Small dog breeds (113) | MyDogBreeds

pomeranian dog

Pomeranian

Known as the Pom and classified as a toy dog breed, the Pomeranian comes from the Spitz dog from the Arctic regions. It is thought that the dog is des..

Toy dogSmall dogGermany
maltese dog

Maltese

The Maltese dog hardly needs any introduction as this is an ancient breed which is still as popular as ever. Some people refer to it as the "Maltese ..

Toy dogSmall dogItaly
pug dog

Pug

It is believed that Pugs originated in China, but not much is known about the early history of these dogs. There are some dog experts who believe that..

Toy dogSmall dogChina
boston terrier dog

Boston Terrier

Nicknamed the American Gentleman, the Boston Terrier is the result of crossing the British Bulldog with the white English Terrier. At first the Boston..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
beagle dog

Beagle

There are some accounts of similar size dogs used for hunting in Greece in 5th century BCE. During 8th century the Talbot Hound breed was created. In ..

Hound dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
maltipoo dog

Maltipoo

The Maltipoo is a popular dog breed – a cross between the Maltese and Poodle. The dog originates in the United States. The Maltipoo is a cross bree..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
cavalier king charles spaniel dog

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The origin of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel goes back many centuries. It was in 1928 that this spaniel breed was separated from the smaller King C..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
bichon frise dog

Bichon Frise

Contrary to the myths and many of the tales of the history of the Bichon Frise, the breed was originally developed in Spain. Later specific trait deve..

Companion dogSmall dogSpain
dachshund dog

Dachshund

The Dachshund originated in Germany. He was used as a hunting dog with his origins starting way back in the 15th century already. The small dog was de..

Hound dogSmall dogGermany
jack russell terrier dog

Jack Russell Terrier

The popular Jack Russell Terrier was developed in Devonshire in the south of England in the late 1800's so as to hunt foxes. Often believed to be t..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
cockapoo dog

Cockapoo

The gorgeous Cockapoo is a mixed-breed dog. He comes from mixing the Cocker Spaniel with a Poodle.Both these dogs have their own histories. Known a..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
west highland white terrier dog

West Highland White Terrier

The West highland white terrier originated from Poltalloch in Scotland. So they were initially called as Poltalloch terrier and after that they were c..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
cavapoo dog

Cavapoo

The Cavapoo, known also as the Cavoodle, is a small dog – a mix of a miniature Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He hasn’t got a long his..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
corgi dog

Corgi

Known as a cattle herding dog breed, the Corgi hails from Pembrokeshire, Wales. You get 2 breeds – the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Welsh Corgi. Th..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
miniature schnauzer dog

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers were first bred in Germany in the 19th century being bred from Affenpinschers and Standard Schnauzers. This dog was always use..

Terrier dogSmall dogGermany
cavachon dog

Cavachon

The Cavachon dog is a mix of the Bichon Frise and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. There isn’t much on the history of the dog but it seems as though c..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
mal shi dog

Mal-Shi

Small and pretty, the Mal-shi is a new crossbreed dog which originated in the United States and only recently - in the 1990s. There hasn’t been muc..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
american eskimo dog dog

American Eskimo Dog

The American Eskimo is derived from the Nordic Spitz breed and most closely related to the German Spitz in particular. There were many German Spitzes ..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited States
papillon dog

Papillon

With his eye-catching butterfly-look-alike feathery ears, the Papillon, also called the Continental Toy Spaniel or the Squirrel Spaniel, is one of the..

Toy dogSmall dogFrance
miniature australian shepherd dog

Miniature Australian Shepherd

Unlike some miniaturized pure dog breeds, the Miniature Australian Shepherd is a breed of its own. The American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited States
japanese chin dog

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin, also known as the Japanese Spaniel, has always been known for thousands of years as a dog with strong companion characteristics. ..

Toy dogSmall dogJapan
miniature english bulldog dog

Miniature English Bulldog

The Miniature Bulldog is such a cute little dog, hailing from England in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The exact development of the dog is unclea..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
miniature dachshund dog

Miniature Dachshund

The Dachshund breed is ancient and was developed in Germany sometime around the 16th century. It was in 1870 that Dachshunds first came to the Unit..

Hound dogSmall dogGermany
alaskan klee kai dog

Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Klee Kai breed is created in Alaska by Linda S Spurlin with help of her family. When she saw a smaller type of Siberian Husky, she immediately..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
lhasa apso dog

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog hailing from Tibet. He was a useful dog to the monks who would use him in the palaces as well as the monasteries ..

Non sporting dogSmall dogChina
coton de tulear dog

Coton De Tulear

These cute little Coton de Tulear dogs originate from Madagascar and have in fact been named the ‘official dog of Madagascar’. The Coton de Tulear ..

