What is cuter than a puppy?
A puppy that will forever stay the size of a baby canine. When it comes to animals, the smaller, the better. If you can hold a pup in your hands, then consider your heart stolen forever. These fifteen itty bitty barkers will make you believe that all is right in the world. With a pint-sized pup by your side, how can you possibly ever be anything but happy?
15 The Boston Terrier
That face! The little Boston Terrier will weigh between five and 12 pounds once they reach adulthood, so if you live in cramped quarters, you and your pup can comfortably coexist with no issue at all. This breed tends to be sensitive in regards to the vocal tone of their owners, so make sure and wear your patience-pants when you are training him. These guys can't withstand extreme weather conditions, so make sure you go online first and buy all of those cute doggie boots and sweaters before the first snowfall.
14 The French Bulldog
Fun fact, we are a little bit obsessed with this breed! They make great family pets because of their playfulness, alertness and loving demeanor and they can be trained pretty quickly thanks to their intelligence. Apartment dwellers may want to consider a Frenchie since they are not big barkers.
13 The Shih Tzu
The Chinese name "Shih Tzu" means "little lion" in English, and that is what this tiny pup reminds many people of. While his name is fierce, his demeanor is anything but. The Shih Tzu is the oldest dog breed in the WORLD, dating all the way back to 8000 BC. If this guy has your heart, prepare for serious hair care. They don't shed, but they also never stop growing hair, so grooming is life!
12 The Papillon
Papillons get their name from the butterfly, just take a look at those ears, and it will all make sense. The perfect little Pap would make a lovely addition to any family that is looking for a bright, energetic four-legged friend. He might seem like a dainty, high maintenance pup, but honestly, he is blessed with a hearty constitution and a heat of gold.
11 The Toy Poodle
Be still my heart! This little darling is everything. Look at that face and tell us you don't want a Toy Poodle more than anything in the whole world. This dog is smart, active and a favorite breed to show or just love up as a companion.
10 The Pomeranian
This fancy little dude is the smallest member of the Spitz family. This makes him a cousin to the Keeshond, The American Eskimo, and the Chow Chow. This breed is known for being full of personality, expression, playfulness, and intelligence. It is also known for being the "Becky with the good hair," of the dog world.
9 Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkie is bold and adventurous and utterly adorable. This little pup, who is full of life, is the perfect addition for a person with a pet allergy since they are hypoallergenic! Full grown, they only grow to be somewhere between four and seven pounds.
8 The Chihuahua
This little Mexican pup has earned the nickname, "Mighty, but bitey." This breed is also one of the oldest breeds in the Americas. Chihuahuas are known for their loyalty, their charm, and their confidence. Families with rough and tumble kids should think twice about bringing this dog home because at no more than six pounds the little guy could end up hurt.
7 The Pug
The pug is one of the most recognizable breeds around because of its unique facial features. The word "Pug" means "fist" in Latin, which is kind of what the pug's face looks like. The little pug is a loving, affectionate breed of dog who will put their family first. They may only grow to be about eight pounds, but they are still considered good watch dogs because of their fierce loyalty and alertness.
6 The Maltese
This dog will win the hearts of even the most grumpy anti-dog person with their friendly personalities and their glossy, silky coats. If this is the doggy of your dreams, you will want to consider getting a second job to pay for all of those grooming bills that will be headed your way as well as boatloads of treats to help your Maltese follow your commands. They can be stinkers when it comes to doing what they are told.
This German breed dates all the way back to the 1700's where it was primarily used to shoo away vermin. This feisty Terrier is filled with love and spunk. They travel well and enjoy being the very best companion to their owners that they can be. They live for you. These guys do well in families with lots of people to obsess over.
4 Brussels Griffon
Don't be fooled by that adorable, little face of the Brussels Griffon. This guy is known for being quite a charmer, but also for being full of mischief. This breed can attribute its sass to its ancestors, all of whom are known for their similar 'tudes. The 'Grif' originated from the Terrier, the Pug, and the English Toy Spaniel. The good news is if this guy acts like a fool out in public, he is small enough to tuck away in your tote until you get home.
3 Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin is a little clown who is happy to spend his life entertaining his owners and living to make them smile. When you take in a Chin, you have indeed gained a best friend for life. When it comes to strangers, he tends to be far shyer. At roughly four to seven pounds, he probably won't cause too much damage to guests if he gets a bit too frightened of newcomers though.
2 The Russian Toy
The Russian Toy terrier will weigh three to six pounds as an adult, which means that no matter how old they get, they will be your baby forever. They were originally bred to fight rats, and are full of personality and zest. Also, we just like looking at them. They are so ugly that they are cute.
1 Toy Fox Terrier
If you consider yourself a lazy person, perhaps consider getting a dog breed that is nothing like the Toy Fox terrier. If you love to be out and about and always in motion, then congratulations, you have just scored a soulmate! This breed, which was once used as circus dogs, is full of activity and always ready to get the party started. In short, they are an eternal toddler.