Small Dog Breeds

Bichon Frise

Hypoallergenic and charming, Bichons are quick learners who adore everyone. Playful and compact at 15 pounds, they make perfect couch companions.

French Bulldog

Popular with millennials, Frenchies were loved in 18th-century Paris. A daily walk keeps them fit, and they're quiet—perfect for neighbors.


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Mischievous and loving, pugs are perfect for apartments. Watch out for extreme temperatures and monitor their diet to prevent obesity.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavs are perfect lapdogs. They enjoy walks and fit well in small spaces. These silky beauties weigh 13-18 pounds and bring joy to any home.


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Boston Terrier

The Boston terrier, known as "the American gentleman," is a lively and amusing small breed. With a short coat, it's compact and eager to please.

Biewer Terrier

Consider the Biewer Terrier as an alternative to the Yorkie. With a milder temperament and quieter demeanor, this pint-sized cutie weighs 4 to 8 pounds.

German Spitz

With a fox-like expression, this devoted spitz breed is eager to please and learn. Be mindful of their tendency to bark at strangers.


Playful and charming, the Maltese is a small companion dog from the Mediterranean. Despite their long coat, they shed infrequently and weigh under 7 pounds.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus, originally palace dogs, adapt well to any home. Affectionate and great with kids and other dogs, they bring joy to families.