30 Best Small Dog Breeds - List of Top Small Dogs with Pictures

Apr 13, 2017 - Find out the top 14 small-breed dogs that make the best family pets.
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A couple of days ago I wrote another hub on "Housetraining in 5 days" and there is a really cute video of a 7 wk old Boston using wee-wee pads. The owner said he is 95% housetrained at that age, which is good. I agree that they are an easy breed to train, in many ways. (They are also one of the best small watchdogs since they do not bark a lot--when they bark it means something needs to be looked into).
While some of the best toy dog breeds are a bit high maintenance, they aren't all that way. Certain small dogs are actually  you can adopt.
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Finding the best food for small breed adults is tricky. There are a lot of options claiming to offer your dog the best nutritional package in a variety of price ranges. You can narrow your search by asking your veterinarian what brands he or she recommends. Veterinarians have access to the latest research on dog nutrition as well as pet food recalls, which makes them a valuable resource during this decision-making process. Depending on your dog’s health, your vet might recommend a specific food or several brands that he or she feels offer the best food for small breeds. Small Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds | Breeds of small dogs : best small dog breeds: Maltese small dog breed
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Photo provided by FlickrBest Small Dogs that Dont Shed. Some dog breeds are considered low-shed, no-shed, or hypoallergenic because they do not produce as much dander
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Ever wonder what a list of the best small breed dogs for kids would look like? Every dog site on the web seems to have their favorite 10 best breeds for children, many of which are very large breed dogs. In a nutshell, there are really twofactors involved in deciding on the perfect dog for your family withchildren. One is the dog itself and the other is the child, but we will also look at these factors when deciding what the best small breed dogs for kids should be:
Would it surprise you to know that in my opinion the list of best breeds for children far exceeds those that make it onto these short lists and many are small breed dogs?No dog deserves rough treatment by achild and small dogs especially need to be supervised around very smallchildren. A calm quiet child is likely to do better around a dog withsimilar temperament traits. Very active children will want a dog thatenjoys active play. Some breeds are more active than others are so thatshould be a consideration when choosing the right dog. Choosing the best small breed dogs for kids gets easier when you match or compliment personality traits of the child and the dog.
No reputable breeder would ever deal with a pet store, so it is likely that the pup was trucked in from a large commercial breeding facility (possibly a puppy mill. So even if the breed falls into our list of best small breed dogs for kids, that individual dog just might not make the grade.

To help you with your selection, we surveyed 218 veterinary professionals (including veterinarians, veterinary technicians and office managers) and asked them to name the best dogs for new owners. See the top 10 small breeds chosen in the slideshow below.