Smallest Dogs In The World

Smallest Dogs In the WorldSome of the smallest dogs in the world are the ones that are most wanted for pets. People enjoy bringing their dogs along the way when they go places and small breeds of dogs are the ones in high demand for this very reason. They are easier to carry around, don’t take up much room, and can sometimes even fit inside a purse! (Picture By Wikipedia)

One of the smallest dogs in the world is the Chihuahua which originated in Mexico. Not only is it one of the smallest, but it is one of the most popular pets for families. The Chihuahua is a toy breed of dog that has not been bred to be smaller than it normally is. Some other breeders of dogs will purposely breed dogs with the hope and intention of making them small, but not the Chihuahua. The typical Chihuahua normally weighs about 3 – 6 pounds but can get as heavy as 9 pounds and be as small as 2 pounds. They stand approximately seven inches tall. They have various coats with some being smooth, glossy, short, long, or shaggy. They are meant to be indoor dogs, but they have been known to be snappy and temperamental around children so may not make a good pet if you have children. In general, the Chihuahua does not have many health problems at all. The average life span of a Chihuahua is between 15 and 17 years. 

Another of the small breeds of dogs is the Pomeranian. They have shiny, long coats of fur and flat tails. The average weight of a Pomeranian is between 3 and 7 pounds, and they average about 7 – 10 inches in height. Pomeranians make great pets and are a joy around children. They are full of energy and have cute personalities. Pomeranians are small enough to sit on your lap or take with you anywhere you go. Pomeranians are affectionate and loving. They can be choosy about what they eat and they love learning new tricks! Pomeranians are indoor pets and can get overheated if they are outdoors too long but they love to run and play outside for exercise. As far as health, the Pomeranians have had trouble with dislocated knee cap, infections of the eye and tooth decay. The average life span of a Pomeranian is 15 years. 

The Shih Tzu is another of the smallest of dogs which comes from China and Tibet originally. The Shih Tzu has long, shiny hair and the normal weight is between 9 and 14 pounds. It can stand between 8 and 11 inches tall and it has a life span of about 16 years. Because of its short legs, it often at times has back problems. They are very alert and playful dogs. They are loving and affectionate with people and enjoy being pets to families with children. They can get a snappy attitude if they are provoked or suddenly surprised with something. The Shih Tzu needs to be walked daily but are generally indoor pets and don’t mind not being outdoors.  Read more on the Chihuahua or read more about pets


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