List of smallest dog breeds in the world

List of smallest dog breeds in the world  

1. French Bulldog

The French bulldog is a cute little dog with unique appearance. They only have a shoulder height of 30 cm and weigh between 9-12 kg. This breed has short face, rounded chest and round ‘bat’ ears. Despite of their small size the French Bulldogs have a muscular body and a short coat. The proper training and socialization is important for French bulldog puppies. They are intelligent and learn the tricks easily.  

2. Bichon Frise

The bichon frise is a small and cute dog breed originated in Spain. The bichon frises are incredibly cheerful, friendly, playful and intelligent. They have a small, compact body weigh between 5-10 kg with a dense coat and curly white hair. The head is rounded, tail is long and plumed, the eyes are round and black. The bichon frises also have a strong resemblance with white poodles. The happy temperament is the first quality of the bichon frise breed. They are very patient and love everybody. The bichon frises can be easily trained and they are naturally social. They become very friendly with children and other pets in the family.  

3. Shih Tzu

The Chinese name ‘Shih Tzu’ means ‘little lion’ in English. They so called because the long hair around their head resembles lion. But Shih Tzus are small 4-7.2 kg in size, affectionate and lovely dogs. The hair continues to grow, but they won’t shed their hair. The hair maintenance is must for this breed.

4. Pug

The pug is a small, square proportioned, cute looking dogs with happy temperament. They are notable for their flat round face with deep wrinkles. The name ‘pug’ is Latin and it means ‘fist’. They named so because their face looks like human fist. The pug dogs can reach up to a height of 14 inches and weigh between 6-9 kg. They have a large flat rounded head, small ears, rounded eyes, curly tail and deep wrinkles on the face.  

5. Papillon

The papillon is a small, friendly and affectionate toy dog. The name ‘papillon’ means ‘butterfly’, named after their butterfly like ears. The papillon dogs reach to a maximum height of 11 inches and weigh between 3.6-4.5 kg. The coat of this cute breed is long and silky. The papillon breed also has good temperament. To raise papillon puppies as well rounded dogs they should get socialization and proper training. The daily walking is also important for papillon puppies. The papillon dogs are extremely charming and active.  

6. Pomeranian

Pomeranians are one of most popular dog breeds in the world. They are notable for their small size, only weigh up to 3.5 kg. Pomeranians are also called as ‘poms’. Pomeranians have a long upper coat and come in 23 different colors including cream, chocolate, red, orange, white, wolf sable, and beaver sable. As the Pomeranians are small in size you can take them anywhere you like. With early socialization and proper training they can be your great companion. They are very active, highly intelligent, social and playful.

7. Toy Poodle

The poodles are notable for their beauty and good temperament. They are alert, intelligent, faithful and active. This breed has been popular in France since 1500. There are three main types of poodles which are varied in size – toy, miniature and standard. The toy poodle is the smallest and standard poodle is the largest in the family. The toy poodles have a maximum height of 10 inches and weigh between 3-4 kg.

8. Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy dog breeds that are known for their long, silky hair. In normal case they never weigh more than 3.2 kg. They have a small head, black medium sized eyes and V shaped ears. The long, silky hair comes in different colors – steel blue and tan. The temperament of the Yorkshire dogs depends on the training and socialization they get in puppyhood. The well trained Yorkshire dogs can be confident, courageous and bold. They are not suited for outdoor living, because they can’t withstand in too cold or too warm conditions.
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