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Small Dog Breeds Site Map Table of Contents

All Small Breed Dogs:  Breed Profiles & Information

Categories of Small Breed Dogs 

Tips on Getting a Dog

     Purchasing from a Breeder

     Adoption Resources

Small Dog Health

     Senior Dogs

     Natural, Holistic Health Articles

     Disease Index

Understanding Your Dog

     Normal Dog Behaviors

     Challenging Behaviors

     Psychological Issues

     Your Dog's Senses


Diet and Nutrition

     Dog Food Reviews

Hybrids and Designer Dogs

Puppies (The Ultimate Resource)

Dog Grooming

Dog Names

Dog Safety

Dog Product Reviews


Travel Ideas

Fun Things To Do With Your Dog

Service, Therapy, Emotional Support Dogs

Decorating and Cleaning Hacks

Day-to-Day Living With a Small Dog

Hiring and working with Dog Professionals

All Small Breed Dog Profile Index

All Small Dog Breeds with Pictures and Links to Breed Profile Pages

Page 1:  Breeds A to M       Page 2:  Breeds N to Z    

Site Map for Small Dog Health Articles

Small Dog Health Overview

Dog Hip and Joint Pain: Safe and Affordable Treatments to Try
Dogs Throwing Up Undigested Food
Human Medicines You Can Use on Your Dog
How to Choose a Veterinarian
How to Keep Your Small Dog Healthy with Stem Cell Therapy
Dogs and Sleep:  How Much Sleep Does Your Dog Need?
Phenobarbital for Dogs
Prednisone for Dogs
Benadryl for Dogs

Dog Wheelchairs:  Could they help your dog?

Deadly but Preventable Dog Diseases

Your Pet Has a Pre-Existing Condition:  What are your Options? 

Shih Tzu Life Expectancy

Tips for Reducing Stress During Vet Visits

Senior Dogs

Caring for Your Senior Dog

Senior Dog Health Tips

Senior Dog:  How-to Guide Your Senior Dog Into Aging with Ease

How to Help Dogs with Amputated Legs

Natural Health Articles

Kratom for Dogs
7 Natural Remedies To Relieve Your Dog's Anxiety
CBD for Dogs:10 Things to Consider Before Giving it to Your Small Dog
CBD as Antioxidants:  What you Need to know
8 Essential Oils for Dogs

CBD Oil for Dogs in Pain

10 Ways to Boost Your Dog's Immunity

Disease Index

Site Map: Understanding Your Dog

Normal Dog Behaviors

Why is My Dog Licking His Lips?
Understanding your Dog's Five Senses
Puppy Development Overview

Is your dog panting at night?

Challenging Behaviors 

Unusual, Challenging Behaviors in Small Dog Breed Dogs (overview)Are You Guilty of Spoiling Your Dog?  Here are Some Telltale Signs
Aggression:  Are Small Dogs More Aggressive?
5 Tips for Dealing with an Aggressive Dog

Dog Destructive Behavior
Eating Poop
Excitement Urination
Excessive Licking
Submissive Urination
Calming Energetic Dogs
Training Timid Dogs:  What You Must Know
Nervous Dog or Puppy Woes? Dealing With Your Puppy’s Nervousness
Dog Nutrition and Behavior: How Your Dog's Nutrition Affects Behavior

Psychological Problems

Emotional Disorders Affecting Small Breed Dogs (an overview)
Depression:  Is My Dog Depressed?
Excitement Urination
Calming Energetic Small Dogs: Tips You can Use Now

Fear of Thunderstorms  (Storm Phobia)
General Anxiety in Dogs
Licking:  Why Do Dogs Lick
Separation Anxiety
Small Dog Syndrome
Stress in Dogs: Do You Have a Stressed Dog?
Submissive Urination
Using Music to Calm Your Anxious Dog
Compulsive Disorder in Dogs

8 Signs Your Dog Might Be Bored

Can Dogs Have OCD Symptoms?

12 Proven Ways to Get a Scared Dog to Trust You

Your Dog's Senses

How Does Your Dog See?

How well does your Dog Smell?

Your Dog' sense of taste

Your Dog's Sense of Touch

Can your Dog See at Night

Can your Dog see Neon Colors

How well do dogs hear?

Site Map For Small Dog Training

Small Dog Training (Overview)

5 Commands to Teach Your Dog
Teach Your Dog to Stay
House Training
Crate Training
Training Your Dog to Use a Doggie Door
Leash Training a Puppy
Stop Your Dog from Peeing in the House 
Training Small Dogs the Right Way - Super Effective Guide 
Brain Games for Dogs
6 Fun Dog Tricks to Teach Your Puppy or Dog
Teach Your Dog to Stop Jumping on People
Teach Your Dog the "Drop It Command

How to Train a Small Dog NOT to run away when you try to pick them up.

Dog Agility:  An Introduction for the Rest of Us

Your Dog Training Career:  An Introduction

City Dog Training:  Tips to Train Your Dog When You Live in the City

7 Puppy Training Methods

How to Teach Your Dog to Dance

What Can Two Weeks at a Dog Board and Train Program Get You?

