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Small Dog Breeds

Small dog breeds are great pets but there are some major differences between different small dog breeds in behavior and care. Before choosing a dog breed you are highly recommended to inform yourself about the main characteristics of different small dog breeds very well.

Pomeranian is one of the most popular small dog breeds. It originates from Germany and is named after Pomerania region which lays in eastern Germany and northern Poland. Pomeranians are very playful and friendly and are also appropriate for kids. Sometimes they develop habit of excessive barking, while their long coat requires daily care.

Chihuahua is one of best known small dog breeds. Despite their small size they can be very aggressive towards other dogs even large dog breeds but chihuahuas are very loyal to their owners. Chihuahua does not require much activity and is also appropriate for apartments.

Shih Tzu is a small companion dog breed originating from China. The breed is notable for its long silky fur which requires much care. Shih Tzu is very friendly and is not aggressive towards other dogs.

Maltese is one of the smallest dog breeds from the toy group. Its name seems to refer to the island of Malta but both the name and origin of Maltese are unknown. Maltese can be very protective but it is very sensitive and less appropriate for families with small children.

Bichon Frise are no larger than the Maltese. They are very intelligent, get along well with other dogs and animals as well as with children.

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