Small dog breeds are very versatile and can bring you lots of pleasure.

These small dog breeds weigh between 12 and 30 pounds

Although larger than the toy category, the following dogs are still small but probably a better choice if you have young children for instance.

These dogs tend to be less delicate and so less in danger of suffering injuries from being squeezed to tight because of over loving little arms.

This category still has to be watched because they also have a tendency to think they are big dogs when it comes to defending the territory and people they cherish.

They are still easy on the pocketbook because they do not eat a great quantity of food. Since what goes in is what comes out, they are also easy to pick up after.

Like a tiny dog small dogs can still fit on your lap.

They also have the reputation of barking all the time. It is because a lot of people let them get away with it. With the proper training, your dog will stop barking if he as developed that bad habit.

You will need to start training your pup as soon as you bring him home.

They like a fare amount of exercise so it's a good idea to take them for a good 1 hour walk everyday.

Check the individual breeds to see how much exercise each breeds require.

We have listed some of the more popular breeds. You will find a brief description of each dog breed, the character of the breeds, grooming needs, including some of its qualities and weaknesses.

Clic on the dogs to follow the link for the description of each breed Toy breed on this page. You can also clic on the links at the bottom of this page.

-----Norfolk-Terrier ---------Border-Terrier ---------Bichon-Frise

-----Miniature Poodle -----Jack Russel Terrier -------Lhasa-Apso

-------Beagle --------Cardigan Welsh Corgi -------Miniature Schnauzer

------Cocker-Spaniel ------Dachshund

Small dog breeds: Norfork Terrier, Border Terrier, Bichon Frise, Miniature Poodle, Jack Russel Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Beagle Cardigan Welsh Corgi Miniature Schnauzer Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund.