Here you will find a list of some toy dog breeds with pictures and brief description. There are different approaches to the classification of toy dogs. We will assume that a "toy" dog breed is any breed whose weight averages about or less than 14 pounds (6 kg).

Photo by © sstark99

Australian Terrier

Origin: Australia
Colors:
Solid red, solid sandy, blue and tan
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker

Photo by Mary Baker

English Toy Spaniel

Origin: England
Colors: Black-and-tan, solid red, white with red markings, white with black and tan markings
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by pflederer85

Brussels Griffon

Origin: Belgium
Colors: Red, black, black-and-tan
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by bitjungle

Cairn Terrier

Origin: Scotland
Colors:
Any except white
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker



Photo by © Hans Jan Durr

Chinese Crested

Origin: Unknown
Colors:
Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Very little (Hairless) to regular (Powderpuff)
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by michelle nault

Chihuahua

Origin: Mexico
Colors:
Any
Size:
Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise:
Little
Grooming:
Little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Tends to be dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by Martin Taylor

Havanese

Origin: Western Mediterranean Region
Colors:
Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Very easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by dliban

Italian Greyhound

Origin: Italy
Colors:
Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker



Photo by hikariin

Maltese

Origin: Malta
Colors: White
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Little
Grooming: Daily
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Very low
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by Peter Remnemark

Japanese Chin

Origin: China, later developed in Japan
Colors: White with colored patches
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Extensive
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with others
Dominance: Low
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by © Dave Horowitz

Manchester Terrier

Origin: England
Colors:
Black-and-tan
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker



Photo by Leonardo Dasilva

Miniature Pinscher

Origin: Germany
Colors:
Red, black and tan, chocolate and tan
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Experienced
Exercise: Little
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by tanakawho

Norfolk Terrier

Origin: United Kingdom
Colors: Shades of red, wheaten, black and tan, grizzle
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by Dmitri Krakovsky

Norwich Terrier

Origin: United Kingdom
Colors: Shades of red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive.
Dominance: Low
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by © Tamara Mann

Papillon

Origin: France
Colors: White with patches
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Can be slightly dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Not a barker



Photo by szymonir

Pekingese

Origin: China
Colors: Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by © Rachel

Pomeranian

Origin: Germany
Colors: Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Likes to bark



Photo by ofsilkysdream

Silky Terrier

Origin: Australia
Colors: Blue and tan
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Moderately easy to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Average barker



Photo by © Jeff Hapeman

Toy Fox Terrier

Origin: United States
Colors:
Tri-colour, white-chocolate-and-tan, white-and-tan, white-and-black
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Very little
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog aggressive
Dominance: High
Noise: Average barker



Photo by © kgboxer

Yorkshire Terrier

Origin: England
Colors:
Sleet blue and tan
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Little
Grooming:
Very little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be a bit dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Likes to bark



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