Short-Haired Small Dogs
Short-haired small dogs are a perfect choice for someone who'd rather spend the day romping in the park, rather than waiting in a doggie salon.
If you are investigating types of small short-haired dogs,
you are probably a person who:
Loves companionship of a dog more than grooming Loves to play but hates to brush Would rather spend money on chew toys than expensive doggie salon
treatments Love a clean face – Hate the appearance of matted hair and a
You are in luck because there are many, many small breed
dogs that just might make the perfect companion sans the grooming. We have listed the most common short-haired small dogs world-wide, but there are more.
If you want to go straight to the list of short-haired small dogs,
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reading about small short-haired dogs.
What These Short-haired Small Dogs Have in Common:
Small size Short or Smooth coat Most shed heavily in the spring and fall Require some grooming (nails, teeth, ears, eyes, and baths) All will need to be brushed (sorry to
disappoint) but it is easy and a great time to bond. How These Small Dogs Differ
Energy level Personalities Adaptability Ease of Living with Other Pets Ease of Living with Children Health concerns Intelligence Ease of Training Quantity of Barking
Best Short-haired Small Dogs
Breed Group: Miscellaneous Height: 7 to 18 inches Weight: 5 to 25 pounds Life Span: 14 to 16 years Technically not a Short-haired Small dog because it doesn't have hair.
Breed Group: Hound Height: 16 to 17 inches Weight: 22 to 24 pounds Life Span: 10 to 12 years
Breed Group: Hound Height: two size varieties -- up to 13 inches at the shoulder & 13 inches to 15 inches at the shoulder Weight: 20 to 35 pounds Life Span: 13 to 16 years
Breed Group:Non-sporting Height: varies Weight: 10 to 25 pounds Life Span: 11 to 13 years
Breed Group: Toy Height:5 inches or less Weight: 6 pounds or less Life Span: 12 to 20 years
Chinese Crested (Hairless)
Breed Group: Toy Height: 11 to 13 inches Weight: 10 to 13 pounds Life Span: 10 to 14 years
Dachshund (Miniature Smooth)
Breed Group: Hound Height: Miniature, 5 to 6 inches at the shoulder Weight: 11 pounds and under (Miniature) Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Non-Sporting Height: 11 to 12 inches Weight: Less than 28 pounds Life Span: 9 to 11 years
Breed Group: Toy Height: 13 to 15 inches Weight: 7 to 15 pounds Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Jack Russell Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier (AKC)
Breed Group:Terrier Height: 13 to 14 inches Weight: 13 to 17 pounds Life Span: 12 to 14 years
"Lancashire Heeler 600"
Breed Group: Foundation Stock Height: 10 to 12 inches Weight: 13 to 18 pounds Life Span: 12-15 years
Breed Group: Terrier Height: 15 to 16 inches Weight: Up to 12 (Toy); Life Span: 14 to 16 years
Breed Group: Toy Height: 10 to 12.5 inches Weight: 8 to 11 pounds Life Span: 15 years
Prazsky KrysariK Prague Ratter
Breed Group: Not Classified Height 7 to 9 inches Weight: 3 to 8 pounds Life Span: 12 to 14 years
Breed Group: Toy Height: Not specified in breed standard Weight: 14 to 18 pounds Life Span: 12 to 14 years
Breed Group: Terrier Height: 10 to 13 inches (Miniature) Weight: 8 to 25 pounds Life Span: 12 to 18 years
Breed Group: Foundation Stock Height: 8 to 10 inches Weight: 3 to 6 pounds Life Span:10 to 12 years
Breed Group: Non-Sporting Height: 13.5 to 16.5 inches Weight: 17 to 23 pounds Life Span: 12 to 16 years
Toy Fox Terrier
Breed Group: Toy Height: 8 to 11 inches Weight: 4 to 9 pounds Life Span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Non-Sporting Height: Toy, 10 to 14 inches at the shoulder; Miniature, more than 14 to 18 inches; Weight: Toy, 9 to 18 pounds; Miniature, 13 to 22 pounds; Life Span: 12 to 14 years
[Short Haired Small Dogs]
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