Toy dogs are the smaller and cutest puppies! These breeds love affection and attention from their owner. So much so that some people refer to these dog breeds as "lap dogs", because of the amount of time they spend in their owner's lap. But potential owners should beware: these puppies may grow into the very strong-willed dogs with big personalities! Although they may be diminutive in size, a common mistake is to think that companion or Toy Dogs are lazy. In fact, Toy Breeds are keen for exercize, and some are fast. Like Companion dogs, Toy Dog breeds can also be quite strong-willed and possessive and this may lead behavioural problems without proper training or discipline.
This gorgeous scruffy little dog makes a great house pet. Affenpinscher's originated in Germany, and this toy dog breed's name translates as "Monkey Terrier" which describes this little dog very well!
The Boston Terrier is gentle, alert, very intelligent, well-mannered and enthusiastic. Without the proper amount of mental and physical exercise they can become rambunctious and a bit high strung. They are very sensitive to the tone of one's voice.
The Brussels Griffon is an intelligent cheerful dog with a terrier-like disposition. This dog has a great personality, they make a fine companion dog and are good with other dogs and cats.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the most popular dogs in the United Kingdom, and this small dog breed is quickly becoming more popular in the United States.
The Chihuahua makes a great companion dog. The smallest of all of the dog breeds, the courageous, lively, and affectionate Chihuahua will win your heart!
The most popular of the hairless breeds, the Chinese Crested (Hairless) Dog is quite rare and commonly appears in rare dog shows.
The most popular of the hairless breeds, the Chinese Crested are still very rare. These dogs are alert, charming, agile, and lovable.
Havanese are small and friendly dog that have had a recent surge in popularity as a beloved family pet.
The very slender Italian Greyhound has been called the ideal pet, and with this dog breed's peaceful nature and love for their owner, it is no wonder! This adaptable puppy will make a loving addition to any household.
The Japanese Chin is also called the Chin or Japanese Spaniel. It is a little spaniel who is only bred to serve man as a companion.
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