Top 5 Small Dog Breeds

Dog is known as the best friend a person can meet with. Unlike other pets, when the term comes to choose you while facing any difficulties, the dog will always want you and make you more prioritized than their difficulties. There are some tiny dog breeds in the world which you can keep as your best friend.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 

The CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL is originated in the United Kingdom. The height of this breed is 12 to 13 inches, and the weight is up to 13 pounds. This breed is classed in the toy group of The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club and grown in popularity in the USA and ranks as the 19th most popular pure-breed. It got a silky, smooth coat and mostly a smooth undocked tail. CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL TEMPERAMENT is friendly, affectionate and good with both children and other animals; and they require much human interaction. They are great family dogs. The average lifespan of the breed is between nine and fourteen years. The breed has four colours, like Blenheim (chestnut and white), tricolour (black/white/tan), black and tan, and ruby.

The breed is amazingly sociable, patient, playful, affectionate, fearless and adaptable. These are active and sporting, loves being with human and adjusts in any environment, they are very obedient. The breed loves to exercise, happy with either sleeping on the couch or taking long walks.


The Chihuahua’s origin in Mexico. The height of this breed is about 6 to 10 inches, and the weight is up to 1.8 to 2.7kg. The lifespan of this breed is about 12 to 20 years. This breed is from the Companion Dog Group. Chihuahua is the smallest dog breeds. There are two types of Chihuahua; the Smooth Coat and the Long Coat. The breed has large round eyes, erect ears, set in a high and beautifully rounded skull. The breed occurs in any colour combination like from solid to marked to splash, but most common ones are fawn, red cream, chocolate, brown, mixed, black and white. Chihuahua loves being with their people and requires a minimum of grooming and exercise. Chihuahuas are not recommended for homes with children under the age of eight, because of the chance of injury by a young child.

The breed is lively, alert, quick, devoted, and courageous. It is prone to shivering when they are cold, excited, or scared. It can be unfriendly toward other dogs if it is not socialized when young.

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is originated in the country of York In England. The height of this breed is 7 to 8 inches, and the weight is about 7 pounds. It is a popular companion dog. The lifespan of Yorkshire Terrier is 11 to 15 years. The breed has a grey, black and tan coat, and the breed’s nickname is Yorkie. The Yorkie became a fashionable pet in the late Victorian Era, and they are very well proportioned and compact. Yorkshire Terriers are very playful and energetic. Most people who buy a Yorkie as a pet, they buy two, because the dog often have separation anxiety when left alone and they don’t enjoy being alone.

Though small, but it is active, very protective, curious, and fond of attention. It is advised that a Yorkie would not be suitable for a home with young children, but they make ideal companions for older families.


French Bulldog

The French Bulldog, domestic dog breed, is originated in France. The height of this breed is 11 to 13 inches, and the weight is about 28 pounds. The lifespan of this breed is of 10 to 12 years. French Bulldog is the result of a cross between Toy Bulldogs imported from England and local ratters in Paris, France, in the 1800s. Their common colours are fawn, brindle, white, tan, white and brindle. In general, French bulldogs make excellent companion dogs due to their naturally pleasant and affectionate nature. Although it is important always to supervise young children and dogs when they are together, the French Bulldog does very well with children, so it is not risky.

They are affectionate, keen, easygoing, playful, alert, patient, lively, athletic, sociable and bright. The French Bulldog, requires close contact with humans, if left alone for more than a few hours, they may experience separation anxiety. This is especially true when they are young, but persists into adulthood. They rarely bark.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu is a toy dog breed, originated in China. The height of this breed is 9 to 10.5 inches, and the weight is about 9 to 16 pounds. The lifespan of this breed is about 10 to 18 years. Shih Tzu is a sturdy little dog with a short muzzle and large dark brown eyes. They have a soft and long double coat. Great companions, Shih Tzus, are affectionate, happy, outgoing house dogs who love nothing more than to follow their people from room to room. Shih Tzu tends to wheeze and snore and can be prone to dental problems. The dog doesn’t mind where they live, as long as they’re with the owner. They’re a very adaptable dog who can be comfortable in a small city apartment or a large suburban or country home.

Shih Tzu is clever, alert, loyal, happy, affectionate, outgoing, playful, gentle, intelligent, lively, courageous, and active like all in one pack. They are super amazing and loving, and because of its friendly nature, the Shih Tzu tends to interact well with other dogs and with children and adults.

Although, in a one-sentence, it is said, “a dog is only thing on the earth which loves you more than he loves himself.” An appropriate session of training can socialize a dog to be with us, the human society with proper manners and tempt our lives by giving us cheerful moments.