Small Dog Breed List 2:  Small Dog Breeds Beginning with the Letters N through Z

A to Z Small Dog Breed List 2:  Breeds N through Z

by Janice Jones     |Last Updated 12-15-2020

All 90 Small Dog Breed List 2:  Dog Breed Names from N through Z

Origin: England 1800s
Original Purpose: Farm Dog, Ratter
AKC: Terrier Group
Playful, Energetic, Outgoing

Read about the Complete  Norfolk Terrier Small Dog Breed Profile

Origin: Norway (Antiquity)
Original Purpose: Hunt Puffins

AKC: Non-Sporting
Inquisitive, Devoted, Stubborn

Read Norwegian Lunderhund Complete Dog Breed Profile

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Origin: England 1800s
Original Purpose: Ratter
AKC: Terrier Group
Protective, Loyal, Alert

Read about the Norwich Terrier Breed Profile

Origin: France or Spain 1500s
Original Purpose: Companion
AKC: Toy
Gentle, Smart, Lively

Read the Papillon complete Dog Breed Profile

Origin: England 1800s
Original Purpose: Red Foxes
AKC: Terrier Group
Spunky, Independent, Outgoing

Read the Parson Russell Terrier Complete Dog Breed Profile

Origin: England (20th Century)
Original Purpose: Hunting
AKC: No, UKC:  Terriers
Energetic, Bold, Confident

Read the Wire Patterdal Terrier Complete Dog Breed Profile

Origin: China (Antiquity)
Original Purpose: Companion, Sacred Dog
AKC: Toy
Loyal, Stubborn, Courageous

Read about the Pekingese Breed Profile

Origin:  Wales
Original Purpose: Cattle Herder, Cattle Drover
AKC: Herding
Friendly, Bold, Good Watchdog

Read the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Complete Dog Breed Profile Page.

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Peruvian Hairless (Small)Peruvian Hairless (Small)

Origin: Peru (Antiquity)
Original Purpose:
AKC: FSS (Miscellaneous)
Affectionate, Lively, Friendly

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Origin: France or Spain 1500s
Original Purpose: Companion
AKC: Toy
Gentle, Smart, Lively

Read about the Phalene Breed Profile

Origin: Germany 1800s
Original Purpose: Lapdog, Companion
AKC: Toy Group
Outgoing, Loyal, Alert

Read the Pomeranian Complete Dog Breed Profile

Origin: Central Europe, 1500s
Original Purpose: Water Retriever, Truffle Finder
AKC: Toy Group
Friendly, Intelligent, Loyal

Read the Toy Poodle Complete Breed Profile

Origin: Portugal 
Original Purpose: Sight & Scent Hound Used for Hunting
AKC: Hound
Intelligent, Agile, Loyal

Read the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Complete Dog Breed Profile

Origin: Czech Republic
Original Purpose:
AKC: Not Recognized
Affectionate, Intelligent, Lively

Read about the Prague Ratter Breed Profile

Origin: China (Antiquity)
Original Purpose: Lapdog, Companion
AKC: Toy Group
Affectionate, Comical, Confident

Read The Pug's Complete Breed Profile

PuliPuli

Origin: Hungary, Middle Ages
Original Purpose: Herding, Hunting
AKC: Herding
Energetic, Agile, Affectionate

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Origin: Hungary 1700s
Original Purpose: Herding
AKC: Herding Group
Intelligent, Vocal, Bold

Read about the Pumi Complete Dog Breed Profile

Origin: U.S. (20th Century)
Original Purpose: Hunting Vermin
AKC: Terrier
Loyal, Intelligent

Read all about the Rat Terrier Complete Dog Breed Profile

Russian-Tsvetnaya-BolonkaRussian-Tsvetnaya-Bolonka

Origin: Russia, early 1800s
Original Purpose: Lapdog
AKC: FSS
Sweet, Loving, Devoted

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Origin: Russia (19th-20th Century)
Original Purpose: Companion, Ratter, Watchdog
AKC: FSS
Active, Vocal, Cheerful

Read about the Russian Toy Terrier or Russkiy Toy Breed Profile

Origin: Belgium 1600s
Original Purpose: Hunting, Guarding, Ratting
AKC: Non-sporting
Fearless, Independent Confident

Read about the Schipperke Breed Profile

Origin: Scottish Highlands 1800s
Original Purpose: Hunting Foxes & Rodents
AKC: Terrier Group
Alert, Bold, Agile

Read the Scottish Terrier complete dog Breed Profile

Origin: Wales, 1800s
Original Purpose: Hunting badger, otter fox
AKC: Terrier Group
Cheerful, Stable, Sociable

Read about the Sealyham Terrier Complete Dog Breed Profile

Origin: Shetland Islands 1800s
Original Purpose: Herding, Guarding Chickens
AKC: Herding Group
Watchful, Sensitive, Loyal

Read about the Shetland Sheepdog complete small dog Breed Profile

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

Read the Shiba Inu complete Small Dog Breed Profile

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

Read about the Shih Tzu Dog Breed Profile

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

View all about the Silky Terrier Complete Small Dog Breed Profile

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

View the Smooth Fox Terrier Small Dog Breed Profile

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

View and Read about the Swedish Valhund Complete Dog Breed Profile

Teddy Roosevelt TerrierTeddy Roosevelt Terrier

Origins: United States

Original Purpose: Hunting
UKC: Terrier Group

AKC: No

View Breed Profile (Coming Soon)

Tenterfield TerrierTenterfield Terrier

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

View Breed Profile (Coming Soon)

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

View and Read about the Tibetan Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

Origins: Tibet (Antiquity)

Original Purpose: Hunting, Guarding
AKC: Non-Sporting
Sensitive, Gentle, Agile

Read The Tibetan Terrier Complete Dog Breed Profile

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

View all about the Toy Fox Terrier Complete Small Dog Breed Profile

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

Read all about the Toy Manchester Terrier Complete Small Dog Breed Profile

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

View the Volpino Italiano Small Dog Breed Profile

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

View and read about the Welsh Terrier Complete Dog Breed Profile

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

View and Read the West Highland White Terrier, Complete Dog Breed Profile

Wire Fox TerrierWire Fox Terrier

Origins: England 1800s

Original Purpose: Vermin Hunter

AKC: Terriers

Bold, Independent, Friendly

View the Wire Fox Terrier Complete Dog Breed Profile 

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

View and Read about the Mexican Hairless Complete Dog  Breed Profile

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

View and Read about the Yorkshire Terrier Complete Small Dog Breed Profile

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Small Dog Breed List 2:  N to Z Breeds:  Pin for Future Reference

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References and Further Reading For Small Dog Breed List 2

American Kennel Club Complete Dog Breed Standards and Profiles, 22 Edition.

American Kennel Club


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