Small Dog Breeds

They say having a small dog is fashionable and on-trend even today! But how small is really small when you are talking about small dog breeds? Well, according to the American Kennel Club, if you thought small or miniature dogs are a subjective matter, forget it! AKC says if you have a dog that weighs anywhere below their 22 pounds recommendation for registering a small dog breed and stands below the 16 inches, your dog falls on the smaller side of miniature dog breeds.

But, if you need a quick glance at the AKC approved Small Dog Breeds, here’s a list of the best small dog breeds with pictures and info:

  • 1. Affenpinscher
  • 2. American Eskimo Dog
  • 3. American Hairless Terrier
  • 4. Australian Terrier
  • 5. Basenji
  • 6. Beagle
  • 7. Bedlington Terrier
  • 8. Bichon Frise
  • 9. Border Terrier
  • 10. Boston Terrier
  • 11. Brussels Griffon
  • 12. Cairn Terrier
  • 13. Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  • 14. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • 15. Cesky Terrier
  • 16. Chihuahua
  • 17. Chinese Crested Dog
  • 18. Cocker Spaniel
  • 19. Coton de Tulear
  • 20. Dachshund
  • 21. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • 22. English Toy Spaniel
  • 23. French Bulldog
  • 24. Havanese
  • 25. Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • 26. Italian Greyhound
  • 27. Japanese Chin
  • 28. Lakeland Terrier
  • 29. Lhasa Apso
  • 30. L√∂wchen
  • 31. Maltese
  • 32. Manchester Terrier
  • 33. Miniature Bull Terrier
  • 34. Miniature Pinscher
  • 35. Miniature Schnauzer
  • 36. Norfolk Terrier
  • 37. Norwegian Lundehund
  • 38. Norwich Terrier
  • 39. Papillon
  • 40. Parson Russell Terrier
  • 41. Pekingese
  • 42. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • 43. Pomeranian
  • 44. Miniature Poodle
  • 45. Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
  • 46. Pug
  • 47. Pumi
  • 48. Rat Terrier
  • 49. Russell Terrier
  • 50. Schipperke
  • 51. Scottish Terrier
  • 52. Sealyham Terrier
  • 53. Shetland Sheepdog
  • 54. Shiba Inu
  • 55. Shih Tzu
  • 56. Silky Terrier
  • 57. Smooth Fox Terrier
  • 58. Swedish Vallhund
  • 59. Tibetan Spaniel
  • 60. Tibetan Terrier
  • 61. Toy Fox Terrier
  • 62. Welsh Terrier
  • 63. West Highland White Terrier
  • 64. Wire Fox Terrier
  • 65. Yorkshire Terrier¬†