Small Dogs, Lots of Love
If you are thinking about getting a small dog because they are cute, cuddly and quiet, you probably should think again: what they lack in stature, they often make up for in arrogance. Sure small dogs are cute, and some of them look cuddly, but not all small dog breeds have meek personalities. Like people, small dog breeds have meek personalities. Like people, small dog breeds come with different personalities. Like people, small dog breeds come with different personalities, so before you pick up your small framed dog, it’s a good idea to know exactly what you are getting.
Skye Terrier – Although not great with cats, these dogs are dependable and get along well with adults and children.
Pekingese – A faithful companion and good watchdog. They are not so good with other family pets or children.
Dachshund – Excellent watchdog and bred to exterminate vermin. They are fond of digging, hunting and tracking scents.
Bichon Frise – Gets along well with children and other animals. Known for it’s puffy white coat and curious name, it is considered an active easily trained dog.
Shih Tzu – They require daily grooming, also known as the mini lion makes for a good family dog. They are very friendly and get along with all creatures even children.
Maltese – Great dog for people with allergies, it is friendly and even gets along well with other dogs and even cats. It has been bred as a companion dog so it does not like to be left alone for long periods.
Pomeranian – Adorable, mellow and gentle dog, but it can sometimes be noisy. They are great with kids as long as they have been introduced as a puppy. Despite this, they shed profusely and may not be the best choice for a house with small children.
Chihuahua – As meek as it may look, they pack a punch in attitude. It is known for nipping children and barking incessantly at strange dogs. They can also be loud and demanding but can be loyal and affectionate.
Jack Russell Terrier – Do not choose this small breed if you are looking for a quiet dog that likes to lounge around all day. Jack Russell terriers are an active breed that loves to jump on furniture, run around and lead a generally boisterous, happy existence.
Boston Terrier – A great family dog, they Boston Terrier is friendly and bonds well with kids. It does not require a ton of grooming but be warned, it loves to munch on household items!