Are you thinking of getting a new dog? If yes, then, there are many dog breeds that you should consider before adopting a dog. Upon all these things, one of the most is the size of the dog. If you have enough space, commitment and time, then, you should adopt big dogs. But if you are living in a small apartment without the backyard, then, you should stick to the smallest dogs. So, we are going to show you some beautiful and smallest dogs. As they make up for in cuteness.

List of Smallest Dogs in the World 

Take a look at the list of the smallest dogs in the world.

1. Miniature Dachshund

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Miniature Dachshund is among small dog breeds because they are even smaller. Interesting to know that the size of the dog is usually about 12-18 cm. So, these small pooches are very playful and affectionate. These dogs love the outdoors but they also live happy in the city apartments.

2. Norfolk Terrier

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The Norfolk Terrier was developed in England in the early 1800s. Therefore, might be one of the smallest terriers. So, in terms of temperament and nature, it can easily compete with much larger breeds. According to nature, the Norfolk Terrier is an independent, fearless, hard-working, affectionate and very smart dog. Therefore, considered as one of the smallest dogs in the world.

3. Pekingese

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Pekingese is originally a lap dog which is favored by the Chinese royalty. It is one of the ancient dog breeds. As the dog is very loyal and affectionate with the members of the family. So, due to its vigilant nature of this breed, makes it a great watchdog. Therefore, a perfectly suited dog for ant type of house.

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4. Shih Tzu

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It is also one of the beautiful and ancient dogs from China. Therefore, considered one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. According to research, the dog existed as early as 8,000 BC. Therefore, originally kept in the royal places as a lap dog. Now, it started to be used in particular obedience, sports, agility competition as well as the rally. Therefore, considered as one of the smallest dogs in the world.

5. Schipperke

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It is originally a companion dog of Belgian sailors. The dog, Schipperke is considered one of the smallest shepherd breeds in the world.  According to reports, it is a tremendously lively and energetic dog that loves to chase anything that moves. So, the beautiful breed can make an amiable and pleasant apartment dog but needs daily exercise.

6. Silky Terrier

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Closely related to the Yorkshire terrier, developed in the 19th century in Australia. The weight of the dog is about 4-4.5 kilogram. The little dog is most famous for its silky, straight and shiny coat. Besides, it has a tiny size but it loves to go vermin hunting.

7. Papillon

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Papillon is best known for its characteristics butterfly-like look. As it is one of the smartest, trainable, oldest and most popular toys dogs in the world. Despite, it is also highly energetic and beautiful dog due to its obedience and affection to its family members. It is a competitive dog in a small package.

8. Miniature Schnauzer

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You can recognize the dog very easily because of its long bushy eyebrows as well as long bread. The breed is especially in countries like the UK, Germany and the US but available all around the world. One of the smallest dogs is famous for its affection and intelligence.

9. Chinese Crested Dog

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It is the only dog that comes in two different varieties, one is Powerpuff, and the other is hairless. The Powerpuff has a soft coat and long hair while on the hand hairless has no hair except its feet. They are famous for lovable, charming and agile behavior. Be careful with the hairless variety because they can injure easily.

10. Bichon Frise

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The size of the beautiful dog, Bichon Frise, is never more than 25 cm. It is a small fluffy dog, originated from Spain. The companion dog is wonderfully affectionate to its family members. The dog mostly found entertaining families at home. Due to its only 25 cm size, it is one of the smallest dogs in the world.

11. Lancashire Heeler

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The dog once used to drive livestock and hunt rabbits as well as rats. As now, Lancashire Heeler is the best companion dog breed in the United Kingdom. It is very similar to the Corgi but it is very smaller in size. The dog makes a friendly, alert, intelligent, energetic, and playful dog.

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12. Volpino Italiano

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Volpino is very similar in appearance and size to the Pomeranian. The rare breed developed in Italy considered as energetic as well friendly. It makes a great family dog as it is very loyal and bonds firmly with its human owners. The dog requires regular bathing and weekly coat brushing because of its bushy and long coat.

13. Biewer Terrier

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Last but not least, Biewer Terrier is one of the smallest dogs in the world. It is a relatively new breed developed in the beautiful country, Germany. Despite, it is a tiny dog but weighs more than 3 kilograms. Due to this, it is highly brave, energetic, intelligent, loyal and eager for adventures.

Final Thoughts

Here we have all from the list of smallest dogs in the world. All of these dogs are famous for their affectionate nature and tiny size. So, if you adopt one of the above dogs in the list. We hope that you will find some kind of useful and interesting information from this article. If you like this, then, share with your friends and comment below in the comment section.

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