Not all small dogs have personalities. When it comes to little dogs, there are clearly certain breeds that do well with humans.
With tiny bodies, adorable (and curious) manias, and often a good dose of malice: small dogs are also among the most faithful and affectionate companions you can find.
Here are 5 breeds of small dogs with remarkable personalities.
Literally, Shih Tzu means “little lion.” To see their majestic mane, we understand why! The personality of the Shih Tzu combines the affectionate character of a wise little dog with the pride and confidence of a lion.
Shih Tzu seeks only to love and be loved. They want to be part of the family and will gladly follow you from room to room. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have a small character. Shih Tzu can be stubborn and sometimes difficult to train, even though these intelligent dogs love to learn. They are natural charmers who show great confidence in front of new people and environments.
The cockapoo is a cross between an English cocker spaniel and a poodle. One of the first dogs of the “created” breed, these curly hairballs were bred for their affectionate temperament and their non-allergenic coat. They come in different colors but Red Haired Cockapoos are some of the most common types.
Cockapoos love those around them and always want to do well – even when it comes to clowning! You will never get bored or feel lonely with a cockapoo. Intelligent and full of energy, they are dogs that are easy to train. They enjoy running around the park for hours as much as rolling around in a ball on your lap for endless fun. Looking for Cockapoo Puppies For Sale? Check out our friends Puff-N-Stuff Cockapoo Puppies in Virginia | PuffNStuffCockapoos.com
The Border Terrier
Border terriers are affectionate and easy to train dogs. Originally bred to work alongside hunting dogs to dig up foxes, they know how to live well with other dogs.
Like other small breeds, they want to be part of the family. But unlike others, they do not particularly require your attention. They just enjoy being in your company, no matter what you do.
Border terriers are not noisy dogs, but because of their origins can have a penchant for the earth (and especially the holes to dig in).
The Curly Bichon
The Curly Bichon is an enthusiastic and cheerful dog. He likes to play and can only do it in his head if he is not well supervised. But as a small intelligent dog, it is easy to train and is ideal as a first dog. Because of his docile temperament, he is great with other animals and children.
Curly bichons are not too talkative and are doing their best when they are in your company. With their fluffy cloud hair and teddy bear head, they illuminate the room every time.
The Yorkshire Terrier
Restless but affectionate, the Yorkshire terrier is a companion appreciated by attentive owners. He demands a lot of time and attention from his family, and can’t stand being alone for long periods of time.
Yorkshire terriers can be quite noisy and tend to bark at unknown things and people. They may live well alongside other animals if they are raised together but maybe possessive towards their owner if the introduction is late. These reckless mini dogs are endowed with strong character.