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12 Small Dogs That Are Among The Cutest And Most Lovable Dog Breeds

12 Cute And Most Adorable Small Dog Breeds

It is not at all surprising that the smaller dogs first come to our mind when making a list of the most lovable dogs because these appear to be more adorable than the bigger dogs, at least at first sight.

Small dog breeds are cute too and can make it to the list of a dozen most admirable dogs because all the adjectives are applicable in the same way to this category of dogs. Small dogs are loved not only for their looks but because they are most practical, too.

Moreover, rapid urbanization has popularized small dogs that are most appropriate for apartment dwellers.

Here are some small dogs that will surely win your heart and make you long for owning them as your closest companion.

1. Havanese

Beautiful young havanese dog sitting on a gravel forest road

Havanese cute dog with an arched tail, silky coat, and springy gait has an infectious playfulness that adds to the charm of this intelligent dog. It is the national dog of Cuba, as people fondly call it, the Havana Silk Dog.

The petite and sturdy frame of the dog reveals the high spirits that make it most competent for participating in dog sports such as rallies and agility.

Carrying the dog on the lap is a delightful experience as this affectionate and smart dog loves to cheer up the scene with its clownish antics.

2. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

The small bundle of joy is like a fluffy ball of fur that can warm the hearts by its mere presence. The pep and cheerful disposition of the Bichon Frise and the dark, inquisitive eyes could make you stop looking any further in your search for the cutest dog that you need for companionship.

The playful yet gentle dog is an all-around pet. The amicable and friendly nature allows for plenty of socializing as it can nicely mix with children and other pets with the same ease.

3. Pug


When you have your Pug following you closely at the heels as you stroll along the pavement, it is hard for the passers-by not to appreciate the tender animal that looks cute. You can hear the voices of adulation for the small animal that trots behind you indifferent about the appreciation it receives.

The square bodies and money-like faces look too much attractive and lovable. Moreover, their mischievous personalities are the sources of perfect joy and happiness.

4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

You can safely bet on the gentle, joyous dog to be a winner when it comes to enchanting people with looks that cannot hide the happiness in its twinkling eyes. A highly lovable and adaptable dog, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can melt your heart by proving to be one of your best companions that you would never want to miss. This tiny yet graceful package weighs only 13 to 18 pounds, but the kind of love it can spread simply magnifies its stature.

5. Papillon

Papillon dog

The Papillon is an embodiment of elegance, daintiness, and liveliness common among small dogs. Hence, it is the reason for its lovability. Also known as the Continental Toy Spaniel, the happy dog with butterfly ears and an alert personality will surely impress you with its ability to become a member of your family.

The playful dog can become your sidekick because of its sports-loving traits and a penchant for learning tricks. For centuries the dog breed has been the closest companion of humans.

6. Boston Terrier

boston terrier dog breed

If you want a small dog packed with intelligence and amusement, the Boston Terrier is the dog of choice. The extent of fun and enjoyment that the dog provides makes it an awesome dog that can bring cheers even amid gloomy environments.

The compact body of the dog weighs under 25 pounds, and the expressive dark, round eyes combined with a unique tuxedo coat add the adorable and handsome looks that have an irresistible attraction.

7. Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Although hunting dogs are usually big, the Norfolk Terrier is an exception because its small body hardly evokes trust in its hunting capabilities. The hardy dog with a sporting instinct is especially fond of hunting small animals and vermin.

Under the wiry coat, expressive eyes, and compact body is a friendly and fun-loving companion. It is eager to spread the sporting spirit among all who come in its contact.

8. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is undoubtedly one of the most popular breeds of small dogs because of its intense personality in a small body. The highly energetic dog is affectionate and sprightly always eager to satisfy its inquisitive nature.

The silky coat is a treat for the eyes, and its parts nicely open up the face only to keep flowing graciously down the sides of the body. The dog is always ready to demonstrate its action-oriented nature.

9. French Bulldog

French Bulldog

The appearance of the French Bulldog with the bat-like ears and a wrinkly, shushed face might not have the dainty appeal of cute dogs that we come across.

However, on a closer look, you will realize the irresistible attraction. The dog is smart, playful, and affectionate. You will become its fan once you interact with it.

10. Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin

The adorable, furry dog stands in such a posture that tells about its bossing attitude. The silky coat of straight hair and plummeted tail lends aristocracy to the looks.

Hence, Japanese Chin is hard to miss the noble air that creates an aura and sets the dog apart from the rest. The sensitive dog is loving and loyal, too, and the bundle of joy is ready to become your perfect companion.

11. Pomeranian


The Pomeranian with its dense coat of velvety fur and the expression of smile is ready to claim its place in your family. It is an extrovert dog that feels happy to stay with humans.

The diminutive stature of the foxy-faced Spitz-type dog might seem deceptive as the dog has a charming personality that is much bigger than you can figure out from the small body. The dog can be your docile companion as expected from pets.

12. Chihuahua


No discussion about small dogs is complete without mention of the Chihuahua, one of the most lovable tiny dogs or the tiniest of the dogs we know.

You need to train the dog well to make it an affable and lovable member of the family. The cute dogs with apple-shaped heads on a tiny body look awfully lovable as it stares at you with their expressive eyes.

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