Toy Dog Breeds

Weighing less than 25 pounds, toy dog breeds can make good pets if your children are careful. They can be injured easily due to their small size.

The tips in this section include information about a number of the breeds in the toy group. You'll find great information about breeds such as the Chihuahua, Maltese, Pub, and Toy Poodle.

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Also known as the Monkey Dog, the Affenpinscher's physical attributes resemble a monkey. He is small yet sturdy and a very loyal pet.

   Brussels Griffon
The Brussels Griffon is highly intelligent and easily trained. His physical expressions are known to closely resemble humans.

Vastly popular in the United States presently, the Chihuahua's origin is quite mysterious. He is confident, self-reliant, and highly intelligent.

   English Toy Spaniel
Known to have traveled in many Royal circles, the English Toy Spaniel was once called the King Charles Spaniel. He is curious, bright and affectionate, making him ideal for human companionship.

   Italian Greyhound
The Italian Greyhound is the smallest of the Greyhound breed. He is an affectionate and sensitive, yet very playful, making him a perfect family pet.

   Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin is an ancient oriental breed. He is very lively and affectionate and has been a great companion to man for many centuries.

The Maltese is believed to have been bred primarily as a lap dog. His lively, playful and loving nature make him a beloved companion.

   Miniature Pinscher
The Miniature Pinscher is fearless yet affectionate. He is an ideal pet for the individual seeking a lively, alert, and bold dog.

The Papillon is known for the butterfly-like appearance of his ears. He is a happy and friendly dog, making him a great companion.

The Pekingese has a very prestigious history dating back to Chinese royalty. He is a dignified breed, carrying himself with pride and courage.

The Pomeranian was once a much larger breed than what it is today. He is now a small but vivacious dog that is perfect for companionship or as a watchdog.

Highly adaptable, the Pug is an ideal house companion. He is even-tempered, outgoing, and playful.

   Toy Manchester Terrier
Due to his highly sensitive nature, the Toy Manchester Terrier has lost some popularity. He is observant and very devoted.

   Toy Poodle
Although beautiful, the Toy Poodle is also extremely intelligent. He is active yet obedient.

   Yorkshire Terrier
Once known as the Scotch Terrier, the Yorkshire Terrier is big on personality. He is active, alert, and very energetic.