Standard, miniature, and toy poodles exist. One hand can lift the 4–6-pounders. Toy poodles are smart and active, despite their reputation for being fussy.


Sturdy and compact pugs are loving and playful but notorious couch potatoes, so monitor their diets and vacuum often since they shed a lot. That cute, wrinkled mug lets them get away with a lot.


These noble dogs, with their lion's mane and loyal nature, were originally bred for ancient Chinese royalty. Pile up the cushions and stock up on treats they expect it.


These silly, playful, and mischievous canine cotton balls love snuggling. Though it needs grooming, that plush white coat is low-shedding.

Bichon Frise

These canines have an endearingly goofy appearance, and they are incredibly playful. There will be equal parts laughter and kissing.


The Yorkie-like Biewer terrier pronounced "beaver" has a tri-colored mane and a full tail. This friendly breed doesn't shed, but its coat needs regular brushing.

Biewer Terrier

Standard and miniature German "badger dogs" exist. Both must weigh under 11 pounds and have a friendly, spunky personality worthy of a best friend.

Miniature Dachshund

This little dog is perfect for a home as a member of the family. Even in old age, they retain their sweetness, intelligence, and wit. They look like a living stuffed animal, right down to the white fluffy fur.


Look up "lapdog" in the dictionary to see one of these irresistible love bugs. Apartment dwellers, seniors, and families love these pretty, long-haired pups because they don't need much exercise.

Shih Tzu

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