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Top 10 Dogs that Stay Small

Updated on May 19, 2014
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Small dogs that stay small look innocent, calm, loving and cuddly. This is one of the main reasons as to why most people prefer them over big dogs. Small dogs also tend to consume less food and require less space as compared to big dogs. If you are looking for dogs that stay small, you can choose any of the dog breeds below.

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1. Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a small toy-sized dog that stays small. It weighs 4-7 pounds when full grown. It is energetic, kind and lovable dog that love being around its owner and family thus creating firm bonds which result to the dog becoming very protective of its owner and those around it.

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2. Chihuahua

Chihuahua is the most popular small dog breed. Chihuahuas stay small and are thus great lap dogs. These dogs have a tendency of becoming aggressive if they are not trained well at a tender age. They are great watchdogs and are loyal and overprotective of their human owners. Chihuahuas are not good for a family with children; however, they can be trained to get along with children in dog training classes. They weigh about 3-7 pounds.

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3. Affenpinscher

Affenpinschers are small dogs that remain small to their adulthood. They are playful and fun-loving dogs that love going on daily walks. Their bodies are covered with a wire-haired coat. They are considered to be highly intelligent and are excellent with children. They weigh 7-8 pounds.

4. Yorkshire terrier

Yorkshire terriers are small dogs that are active and lovable. They are curious and will bark at any slight noise around. They are loyal to their owners and love to get attention. Yorkshires can at times become overprotective of its owner.

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5. Maltese

The Maltese weighs 2-7 pounds and is a playful and lively dog breed. They are loyal and lovely and do not require much exercise. Maltese tend to pinch if they are excited or annoyed thus they should be supervised while playing with children.

6. Boston Terrier

Boston terrier is another dog breed that stays small; it is highly intelligent and possesses great social skills. These dogs are alert, loyal and adventurous and make great house pets. Boston terriers easily and quickly take instructions and are thus easy to train. They weigh 15-20 pounds.

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7. Papillon

Papillon belongs to the spaniel breeds and acquired the name from the butterfly like long and fringed hair on their ears. Papillons are friendly, adventurous and bold. They weigh about 7-10 pound. This dog breed is not recommended for homes with small children since they have a tendency of nipping if they are annoyed or disturbed.

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8. French bulldog

The French bulldog is a small dog that has a wrinkled face that is similar to that of a pug. It is playful and affectionate. Despite them being affectionate, they can be difficult to train since they are at times stubborn. Training should be done at a very tender age. They weigh about 12-25 pounds depending on the environment they were bred.

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9. Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is originally from China and is characterized by a short muzzle and large dark eyes. Shih Tzu is affectionate, alert and outgoing. Their bodies are covered with a long double-coat that requires regular grooming. They make great watchdogs due to their alert instincts. They need to be train to get along with children and other dogs. Shih Tzu weighs 11-16 pounds.

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10. Pug

Pug is a small lovely dog that is happy, loyal, loving and affectionate. Despite its small size, it has a great personality. Pugs are said to be intelligent and are thus easy to train. It does not require much exercise. Pugs are highly sensitive to the change of tone of their master thus harsh punishment is not necessary. The maximum weight of a pug is 25 pounds.

The above dogs stay small even when they are fully grown. If you are looking for a dog that will remain small even after it is full grown, any of the dogs above will make a great choice for you.

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