What’s the smallest breed of dog?FamilyPet
The smallest breed of dog is the Chihuahua. This dog usually weighs less than 6 pounds and is only between 6 and 9 inches high at its largest. The second smallest dog is the Affenpinscher, which is just slightly larger than the Chihuahua. This German breed weighs between 7 and 9 pounds and is only about 11 inches high at its tallest.
The Bichon Frise, Japanese Chin, Papillion and Pomeranian also all make the list of smallest dogs. These small dogs are often companion dogs because of their small stature and interesting personalities. People who like cute dogs often gravitate towards these small, toy breeds. However, these breeds are also known to have big attitudes and can ceaselessly bark if provoked.
The Toy Poodle and Chinese Crested are also in the smallest dog breed category. These dog breeds normally weigh about 10 pounds and can be about 10 to 13 inches high. The Toy Fox Terrier and Yorkshire terrier are also very small breeds, weighing in at around 7 pounds.