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 ClubOpens in a new tab., if you thought small or miniature dogs are a subjective matter, forget it! AKCOpens in a new tab. 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¬†