Mini in size, massive in personality! They’re cute and cuddly and weigh in at a mere two to nine pounds.
The Maltese is one of the ancient dog breeds. Being highly intelligent, good-natured and easy to train makes it an adored pet and sought-after show dog. The pure white luxurious white coat doesn’t shed much. They are highly energetic, playful, graceful and lovable but injure easily from rough play. They socialize well with other dogs and even cats and they love to play outside. Being bred as companion dogs, they thrive on love and attention. This breed can grow up to 10 inches (25 cm) and 9 lbs (4kg).
It’s renowned to be the smallest canine breed in the world and is named after the state of the same name in Mexico. They’re extremely affectionate toward their owner; some even like to lick their master’s face. They’re intelligent and easy to train, though difficult to housebreak. Chihuahuas are a popular, economical companion dog but not a great option for families with small children. They have a tendency to be unpredictable and reserved with strangers. This dog can weigh up to 6 lbs (3kg) and stand up to 9 in (23cm).
This usually fluffy and brown breed barely shed its coat. Yorkies are independent and are often unaware of their tiny size. They are high spirited, brave, loyal and smart. They tend to become suspicious of strangers and aggressive to strange animals. Its not an advisable pet for homes with small children as they may injure easily from rough play. This hypoallergenic breed can grow up to 7 in (18cm) and 7 lbs (3.2kg).
This dog was named after the Prussian region of Pomerania where it was developed. The Pom is known in many countries as Zwegspitz (Dwarf Spitz) or Toy German Spitz. They are very clever, alert and curious—some may even call them nosy. This fuzzy coated breed has a very delightful nature and is very protective of its owners. They are good watchdogs and do well with other animals and people. They live up to 19 years and grow up to 12 in (30cm) and 7 lbs (3kg).
Known in other countries as the Zwergpincher, this breed is compact, muscular and sleek with square proportions and well-chiseled lines. They are highly energetic, intelligent, brave, and alert and always on the go. With no known health problems, the Min Pin is a very healthy breed. Their talents include competitive obedience, watchdog, and agility. They weigh up to 10 lbs (5kg) and stand up to 12 in (30cm)
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