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
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.
Small Dogs: Resources and Articles
View all the common and rare breeds of the world, pictured in alphabetical order with links to breed pages. Or, if you prefer a list broken down by groups (terriers, toys, etc.), check out this page. Thinking about a hybrid? Check out this list. Know the name of the breed you're considering? Check out this alphabetical list of the world's small breed dogs.
Small Breed Puppies can be fun, but they also require some work. Learn everything you need to know about turning that tiny puppy into a happy, healthy, well-adjusted adult.
That puppy needs the perfect name, so scroll through our extensive list of pages all with a unique twist on finding a great name. All categories of names are included. Here is the place to start.
Even a short haired dog needs a little grooming and pampering from time to time. Transform grooming from drudgery to bonding with these easy tips and techniques. Start here with our DIY Grooming guides.
We don't often think about safety when we are having fun, but small dogs are vulnerable to many preventable hazards. All you need to know to become an expert.
Having fun with Fido is what its all about, right? Just in case you need some pointers on where to go, what to see, or fun things to do, we've put together a great resource.
Types of Small Dogs
Perhaps you are looking for a specific type of dog. We have them grouped into categories for easy browsing.
Older Adults love dogs as much as the "young folk" but many breeds may not work as well as others. Want a less active, a bit less yappy, or just one that's easy to care for. Browse our list of the best breeds for seniors.
If tiny is what you like, then you're in luck. We've searched the world over to find the tiniest dog breeds...some will be easy to find but some are also rare and hard to get. They all have one thing in common. Extremely Little.
Short and sleek, rough and wiry, or soft and fluff...What is your choice. For those who love to cuddle and play with fluffy dogs, we have the best list for you. Check out which breeds we think will meet your needs.
Are you one that prefers quiet? Maybe you just want a dog that won't talk back. More likely, you may need a small breed dog that is not going to ruin your relationship with your neighbor. Discover our choices.
Need a hypoallergenic breed that you can spend time with and not resort to all those nasty allergy symptoms. Some breeds are difficult to live with if you have allergies. Luckily, there are many that will love you, but won't add to your allergy symptoms.
If you have children now or suspect that your life will be blessed with kids in the future, then finding a dog that loves and tolerates kids is a must. Don't think that big dogs are the only child-friendly breeds. There are plenty of little ones that love the kiddos too.
If all you want is a dog that loves to curl up on your lap, we've chosen a list of 14 of the best. Check them out.
Not all small dogs make good candidates for apartment living. Here's the ones that make the best residents of apartments.
Prefer to find one that doesn't need much grooming? Short - haired small dog breeds?
Great Non-Shedding Dogs
Longest Lived Small Dogs
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.
Small Dog Place