Welcome to Small Dog Place

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.

Oh, the Joy of Being Owned by Small Dogs

There is so much to love and appreciate about small breed dogs.

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
  • Hot Climates, Chilly and cold Places
  • Basically just about anyone - anywhere
  • Those Highly active and couch potatoes
  • Some are super playful, others highly intelligent
  • All are loving and loyal

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 this site.

You have questions about which breed is best for you?  We have answers.

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

Maybe you just need some pointers on how to feed, groom, train or care for a pint-size dog.  

Everything Small Dogs

With over 400 pages and growing daily, there's lots to learn.  Here are some of the most popular topics, so scroll down and see if there is anything of interest to you.  Are you new to dog ownership?  Start your search below.  

Types of Small Dogs

Perhaps you are looking for a specific type of dog.  We have them grouped into categories for easy browsing.

Tiniest Small Dogs

Tiny Dogs that Stay Small

Quiet Small Dogs

Quiet Small Breed Dogs

Fluffy Small Dogs

Fluffy Small Breed Dogs

Best for Children & Families

Best Small Breed Dogs for Children and Families

Best for People Suffering from Allergies

Best Dogs for Allergy Sufferers

Best for Apartment Living

Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

Best Lap Dogs

Best Lap Dogs

Best for Seniors

Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Best Non-Shedding

Best Non Shedding Dog Breeds

Prefer to find one that doesn't need much grooming?    Short-haired small dog breeds?

Small Dog Care


Small Dog Grooming


Small Dog Training Guide


Small Dog Health Concerns

Diet & Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition for Your Small Breed Dog

Dog Food & Feeding

Dog Food and Feeding Guide


Keeping Your Small Dog Safe

Out & About

Things to Do With Your Dog

Problem Behaviors

Dog Behavioral Problems

The Ultimate Small Breed Puppy Guide

Just getting started with a small puppy?  There are hundreds of resources on this site to make your new adventure easier.

The Ultimate Dog Name Resource

Dog Names for Small Breed Dogs

Your New Puppy Guide (Start Here)

Free New Puppy Guide

Your New Puppy Training 

New Puppy Training Guide

Puppy Development

Puppy Development

Feeding Puppies

Feed Your Puppy the Right Way

Problem Behaviors

Puppy Behavior Problems

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 small dogs differ...

  • Some are perfect for the most active and athletic among us.
  • Then, there are those that do an admirable job of keeping our couches warm.
  • Some are vocal and others rarely bark.
  • There are some so intelligent, that training is a breeze.
  • Some are 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!
  • Some give your vacuum cleaner a work out and others that never shed.
  • Find your next Best Friend right here at Small Dog Place

Hi, I'm Janice and I'm the person behind this site. 

 I love dogs, especially little ones and I want to be here to help you discover your special breed, then answer some of the questions and concerns you might have bringing your new puppy home, keeping him safe and healthy, and learning how to care for a dog throughout his entire life.  

Please feel free to learn more about me and I hope to hear from you and get to know you better too. Enjoy.


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