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Top 10 small breed dogs

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If you're thinking of getting a small dog because they're cute, cuddly and quiet, you probably should think again; what they lack in stature, they often make up for in arrogance. Sure, small dogs are cute, and some of them look cuddly, but not all small dog breeds have meek personalities. Like people, small dog breeds come with different personalities, so before you pick up your small, cute friend, it's a good idea to know exactly what you're getting.

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Miniature Poodle3. Miniature Poodle

A sensitive breed, Miniature Poodles tend to be dedicated to a single person and are shy around strangers, at least initially. They do, however, get along with children, dogs, and other pets. The Poodle's body type is a reflection of their athletic roots. Truly, there are not many dogs that can carry their bodies as well as this dog. Cut your Poodle's coat in a variety of styles, including Puppy, Continental, English saddle, or Sporting clips.

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Comments on "Top 10 small breed dogs"

MF March 24, 2014 | 6:25 PM

Just need to add that we have a bichon/shih tzu and he is the most adorable kind dog. He is 13 months old now - only barks if there is a bad energy, loves to meet new people, very friendly with other dogs when we are out walking, very smart re learning new things - his only downfall is he can be stubborn, which if you are in a hurry can be frustrating but his patience and love are incredible. He knows how to fit in at a work place - ie he is not the focus and is very grateful when he does get attention. If you want a dog as a true companion this dog is where it's at.

Eva McLellan March 24, 2014 | 6:18 PM

How about the name "Tulip"!? I called my little purebred female Schnauzer "Tulip" and it takes most people by surprise, but as soon as they think about it,they love it and never forget her name!

Theresa March 07, 2014 | 11:39 AM

im loving my cheweenie chihuahua and dashund mix 4 months old!!

James Peacock March 04, 2014 | 6:18 PM

I had a Chi/Terrier -- Best dog ever -- until I got my 2 1/2 pound Poodle -- She was just amazing -- It took me about 3 hours to paper gtrain her -- She was simply treat -- I would love to get another Poodle - as tiny as she -- There are some wonderful large dogs -- but I am apartment bound -- So - I need to go small.

savannah February 22, 2014 | 3:15 PM

I'm looking at getting a Maltese all my friends who have it say it's the most adorable thing in the world. And it's so cute and cuddly it's also very friendly. But you might not want to pamper it to much.

Scotty. February 12, 2014 | 2:42 PM

Me and ma partner have just got a wee yorkie terrier and we are amazed how cute and good they are already. We have to young children and its really friendly and playful with them both. Would recommend wee yorkie to anyone with kids and a nice family.

Gayle February 01, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Our shih tzu is the most loving animal we have ever had. He loves little children and is a terrific watch dog

Madeline January 28, 2014 | 7:56 PM

My Australian terrier is the easiest dog ever. She does not shed, seldom barks, loves everyone. She likes to play but is content to sit in my lap, too.. I loved my Jack Russell for her great personality, but the Australian terrier is easier.

Betty January 16, 2014 | 5:07 PM

This is for Penny who wants a small dog. I got my chipom (Chihuahua/pomeranian from Calican Rescue. They bring small dogs over from California. She is the most wonderful pet I have ever had. Try them and I am sure you will be happy. They have a website.

Penny January 14, 2014 | 5:31 PM

We are currently looking for a tea cup poodle or Chihuahua, maybe even a mix of the two. He would like to size up to a golden doodle. But Bucky rules the roost and he is not willing to share the power. So for now it's just looking, lol. Min Pins are high energy and easily excitable, trust me when I say ear plugs, lol. But wouldn't trade him for the world.

Penny January 14, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Surprised that mini pins didn't make the cut. Very yappy, but needs little exercise, so for people that love to walk for exercise, this may not me the dog for you. They are suppcesstable to heat stroke very easy, but they keep you entertained all the time. Our male red can't lay beside you, they have to be on you, ha.

Ziji January 11, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Our little Tibetan Terrier was the sweetest and smartest dog we ever owned. They can be stubborn, we enrolled him in an obedience class and he simply refused to obey any of the required commands. The trainer was beside herself, then at graduation day all of the dogs in class had to be tested...unbelievable but he was the only dog out of a class of 12 to perform 100% of the commands. Sadly he recently passed away and we are lost without his company

Lisa January 11, 2014 | 3:59 AM

I have a mini Dachshund. Just the sweetest boy I've ever known. All dog. Not barky. He is a long hair. so soft! Just keep them lean and don't let them jump off beds or couches and their backs will be fine.

Danielle January 05, 2014 | 5:38 PM

I have a mix a shih zhu and a Maltese cutest little thing in the world!

Joyce P January 03, 2014 | 7:33 PM

I have a maltese who is 2.5 years old. She is my 84 yo mothers best frends, with her 24 hours a day. She is very lovable and protective of my mother. However; she gets alone with everyone even our 2 outside cats that come in from time to time to visit. I suggest a maltese for a lap dog, companionship and loyatly. Excellent dog and easy to potty train. The only negative thing I can say is that they are very people oriented, do not leave them alone for long periods of time. I hope whatever you decided you will enjoy yours as much as we do ours.

Tracey December 28, 2013 | 6:13 AM

Jack Russell best dog ever

spikeinlf December 25, 2013 | 10:57 AM

Even better? The Yorkie-Poo! Not only cute (Yorkie), but smart (Poodle)!

Toni Johnson December 24, 2013 | 11:23 AM

We have our three year old "Lacey the Llhasa Apso" and she is sweet and loves her walks and loves to play! She also doesn't shed!! YEAH! She is tan with white feet and a white chin!!! SHE IS ADORABLE AND SWEET!!!! SHE IS A TERRIFIC BUDDY TO HAVE AROUND!!! FRIENDLY AND FUN!

Antoinette (Toni) Johnson December 24, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Dennis and I have "three year old Lacey the Llhasa Apso" She has been clear around the country and back to Federal Way, WA 98023 She is lots of fun and very smart and sweet!!! She is great company!!

Alana Covers December 11, 2013 | 6:45 PM

bostons only number 9?!

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