Dogs are one of the most popular animals as a pet. They are wonderful animals, full of life, love and loyalty. They are sociable and connect with people of all ages. They are highly trainable, and can make amazing companions, as well as protecting their owners, or helping them such as guide dogs for the blind.
There are many different types of breeds, and dogs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, a bit like us humans. Lots of people will want a large dog as their pet, while others will prefer something small. There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing a pet dog based on size – everyone has their own preferences, and there may be circumstances that play a role in deciding what type of dog you can have as a family pet.
From Poodles to Terriers, and Alsatians to Dobermans, there are so many different types of dog, each with its own unique characteristics and charm. You can find a wealth of information online with many websites giving you the complete breakdown of a dog breed such as a Patterdale Terrier guide, or the A-Z of bulldogs. Whatever information you are looking for, you’ll soon be able to find it.
There are lots of small sized dogs available as pets, some of which you may never have heard of. In this article, we will take a look at some of these smaller, snack sized canines.
These are very popular dogs and they are very playful and loyal. They have a loud bark and can sometimes be a little snappy, so they might not be the best choice of pet if you have very young children.
The Miniature Pinscher is a very cute looking dog and one with a huge personality. They love the outdoors and activities, especially with older children. They generally get along well with other dogs, unlike some terriers who can be very aggressive towards other animals.
These beautiful small canines are a delight to the eye, and their happy go lucky attitude to life in general make them wonderful family pets. They are lively little things and love frequent walks.
These are lovely dogs and very active and friendly ones. They are actually one of the fastest small dogs, and can reach mind boggling speeds of more than 30 miles an hour. They are the ideal companion for children who love running about and being active. They are non-aggressive in nature and are very sociable animals.
Bichon Frise are one of the most beautiful small breeds of dog, and their fluffy and bouncy fur is their trademark. They are highly intelligent dogs and very trainable, making them a great choice for a pet. They are ideal if you are living in an apartment or small home.
The French Bulldog is a cross between a terrier and a bulldog, and to look at why, you’ll clearly see the characteristics of the two breeds. They are great pets for the home and are very affectionate animals. Their small size means that they can be easily adaptable to living in a small studio or apartment.
Beagles are very beautiful dogs, with extremely expressive eyes. They are very playful and loyal, as well as being very intelligent animals, and are very good with children. They will need regular exercise and walking, but you can have so many wonderful moments with them as a pet.
The Chihuahua is probably the most famous “small” dog in the world, and their unique features really make them stand out among other small breeds. They usually won’t grow larger than 7-8 inches, and their weight never seems to exceed 3 kg. There size is one of their main attractions and they literally can go everywhere with you.
There are a number of benefits for having a small sized dog instead of a big one. Smaller ones are easily adaptable to living in smaller spaces, so if you live in a city apartment, then you most likely wouldn’t be allowed to keep a large dog in the building.
Another benefit is the cost of feeding them. Being such small dogs, they would not eat as much as some of the larger breeds, therefore they are more economical options. Their size also makes them easier to handle and to manage when compared to some of the larger breeds of dog.
Whatever type of dog you plan to get as a pet, it is important that you, and your family, are aware of the responsibilities that come with having a pet in the house such as their wellbeing, health and role in your family.