6 Most Popular Small Dog Breeds Questions Answered
1. Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed
Do you like beautiful barking puppies with floppy ears? If so, then Yorkshire Terrier is the breed that you should be looking for. These English toy dogs that have really unique and fluffy fur coat look like rabbits in the human world. They love to run around, playing fetch with their ball or tug of war game. It is recommended to house train them from 3 weeks, where they will eat and drink in their bowl and potty in their bathroom. For this, you should train your puppy with the aim to never let them go out into the front yard. The front yard is for the big dogs and it is generally designed for dogs to romp around in, rather than peeing and pooping. The Yorkshire Terrier – Facts Yorkshire Terriers are the first English toy dogs that were registered in the United States in 1881.
2. Chihuahua Dog Breed
Chihuahuas are smallish dogs, usually 4-8lbs and 15-25 inches in length. With the exception of males with long coats and short coats, all adult Chihuahuas have black hair. Most chihuahuas, however, also have some other color in their coat. Yellow, orange, or red hair (we call them piebalds), black spots, and a patch of white hair between the eyes called a schnauzer patch. A different color of fur occurs on the inside of the legs called a soft-coat. 2.1 (depending on your appearance) Pure breed Chihuahua has a mild or medium temperament. Pairings should have a combination of short, medium, and long hair or some form of hair. Dogs with short hair should be kept in a home that has no other small, hairy dogs. Dogs with medium hair should be kept in a home with other medium-haired dogs.
3. Maltese Dog Breed
Generally, these dogs are born with their eyes closed but open them as they get older. They are cute little bundles of joy, are small and adorable and are best friends with everyone. Maltese are most attractive in dainty white with a pink or red coat, but black, brown, red, or blue versions also exist. They are very affectionate, have a good sense of humour, and are the best companions for anyone. They have a tendency to get irritable around unfamiliar people and noises and can seem anxious. Being blind to start with, they may become aggressive, but there are many types of vaccinations that can prevent aggression. These small dogs can also shed, have short hair, are hard to train, and require special grooming and de-shedding treatments.
4. Poodle Dog Breed
Originally, the Poodle dog breed was bred for tail feather fluff or fancy hair for British women in England to clip onto a female spaniel in England in the late 1700’s to make a cutlery tray. After the English women perfected the breed they were then sold to the English nobility. As time went on the English ladies began breeding the Poodle as their best dog in order to work as an lap dog. In 1930’s a self-taught breeder named Mrs. Daw began to breed the Poodle using what she called “Miniature Poodles” and that is how the Poodle came to be. In the 1930’s Daw bred her Miniature Poodle to a Papillon in an effort to build a more compact pet. She then started to cross-breed these Miniature Poodles with Toy Poodles to produce a dog with longer hair to produce her first breed of toy poodle.
5. French Bulldog Breed
““French Bulldog” name derived from the languages French bulldog and the name of a dog from Marseilles, France. Are Chihuahuas tough? Chihuahua is not aggressive, but it can be somewhat difficult to handle for beginners. Can you teach Maltese to fetch? It’s a good idea, but it does take a few sessions to teach your Maltese. Are Yorkshire Terriers smart? That depends on the individual. Have Yorkshire Terriers always lived indoors? Yes. A Yorkshire terrier is usually well trained in how to behave indoors and outdoors. Are Yorkies easy to train? As a breed, no. It’s always best to get a professional training. 6. Chihuahua Breed Chihuahua meaning “Little Fox”. Can Chihuahua’s be left alone for long periods of time? Yes.
6. Dachshund Dog Breed
Difficulty in training? No reason to train them. Most kids will train them in a few weeks, only need to repeat about every 4-6 weeks. Dachshunds very smart, and very much trainable. Some breeds require work, but not dachshunds. Disadvantages to training? Training them can be expensive, some breeds are more difficult to train than others, but if a dachshund owner thinks about it, most Dachshunds need to be trained at some point. Dachshunds are a very intelligent breed, some dachshunds are a little more difficult to train than others. (Rudy from Rudy’s Day Off was one of them!) Can they be trained? Yes. A lot of breeds require training, but that is usually to sit, stay, come, or how to use a walk, etc.