Small dogs are loved by practically everyone: they are cute, quite easy to handle, need less space, and require moderate exercise than large ones. If you also love small dogs, don’t miss this Healthy All Tips article in which we will see which are the 5 smallest dogs in the world. Furthermore, thanks to the support of images, you will be able to get a clear idea of which breeds are most to your liking. Let’s not waste any more time and see what these cute specimens are.
The Chihuahua weighs on average between one and a half and two kilos and its height at the withers is between 15 and 20 centimeters. He is the most famous small dog of all and his ears are really cute and unique. Despite its small size, it is a very active dog that loves to run. Chihuahuas need to go for walks to be able to burn and channel their energy. On the previously linked animal sheet, you will be able to discover the right amount of time to dedicate to walks with your little friend.
Although they are renowned for not being extremely friendly with strangers, they are very affectionate and playful dogs with their owners.
2. Small Italian Greyhound
While the Greyhound is a fairly large dog, the Italian Greyhound does not weigh more than four kilograms, measures around 30 centimeters at the withers, and is a truly peculiar dog that is also loved in Italy. Its appearance and behavior are very similar to those of a Greyhound, but its size is much smaller. It certainly couldn’t be missing from the list of the smallest dogs in the world as, despite its size, it is a surprising breed.
The Italian Greyhound is an excellent runner, just like its larger version, it can run at almost 40 kilometers per hour. As if that wasn’t enough, his appearance is truly noble and charming.
3. Bichon Frise
This small white ball of fur weighs between two and four kilograms , has a height of about 20 centimeters from the ground and its curly and soft fur makes it truly irresistible. He is a perfect dog for a family as he loves to play with the people who care for him. The only flaw is that his fur needs a lot of care to keep it well and, moreover, he needs to have eye checks to prevent the onset of eye problems. Apart from this, the Bichon Frise is a small dog that gives a lot of satisfaction.
The Maltese is similar in size and appearance to the Bichon Frise, but its fur is smooth and long. It is a very tender breed with a cheerful look that arouses the desire to hug and cuddle it in anyone who meets its gaze. A curiosity : in the past it was used to hunt mice present on ships, in fact, thanks to its small size it could fit into almost any place. This breed also needs care regarding its fur, eyes and muzzle.
5. Miniature Schnauzer or Zwergshnauzer
As with the Greyhound, the Miniature Schnauzer is a dog very similar to its bigger “brother”. Its dimensions are approximately 35 centimeters and it weighs from four to seven kilograms. He has a tendency to gain weight, therefore his food must be monitored. The long “beard” and eyebrows make the face of these dogs very peculiar and expressive, in fact, they seem to be on constant alert.
With the Dwarf Schnauzer, we end the list of the 5 smallest dogs, we could not include all the breeds, but we have selected a top five of the most common ones. Which one do you prefer among these cute little dogs? Let us know in the comments.
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