7 Cutest Toy Dog Breeds
Toy dogs are popular, you see them in the handbags of many celebrities, and what is not to love about them, they are cute and you can carry them around. I’ve never seen anyone carry a mastiff in a bag. Toys and teacups are well-known for their toy size, some can fit in your hands, their big heart, and of course how big they actually think they are. Teacups and toy dogs are rare to come by unless you don’t mind opening your wallet to a price that is sometimes up to 2,000.00, so some of us just dream. I’ve always wanted a teacup/toy dog, I find them to be pretty precious, but living in such a small town there isn’t that many teacup/toy dogs to come by or even rescue. So which ones are on my list as the 7 cutest toy dog breeds .
7. Brussels Griffon
If you have ever seen the movie “As good as it gets”, the cute dog Verdell was a Brussels Griffon, and he was a cutie. Brussels Griffon’s are originally from Brussels Belgium. These cuties are known for their short face and long legs. They were bred originally as a terrier used for catching mice and small pests in stables. The Brussels Griffon stand around 7 – 8 inches and weigh between 7-12 lbs, they come in many colors, and their coats can be rough or smooth. These cutie pies are not meant for everyone, they are not particularly fond of children, but bond with their owner and any other pets in the household. They love to snuggle up on the couch with their owner and watch ” As Good As it Gets”, be patient in training these dogs as they tend to be quite stubborn. Prices for a Brussels Griffon can range between 500- 2,000 dollars or you can find a breed dog rescue.
These balls of fur come with a lot of personality, growing up with these dogs as a child I can tell you they are full of energy and very smart, They act like they are as big as a full-grown Great dane and have the bark to go with it. They can be very territorial and aggressive, many times than not my friends would come over to have their pant leg almost ripped off. Pomeranians come in about 18 colors and have a furry coat with another undercoat underneath that sheds weekly. So if your wardrobe consist of black and dark colors they may not be the dog for you. The prices range between 500 – 1,000 dollars. There are many rescues that save Pomeranians you can check out.
5. Yorkie ( Yorkshire Terrier )
Who doesn’t like Toto from the Wizard Of Oz, many children dress up like Dorothy and carry Toto in a basket. According to the American Kennel Club, this breed is the 6th most popular toy breed. These dogs stand around 5-9 inchs and weigh under 8 pounds ( can grow a little larger ). If you have an allergy to fur this breed is the dog for you, their fur is hypoallergenic. Their coats need a good grooming so they don’t get matted because of their long hair. They love attention so training these cuties can be easily done considering they are easily can be engaged. Their not really a dog for children, they can nip at them, but with a lot of training and socialization they can be adjusted living with a home with a child. If you want a dog that likes to take a walk with you then cuddle afterwards a Yorkie is for you. These dogs can range in pricing from 800 – 1,500
This dog was seen in the movie “Click” as peanut, known for their butterfly ears that can stand upright or dropped. They are good with children and great companions. Papillons can be very vocal, smart, and friendly. They stand around 7-12 inches tall and weigh between 6-10 lbs. The papillon is very unique, if you like attention, others will for sure be asking about them. These dogs go for 600-1100.
3. Russian Toy
These cuties look fake, they look like a teddy bear. They were only popular in Russia until the 1900’s. They are similar to the Chihuahua in size, with ears like a Papillion. They stand around 7-11 inches tall and weigh in at about 3-6 pounds. They come with long coats or smooth coats. They are quite shy doggies, but very loyal to their owners. They like being around children and love to play. The best thing about the Russian toy is that they love being carried. Prices on these teddy bears range between 600- 1100.
Most popular breed that can be found in Paris Hilton’s handbag is the Chihuahua, they come in many types of colors and coats, and their heads can be shaped like an apple or a deer. These precious fur babies can stand between 5-10 inches and weigh 4-6 pounds. Chihuahua need a lot of patience when it comes to training, they usually are devoted to one member of the family, and can get nippy and loud with children. These little dogs don’t really realize how little they are, they are known to challenge bigger dogs. If you want a little dog, these little fur babies are the smallest of them all. Their prices range between 300-1500 or you could visit a breed rescue.
- English Toy Spaniel
These dogs are my favorite, I love their hair because it kind of looks like mine. They are very mellow, laid back dogs, and they don’t have a tendency to bite and are gentle natured. The English Toy Spaniel stands around 9 – 11 inches tall and weighs about 9- 14 pounds. If you want a devoted, loyal, and love to cuddle this breed is for you. They range from prices between 800-1,500.
Growing up around small dogs I have got attached to them, soon enough I want to find a breed rescue group to add a new member to the family. Remember there is always Breed Rescues where you could find your perfect toy doggie.