Oh, the Joy of Being Owned by a Small Dog

Bigger might be better to some but we think the best comes in small packages especially when it comes to that tiny canine.  And, since you are here, we think you might agree.

Their small size makes them perfect for:

  • Apartment and city dwellers as well as those that live in the country
  • The young and old and everyone in between
  • For singles, couples,  and those with families
  • Basically just about anyone!

There is much to love about these little fur babies-- their playfulness, loyalty, love, and devotion to their owners and families, not to mention their intelligence, curiosity and spunk.

But any dog, big or small deserves not only your love and understanding, but also some work on your part.  That is the purpose of Small Dog Place. 

You have questions?  We have answers.

You have concerns about your dog?  We are here to problem solve with you.

You want a small dog, but aren't sure which breed?  We help make that decision easier.

So, you can more time to enjoy what really matters:  That special bond between you and your little dog.

Dogs on Small Dog Place Have One Thing in Common: 


About 25 pounds down to the World's Tiniest Breeds

But beyond that, there are so many ways they differ...

  • Some small dogs are perfect for the most active and athletic among us

  • Then, there are dogs that do an admirable job of keeping our couches warm

  • There are some so intelligent, that training is a breeze

  • Some feisty and playful and others docile and devoted

  • Some that require hours of pampering and those who’s grooming needs fit neatly into anyone’s schedule

  • All that in a small package makes it easy to see how they can steal our hearts with that first puppy kiss!

Introducing Small Dogs

If you're thinking about a new dog, here is a place to start. Get a great overview of how small dogs can transform your life.


List of All Small Dogs

View all the common and rare dog breeds of the world, pictured in alphabetical order with links to breed pages.


Small Puppy Care

Small Breed Puppies can be so much fun, but they also require some work. Learn what it takes to turn that tiny puppy into a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted adult.


Dog Names

Need that perfect name? Browse through thousands of names: Choose one based on the dog's color, country of origin, quirky, or a simple boy or girl name


Feeding Your Dog

Interested in dog nutrition or can't decide what food to feed. You're not alone. Learn about quality foods, how to feed a puppy, and what you should know about labels.



Training is much more than teaching your dog to sit. Find out what it takes to have a very polite, well-mannered little dog and have fun at the same time.


Staying Healthy

Find everything you need to keep your dog healthy: preventative care to common small dog health issues to problems specific to your breed and more.



Even a short haired dog needs a little grooming and pampering from time to time. Transform grooming your dog from drudgery to bonding with these easy tips.


Quiet Small Breed Dogs

For those people who prefer tranquility, this list includes those dogs not likely to keep you awake at night.


Best Non-Shedding Breeds

If dog hair is a problem, find a breed that is a low or non-shedder. Here's a great list to get you started.


You will find everything you need as Small Dog Place grows.

Is dog ownership right for you

Choosing a breed

Finding the perfect dog




Attending to their health care

Remember small dogs can live upwards are 15 or more years.

We hope you’ll stay for awhile, discover, learn and interact with others who love small dogs too.
Let me be your guide here at Small Dog Place.

Why me?  You ask? 

Well, I’ve raised a canine or two, (currently live with 15 small dogs).

I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember (over a half century), but dogs have always been my passion. (Oops, I think I might be giving my age away.)

Over the years not only have I loved them, but groomed them, trained them, cared for their health, and bred them. 

As a result, I’ve learned so much about canine health, nutrition, genetics, pediatrics, grooming, and psychology just to mention a few areas. 

I continue to learn more and more, but as I do, I find that the best lessons I’ve learned are from the dogs themselves.

Now, I wonder if I’ve learned more from them than they’ve learned from me. 

Come join me on an the adventure of a lifetime—the joy of being owned and owning/loving a small breed dog.

Welcoming Puppy Home

If you have found your puppy, now it is time to get to work. 

What will you name him/her

Want to know more about puppy development and what went on in your little one's life before he became your new best friend?

Got a puppy with some quirky behaviors?  No problem read about what's normal and what's not.

Do you know how to puppy-proof your home? 

How about socialization and puppy training. 

Dog Care

Your small dog is only a puppy for their first year, but they are likely to live a long life.  What do you do with the next 15 years of your life?  From time to time, you will have questions.  We are here to help. 

If you do not see something that helps, please let us know.  Many of the articles you see on this site are the result of people who have e-mailed me with questions.  Use my contact form to get in touch with me. 

Unlike many of the other "Big Websites"  Small Dog Place really does respond to the readers.  So, go ahead and leave comments or contact me directly.

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