Small Dog Breeds
Are you looking for a small sized dog to love? Sometimes the biggest personalities come in the smallest packages…and fortunately, there is a wide range of smaller sized breeds to choose from.
To make it easy for you, we have put together a list of the most popular small dog breeds in Australia. Learn more about their history, temperament, common breed diseases and conditions and lots of other interesting facts to guide you to choose the right small dog for you and your family!
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The Moodle, aka Maltipoo, is a toy breed dog that comes from mixing Maltese and Miniature Poodle genetics.
The Papillon is small, fine boned, energetic dog that is also known as the Continental toy Spaniel or Dwarf Spaniels.
Pekingese are very small dogs which have a long, soft, and straight coat that feels furry. The dog looks like a miniature dog-lion with a mane.
The Pomeranian is a small, Spitz-type toy dog named after the Pomerania region of northern Poland and eastern Germany.
The Pug is a small breed of dog known for its wrinkly face and curly tail. The pug is a rather old breed of dog, originating in China before bring imported to Europe in the 16th & 17th centuries.
The Scottish Terrier is a small and sturdy breed of domesticated dog. High-spirited, fiercely independent, determined and very playful, the Scottish Terrier was developed from a number of the old highland terrier breeds several hundred years ago.
The Shih Tzu is a toy breed of domesticated dog that is of Chinese origin and related to a group of ancient breeds of canine.
The Welsh Corgi is a small, sturdy breed of dog known for its short legs which make its body appear quite long.
The Welsh Terrier (a.k.a. Welshie) is a small-medium dog similar in appearance to the Airedale Terrier and some claim it is the oldest breed native to the UK in existence today.
West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier (known affectionately as the Westie) is a small dog breed originating in Scotland, bred to hunt small rodents.
The Yorkshire Terrier (a.k.a. “Yorkie”) is a small, toy-sized dog known for its long, silky, straight coat and named after its place of origin in Yorkshire, northern England.