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A to Z Small Breed Dog List
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By Janice Jones   |Last Updated March 26, 2019

This is page 5 of the A to Z Small Dog Breed List, the world's 90 smallest dogs.

All 90 Small Breed Dog List
Page 5 Breeds S through Z

Origins: Japan (Antiquity)
Original Purpose: Hunting & Flushing Small Game
AKC: Non-Sporting
Loyal, Active, Escape Artists

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Origins: Tibet 600s then China
Original Purpose: Companion, Sacred Dog
AKC: Toy
Sweet, Friendly, Affectionate

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Origins: Australia 1800s
Original Purpose: Vermin Extermination
AKC: Terrier Group
Outgoing, stubborn, Friendly

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Origins: England 1700s
Original Purpose: Hunting Fox and Badger, Ratting
AKC: Terrier Group
Territorial, Energetic, Friendly

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Origins: Sweden (Vikings)
Original Purpose: Cattle Drover, Watchdog, Ratter
AKC: Herding
Clever, Fearless, Affectionate

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Teddy Roosevelt TerrierTeddy Roosevelt Terrier

Origins:United States
Original Purpose: Hunting
UKC: Terrier Group

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Tenterfield TerrierTenterfield Terrier

Origins: Australia 
Original Purpose: Ratter, now companion
ANKC and NZKC
Strong, Active, Agile and Hardy

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Origins: Tibet (Antiquity)
Original Purpose: Watchdog, Companion
AKC: Non-Sporting
Loving, Active, Playful

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Origins: Tibet (Antiquity)
Original Purpose: Hunting, Guarding
AKC: Non-Sporting
Sensitive, Gentle, Agile

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Origins: United States (Early 20th Century
Original Purpose: Companion
AKC: Toy Group
Friendly, Intelligent, Loyal

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Origins: England 1500s
Original Purpose:  Catching Vermin
AKC: Toy Group
Lively, Curious, Playful

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Origins: Italy
Original Purpose: Companion, Watchdog, Cart Pulling
UKC, FCI:  Northern Breeds
Loyal, Affectionate, Devoted

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Origins: Wales (1700s)
Original Purpose: Hunting otters, foxes, badgers
AKC: Terrier
Independent, Fearless, Spirited

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Origins: Scotland 1800s
Original Purpose: Hunting Foxes, Otters, Badgers, vermin
AKC: Terrier
Active, Lovable, Friendly

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Wire Fox TerrierWire Fox Terrier

Origins: England 1800s
Original Purpose: Vermin Hunter
AKC: Terriers
Bold, Independent, Friendly

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Origins: Mexico (Antiquity)
Original Purpose: Companion, Food, Curative Powers
AKC: Non-Sporting Group
Cheerful, Alert, Loyal

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Origins: England 1800s
Original Purpose: Ratter
AKC: Toy
Domineering, Adventuresome, Stubborn

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An A to Z Small Breed Dog List including 95 different breeds.

Small Breed Dog List Page 5


Aren't Small Dogs just the best? 

If you are thinking about which dog to get, the decision can be overwhelming because there are just so many of these little guys to choose from.

Do you want fluffy and cute, or sleek and smart

Luckily there is that special  small breed dog just waiting to be loved by you.


Many of the dogs listed on this page can be registered through the American Kennel Club.  But some are so rare in the U.S. that, although they are purebred, they have not as of yet been entered into this registry.  Around the world, however, they may be much more common.

We continue to add to this small dog breed list as we research new breeds, so check back often -- your perfect breed might just be here waiting for you.


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