15 Miniature Dog Breeds with Cuteness Overloaded

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Poodle There are three sizes of Poodles: small, mini, or toy. The smallest dog weighs between 4 and 6 pounds. 

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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.

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Maltese They are friendly and easy to train but they don't like rough play.

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Shih Tzu Shih Tzus are slightly larger than their toy group counterparts. This is due to their playful and affectionate nature. 

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Papillon papillons are the Einstein of the toy category. 

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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. 

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Chihuahua The Chihuahua is a charming, outgoing pet that can be a lap dog. 

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Pomeranian Pomeranians can be bold, curious, and alert. Some may even consider them nosy. 

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Yorkshire Terrier Yorkies are independent and spunky, and often seem to be indifferent about their small size. 

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Brussels Griffon After Newton the Brussels Griffon won the most recent National Dog Show, 

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Havanese These adorable little guys shed less than you might think, despite their silky, long coats. 

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Pekingese Pekingese dogs are a total couch potato and love to live a laid-back life with lots of cuddles. 

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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. 

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

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Italian Greyhound These pets are the smallest relatives of taller Greyhounds. 

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