15 Miniature Dog Breeds That Are Just Too Cute

Poodle There are three sizes of Poodles: small, mini, or toy. The smallest dog weighs between 4 and 6 pounds. This means you can easily pick one up with one hand. Bonus: Poodles are the smartest breed.

Dachshund There are two versions of these German "badger dogs", standard or miniature. The pups must weigh less than 11 pounds to qualify for the second category. However, they should share the same friendly, spunky personality that would make a great best friend.

Maltese They shouldn't be treated as another small-white dog. Ancient Greek temples were built in honor of the noble Maltese dogs. They are friendly and easy to train but they don't like rough play.

Shih Tzu Shih Tzus are slightly larger than their toy group counterparts. This is due to their playful and affectionate nature. These storied dogs were originally used as palace pets by the Tang Dynasty.

Papillon papillons are the Einstein of the toy category. They can compete in agility trials with larger brainiacs border colies and Shetland sheepdogs. They are not too ugly either. The papillons' delicate, butterfly-like ears earned them their French name.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Since Charlotte had a Cavalier on Sex and the City in her possession,fans have been enamored with this gentle, well-trained dog. They are well-suited to urban living, as you might expect. They will be happy and healthy if they are taken for a walk every day.

Chihuahua The Chihuahua is a charming, outgoing pet that can be a lap dog. These canines can be temperamental and hard to train.

Pomeranian Pomeranians can be bold, curious, and alert. Some may even consider them nosy. Although their exuberant nature can make them very active, they are too fragile for children under 3 to 7 pounds.

Yorkshire Terrier Yorkies are independent and spunky, and often seem to be indifferent about their small size. Yorkies are affectionate, determined and, as their name implies, terriers in nature. This breed was originally developed in England as ratters for English clothing mills.

Brussels Griffon After Newton the Brussels Griffon won the most recent National Dog Show, this terrier-like companion was compared to ewoks. This is the type of companion you would want for a Star Warsadventure.

Havanese These adorable little guys shed less than you might think, despite their silky, long coats. This makes them an hypoallergenic choice for many owners. This is paired with their lively personalities and curled-over tails to make them a complete package.

Pekingese Pekingese dogs are a total couch potato and love to live a laid-back life with lots of cuddles. This breed is also noble and was named after their home at the Imperial Palace in Peking (later called Beijing).

Chinese Crested Look no further if you are looking for a distinctive-looking dog. The "cat-like" dog prefers a quiet home but is happy to please its owner. There are two types of pups: the Hypoallergenic Hairless or the Full-Coated Powderpuff. Both can be found in the same litter.

Miniature Pinscher These energetic canines are lively and alert. Min Pins are well-known for their fun, playful personalities. However, Min Pins can be aggressive and barky.

Italian Greyhound These pets are the smallest relatives of taller Greyhounds. They bring both the companionship and athleticism of a dog, as well as the affection of a toy. They are adaptable and affectionate. One Italian Greyhound named "Le Beau" lived with President John Tyler in the White House.