Is Your Dog a Door-Dasher? Find how to Conquer this Behavior

Small Dog Diet & Nutrition Site Map

Best Dog Foods

Dog Food Company Claims:  Don't Fall For these
Dog Food Rating Scale
Dog Nutrition 101
Reading Dog Food Labels
Foods Toxic to Dog
Free Feeding verses Meal Time
Feeding Dogs:  Guide to Small Breed Dog Diets:  An Overview
Food Allergies in Puppies (Guest Post)
Grain Free Dog Food
Homemade Dog Food Diets 
How to Feed Your Underweight Dog 
Organic Dog Food
Raw Dog Food Diet 
What do Dogs Eat (Types of Foods)
7 Signs That Your Pup is not Getting the Best Nutrition 
The Best Food for Your Senior Dog 
What fruits can my dog eat?
What Vegetables can my dog eat?
Cooking For Your Dog 
Small Dogs Homemade Food Diet
Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?
Healthy Dog Food:  Seven Secrets to Help You Choose the Best
Dog Food Recipe Books: Review of the 6 Top Cookbooks 
Small Dog Obesity:  Is it an Epidemic?
6 Signs Your Shih Tzu is Overweight
Raw Meat Dog Food:  Safe Storage and Prep Tips
Benefits of Spinach for Dogs
Dog Nutrition and Behavior: How Your Dog's Nutrition Affects Behavior
7 Expert Tips to Help You Save Money on Dog Food

Are Foods with Ancient Grains Beneficial to Your Dog?

Dog Diets:  10 Best Ways to Improve Your Dog's Nutrition

Is Your Dog's Treat Safe for Your Dog?

8 Free Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

Pros and Cons of a Raw Dog Food Diet

Dog Food Reviews

Puppy Foods

4Health Puppy Food Review
Acana Puppy and Junior Food Review
Blue Buffalo Puppy Food Review
Fromm Gold Puppy Food
Orijen Puppy Food
Royal Canin Mini Puppy Food
Purina Puppy Chow Brand Puppy Food Healthy Morsels Dog Food 

Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Food Review

Adult Foods

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance 
Fromm Gold Dry Food for Small Breed Adult Dogs
Petcurean Dog Food Review
Performatrin Ultra Grain-Free Dog Food Review
Performatrin Ultra Chicken and Brown Rice Puppy Food
Pro Plan Focus Toy Breed Formula


Strawberry Banana Nice Cream Treats

Puppy / Dog Names Site Map

How to Choose a Name and Index of All Names

Boy Puppy Names
Girl Dog Names
Cartoon Dog Names
Dog Names from Movies
Disney Dog Names:  Girls
Disney Dog Names: Boys
Tough Dog Names
Names for a Big Dog
Halloween Dog Names
Christmas Puppy Names
Popular Pet Names:  2017
Dog Names Based on Food
Dog Names Based on Drinks
Dog Names from Mythology
Dog Names Based on Technology
Unusual Dog Names
Redneck / Country Dog Names
Dog Names from Nature
Famous Dog Names
Ocean & Nautical Dog Names

Dog Names Based on Star Trek

Dog Names Based on Color
Names for a Brown Dog
Names for a White Dog
Names for a Black & White Dog
Names for a Tan Dog
Names for a Red Dog
Names for a Blue or Gray Dog

Brindle Dog Names
Names for a Black Dog
Dog Names Based on Country
Alaskan Dog Name
Australian Dog Names
German Dog Names
Italian Dog Names
Irish Dog Names
Mexican Dog Names
Scottish Dog Names
Spanish Dog Names   
Japanese Dog Names

Small Dog Supplies & Product Reviews

Technology For Dog Owners 
Puppy Supply List:  Must Haves
Puppy Pads:  Choose the Best
Dog Combs:  Does Your Dog Need One?
Dog Brushes:  Which One is Best for Your Dog?
Dog Deshedding Tool:  KingKomb Review
Your Dog Harness Guide to Proper Fit and Placement
Dog Strollers:  9 Reasons To Own a Dog Stroller 
Guide to Choosing the Best Clothing for Dogs 
Orthopedic Dog Beds:  What to Consider Before Buying
How to Choose a Pet Hair Vacuum
Personalized Dog Clothes:  Make Your Dog's Wardrobe Unique 
Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers
Puppy Gift Baskets
Dog Poop Removal:  Biodegradable Poop Bags Review
All you need to know about Dog Leashes
Why Dogs Need Snug Dog Collars
Dog Water Bottles:  Reviews and Recommendations
Dog Carriers:  Three Top Choices in 2019
Dog Boots
Dog Beds:  Does Your Dog Need a Dog Bed?

