Top 10 Smallest Dog Breeds in the World


They say it’s not about the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog, yet none of the dogs we are about to talked about are known for their fighting. Still, itĀ seems that the smaller the dog the more aggressive it is, or at least that’s how the stereotype goes.

It wasn’t long ago that we talked about the largest dog breeds in the world but what is the smallest dog in the world today? The answer isn’t simple, as there are more than a few dog breeds who can rightfully be labeled as small, each with its own unique characteristics. Without further ado, here are the ten smallest dog breeds in the world, dogs that have been purposely bred to be excellent companions seeing how they lack the stature to be used for anything else.

8Shih Tzu

Many dog breeders view the Shih Tzu as the perfect family dog, judging by how well they behave around children. Sometimes referred to as ‘mini lions’ Shih Tzus have a double layered, dense coat, which makes them pretty hard to look after due to the constant grooming they require. Even so, given how sociable and friendly they are, especially with small children and other animals, Shih Tzus are one of the best small pets one can have.