Small Dog Breeds

For people who love small dog breeds, they are adorable, compact, and loveable creatures with a heaping of personality. Popular with people who don’t have a lot of living space, small dog breeds are often a big fan of those who live in the city. They eat less than larger dogs do and are easier to take care of, in general. They usually do not require as much effort for them to get enough exercise. Suitable for apartment life, small dog breeds don’t have an excess of energy to burn off.

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Small dog breeds can be found in a range of different AKC groups. This means that there is a perfect little dog out there for you, in regards to their personality, how active they are and the type of coat they have. However, remember this- not all small dog breeds are lapdogs, as some of them can act quite fierce. Many little dogs do love laying on your lap, but some breeds would prefer running around in the country instead.

Another thing to think about when selecting a small dog breed is how prone it is to barking. Dogs bark for many different reasons, but they do it to communicate. When it comes to barking, it is an advantage or disadvantage, depending on how you look at it. Although a little dog is likely not going to physically intimidate an intruder, his persistent bark just might do the trick to alert a dog owner of the presence of potential danger.

When selecting a small dog breed, you should see how compatible the breed is with children, if you have them. No matter the breed, it would be a good idea to provide your dog with a space where they can get away from small children. Several of the toy breeds are a bit too delicate for an energetic family full of little ones.

Now that you know the pros and cons of small dog breeds, let’s take a look at some of the most popular little doggies on the block.

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