Toy Dog Breeds

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Luckily for the toy breeds, providing companionship for humans has counted as suitable employment through the ages. This has ensured the survival of breeds without practical skills, such as the Chihuahua, pug and Pomeranian. Many toy breeds, such as the miniature pinscher, the toy poodle and the English toy terrier appear to be miniaturized versions of larger breeds. Ranging between under 6 pounds (3 kilograms) in the tiniest Chihuahua and 20 pounds (9 kilograms) in the stockiest of pugs, these diminutive dogs have made for loving companions since they were first bred centuries ago. Later, some toy breeds were the lapdogs of European royalty. Today their stature makes them excellent pets for people without a lot of extra space in their homes. And despite their tendency toward yappiness, they are considered the best dogs for novice owners, though their fragility can make them less than ideal pets for families with small children. This breed's love of attention serves them well outside of their loving homes too. Loyal and intelligent, they are great at learning tricks, and many excel in obedience competitions.

Affenpinscher
Affenpinscher
Brussels Griffon
Brussels Griffon
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Crested Dog
English Toy Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel
Havanese
Havanese
Italian Greyhound
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin
Maltese
Maltese
Manchester Terrier (Toy)
Manchester Terrier (Toy)
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher
Papillon
Papillon
Pekingese
Pekingese
Pomeranian
Pomeranian
Poodle (Toy)
Poodle (Toy)
Pug
Pug
Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu
Silky Terrier
Silky Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier