What Are the Tiniest Dog Breeds?

Despite there being a great number of dogs to choose from, for many, finding a small dog is a preferred choice. The small breed dogs are absolutely adorable and make for a great home companion. For many of you who desire to keep your dog indoors or who live in apartments, this is a good option. The following is a list of 8 small dog breeds.

Some of the Tiniest Dog Breeds Include:



Here we have one of the smallest dogs on the market. If you are looking for a small dog, this one will not weigh much more than 6 pounds if that. This dog will be easy to keep in the home and may not get to be over 8-9 inches tall.



This is a great furry, small dog option. It will get to be about the same size as the Chihuahua but will have a fluffier coat.

Brussels Griffon

brussels griffon

For those interested in the Brussels Griffon, you can expect it to be somewhere around 9 pounds (give or take a couple of pounds). This is another great small dog option that is the favorite choice by many.



The pug is a slightly larger choice on this list and will weigh somewhere in the lower teens in pounds after being full-grown while measuring about 10 inches tall. This is a great family choice.

Toy poodle


Dog breeds are continually being bred to come in all different sizes. The poodle comes in a toy size that will rarely exceed 6-7 pounds.

Miniature Dachshund


The dachshund has a long skinny body and averages around 9 pounds. This dog will be roughly 8 inches tall, give or take an inch or two.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier Puppy

Weighing anywhere from 7-9 pounds and measuring around 9 inches high, this will be a great family friend.



Here is a dog that will be easy to carry around. It will not weigh much more than 8 pounds if that. Its short little body will measure in at roughly 11 inches.

This list is not complete, but it should get you started.

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