-8 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as Yorkie, is a small terrier originating from England, weighing no more than 7 pounds. Yorkie is a dog with personality, they are often likened to Vikings, they are fun, affectionate, loyal, giving their owners many laughter. Today the Yorkshire Terrier appears much and lives happily in families in America.

#7 – Papillon

Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 5-10 pounds
The Papillon is a small breed of dog, with its outer appearance highlighted by large ears, resembling butterfly wings. They are also an intelligent, friendly, adventurous dogs, most of the time they are happy, they are a bit mischievous, enjoy being active and are willing to engage in fun activities with cats. However, Papillon should also be given rigorous training and mental stimulation to prevent behavioral issues arising from boredom. They are also quick-learning dogs and love to learn new things.

#8 – Affenpinscher

Height: 9-11.5 inches
Weight: 7-10 pounds
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.

#9 – Brussels Griffon

Height: 7-10 inches
Weight: 8-10 pounds
The Brussels Griffon is a breed of toy dog originating from Brussels (Belgium). The Brussels Griffon is an energetic, loyal, playful, curious, alert, sociable dog, and easily trained. In addition, the Brussels Griffon has a strong desire to snuggle and be with their owners, wants to be the focus of attention and does not want to be left alone.

#10 – Miniature Pinscher

Height: 10-12.5 inches
Weight: 8-10 pounds
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.

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