Small Dog Breeds: The Reason Why Everyone Loves Them

Toy dogs are usually small and have the characteristics of the hounds, terriers and also the gun dogs. As you may already know the three types of dogs mentioned above are bred for a particular reason.

The Toy dogs also comes with variety of sizes and characterisitics and may do some or all the stuff that the three mentioned group of dogs can do but as mentioned above they are usually small.

Among the noted use of the toy dog as the name suggests is that they are dogs that are used for companionship and also serves as something to be had and admired if nothing at all for the beauty of it.

That is why they are called toy dogs and suggest by its name that it is a pet that is used for recreational purposes alone.

In spite of their small sizes, toy dogs are still dogs and they must be respected as such. Among the group of dogs that are not treated as dogs are the toy dogs which are usually carried around by the owner and fet wrong non dog foods like sweets and candies and usually being deprived of walking and exercise that they need to survive well.

Even though  the toy dogs are small they are quite capable of defending themselves when confronted by bigger dogs as they  tend to have a characteristic of bravely and dash. One of the features that will help you to identify a toy dog is in the fact that they are intelligent little animals and they are usually neatly groomed and taken good care of .

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If you treat your dog well, it will also treat you well with great affection and loyalty for many years to come.

Related Toy Dogs Group List:




A – J

  • Affenpinscher

Photo by: Gareth Roberts

  • Australian Silky Terrier

Photo by: Dmytro Kochetov

  • Bichon à poil frisé (Bichon Frise)

Photo by: Adam Rúnarsson

  • Bichon Havanais (Havanese)

Photo by: SheltieBoy

  • Boston Terrier

Photo by: anji barton

  • Chihuahua (Long Coat)

Photo by: Lori Branham

  • Chihuahua

Photo by: Stacy

  • Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)

Photo by: Ed Oswalt

  • Chihuahua (Short Coat)

  • Chinese Crested Dog

Photo by: Justina

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Photo by: Christopher

  • English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan)

Photo by: Paula

  • English Toy Spaniel

Photo by: Tristan Martin

  • Griffon bruxellois

Photo by: Martti Kuldma

  • Italian Greyhound

Photo by: Karen Wangers

  • Japanese Chin (Chin)

  • Japanese Spaniel

Photo by: Muzik Hounds




L – X

  • Lowchen (Little Lion Dog)
  • Maltese
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Papillon
  • Pekingese
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle (Toy)
  • Pug
  • Russkiy Toy
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Toy Manchester Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Xoloitzcuintli

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