Here is a list of all moderately Small Dog Breeds. Small dog breeds stand about 12-15 inches at the shoulder and weigh about 10-20 pounds. Small dogs are generally healthy, have a long life and are sturdy. Small sized dogs are often the right choice for apartment dwellers.
This list does not include tiny dog breeds like the Chihuahua. We have a separate list of smallest dog breeds for breeds that can compete for the world’s smallest dog title!
American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chinese Crested Dog
Coton de Tulear
English Toy Spaniel
Fox Terrier (Smooth)
Fox Terrier (Wirehaired)
Jack Russell Terrier
Toy Manchester Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Small dog breeds that don’t shed?
Basenji, Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Border Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Cairn Terrier, Chinese Crested Dog, Coton de Tulear, Havanese, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Westie, and Xolo are hypoallergenic small dog breeds.
Which is the best small apartment dog?
Miniature Poodle is an ideal apartment dog for most. All non-shedding small dog breeds make good apartment dogs. If you have children at home, consider the Shih Tzu, Bichon or some other breeds good with kids (avoid tiny breeds).
Which is the smartest small dog breed?
Miniature Poodle and Miniature Schnauzer are the smartest small dog breeds.
Which is the best small dog for kids?
Kids should be taught to be gentle around small dogs (avoid tiny dog breeds). The Shih Tzu is good with kids. Generally, all dogs are good with kids they have been raised up with.