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Small White Dog Breeds

Updated on December 20, 2012

Overview: White Small Dog Breeds

Before I review some of the most popular small white breed dogs, I will have a brief overview on small dog breeds. These are dog breeds that are alternatively called the white miniature dog breeds, white toy dog breeds or white smallest dogs.

They are dogs from different breeds but main characteristic that make them grouped together is their unique size and their trendy white appearance. These dogs are small in size and have white body color; these are the two main characteristics of this group of small dogs.

Former Richest Small White Dog named 'Trouble'

Small white breed dogs are very popular in the western culture. Adoption of these small white breed dogs is a growing trend amongst women round the world. In fact one small white dog inherited enormous wealth ($12 million trust fund) from Leona Mindy Roberts Helmsley the billionaire wife of a former New York Hotelier Harry Helmsley The maltese dog died when aged 12 years in December 2010

Reasons Why Small White Breed Dogs Make the Best Pets for Women

There are a number of things that make these small white dog breeds ideal for women. Unlike the biggest dog breeds, these small dogs are easy to manage and they do not eat too much. So I have come up with a list of the reasons why people prefer the small white dogs as pets.

  • The small White Dogs are trendy
  • They can be carried easily around even in small baskets or pooches
  • They are very easy to train and handle
  • They can be groomed easily especially those breeds amongst them that do not shed heavily
  • Their small size make them ideal lap dogs, they can be placed in the lap
  • Some do not bark or show aggression towards strangers.
  • They are less predisposed to hereditary disease apart from collapsing trachea that is popular in small dogs, but compared to the biggest dog breeds, they are healthier.


Which is your favourite Small White Dog Breed ?

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List of Small White Dog Breeds

The following is the list small dog breeds that are white. Some of these dog breeds may not be purely white since they may have been breed with other dogs. You may also find a pure small white dog among the following dog breeds:

  • Americna Eskimo Dog (Toy variety)
  • Bichon Frise
  • Bolognese
  • Bulldog (English variety)
  • Bull Terrier
  • Chihuahua
  • Coton de Tulear
  • French Buldog
  • German Spitz (Klein)
  • German Spitz (Mittel)
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Japanese Spitz
  • Maltese
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Miniature Poole
  • Pason Russell Terrier
  • Pekingese
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Pomeranian
  • Rat Terrier
  • Russell Terrier
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Shih Tzu
  • Smooth Fox Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Toy Poodle
  • Volpino Italiano
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Whippet
  • Wire Fox Terrier


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    • agilitymach profile image

      Kristin Kaldahl 

      5 years ago

      A few things to note... The Shetland Sheepdog is never solid white. The "Color Headed White" in the Sheltie always has a colored head - for a very good reason. Solid white shelties are usually deaf. The "double merle" or "lethal white" shelties should NEVER be bred as these are usually deaf with vision issues - if not complete blindness.

      Also, the Jack Russell Terrier and it's near cousins are anything BUT easy to train. And carrying one around in a pouch would be - well - very, very funny to see as Jacks are known for bouncing off the walls - literally. And Bull Terriers are NOT small. I'd love to see one of them carried around in a pouch!!! They weigh 50 to 80 pounds!!! And many of the white dogs you listed, including the Bichon Frise, the Shetland Sheepdog and the American Eskimo, are NOT easily groomed with little shedding. I've owned Shelties and Eskies, and they shed like the dickens and require frequent grooming. The Bichon is one breed that requires the highest maintenance grooming wise.

      My advice - do more research on this. The little white dogs are generally considered Maltese (which isn't even on your list), Bichons, Havenese (also not on the list) and Coton de Tulear. :) You've got a good idea for a hub, it just needs some modification and more research. :)

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