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20+ Small Dog Breeds That Stay Small Forever!

There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day to your furry family members. When choosing a dog for your family, the important thing is to find your perfect match! I was surprised to find that the akc’s most popular breeds are mostly larger dogs:

The BEST small dogs!

Labrador Retriever, French Bulldog, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and Poodle.

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Smaller animals are a good choice for any home, but are especially great for people living in smaller homes and apartments. Tiny dogs make excellent companions and their tiny size makes them perfect for lap snuggles! Their small size also makes them good for small children and great family dogs!

most popular small dog the frenchie

We’ve rounded up a a list of the 20+ smallest dog breeds to share with you! We hope this list helps you choose the right small dog for you or your family!

Small Dog Breeds

What puppies stay small? Here's a list of small dog breeds!

Many people love toy dog breeds and smaller breeds because on average they tend to live longer. The worst part of having a dog is knowing one day you will lose them. The average dog’s lifespan is 10-13 years but smaller breeds average up to 20 years! The furry friends who typically live the longest? Yorkshire terriers, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Toy Poodles and Lhasa Apsos. Unfortunately some of our favorite small dogs live shorter lives than average: French Bulldogs and Pugs. The list of shorter lifespans also includes some of our favorite big dogs: Great Dane, Chow Chow, Mastiff, and the Bernese Mountain Dog.

best small dogs: miniature dachshund

We love small dogs because of their size but many also love them because a lot of hypoallergenic dogs are smaller dogs. These are some of the best dogs for people with allergies or if you just want a dog that doesn’t shed: Bichon Frise, Chinese Crested, Havanese, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Poodle, Shih Tzu, and Yorkie.

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We hope you enjoyed this list of some of the best small dog breeds that stay small forever! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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