Advantages and disadvantages of miniature breeds

Small dogs have the same trait – they are very active. Support any games both at home and on the street. And they also need to be walked, but only the process takes a little less time. If you do not give enough time to your pet, it is possible that he will become uncontrollable and even aggressive.

The main plus is that you can take the four-legged with you. It will be allowed on the train or plane cabin, you can go with it to visit and shops if necessary (sometimes you don’t even need to carry it). For some reason, it is customary to attribute simple care to the pluses, but no. Most fashion dogs need monthly grooming, claws, ears and teeth.

List of pros:

  • cute appearance;
  • small sizes;
  • there are no special requirements for the conditions of detention;
  • low level of aggression and temper;
  • do not need long walks;
  • cannot cause damage (bite hard, ruin repairs in the house).

Without minuses, unfortunately, can not do. The most obvious is that many decorative breeds are difficult to train, especially if you are new to parenting. Some of them have a stubborn and wayward character, they do not consider the owner to be the leader. Excessive emotionality may give the impression that the pet is nervous, but this is nothing more than a temperament.

So, the smallest dog breeds are Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Bichon Frise, Maltipu, Toy Terrier. Among the decorative ones there are also large representatives. Only the conditions of detention and care depend on the size, but by nature, not a single baby is inferior.

Japanese spitz and Japanese Chin

Much more Pomeranian, and the character is different. The Japanese breed is calmer, easy to train and suitable even for beginner dog breeders. His feelings are strongly influenced by the mood of the owner, and loneliness makes him lead not too adequately. Alas, the Japanese Spitz does not have a hunting instinct – he obviously will not guard the house.

It is quite possible to attribute the Japanese Chin to thoroughbred and rare breeds – a companion dog adapted for living in an apartment. Striking grace, elegance and developed flair. Friendly with pets and people, but does not like children under 5 years old. It should be added to the description that the chin does not bark – it makes sounds similar to a cat’s meow.

Shih tzu

Shih Tzu is a dog breed with Asian roots. Its representatives have a balanced, calm and at the same time strong character. Cute appearance (long incredibly soft wool and small size) gives the impression that you have a living toy in front of you. In fact, this is a restrained, intelligent dog with a stable psyche. The only thing that will unbalance him is loneliness, which can cause depression.


Once again, the most popular baby breed in the world is the Chihuahua. They know how to fall in love with anyone, not even a dog lover. The tiny size (the pet will grow up to a year) will not prevent your four-legged friend from behaving like a big dog. The Chihuahua is so bold that he can even bark at a shepherd dog, while he gets along well with all animals. Loneliness, exactingness and rudeness on the part of the owner will “kill” the pet. The representative of the breed is jealous and prefers to follow every action of a loved one.

Toy Terrier

If you want an energetic and loyal companion, then the red toy terrier is waiting for you. Surprise with emotionality, affection, desire to make friends with everyone. However, problems may arise with training – a stubborn character will not allow the owner to control the pet. The only negative is the lack of stress resistance.

Poodle (small, dwarf and toy)

At the mention of the most elegant and intelligent dog, of course, the poodle will come to mind. Curly and soft hair, small eyes and an elongated muzzle are the main differences. In addition, the four-legged friend is characterized by obedience, high intelligence, and activity. Despite the plush coat, it is unpretentious in care. Endowed with special kindness to children and animals.

Petit brabancon

A decorative dog that touches the look: a flattened nose, slightly visible teeth, tiny paws and large ears. Unlike most small relatives, the petit-brabancon has a balanced and reserved character. Never rush unless there is a reason for it. An inquisitive pet of this breed tries to stay closer to the owner, and the lack of attention can greatly offend the baby. In terms of the level of intelligence of a tailed one, it can be compared with a three-year-old child – training will not take much effort from you.