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Types of Small

Beagle​
Beagle​

The Pocket Beagle is a smaller version of the standard Beagle. The smaller Beagle originated in England. Used as a hunting dog, it could travel under shrubs, brush and bushes and was used to hunt small animals such as rabbits.

Bichon Frise​
Bichon Frise​

The Bichon Frise is a small, sturdy, white powder puff of a dog whose merry temperament is evidenced by his plumed tail carried jauntily over the back and his dark-eyed inquisitive expression. This is a breed that has no gross or incapacitating exaggerations and therefore there is no inherent reason for lack of balance or unsound movement.

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Boston Terrier​
Boston Terrier​

Good things come in small packages, and that's certainly true with the Boston terrier. This playful pooch is handsome, intelligent, athletic and loving. It's no wonder the breed consistently ranks as one of the most popular dogs in country, according to American Kennel Club (AKC) registration statistics.

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Cavalier King ​Charles Spaniel​
Cavalier King ​Charles Spaniel​

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club. It originated in the United Kingdom and is one of the more popular breeds in many countries.

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Chihuahua​
Chihuahua​

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Dachshund​
Dachshund​

The dachshund (UK: /ˈdakshʊnd/ ... Like many small hunting dogs, they will challenge a larger dog. Indulged dachshunds may become snappy or extremely obstinate.

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French ​Bulldog​
French ​Bulldog​

The French Bulldog is small but substantial in build with a powerful muscular body. He sports a short easy-care coat to accompany his easygoing personality. The Frenchie likes to play, but he also enjoys spending his days relaxing on the sofa.

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Havanese ​dog​
Havanese ​dog​

The Havanese is a small, sturdy dog of immense charm. The native dog of Cuba, he is beloved as a friendly, intelligent and playful companion. He is slightly longer than tall, with a long, untrimmed, double coat.

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Maltese dog​
Maltese dog​

The Maltese is a small, hardy dog with silky hair. The body is compact, fine-boned, but sturdy and slightly longer than it is tall with a level topline. The chest is deep.

Miniature ​Schnauzer​
Miniature ​Schnauzer​

The Miniature Schnauzer is a small dog with a whole lot of heart. He's always in the top 20 most popular breeds in the U.S., England, and Germany, but he's bred around the world. He is a "people person" all the way: extroverted with moderately high energy, he just wants to have fun.

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Papillon dog​
Papillon dog​

The Papillon (French pronunciation: , French for 'butterfly[-eared]'), also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog, of the spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristic butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears.

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Pembroke ​Welsh Corgi​
Pembroke ​Welsh Corgi​

According to the Dog Breed Journal published in 2018, there are two different corgi breeds. One is called a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, which is the younger breed, as opposed to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. A certain degree of interbreeding between the two types has been suggested to explain the similarities between the two.

Pomeranian​
Pomeranian​

The Pomeranian (often known as a Pom) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type that is named for the Pomerania region in north-west Poland and north-east Germany in Central Europe. Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size, the Pomeranian is descended from the larger Spitz-type dogs, specifically the German Spitz.

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Pug​
Pug​

The Pug is a breed of dog with physically distinctive features of a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colours, most often fawn or black, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles.

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Scottish ​Terrier​
Scottish ​Terrier​

Scottish Terriers are among the most serious of the terrier breeds. They are much more reserved than their happy-go-lucky terrier counterparts and like most other terrier breeds, Scottish Terriers are known for their stubbornness, intelligence and loyalty above all else.

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Shetland ​Sheepdog​
Shetland ​Sheepdog​

The Shetland Sheepdog's origins are obscure but the Sheltie is not a direct descendant of the Collie. Rather, the Sheltie is a descendant of small specimens of the Scottish Collie and the King Charles Spaniel.

Shih Tzu​
Shih Tzu​

Most fanciers agree the shih tzu hails from ancient China, where for more than 1,000 years royalty regarded these lap dogs as cherished household pets. In the 1940s, the shih tzu (whose name means "lion" in Mandarin Chinese), began appearing in the United States when World War II veterans brought them home from overseas.

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West ​Highland White Terrier​
West ​Highland White Terrier​

All of the shorter legged terriers of Scotland including the Scottish, Skye, Carin, Dandie Dinmont and West Highland White Terrier were bred to hunt small game. As the story goes, one day one of Colonel Edward Donald Malcolm of Poltalloch, Argyllshire, Scotland’s red dogs was mistaken for a fox and killed.

Yorkshire ​Terrier​
Yorkshire ​Terrier​

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills. Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds (3.2 kg), A popular companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Australian Silky Terrier.