What are the most popular small breed dogs in America?
If you have your heart set on one of these little dogs, you might be curious to know which ones are the most
Do you wonder where all these popularity
In the United States, Each year
the American Kennel Club Releases a list of most popular dog breeds based on
Though the list changes from year to year, many small
breeds still remain popular.
only part of the answer though, because the statistics do not take into account
the growing number of designer breeds people own and they don’t list rare
breeds, or dogs that are not registered with the AKC.
Even so, this is the best estimate of popularity we have in the United States.
Why People Love Small Breed Dogs
Why the popularity of small
breeds? That’s easy to answer. Their small size makes it easy to manage
them, keep them in tiny house, apartments and condos and they do well in city
living. They are portable and can easily
go everywhere in carriers and small purse size containers. They are more economical in that they eat
less and easier to clean up after and they require less exercise. Most are good with a wide variety of
people: families, singles, seniors and
inexperienced dog owners.
Ten Top Reasons for Owning a Small Breed Dog
Small dog breeds are easy to manage and portable.
How often do you see celebrities carting around their tiny dogs in luxury
Small dog breeds need less exercise. Most small
dogs get most of their exercise just running around the house.
Small dog breeds eat less so they are more
economical. Consider the cost of ½ cup of dog food per day as compared to 4
cups per day and as they always say, what goes in must come out. Clean up is so much easier!
Small dog breeds are good for a wide variety of
people: couples, singles, families,
seniors. Do you fall into one of those categories?
Small dogs are easier for inexperienced dog
owners. Compared to some large powerful
breeds that should be left for experienced owners, most anyone can care for and
train a tiny dog.
Small dogs open the doors for their owners to
meet new people – Let’s face it – what could be easier for a shy person wanting to meet new friends than a
cute little dog on the other end of the leash.
They are just the right size to pick up, hold,
cuddle and care for. They bring out the “inner”
parent in all of us.
Most small breeds have been bred throughout the
centuries for one job: the ultimate
companion and boy do they do it well.
Many of the small dog breed do not shed, so
there is less clean up. Better yet, many
are more hypoallergenic than larger breed dogs making them suitable for allergy
They don’t take up as much space so don’t bother
buying that king size bed. Your four
pound fur baby will fit just fine on your bed, if that is your choice.
Top Twenty Most Popular Small Breed Dogs in the United States in 2013