Guide to Dog Breeds

Comparing miniature toy dog breeds

AffenpinschersThe Affenpinscher are from Germany and are toy dogs, they need to be trained and socialized from a puppy because they can be stubborn and territorial. They love their owners, love their voice, can be eager to please, love affection and can be good watchdogs.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Standard American EskimoAmerican Eskimo’s are from Germany and America. These toy dog breeds are intelligent; they are easy to train but need training and socializing from an early age. They will always want to be around you, they love being with their owners and are very protective.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

popular dog breeds - Cavalier King Charles SpanielCavalier King Charles Spaniel are from Britain. These dogs are very popular because they are so easy going, they are the perfect family pet dog. They love all types of people, strangers and animals. They are the sweetest, friendliest and most loving of all dogs.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

ChihuahuaChihuahuas (Long & Short coat) are from Mexico. These toy dog breeds need to be trained and socialized from a puppy, or you’ll find they’ll become aggressive, unfriendly, vocal and hard to control. They are loyal and loving. Their personalities, loyalty and affection vary so choose wisely.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Japanese ChinJapanese Chin are from Japan. These dogs are very cheerful; they love to play and can be mischievous. They love and devote themselves to their owners and make great companions for all types of people and other animals.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Klein German SpitzKlein German Spitz are from Germany. These toy dog breeds are very active, subsequently they’re happy to go on long walks or be stimulated through other types of exercise. They are very loving, will always want to be around you but need to be trained.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

MalteseMaltese’s are from Malta. Your vet bill could be high with these toy dog breeds; they are fearless, playful and can be an accident-prone. They lavishly love their owners, have tons of affection but you must train them early or you could end up with a sulky brat.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Manchester TerriersManchester Terriers (Toy) are from Britain. These toy dog breeds are nearly extinct. If you manage to get hold of one, then affirm your leadership skills; these dogs are hard to command since they’re the ones who love commanding.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Mexican HairlessMexican Hairless (Toy) are from Mexico. These tend to be aloof and sensitive but make great watchdogs. They will love to live around you 24/7; consequently, they will require a lot of attention, affection and socialization particularly from puppy stage.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

medium dog breed - English Bull TerrierBull Terriers are from Britain. These dogs are very independent and have a mind of their own. If you aren’t a leader, then generally these dogs aren’t for you. They are playful and require a lot of your attention. They have a sweet nature and are very loyal.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Smooth Fox TerriersFox Terriers are from Australia. These are extremely intelligent and devoted to family members. They are daring, sociable, gracious, pleasurable and watchful watchdogs. They are highly-spirited, strong-minded, and loyal to their owners.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Large dog breeds - Doberman PinschersPinschers are from Germany. These toy dog breeds are intelligent, very confident and can be stubborn if allowed. They love their cuddles, love their owners unconditionally, make excellent watchdogs and are totally devoted to their family.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

papillonPapillons are from Belgium, France and Spain. These make excellent watchdog are very quiet breeds, although they elude huge amounts of energy. They require a lot of exercise, more than most other toy dog breeds and they need to be socialized from an early age.

PekingesePekingese are from China. These toy dog breeds are the royal dogs of China; they are loving, loyal and are great companions. They require very little exercise so need small amounts of food otherwise they could become royally obese.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

PomeraniansPomeranians are from Germany and Poland. These dogs are quite active; they need a lot of creative play and stimulus. They need to be trained and socialized from a puppy. They will give their owner a lot of unconditional love and affection but will also crave attention.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

best hunting dog breeds PoodlePoodles (Toy) are from France and Germany These dogs are very intelligent, stubborn, loving and loyal. They require a lot of grooming and need more exercise than most toy dog breeds.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Popular dog breeds - Miniature SchnauzerSchnauzerare from Germany. These dogs are intelligent and easy to train. They can be territorial. They love using their voice; therefore, would make great watchdogs and to a small degree made good guard dogs considering that they’ll bite any intruder.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

popular dog breeds - Shih TzuShih Tzu are from China. These dogs are very loyal and affectionate and they love to be pampered. They are considered good watchdogs and great family companions. They are one of those perfect family pets that get along with anything and anybody.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

Yorkshire Terrier isolated on a white backgroundSilky Terriers are from Australia. These dogs are intelligent and love to be around their owners. They are full of affection, energy and love to play a lot. These dog breeds need to be trained and socialized from an early age.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

PhalenePhalene are from France. They are extremely energetic; agility would be very good for them. They are intelligent and quite easy to train. They love their owners and their friends and will always want to be around them.[wc_divider style=”image2″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]

If you’re unsure about owning miniature dogs go to ‘Discovering the best dog breed for you‘ to start another search.

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