Types Of Small Dogs

Scroll down for a complete list of Types of Small Dogs, as recognized by licensed dog breeders. 

Many cute and colorful photos are included.

Types of Small Dogs Listed Alphabetically by Breed


American Cocker Spaniel

American Eskimo

American Hairless Terrier

Australian Terrier



Bedlington Terrier

Bichon Frise


Border Terrier

Boston Terrier

Above: The lovable, lamb-like Bedlington Terrier.

Image credit: dogdeg.blogspot.com

Below: The classic Boston Terrier.

Image credit: thelife-animal.blogspot.com

Brazilian Terrier

Brussels Griffon

Cairn Terrier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cesky Terrier

Chihuahua (Long hair)

Chihuahua (Short hair)

Chinese Crested (Hairless)

Chinese Crested (Powderpuff)

Cocker Spaniel (American)

Cocker Spaniel (English)

Coton de Tulear


Dandie Dinmont Terrier

English Toy Spaniel

Fox Terrier

French Bulldog

German Hunting Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier


Italian Greyhound

Jack Russell Terrier (short haor)

Jack Russell Terrier (wire hair)

Above: Blonde Long-Hair Apple Head Chihuahua.

Image pets4homes.co.uk

Below: Deer Head Chihuahua.

Image credit: all-about-chihuahuas.com

Above: Jack Russell Terrier (short hair).

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Below: Jack Russell Terrier (wire hair).

Image credit: jack-russell-terrier-jrt.cz

Japanese Chin

Japanese Spitz

Japanese Terrier

Klein German Spitz


Lakeland Terrier

Lancashire Heeler

Lhasa Apso



Manchester Terrier

Mexican Hairless

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Schanuzer

Mittel German Spitz

Norfolk Terrier

Norwegian Lundehund

Norwich Terrier


Parson Russell Terrier

Patterdale Terrier


Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen




Above: A freshly fluffed Red Pomeranian.

Image Credit: completedogsguide.com

Below: Two red Toy Poodle pups.

Image credit: daisyhillpoodles.com

Prazsky Krysarik


Below: A black Pug

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Rat Terrier


Scottish Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)

Shiba Inu

Shih Tsu

Silky Terrier

Skye Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Swedish Vallhund

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Terrier


Welsh Terrier

Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

West Highland White Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Small dogs are generally classified as dogs weighing less than fifteen pounds when full grown.

Medium dogs typically weigh between 15 and 30 pounds fully grown.

Dogs weighing more than 30 pounds are usually considered large by most American breeders.

Interesting Facts About Dogs

1. Due to the widespread popularity of dog breeding, the dog shows more physical and behavioral variation than any other land mammal.

2. Depending on the breed, the height of a dog ranges from 6 inches (certain types of small dogs like the Teacup Chihuahua) to about 30 inches (Irish Wolfhound).

3. In some parts of the world, dogs are used as meat for human consumption. 

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