A beautiful pet dog

A beautiful pet dog

Small dog breeds appeal to prospective pet owners for a variety of reasons. Not only are they tiny enough to be excellent cuddle partners or lap dogs, but also, depending on the breed, they may shed less, making them a great hypoallergenic dog. Small dog breeds can even be cheaper than large dog breeds because they require less food and supplies. And no matter where you’re taking your furry friend — be it to the park, their veterinarian, on a road trip, 

small dogs are simply easier to travel with than larger breeds are. But with all of the small dog breeds out there, finding your next pet can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start.

Alaskan Klee Kai

Any dog — big or small — is bound to bring endless joy into your home. So, if you’re ready to take the plunge and welcome a new little fur baby into your life, here are some small dog breeds to consider. These small pup breeds are great options for individuals or families who don’t have much room but still want to have a pet.

If you want a husky-like dog at a fraction of the size, the Klee Kai is the pup for you. They run betweensix and 25 pounds depending on whether they’re a toy or standard version of the breed. Just know that with their fluffy coat, they’ll need a lot of grooming maintenance.

Biewer Terrier

The American Kennel Club just recognized this friendly, spunky dog breed early in 2021. It’s part of the toy breed group and clocks in at just four to eight pounds.

Chinese Crested

 Chinese Cresteds are partially hairless, which means you have to take care to keep them out of too much sun. They weigh up to 12 pounds, according to Dog Time, and love to snuggle in their owners’ laps.

Danish-Swedish Farmdog

Just because these dogs are small doesn’t mean they’re not extremely helpful! As its name suggests, people bred the Danish-Swedish farm dog to help with rural tasks like ratting, herding, and hunting. They run between 15 and 20 pounds.

Lancashire Heeler

This dog breed may be distantly related to the Corgi and Manchester Terrier — two other small dog breeds. They weigh between nine and 17 pounds, making them ideal farm dogs in the 17th century, and now makes them great small apartment pets.


Löwchen is German for “little lion,” named for their traditional haircut of a flowing mane and short-cropped hindquarters. These dogs hardly shed, which makes them ideal for people with allergies. They’re also on the tiny side at just 15 pounds.

Miniature Bull Terrier

A full-grown standard Bull Terrier can weigh up to 70 pounds, but fortunately, the miniature versions are smaller. They weigh just 18-28 pounds. People created the miniature breed for above-ground ratting, but now they make great companions for people without a lot of room for a pet.