The variety of small breeds of dogs is amazing. There are so many out there that even the pickiest of dog lovers can find a perfect match in terms of personality, activity level, and even coat type.
To compile a list of the smallest dog breeds in the United States, Tempo checked the American Kennel Club data 24/7. We only considered breeds with males that normally weigh no more than 10 pounds.
Smaller dogs don’t need one because of their size ever exerciseDay – although it doesn’t hurt them – because they don’t have to burn a lot of energy and are therefore suitable for living in an apartment.
Small dogs can look like the perfect lap warmers when in reality they have very tough personalities. While having a dog is certainly worthwhile in many ways, the path to forming a friendship can be a challenge, especially with some breeds – These are the hardest dogs to train.
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To determine the smallest dog breeds in the U.S., Tempo reviewed information on each of the 282 dog breeds currently listed by the American Kennel Club, the nation’s purebred dog registry, 24/7. We have only considered breeds with males that typically weigh no more than 10 pounds, according to the information the AKC provides on each breed. Information on popularity, height, temperament, and breed category also came from the AKC.