Companion dogSmall dogMadagascar
cairn terrier dog

Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier originates in the Scottish Highlands. This feisty little dog was given the name Cairn, as he used to hunt prey between the Scottish ..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
miniature poodle dog

Miniature Poodle

The Poodle is no stranger to the dog world and has been a familiar face in Western Europe for hundreds of years. Though they have lived in Europe for ..

Non sporting dogSmall dogGermany
border terrier dog

Border Terrier

As a working dog, the Border Terrier comes from the border country between England and Scotland. To be more specific, the dog originates from the rou..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
japanese spitz dog

Japanese Spitz

Spitz dogs include quite a few dog breeds and these dogs all have similar characteristics – pointed, erect ears, slanted type eyes with thick fur. ..

Companion dogSmall dogJapan
bolognese dog

Bolognese

The Bolognese has already been on record since the 13th century, being particularly popular among the aristocracy during the Renaissance. The breed ha..

Toy dogSmall dogItaly
italian greyhound dog

Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound is an ancient breed, a purebred originating in Italy but with evidence to suggest it was also to be found in Turkey and Greece. ..

Toy dogSmall dogItaly
rat terrier dog

Rat Terrier

Known also as the American Rat Terrier or even as the Rattie, this American dog breed is a farm dog, common on family farms during the 1920's and 193..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
scottish terrier dog

Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier is also known as the Aberdeen Terrier but people who love and know him refer to him fondly as the Scottie. These little dogs w..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
malti pom dog

Malti-Pom

The sweet little Malti Pom is a dog which comes from crossing two purebreds – the Maltese Poodle and the Pomeranian. The appearance of this dog wil..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
australian terrier dog

Australian Terrier

The Australian terrier, the little terrier, is a breed developed to control vermin. The nature of this dog is very spirited. They are alert, courageou..

Terrier dogSmall dogAustralia
pekepoo dog

PekePoo

As a cross between a Peingese and a Poodle, your cute Peekapoo as he is also known, isn't a purebred dog. They first started making their appearance i..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
patterdale terrier dog

Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale was developed in England,with his origins being linked to an early breeder with the name Joe Bowman. They were sought after for thei..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
american hairless terrier dog

American Hairless Terrier

Derived from the Rat Terrier, the American Hairless Terrier was born in a litter of Rat Terriers in 1972. The evolution of this breed is very diffe..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
jug dog

Jug

The Jug is a crossbreed – a mix of a pug and a Jack Russell Terrier and they were bred in England with the idea to keep the basic features of a pug bu..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
bull terrier miniature dog

Bull Terrier Miniature

Less well known than the Bull Terrier, the Miniature Bull Terrier which actually follows the same breed standard, has a height of 35cm. The Bull Terri..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
norwich terrier dog

Norwich Terrier

Hailing from the United Kingdom and once known as the Cantab Terrier, the Norwich Terrier may be small, but he was bred to hunt rodents. Closely re..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
norfolk terrier dog

Norfolk Terrier

It was in the 1880s that a working terrier was developed in eastern England. The Norfolk Terrier was developed by crossing local terrier-like dogs wit..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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English White Terrier

The English White Terrier was developed in the 1860’s by a group of breeders from the Sealyham terriers, the Jack Russell terrier, and the Fox Terrier..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
parson russell terrier dog

Parson Russell Terrier

The Parson Russell Terrier hails from England and is a small to medium sized dog dating back to the 18th century. It is believed that Reverend John ‘J..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
cardigan welsh corgi dog

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi, named after Cardiganshire, Wales, is an ancient breed, brought to Wales by the Celts about 3,000 years ago. Small but tou..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
miniature pinscher dog

Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher hails from Germany. It appears to be an ancient dog breed, going back hundreds of years and being used to kill vermin. He is..

Toy dogSmall dogGermany
indian spitz dog

Indian Spitz

The Indian Spitz is a working dog and has always been used for hunting and tracking small game. It is a popular dog breed in India. There isn't too..

Working dogSmall dogIndia
russell terrier dog

Russell Terrier

This feisty little dog was developed in England a couple of centuries ago. He has a well documented history. An interesting aspect with this dog is th..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
schipperke dog

Schipperke

The Schipperke is a small dog which hails from Belguim and where he is known as a Spitz. There are however different theories regarding the Schippe..

Companion dogSmall dogBelgium
portuguese podengo dog

Portuguese Podengo

The Portuguese Podengo is an ancient hound dog from Portugal. It is available as a small dog, medium and large dog. The coats can be short and smoo..

Hound dogSmall dogPortugal
feist dog

Feist

The Feist is a small dog from the United States, coming from Terrier dogs which were brought over to the States. It is believed that these Terriers in..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
australian silky terrier dog

Australian Silky Terrier

Many toy breeds have been bred for centuries and were kept as lap dogs and companion dogs. Known at first as ‘The Sydney Silk’ the Australian Silky Te..

