Toy Dog Breeds

Ever wondered why you see so many celebrities with toy dogs? The answer is because these lovely miniature dogs have heaps of character. They are a bundle of fun and will always make you smile. They tend to be excitable little dogs with large personalities, so much so that if not trained properly they can become very power minded towards people and other dogs. They can become very attached to one person, so try your hardest to socialise them with as many other people and dogs as possible.


A Toy Poodle with a lovely brown curly coat
A Toy Poodle with a lovely brown curly coat

Toy dogs are perhaps more suited to a calm and quiet life, rather than the rough and tumble that a larger dog might enjoy. Most of them also love the sound of their own voice, and can be very noisy if not taught the ‘quiet’ command from an early age. The most popular toy dog breeds include the Maltese, the Bichon Frise, the Shih Tzu, the Chihuahua, the Pug, the Miniature Poodle, and the Yorkshire Terrier.


A lovely little Yorkshire Terrier Toy Dog
A lovely little Yorkshire Terrier Toy Dog

Toy Dogs That Don’t Shed Their Coats

If you looking for a dog which doesn’t shed its coat then these toys dogs can make great pets: the Bichon Frise, the Cairn Terrier, the Chinese Crested, the Coton De Tulear, the Fox Terrier (wire), the Havanese, the Maltese, the Toy Poodle, the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier.


Are Toy Dogs Good With Children?

Toy dogs can be good with children but can sometimes be a little unpredictable. Children tend to like toy dogs because they are often smaller than the child and have lots of energy. However, if the toy dog has a large personally it can often see the child as a rival and may try to assert itself over the child or snap if provoked. There are other types of breeds that are less unpredictable and more forgiving of small children. You should maybe consider a larger dog like a Retriever, Labrador or Spaniel.


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