Which is the best toy dog in the world?
We have wondered ourselves and have been asked this question many times! Which toy dog should I get? Which is the best toy breed for kids? Which toy dogs are the best?
In this post, let us explore toy dog breeds and pick some favorites! While choosing the best toy dog for you and your family, it is important to consider many factors like kids, other pets in the house, etc. Many aspects are highly personal so lets get on with the list of best toy dog breeds!
You are sure to have a great time with any of these toy dogs, just pick the breed which you love and it will be a beginning for many years of joy.
1. Toy Dachshund – world’s best toy dog!
Often marketed as tea cup dachshunds, rabbit dachshunds or kaninchen dachshunds, these little Dachshunds are superb entertainers. They will make you laugh, they will make you wonder, they will keep you company and explore the outdoors with you occasionally.
The “kaninchen” or “rabbit’ is merely a tiny version of the doxie.
If you love a dachshund but only have limited space for an animal or live in an apartment complex or studio unit, these little guys would likely be the answer for you, especially if you have no garden. Definitely, our favorite!
2. Maltese – cutest toy dog!
Active, Affectionate, Docile, Easygoing, Fearless, Gentle, Intelligent, Lively, Playful, Responsive, Sweet-Tempered, the maltese is one of the cutest little dogs you can have!
3. Silky Terrier – silky smooth and smart!
Alert, Friendly, Inquisitive, Joyful, Quick, Responsive, one of the smartest toy dogs out there. The silky coat requires maintenance but trips to the parlor can be fun! Silky terriers make interesting toy dogs.
4. Brussels Griffon – toy dog who thinks otherwise!
Alert, Companionable, Inquisitive, Self-important, Sensitive, Watchful, this toy dog is a unique choice! It looks cute in a grumpy way. Brussels Griffons have the logic of their own and will do things on their own in their own time!
5. Pekingese – a mean toy dog!
Affectionate, Aggressive, Good-natured, Intelligent, Opinionated, Stubborn. When you have a Pekingese, it feels like having a cat in the house – but, its a dog!
6. Bichon Frise – dog candy!
Curious, Peppy, Affectionate, Cheerful, Feisty, Gentle, Playful, Sensitive, the really cute toy dog. A well maintained, well groomed Bichon Frise is simply beautiful.
7. Papillon – tough butterfly toy dog!
Alert, Energetic, Friendly, Happy, Hardy, Intelligent, the papillon will keep you engaged and entertained too. A wonderful toy breed of dog.
8. Toy Poodle – clean (hypoallergenic) toy breed!
Toy Poodles are lively and engaging. They tend to do well in small living spaces such as apartments. The biggest perk for many families is the Poodle’s non-shedding, hypoallergenic fur!
9. Toy Pomeranian – the yappy toy breed!
Active, Extroverted, Friendly, Intelligent, Playful, Sociable toy dog who will bark a lot. This yappy toy dog will add doggy sound to your life and your neighbor’s life too! Pomeranians are a famous choice for a toy breed.
10. Havanese – an agile toy breed!
Affectionate, Companionable, Gentle, Intelligent, Playful, Responsive, the havanese is a unique choice for those who desire a little larger toy dog.
A word of caution before getting a toy dog: Miniature, toy and teacup dogs or dogs bred to be tiny are prone to conditions such as heart disease, low blood sugar, and bone fractures. Extra precautions need to be taken to prevent the dog from getting injured, when they are harder to see and more fragile. Plan to spend more at the veterinarian if you adopt a teacup dog. Also, its best to have your puppy examined by a vet before you decide and its best to buy from responsible, reputed breeders.