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Best Small Dogs

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Popular Small Dogs Breeds

Below is a list of the top 3 most popular small dogs breeds, these small dogs are super cute and are very well mannered.

These small dogs are so popular because they have traits that people love, they are good around children too so make great family dogs.

Top 3 Most Popular Small Dogs Breeds

1. The Shih Tzu was the most popular small dog breed in 2014 and is still strong in 2015 and beyond.

A breed called the Cockapoo is more popular but it is a designer dog being a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle so it is not included in this list.

The Shih Tzu has to be one of the cutest little dogs that you will ever see, one of the main reasons why it is so popular.

What else has made these small dogs so popular all over the world this year? It can't be for their trainability because they are considered difficult to house train.

It could well be because they are low shedding and have low exercise needs so are relatively low maintenance.

They are known to be really good around kids and make great little watchdogs, they love to play and are very friendly.

2. The Beagle is the next most popular small dog breed, the Maltipoo comes before it but is another designer breed being a cross between the Poodle and the Maltese so does not count in this list.

Okay so what makes the Beagle such a popular small dog breed? For starters they are really good around children making them a good choice as a family dog.

These small dogs however do have rather high exercise requirements so could be considered to be high maintenance needing more and longer walks each day than other small dogs breeds.

Just like the Shih Tzu the Beagle is considered hard to house train, would not be a problem for an owner that has lots of patience and a willingness to help the dog learn.

They are also considered to be fairly low shedding, they do shed a bit but not as much as some other small dog breeds out there.

The Beagle is known for being good around small pets but does love to play and may chase them.

They are also known for making pretty good watchdogs, which is an added bonus to them looking so damn cute.

3. The Yorkshire Terrier is the third most popular small dog breed on the planet today, they are cute and make good little watchdogs.

Unlike the Beagle and the Shih Tzu the Yorkshire terrier will be a little easier to house train and is classed as one of the cleverest small dog breeds around.

So what else makes the Yorkshire terrier so popular? Well they are low shedding, good news for allergy sufferers and the fact that you will not find large clumps of fur all over your home.

These small dogs do however have high energy levels and will require a good long play session at home and at least 2 good long walks each day to keep them happy and content in themselves.

This is another small dog breed that is good around children, however they can be a little snappy and are not recommended to be around young children.

Grooming this dog is also fairly low maintenance, their coat only needs to be brushed once every now and again to prevent mats from forming.

Popular Small Dogs Breeds Resources

1. To see the complete list of small dogs that are popular click on the link and head on over to smalldogbreeds.info.

2. stateofpethealth.com shows a complete list of the most common small dog breeds in the world today.

3. pawnation.com shows a useful list of small dog breeds that are the most stolen, thieves love to steel these little dogs the most.