PetLibro Pet Water Fountain Review

Topeakmart Puppy Playpen Review

Pico Potty Wall Review

Cooper's Treats:  Pupsicle Review

Trifo Ollie AI Robot Vacuum Review

How to Find the Best Pet Friendly Artificial Grass


Travel Ideas

Dog Friendly Road Trip Planning Tips For an Epic Vacation 
Plane Travel With Dogs:  7 Tips to Make Your Trip Safe and Fun 
6 tips for Thanksgiving Travel with Your Small Dog 
Tips for Finding a Dog-Friendly Hotel
10 Tips for Sailing With Pets on board
11 Best Dog Friendly UK Counties for 2020
Traveling with Small Dog:  14 Tips to Keep You Safe

Can't Travel with Your Dog:  3 Options to Consider

How to Travel With Your Dog Safely:  Comprehensive Guide

Fun Things To Do With Your Dog

Fun Things to Do With Your Dog (Overview)
Dogs in Horse Stables 
Prepare Your Dog For Hiking
9 Indoor Dog Games to Keep Your Dog Happy in the Wintertime 
5 Ways to Get Moving With Your Little Dog
Exercising With Your Dog
Taking Your Dog to the Beach:  Tips All Dog Owners Should Know 
Top Tips for Taking Your Small Dog Up a Mountain
Instagram Profile for Your Dog:  How To
Best Dog Sports for Small Breed Dogs
Dog Agility
Exercising and Bonding with your Small Dog:  7 Tips for Success
Teach Your Dog to Swim
Backpacking with Small Dogs
Exercising Your Dog on a Treadmill

Back to Work Blues: 7 Tips To Keep Your Dog Happy

Small Dog Activities for the Mental Health of Both  Pet and Owner

Photographing Your Small Dog:  Tips and Tricks

Perfect Portraits of Your Dog:  Step by Step Training

Keeping Your Small Dog Entertained While You Work

Significance of Consistent Exercise for Your Dog's Health & Happiness

Are Corgi Good Apartment Dogs?

Best Small Dog Toys for Playful Pooches

Service, Therapy, Emotional Support Dogs

Types of Assistance Dogs:  Delving into the Differences between Service, Therapy, and Emotional Support Animals Overview
Therapy Dogs 
All You Need to Know About Emotional Support Animals 
Training Requirements for Service Dogs

Can a Chihuahua be a Service Dog?

How Animal Assisted Therapy can Help with Autusm

Sharing Your Home with a Dog: Decorating and Cleaning 

How to Clean a Dog Bed Without a Removable Cover 
Pet-Friendly Interior Design Tips
Dog Odor Problems:  Best Tips for Removing Odors from Your Home
Embedded Pet Hair in Carpets and Furniture? Tools to Do The Job Right
How to Remove Dog Urine Damage From Your Lawn
How to Organize all of Your Puppy's Stuff
Feng Shui for Pets
Eco-friendly Choices for Dog Lovers

How Getting a Dog Can Heal Your Broken Heart After a Breakup

Benefits and Drawbacks of Sleeping With Your Dogs

5 Tips for Keeping Pet Products Safe, Clean, and Hygienic

How to Get Rid of Dog Poop, Safely

Day-to-Day Living With a Small Dog

Day to Day Living With a Small Dog (Overview)

Senior Dog Owner, Practical Safety Tips
Pets at Work: Can Dogs Help With Mental Illness in the Workplace?Moving With Your Dog (Relocation Guide)
The Health Benefits of Dog Ownership
What Does Your Dog's Breed Reveal About You
Small dogs for People with Asthma: Can Someone with Asthma Live with a Small Dog?

Moving with Pets: 5 Considerations When Small Dogs Make a Big Move
Why do Millennial Moms Love Small Dogs?
20 Reasons Why You Should Own a Pet
Benefits and Challenges of Pets in the Workplace
How Can a Dog Promote Healthy Living?
10 Small Dogs For Busy Students: Keep A Dog With You To Keep Stress At Bay!

When Children and Dogs Grow Up Together:  21 Reasons Why This Bond Benefits Them Both

How To Decode Your Dog’s Personality Through Their Zodiac Sign

Small Dogs, Big City:  Raising Dogs in the City

Best Pets for Introverts

How to Build a Stronger Bond with Your Dog

Best Dog Clothing:  Ultimate Guide for Making the Best Selections

Dog Remembrance Ideas:  9 Ways to Remember Your Beloved Pet

Fostering Child Development:  5 Ways Dogs Can Help

Dogs and Children:  Importance of having a Pet for Child Development

Sustainable Pet Parenting:  How to Reduce Your Carbon Paw Print

Hiring and working with Dog Professionals

Is Your Dog Daycare Safe for Small Dogs
Dog Sitting Instructions:  How to Write Excellent Instructions
Dog Walker Tips:  Prepare Your Dog for a Professional Walker
Pet Sitting Services:  Six Questions to Ask Before You Engage 
How to Find a Great Veterinarian
What to Expect at the Dog Groomers:  Ten Tips for a Great Experience

The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Local Veterinarian

How Relief Vets are Pioneering New Treatments and Techniques


Rabbits and Dogs:  How to Facilitate a Bond Between Your Rabbits and Your Dogs
Dog Humor
Adult Coloring for Dog Lovers
Kids Coloring Pages

How to Build a Wooden Dog Bed

Sketching Your Dog

Bearded Dragons and Dogs:  Tips

Dogs and Hedgehogs: How to Teach Your Dog to Acclimate to Your Pet Hedgehog

My Dog Ate My Pet Lizard:  5 Things to Do

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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