Small dogs have been growing on the popularity front from quite some time now, as more and more people have realized the benefits of having such small dogs as pets. They don’t even require a large area to live comfortably, which makes them a favorite for people with small apartments or houses. They are also loved by many due to being very cute and lovable companions, and don’t even create a lot of waste. However, though these are some of their advantages in general, there are a lot of breeds amongst even the small dogs, and they come with their own set of unique characteristics. The below given are some of the most popular small dog breeds:
Chihuahua– I am sure a lot of you would already be aware of these small little beauties, as a lot of popular celebrities such as Paris Hilton carry their pet Chihuahua everywhere they go. They are seemingly the smallest dog breed, but their temperament speaks otherwise. They are fond of barking at largest animals, including the bigger dogs and can also try to be aggressive to them. So taking constant care is something of utmost important for a Chihuahua owner. They are also not the easiest when it comes to training despite being quite smart, as they are a bit stubborn and hence require a lot of patience to deal with.
Yorkie– This breed is believed to be the second most popular dog breed in the whole of America. They are quite loyal, lively or energetic, loving and intelligent as well. They can even win you a lot of dog competition awards with their long and flowing hair. They possess too much intelligence for a dog, and hence can be quite notorious at times. They are fast learners too and can learn tricks like standing up, laying down, hand-shakes, go fetching something, etc. pretty easily.
Poodle– Poodle is arguably the most elegant dog breed, being featured in quite a lot of dog shows. They require regular grooming to keep up with their high class looks though, and can be as intelligent as the Yorkie and hence used in circuses throughout the globe.
Pug– They are particularly known for their wrinkly face and are another popular one of the small dog breeds. They are quite social as well and adapt rather well with other people as well as animals. They are quite energetic and love to roam around, so if you are someone who loves to visit the park with your dog quite often, they can be a great choice for you. They are also quite lovable, and hence a lot of families with small children prefer them over the others of their type, as the kids find them quite friendly and love to play with them. The one particular issue that has been observed with them is the difficulty to potty-train them. However, as far as rest everything is concerned, they are quite good for a small dog.
Beagle: Again, one of the most popular small dog breed. They are joyful, friendly and gentle, and ideal for families with small children. However, training them is a big time issue, especially during the initial stages, so take that into consideration unless you don’t mind putting tons of time in training them.
Of course they are tons of other small dog breeds as well, but these are just the most popular or common ones. However, it is always advisable to look into all the other types of small dogs as well, in case you end up finding something more lovable than the ones mentioned on this list.