Men’s furry best friends come in different sizes and colors, have different personalities and traits. Some of them are friendly and playful, others are lazy, thirds are good guardians… But, most of us choose their dogs depending on their size.


If you adore the tiny little ones, this is the right article for you! Below is a list of the ten smallest breeds in the world. Can you guess which one is the smallest? The chihuahua, of course!

1. Chihuahua

The smallest dog breed in the world, weighing between 4 and 6 pounds on average, as the name suggests, Chihuahuas hail from the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Despite their tiny stature, this breed tends to be fiercely loyal to their owner and in some cases can be over protective, which can result in a lot of baring. However, Chihuahuas are one of the most loving and affectionate breeds of dog, making them an excellent companion.



2. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise translates to ‘curly lap dog’ in French, the perfect description of our 2nd smallest dog breed in the world, which descends from the Water Spaniel and Standard Poodle. They make wonderful family dogs, as they are extremely loyal and play really well with children and other animals.


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3. Boston Terrier

Our 3rd smallest dog breed in the world, Boston Terriers are small and compact with a short tail and erect years. They are said to be highly intelligent and very trainable, making them a great companion and are wonderful with children.



4. French Bulldog

‘Frenchies’ are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world and are related to both the English Bulldog and American Bulldog. These dogs are playful, affectionate, loyal, and intelligent, making them a wonderful companion dog.



5. Papillon

Papillon is of the Spaniel family and is one of the oldest toy spaniels. Weighing between 6 and 7 pounds, Papillons get their name from the butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears. These dogs are quite intelligent and self-assured, but can be reserved around people they do not know. A great companion dog, the Papillon is happy, friendly, and adventurous, living upwards of 17 years.



6. Pomeranian

Pomeranians are gentle, mellow, and sweet, but they can also be noisy at times. This breed, one of the smallest in the world, can be quite good with children, just as long as they are introduced to them as puppies.



7. Pug

The Pug is a toy dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. One of the most lovable breeds on our list, the charismatic personality of the Pug make them a friendly and comedic companion.



8. Shih Tzu

One of the smallest dog breeds in the world, the Shih Tzu is one of the best family dogs and is great around children. Also called the ‘mini lion’, these dogs have a double-layered, full, and dense coat, which requires a lot of daily grooming.


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9. Toy Poodle

The 9th smallest dog on our list is the Toy Poodle, a sensitive breed that can be extremely loyal to their owner. The dog is officially found in toy, miniature, and standard sizes, and has many different coat colors.


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10. Yorkshire Terrier

Not only is the Yorkshire Terrier one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, they are one of the cutest. A perfect fit in a household where he will be the only dog, Yorkies are dependable, caring, and an excellent watch dog.