Toy dogSmall dogAustralia
manchester terrier dog

Manchester Terrier

Looking much like the Black and Tan Terrier, the Manchester Terrier is a dog that was actually developed from the Black and Tan, which is the oldest k..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
dorgi dog

Dorgi

The Dorgi is a designer crossbreed whose origins are not entirely known, however it is a popular breed, being a mix between a Dachshund and a Pembroke..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
alopekis dog

Alopekis

The courageous Alopekis is said to have run with and fought with bulls. To this day they escort bulls in Greece. They were used by the Greeks to conta..

Miscellaneous dogsSmall dogGreece
dandie dinmont terrier dog

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The rough coated Dandie Dinmont Terrier originates from Scotland. They were used centuries ago for hunting otters and badgers. There are theories t..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
belgian griffon dog

Belgian Griffon

The Belgian Griffon isn’t your most attractive dog, but maybe its his quirky, gremlin looks that makes him such an adored pet for many. There are diff..

Toy dogSmall dogBelgium
beaglier dog

Beaglier

The Beaglier beginnings are set in Australia. Before around 30 years, breeders cross-breed the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The resul..

Hound dogSmall dogAustralia
miniature fox terrier dog

Miniature Fox Terrier

Known as Mini Foxies or Toy Fox Terriers, these dogs hail from Australia, having been bred there since the 1800s already. They are descendants of f..

Terrier dogSmall dogAustralia
carlin pinscher dog

Carlin Pinscher

There are conflicting views as to where the Carlin Pinscher hails from, with some reports saying France and others the USA. The names of some breeders..

Toy dogSmall dogFrance
cesky terrier dog

Cesky Terrier

Known as the Bohemian Terrier and looking similar to a Scottish Terrier dog, the Cesky Terrier is a dog breed that has been created by Frantisek Horak..

Terrier dogSmall dogCzech Republic
dorkie dog

Dorkie

Dorkie Terriers originate from the United States of America. The small Dorkie, a cross between the Dachshund and the Yorkshire Terrier has a short his..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
german spitz klein dog

German Spitz (Klein)

Also referred to as the Miniature Spitz, the German Spitz is believed to have descended from the Nordic Samoyed and Lapphund. Some dog experts say the..

Toy dogSmall dogGermany
glen of imaal terrier dog

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Hailing from Ireland and known also as the Wicklow Terrier or just Glen, the Glen of Imaal Terrier was used to get rid of rats, badgers and otters as ..

Terrier dogSmall dogIreland
fruggle dog

Fruggle

The Fruggle is a mixed breed/hybrid crossover between a Pug and a French Bulldog. The “Frug” is considered a designer breed, developed in the United S..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
doxiepoo dog

Doxiepoo

The Doxiepoo is a designer dog breed - a combination of the Dachshund who was used to hunt for Badgers and the Poodle, a dog bred in France to essenti..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
schweenie dog

Schweenie

The Schweenie is a hybrid dog, with the parent breeds being the Shih Tzu and the Dachshund. The Schweenie dog has been around for about 4 decades w..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
bluetick beagle dog

Bluetick Beagle

Among the hound group of dogs, there are some ancient breeds. The history of the Beagle and the Bluetick Beagle more specifically is fairly uncertain ..

Hound dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
bospin dog

Bospin

The Bospin is a fairly new breed of dog and is the result of cross-breeding between the Boston Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. Mixed breed dogs..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited States
schnorkie dog

Schnorkie

This dog is a cross between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Yorkshire Terrier. It’s not a purebred dog and is known as a designer dog. These dogs ..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited States
sealyham terrier dog

Sealyham Terrier

The Sealyham Terrier is a rare dog breed originating in Wales. The dog was developed in the 19th century by Captain John Edwardes at Sealyham House. T..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
basset artesien normand dog

Basset Artesien Normand

The Basset Artesien Normand hails from Normandy, France. He was bred around the middle ages and was a popular breed with the royalty of France when th..

Hound dogSmall dogFrance
brug dog

Brug

The Brug or Griffon Pug is not a purebred dog at this point in time. It is a cross between a Pug and a Brussels Griffon, currently known as a “designe..

Miscellaneous dogsSmall dogUnited States
chilean fox terrier dog

Chilean Fox Terrier

The Chilean Fox Terrier, developed in Chile, is a dog breed which comes from crossing the British Fox Terrier with some of the local Chilean dogs. ..

Terrier dogSmall dogChile
petit basset griffon vendeen dog

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen hails from France. They have always been used to hunt game by scent. This dog has always been appreciated for its ind..

Hound dogSmall dogFrance
bantam bulldog dog

Bantam Bulldog

The origin of the Bantam Bulldog goes back to the 1800s, and in fact there is evidence of miniature bull dogs in 1899, In 1902 the smaller bulldog bre..

