Small dogs up to 10 kg
MALTESE (3-4 kg)
The apartment dog par excellence, they are extremely lively and playful, a characteristic that remains even in adulthood. The graceful black nose and tuft that often falls over the large dark eyes are trademarks of the Maltese. Details that make it so funny to the point of melting even the hardest of hearts.
CHIHUAHUA (1.5-3 kg)
Known as the smallest dog breed in the world, weighing between 1.5 and 3 kg, the Chihuahua also has one of the largest personalities. In fact he doesn’t let anyone push him around! Nevertheless, he is an exceptional playmate for both other dogs and people. Chihuahuas love to walk, but due to their size they soon tire. This is why it is always useful to have a carrier bag like Ferplast’s With Me bag in which to put them in as soon as they start to trudge!
The Yorkshire Terrier is a concentrate of tenderness mixed with overprotectiveness. He is a dog who loves his family madly, and is willing to do anything to defend it, in exchange for a thousand attentions. It has soft fur, which feels almost silk to the touch, and it is impossible to stop stroking it. He is not a very active dog, on the contrary, he loves to spend his time on the sofa. So it is particularly suitable for apartment living.
The Dwarf Pinscher is an excellent watchdog and, despite its small size! Smart, lively, confident but super affectionate with the people they care about. If socialized properly they will live in perfect harmony with other pets as well.
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And small dog breeds account for nearly 40% of that number.
Small dog breeds are increasingly popular as companions for older citizens, for apartment dwellers, and for families with young children.
But with hundreds of dogs available to choose from how do you know which dog is the right one for you?
Weâve put together this guide to small dog breeds to help you choose your very own special little fur baby.
Weâve listed the dogs in categories to give you a good place to start working out your shortlist of dogs.
Australians are falling head over heels with small dogs. Some of the most popular include:
Cuteness is in – we just love cute small dogs with adorable looks and a larger than life personality.
Of course everyoneâs taste differs but whatâs not to love about gorgeous little fur babies like the:
Short haired dog breeds make life easier with reduced grooming time and fewer dog hairs around the house.
Check out these short-haired breeds:
The Schnoodle came about through a cross of the Poodle and the miniature Schnauzer. Schnoodles tend to be very loyal, loving and affectionate.
Their high intelligence levels and desire to please allow them to perform really well in agility and obedience trials. Schnoodles get on well with children and are usually fine with other pets too.
They shed very little hair and so are a good choice for allergy sufferers. They need regular exercise.