9 Toy Dog Breeds That Are Great as Pets

9 Toy Dog Breeds That Are Great as Pets

I love dogs. I plan to own one (or more) in the near future. People often ask me, “what dog would you want to own?” and I always answer the same way: “I would like a toy dog.” Toy dogs, especially toy Pomeranians, are cute, cuddly and have such a fun personality. And they’re so different from other dogs, which makes them fun to watch. So, if you are looking for a dog breed that is better as a pet than as a working dog, toy dogs are for you. Here are 9 toy dog breeds that are great as pets.


Chihuahuas are small, adorable and smart dogs. They come in a variety of colors, but most of them are white with a yellow, black, or brownish-gray face. And you know what else is really interesting about chihuahuas? Their tails. They can wag as hard as they want without getting tangled in themselves. Most people who have a chihuahua have it for longer than they think. They usually become part of their family as puppies or when they are adopted as puppies. They get along well with people and are affectionate with other people. But, they are also a bit stubborn and don’t really like to play with other dogs. They are better with people than they are with other dogs, but they are still very playful and prefer to cuddle with their family.

Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)

The most popular toy dog breed in the world, the Yorkie is an adorable, charming, funny and intelligent dog breed. And you’ll see this for yourself the first time you meet one: they make a cute, smart and happy dog with loads of personality. This toy dog breed has long ears and a thin body with short legs and a long tail. They come in lots of colors and patterns, but many people prefer the white or creamy colored dogs. The Yorkie is one of the smallest toy dog breeds. While it may not be the biggest dog breed, the Yorkie is among the most adorable. This breed was introduced to the U.S. in the 1930s, and it’s considered a “mutt” or mixed breed dog. The Yorkie is a smart breed that is good with people. They are easily trained and used to getting their way.


Pug puppies are cute and playful, especially around their birthdays. They get even more playful once they grow older and are left alone by their moms. Toy Pugs are loving, playful and friendly dogs that do well with children. They are great family dogs and are pretty easy to train. Pugs love other dogs and do not mind being around cats. They are medium-sized dogs that have floppy ears. They have medium-sized (35-40 pounds) bodies. Toy Pugs are often considered very cute, but can also be very fierce and strong. So, do be careful with them. Pugs are great for homes with children as they are very playful. Some pugs are known to bark a lot, but pugs are actually pretty good listeners and don’t bark much unless they are just being playful.


Maltese are known for their extra long ears and their Pomeranian-like, squishy faces. These puppies need to grow into their long fluffy ears, and they can grow a pretty good size and weight as well. I own two of these little guys, and I couldn’t imagine my life without them. One is a Maltese named Mateo and the other is a Maltese/Pom mix named Mason. I originally thought Mason was a Maltese, but I couldn’t figure out how they could be different. And you can tell by looking at them that they’re different. Mason has longer, thinner, softer ears. They’re just so adorable and fun to have around! Giant Schnauzer What I love about giant schnauzers is that they don’t shed and they are a very good size. They are typically white with the occasional black spot.


Most of the toy breeds I’ve seen are of the smaller variety, so my choice of the Affenpinscher as the No. 9 dog breed would seem rather odd. However, this dog breed is very intelligent and playful, and it has an even temperament. It’s a great family dog with the ability to make your own toy for them to play with. It’s also easy to train, and as long as your child gets a daily brushing (affliction of every kid), the shedding will be minimal. The downside of the Affenpinscher is that it’s rather expensive for the average American family, and it can’t be left out in the elements. It is not a water dog, and it can’t swim. In my opinion, this is a perfect breed for families who don’t have kids yet.

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is a toy dog breed. It’s a mix of Lab, Golden Retriever and Boxer. They’re a loyal breed that enjoys playing. They’re usually calm, easy going and easy to train. The dogs may not be great for companionship because they’re not super friendly, but they can certainly be a fun addition to your family. They also make great working dogs because they are known to be eager and obedient. Great Pyrenees The great Pyrenees is a very large dog. This breed is very protective and comes in all different sizes and shapes. They are the largest breed of sheep dogs. They are a livestock guardian, meaning they guard sheep. This breed is incredibly protective of their owners, but once they are good with you, they’re very gentle. They’re usually very friendly dogs.

Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound was bred as a hunting dog. It’s a pretty big dog that’s perfect for apartment living. It weighs between 70 and 100 pounds and it has a sweet personality. Aki is a full-bred toy greyhound who lives with my friend Ben. He’s two years old and he’s the most entertaining dog I’ve ever seen. He loves to play ball and he’s so smart. Like dogs, toy poodles can have such a bad reputation, but some toy poodles, like Yuki, have a pretty sweet temperament and they’re great for apartment living. I love Toy Poodles. I own a male named Tippy, who is seven years old and he’s amazing. I also like the fact that toy poodles are the second most popular dog breed in the world (after the French bulldog) because they have such a great disposition.


A popular breed of toy dogs, the Havanese is the offspring of the Pekingese and the Maltese. You can see here that their facial features are similar to Pekingese dogs, but their body features resemble the Maltese. Their coat can vary in color from solid white to blue-eyed-white. Although Havanese are highly affectionate dogs and they love to be around people, they are also hard to train because they tend to be high-energy dogs and have a lot of energy. As a result, Havanese do best in homes with children who are ages 8 and older. Shepherd Shepherd dogs are known for being a sweet breed. However, like most other toy dogs, the Shepherd has a lot of energy, which makes them a challenge for families who have children.


Pomeranians are actually a breed of terrier, a mix of a Chihuahua and a Poodle. They are super cute, small and playful. However, they also need a lot of attention and love to have a happy and healthy life. Pomeranians can be very friendly, so they make the perfect pet for an only child. You can also see Pomeranians in movies, like the ones in Zootopia. They’re like, soft and cuddly. Flynn Flynn, the French Bulldog, is a charming, smart and active breed of dog that loves to play and interact with people. They are very good with children, are hypoallergenic and enjoy cuddling. They can get “cat-like,” like a cat, and can even sleep on their backs. However, they have a habit of climbing on high surfaces like furniture and counters.

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