Toy dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
irish jack russell dog

Irish Jack Russell

Originating in the United States of America, the Irish Jack Russell, also known as Short Jack Russells, was bred to bring about a calmer temperament a..

Working dogSmall dogUnited States
lhasapoo dog

Lhasapoo

Such a cute, cuddly teddy bear of a dog is popular with everyone who just wants a wonderful canine companion. Both the Lhasa Apso and the Poodle ar..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
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Black and Tan Terrier

There is limited information on the Black and Tan Terriers since it is extinct. Black and Tan terrier came out of the “Terrier Wars” between the Brit..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
cairland terrier dog

Cairland Terrier

The Cairland Terrier is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the West Highland White Terrier. It simply means that if you own a Cairland, you’re goin..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
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Meliteo Kinidio

Originating in Greece, the Melitea Kinidio is also known as the Small Greek Domestic Dog. It is an ancient dog breed. The dog has always been a skillf..

Companion dogSmall dogGreece
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Damchi

The exact origin of the Damchi isn’t particularly well documented but those who are interested say that the Damchi actually dates back as far as the 1..

Toy dogSmall dogBhutan
fell terrier dog

Fell Terrier

Fell terriers, known by other names such as Lakeland-, Patterdale-, Red Fell or Black Fell Terrier are small working terriers, hailing from the fell o..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
russian spaniel dog

Russian Spaniel

The Russian Spaniel is a gun dog which has originated from the English Cocker Spaniel and the English Springer Spaniel. Today while he is a gun dog he..

Gun dogSmall dogRussia
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Hawaiian Poi Dog

The Hawaiian Poi Dog was a descendent of the dogs brought to the Islands by the Polynesian. These Polynesian dogs were themselves descendants of the k..

Companion dogSmall dogIndonesia
lancashire heeler dog

Lancashire Heeler

The Lancashire Heeler, known also as the Ormskirk Heeler or Ormskirk Terrier, hails from England and is looked upon as a vulnerable breed by the Kenne..

Working dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
lowchen dog

Lowchen

Known as the Little Lion Dog, the Lowchen is considered by some registries as a toy dog and by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting dog. Nobo..

Toy dogSmall dogGermany
lucas terrier dog

Lucas Terrier

The Lucas Terrier is a rare breed which hails from England, originating there in the late 1940s. Today it is considered a purebred. It was originally..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
miniature siberian husky dog

Miniature Siberian Husky

Miniature Siberian Huskies – also known as mini huskies – are your regular Siberian husky bred to be that much smaller than what the breed standard d..

Working dogSmall dogUnited States
cyprus poodle dog

Cyprus Poodle

Unfortunately the Island of Cyprus may well be beautiful and have a wonderful climate, but when you take a deeper look, the island has a serious probl..

Toy dogSmall dogCyprus
plummer terrier dog

Plummer Terrier

This purebred dog was developed by Dr David Brian Plummer in the UK. The whole idea for developing the dog was for it to be an all-purpose dog that c..

Terrier dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
danish swedish farmdog dog

Danish Swedish Farmdog

The Danish Swedish Farmdog has over the centuries been a versatile dog, working on farms. The history of this dog goes way back to the 1700s, being fo..

Working dogSmall dogDenmark
prazsky krysarik dog

Prazsky Krysarik

The Pražský Krysařík is a small breed of dog from the Czech Republic. You won’t find this dog outside the Czech Republic, which is a pity, because..

Companion dogSmall dogCzech Republic
pugalier dog

Pugalier

The Pugalier is a designer dog which dates to the 1980s and 1990s. Being a fairly new dog breed, it doesn’t have a long or detailed history. It is ..

Companion dogSmall dogUnited States
ratonero bodeguero andaluz dog

Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz

Long ago the English visited Spain to sample their wines, bringing with them smooth coated English Fox Terriers which were later crossed with other do..

Terrier dogSmall dogSpain
shetland sheepdog dog

Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog was crossed with working collies and brought to the islands. They were bred on the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom. These li..

Herding dogsSmall dogUnited Kingdom
shorkie dog

Shorkie

The Shorkie is a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Shih Tzu. This little dog actually thinks he’s quite big. He is a great watchdog and a barker, ..

Miscellaneous dogsSmall dogUnited States
kaikadi dog

Kaikadi

The Kaikadi or Kai Kadi is a terrier dog, hailing from India. Not much is available on the history of the dog, but today you won't easily find origina..

Terrier dogSmall dogIndia
tibetan spaniel dog

Tibetan Spaniel

Known fondly as the Tibbie and being referred to as little lions’, the Tibetan Spaniel is an ancient dog breed. They appear in ancient art dating w..

Non sporting dogSmall dogChina

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