Mini-dog breeds work big time
Small dogs are owner’s delight since they are cute and it’s always fun when they are around. They are, definitely, stress reliever that’s why we always strive to protect them.
But think twice before you underestimate their capacity to protect you back because these tiny pets are out to prove that their bark are more tougher as compared to bigger dog breeds.
Here’s how shine.yahoo.com summed popular mini-dog breeds:
Brussels Griffon: Small Body, Big Mischief
The Brussels Griffon approximately weighs 8 to 12 pounds, making it easy to be carried around. His charming but naughty demeanor came from Terriers, Pugs and English Toy Spaniels ancestors. A perfect mixture of sugar and spice, his playfulness is ideal if you like going for a walk. A rough or smooth coated Griffon only requires grooming twice a week.
Pomeranian: The Baby of a Bold Family
From the Spitz family of Keeshond, American Eskimo and Chow Chow comes their smallest relative, the Pomeranian which weighs 3 to 7 pounds. Its feature is somehow similar the physical features of a fox, having prick ears, curled tail and dense double coat which comes in all colors and patterns. They are known for being alert and outgoing. Expect them to become proficient at begging for table scraps when they start to grow a little bit bigger.
Japanese Chin: Family Entertainer
He is a brilliant and affectionate dog that wears a heart of an entertainer, but don’t expect him to do his tricks that quickly because he is not that showy to strangers and only reserve his performance to the family members where he stays. This silky coated Japanese dog descent stands 8 to 11 inches tall and typically weighs 4 to 7 pounds.
Chihuahua: Small and Mighty (and a Little Bitey)
Say ho-la to this Mexican dog breed that holds the title of the world’s tiniest dog. He possesses big ears, short stature and fierce bark. Even though they are petite in nature, they fit to any size of home and gets active by running around the house. Chihuahuas have two coat types: short and long. Beware because they have been tagged as: small and mighty but a little bit bitey.
Papillon: Petite Powerhouse of an Athlete
Another member of the Spaniel Family is a dog which has a butterflylike ears the “Papillion” (French Term for butterfly) He is highly intelligent and active than you think.Stands just 8 to 11 inches tall and pack a lot of can-do attitude in their bodies that typically weigh 4 to 9 pounds, these breeds are perfect choice for someone who wants a small, smart and athletic dog to train for canine sports.
Kaninchen Dachshund: Small Attention-Getter
Little by little inch by inch, as soon as he walked into the room, it’s too late for you to realize that the cute and unassuming demeanor of this dog has already captured your attention. Tagged as a third size: kaninchen, which means “little rabbit.” this smaller variety of Dachshunds weighs only 8 to 10 pounds. The other type is the Mini Dachshund which weighs less than 11 pounds.
Maltese: Charming and Courageous
This breed proves to be a royalty on his own right. Surrounded by a white cape-like fur, maltese truly embodies the gentle, fearless and smart side of the king. This popular dog breed loves to enchant everyone he meets. Wherever you go, this dog that only weighs 4 to 7 pounds will surely make your heart grow fonder leaving a playful memory that you’ll never forget.
Toy Poodle: An Itty-Bitty Clown
Adding fun and laughter to the animal kingdom are “Toy Poodle” which can be an all-out circus performer, because he is a popular companion in dog shows. This curly coated dog excels in many dog sports, especially agility and obedience trials.The Toy Poodle is 10 inches or smaller and usually weighs 4 to 8 pounds.
Toy American Eskimo: “The Dog Beautiful” in a Tiny Package
From the land of the free and the home of the brave, the Toy American Eskimos are a mixture of different dog breeds like German Spiltz, the Keeshond, the white Pomeranian and the Italian Spitz (Volpino). A popular trick performer in circus acts during the 19th century; this beautiful white fluff ball is now more often found as a family companion. He also comes in mini and standard sizes and is 9 to 12 inches tall and weighs 6 to 10 pounds.
English Toy Spaniel: Big-Hearted Family Friend
English Toy Spaniel can top our list when talking about dogs as a man’s best friend because they are very welcoming to family members of all ages as long as he is handled carefully and treated respectfully. He likes to rest with you on the sofa and enjoys chasing bird outdoors. With an approximate weight of 8 to 14 pounds, he is ready to give your kids an instant playmate as it suits any sizes of home.
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