Top 10 Best Small Dog Breeds

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Maltese: Small, energetic lap dogs with a fearless nature. Easy to train and love performing tricks. Short coat for easier grooming.

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier: Charming, energetic, and loyal. Low grooming needs, but wipe nose wrinkles. Perfect for city living with regular exercise.


Dachshund: Confident, loyal, and feisty. Low grooming for smooth coats. Regular walks suit their exercise needs. Inspired the hotdog name!

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus: charming, friendly lapdogs with a royal heritage. They require daily brushing and minimal exercise. Hidden until 1930s.


Pugs: recognized for their cute wrinkled faces and curly tails. Affectionate, low-maintenance, but prone to breathing issues. Need daily exercise. Mysterious name origin.


Pomeranians: fluffy, social lapdogs. Intelligent, shed a lot. Need exercise and grooming. Popularized by Queen Victoria.


Chihuahuas: tiny, loyal, and protective. Need grooming for longhaired variety. Daily exercise. Surprisingly big brains.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers: fashionable, playful, and intelligent. Good watchdogs. Grooming is essential. Enjoy moderate exercise. Smoky, a Yorkie, was the first therapy dog.


Poodles: intelligent, trainable, and versatile companions. Toy and Miniature sizes. Require grooming. Active and enjoy various exercises. Show coat has practical origins.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise: friendly, fluffy, and entertaining. Hypoallergenic coat. Daily grooming and exercise needed. Former circus performers.