Small Sized Dog Breeds That Can Be Easily Cared For

Small sized dog breeds are not just easy to walk and take care of, but also very appropriate for apartments and small condos. After all, you do not want to live in a small apartment with a German shepherd because you will barely have enough room to move. Plus, the dog also requires some activity. Since I have always lived in an apartment, I have only had small sized dog breeds. They hang and play around in the apartment, while walking them is a piece of cake. Even if they get stubborn, I just pick them up and go.


The Pom is a very good watchdog, although you may not necessarily need it for such activities. It is very obedient and pays attention to your commands. It is up to you to be patient and express your needs in a clear way though. Otherwise, it may not necessarily understand what you want. Its exercise necessities are minimal, so a few fifteen minute walks a day will do the trick. After all, they are so small that they can also run indoors. They love being pampered and they will never have enough of you.


A pug may seem lazy at a first glance, so it makes a good companion for lazy people. The good news is that it does not require too much activity anyway. It is small, so it can exercise indoors too. A couple of walks around the block are more than enough to eliminate and relax. The grooming necessities are insignificant because these dogs have short hair. Finally, it is worth knowing that they are very good with other pets and children. Remember that you should never use a leash and a collar because you can harm their eyes and neck, which are very sensitive. Instead, use a body harness.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu breed is one of my favorites because it is perfect for grooming. You can just brush it everyday and it will look awesome. You can also add a few accessories and it will look just as good. The dog is friendly and affectionate, but it is also open to learning new things. It barely sheds, but its hair can be easily tangled if you do not brush it regularly.

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The Popularity Of Tiny Dog Breeds Explained – Do You Really Need A Dog?

I have noticed that dogs no longer represent a symbol – a man’s best friend, but a very trendy accessory. Television shows, publicity and media play a very important role on this new trend. The worst part is that many trendy dogs do not necessarily enjoy a good life. They are simply put inside luxury bags by ladies and carried around in all kinds of ridiculous and uncomfortable clothes. They only touch the ground indoors though.

I have always thought that “101 Dalmatians” was the most important ad for that breed. Today, I believe that the same issue happens with small and fluffy dogs as well, especially when it comes to chihuahuas. The smaller they are, the better they are. They look very nice and fluffy when you watch them into those small round eyes. They are also funny when they barely move their fragile feet. However, the demand for such breeds has skyrocketed over the past few years, mostly because of Paris Hilton or “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”.

Sadly enough, what most owners fail to understand is the fact that such dogs are actual beings and must be treated accordingly. They have four feet, they need to use for running or moving. Otherwise, their muscles can be drastically affected, not to mention about their joints or skeletal system. Although they are fairly small, they have similar needs too. They want to play around, be active, run and jump. They are very active and this necessity must be understood and respected. Without these things, life goes by without offering them any happiness because they spend a lot of time in a luxury bag. They are taken for accessories and bag annexes. Their eyes are sad and tell a story, yet a lot of artificial celebrities and average people fail to listen to it.

Buying a tiny dog breed

In order to decide if you need a tiny dog breed, you are supposed to take a look at your lifestyle and understand your needs too. A dog is like a baby, so it requires plenty of attention and love. If you barely have time for yourself, getting a dog is the worst idea in the world. I have managed to understand that puppies need at least as much attention as large dogs. Besides, an appropriate behavior is the optimal and basic condition for the well being of your friend. Try to find out upfront what the race might be appropriate for you. Although there are several tiny dog breeds that are very popular, I have seen a wide variety of breeds and each of them has specific particularities. Moreover, find out what having a pet actually implies and what your responsibilities are.

As if all these were not enough, tiny dogs have different personalities, depending on the breed. This aspect is even more important than the actual appearance. Each breed has its own character. Some dogs are very stubborn, while others are quite active or just lazy. Plus, not all of them are recommended to families with babies or kids.

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Small Breeds Of Dogs & Their Characteristics And Necessities

Small breeds of dogs are not just easy to take care of, but also easy to walk, carry around and inexpensive when it comes to their maintenance costs. Chihuahua is by far the smallest breed in the world. Practically, an adult dog can barely reach to 6 inches in height and usually weighs around 5 pounds. The breed is highly devoted to the master and will always look forward to protect you. Despite its small size, a chihuahua can cause just as many problems as a German shepherd. However, this is not a good recommendation if you work all day long because it has to socialize and have fun. Finally, a chihuahua is not always too friendly with kids.

On a different note, it is said that strong fragrances come in small bottles. A Yorkshire terrier is a perfect sample. Although the dog is very small, it is still a terrier, so it is active and protective. Yorkies are small and friendly looking. But when it comes to their personality, they are independent, brave and intelligent. When they face strangers, their behavior might vary. Some of them are friendly, while others start barking right away. It depends on the training style though. All in all, they rarely back off in front of strangers, regardless of how small they are.

Finally, Affenpinscher dogs are agile, stubborn, cute and active. I have had an Affenpinscher years ago and although it looked calm and silent, it was surprisingly active. Besides, these dogs require a lot of attention and patience. They should not be left home alone for too long because they get stressed out very fast, so they may ruin your home. I am telling you from personal experience. They are friendly with other dogs, especially if they have grown together. They love being spoiled and causing trouble, just like kids. However, an Affenpinscher dog will never hesitate to protect its territory in front of larger dogs. Besides, it is highly recommended to show the dog that you are the master or it might become your boss overtime. In the end, walk them as much as you can because their energy is not limited at all.

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Enough Said

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as the dog does. – Christopher Morley

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Top 3 Small Furry Dogs

Small furry dogs almost ask for petting and games with their appearance only. Everyone loves them, while their appearance is the funniest thing in the world. If there is one thing I truly love about them, that is watching them from behind while they walk or run. I am quite experienced with dogs, so here are my top three recommendations if you want a furry friend.

Havanese Bichon

Often referred to as the Havana bichon, this variety is the best in obedience training. It loves pleasing the master, so it will respect your demands if you make yourself clear. It can easily get along with all kinds of pets, including other dogs or even cats. Assuming that your kid is well behaved and does not play roughly with it, this dog will become the best friend. However, keep in mind that it requires daily grooming, so get a brush. I personally use a rubber soft glove, so I pet and groom my dog at the same time.

Brussels Griffon

Although a Brussels Griffon might be harder to find than other furry dogs, it does pay off to search for it. The dog is like a new human friend. Although it cannot talk, its human expressions can easily ensure a very good communication. It is also a good watchdog that will never hesitate to bark if any intruders are detected. The maintenance is low, while shedding will never be a problem. A few walks a day are more than enough for exercising. Finally, it is very friendly with dogs, cats and other pets.


Living with an Affenpinscher can be a little overwhelming at a first glance because it is a lot more active than other small dogs. I have a friend who has one and she spent a couple of weeks until she got used to its lifestyle. But now, they are best friends. The dog would play round the clock, but owners do not have so much energy. This is why it is referred to as the monkey dog. The shedding is minimal, while the energy levels make it excellent for active individuals.

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