Top 10 Smallest Dog Breeds

Saturday, November 3rd 2012. | Animals

Today, a tiny dog is trend. The popularity of small dogs has increased after seeing the pop icons of Hollywood like Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and other celebrities and some artists have a small dog as their pet. This is a top 10 list of small dog breeds, and is based on alphabetical order.

1. Bichon Frise

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Bichon Frise

Bischon Frise is classified as a small dog with a weight of about 5 to 10 kg. Their size is only 23 to 30 cm or 9-12 inches at the withers. Bichon Frise dominant colors of white and nearly all of them have a curly coat.

2. Boston Terrier

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Boston Terrier

Boston terrier is a breed of small dog in accordance with International Standards weights ranging from 10 pounds to 25 pounds. They have an average height of 15 inches at the withers and the highest among them is 17 inches.

3. Chihuahua

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Chihuahua is one of the 10 most popular dogs in the world. According to the standard British and American breed, the Chihuahua ideal weight 2-4 pounds. Generally, the height ranges between 6 to Chihuahua 10 inches and some can grow from 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 cm)

4. French Bulldog

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French Bulldog

French bulldogs are one species of bulldog in the world. Their weight ranging from 15 to 36 pounds. About the size, the FCI states that dog healthy Yorkshire terrier must weigh about 8 to 14 kg and has a relevant measure of weight proportionate.

5. Papillon

 Top 10 Smallest Dog Breeds


Papillon is the pet who likes to adventure and they love to play. The average height of 20 to 28 cm or 11 inches and some can grow to 12 inches. The average weight is 5 to 10 pounds or 5 kg.

6. Pomeranian

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Pomeranian is a small dog with a compact structure, long fur coat with rich texture and a flat tail. The Pomeranians can weigh 1.9 kg to 3.5 kg or 7.7 pounds. Some Pomeranians can reach 5 inches and the tallest among them is 11 inches.

7. Pug

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Pug was pet of the old and known since the time of the first Chinese dynasty. Although the old pugs are different from modern dog, size and weight are not enough change. The average weight of the Pug dog is 17 to 24 kilograms and they are almost the same as adult cats.

8. Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu is a small dog that originated in China. It has long hair and smooth coats with them and can live to 20 years. Their average weight is 4 to 7 1 / 4 kg. Male and female Shih Tzu as an adult can reach a height of 20-28 cm.

9.Toy Poodle

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Toy Poodle

Toy poodle or the also popular as a teacup, tiny pocket poodle is a poodle and a small poodle that weighs about 2.5 to 3.5 pounds. Small poodle can grow up to 8 inches to 9 inches high.

10. Yorkshire terrier

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Yorkshire terrier

Yorkshire terriers have a lifespan of 13-16 years. It is primarily known as the smallest dog in the world and has won awards for the look of their smallness. In the 1940s, the Yorkie was recorded as the smallest breed of dog in history. He’s only 2.5 inches long when he stood up and was only 3.5 inches from nose to tail. This is a list of smallest dog breeds in the world.

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