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14 Small White Dog Breeds To Add To Your Family

Do you want to nestle on the couch with a small white dog breed? Do you want to add fluffy balls to your family? If yes, then there are lots of choices.

Sometimes, these mini white small dogs add a personality to your stature. If you are searching for a good companion, they are the best.

Follow the list below and find your choice of pups and which one is best for your family.

1. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise (meaning curly-haired dog) originated in Spain. It is a lap dog breed. They have a round-shaped skull with no pointed muzzle. The tail of Bichon Frise is curly and groomed. They carry the tails on their back.

Bichon Frise is “jovial” and “inquiring”. The breed standard calls for a polite, mannered, sensorial, playful, and devoted dog. Bichon Frises are playful with kids and other animals. They love playing with water.

2. Bolognese

cute bolognese puppy breed

Bolognese is from the toy dog group that originated in Italy. They are attention seekers and become good household pets. They are stocky, docile, and even serious.

Bolognese is good at socializing with other dogs. They develop a strong relationship with the person they spend most of their time with.

They have shorter hair on their faces and distinctive single wooly coats with loose ringlets all over their body. Regular combing is required to prevent matting. They are easy-going, playful, earnest, willing, loyal, and intelligent.

3. Coton de Tulear

coton de tulear

Coton de Tulear is known as the “Royal dog of Madagascar.” The appearance of this dog is a bit clownish with black, grey, and tricolor marks. The dog has voluptuous hair resembling a cotton ball, large eyes, a black nose, and short legs.

They are intelligent, joyful, affectionate, and quiet. But they grunt, bark, and walk on their hind legs when in a playful mood. They are very curious about new people. They also love to swim. They are social with other dogs and kids.

4. Cantonese


Cantonese is the breed between Maltese and Coton de Tulear. Since they inherit the genes of Coton de Tulear, many of their features match them.

They have hair like a cotton ball, large eyes, a black nose, and short legs. Their intelligence and behavior are quite the same as their predecessors.

5. Havanese

Havanese dog breed

Havanese are dog breeds that originated from Cuba. This dog breed has an attractive shine in its black and brown eyes. Moreover, Havanese have a lively and social behavior that allures everyone.

Their silky coat with curled tails and hair makes them distinct from other dogs. It has also got the name “Havana silk dog”. They are not appropriate for staying alone. They don’t need vigorous exercise but require regular exercise for good health. They are very joyful and active.

6. Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz is a small to medium-sized breed dog of spitz that originated from Japan. They are watchdogs as well as companion dogs. They are low-maintenance dogs due to the non-stickiness of dirt in their coat.

They have a white coat, squarish body with a deep chest, pointed muzzle, small triangular ear, and ruff far from the neck. They are loyal, bright, and active. Japanese Spitz is known for its great boldness, affection, devotion, and affability.

7. Maltese


Maltese is a toy dog breed that originated from a southeast European Spitz type. It has a pure white silky coat with a hanging ear and a tail curved in the back.

These dogs are famous for their long floor-length coat. Hence, they are like any show-stopper. Maltese are mercurial, charming, and flexible. They weigh less than 7 pounds and are charming and adaptable to any situation.

8. Miniature American Eskimo Dog

Miniature American Eskimo

The miniature American Eskimo Dog is a companion dog from Germany. The dog breed is a beauty with brains combined and comes in 3 sizes – General, Mini, and Toy. The miniature American Eskimo Dog has a small mane like a lion at its neck with a smiling face and black eyes.

They can stay in both hot and cold weather. They are devoted to family kids, and other dogs. They are easy to train and intelligent with a prey drive.

9. Miniature American Shepherd

White American Shepherd
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The miniature American shepherd is a small herding dog. These dogs can be trained as sport dogs due to their swiftness, herding, fidelity, canine freestyle, and flyballs. They are true herders despite their compact size.

Minis are intelligent, self-motivated workers and amenable, loyal, and lively companion dogs who have kindred in horses. It is easy to train, passionate and persistent toward its work and is defensive, obedient, and loyal to its family.

10. Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier
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Miniature Bull Terrier is a mixed breed of English White Terrier, Dalmatian, and Bulldog originating from British Island. They have short, glossy skin-like Bull Terrier. They come in the bold-built, muscular shoulder with a Roman nose and triangular eyes closely set and erected ears.

They are playful, lively, and comical. They are tolerant of kids. Miniature Bull Terrier enjoys their game and is devoted to their family and friends.

11. Miniature Samoyed

Miniature Samoyed
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Miniature Samoyed is best known for its beautiful coat and alertness, originating from Russia. They are the older breed, like the wolf. They attract people with their charming and playful behavior. They carry a diligent attitude and can adapt themselves to any weather.

They are also known as “Teacup Samoyed”. They have upright ears, fluffy coats, curled tails, and around their build. In physical features, they have some resemblance to Teddy Bear. Their feet are flat and cushioned.

12. Miniature Poodle

Miniature Poodle

The miniature poodle is an easy-going, small, and athletic dog breed often used in the circus for its looks. These dogs have curly coats, dark eyes, and lively faces. There is a curling pompom around their necks, joints, and heads. It has become their trademark.

Miniature poodles are stylish, energetic, and playful. They love their human companions. They have prudent watchdog tendencies, but they’re far from aggressive. Their delicate nature sometimes results in hypersensitivity and stress.

13. Pomeranian


Pomeranian is a toy dog breed that originated in Poland. Their gorgeous coat, fox-like face, and smiling, lively personality make them one of the most favorite dogs in the world.

Their tiny body with playful attitude makes them more adorable. It is tough to decide between this toy dog and a toy. They are easily trained and friendly to family, kids, and strangers. They are a perfect choice for novice owners.

14. West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier is the most popular breed from Scotland. They are active, assertive, and always delightful at play. Astonishingly powerful and tough, these breeds are. Their white coat is tough and not fluffy.

These dogs are heavily self-reliant. Hence, there is no need to pamper them. They are faithful and intelligent. They are affectionate to family, kids, and other dogs. They are an ideal pet for novice owners since they are easy to train.

Mona Rodriguez loves dogs and is an active member of her local dog welfare/rescue non-profit organization. She loves to write about dog training and care and aims to increase awareness about dog health and their training skills at pet rescue centers.
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