10 Small Dog Breeds That Make Perfect Companions

Whether you're a first-time or experienced pet parent, check out the list below to learn about our top 10 small dog breeds that make perfect companions.

Bichon Frise

They are adored for their curly, hypo-allergic hair coat, which requires daily brushing. Plus, bichon frises don't shed and won't spoil your furniture.


These little pups are housebroken, sweet, and exude cuteness. With their wrinkly skin and soft, silky coats, pugs are unsurpassed in cuddling and their bond with humans.


Dachshunds are super handsome, confident dogs that take great pride in their appearance. They have a lot of energy and are constantly busy playing, hunting, or digging holes in your garden.

Chinese Crested

Exotic-looking, partially-haired dogs, Cresteds are known for being quiet, loyal, and affectionate companions. They love to spend time indoors and are perfect for apartment living.


This playful puppy loves to play fetch and cuddle up with its owner. It is a rare breed that might prefer to sleep on a bed rather than the floor. Since everything must go in a Chihuahua's mouth, don't be surprised if you even find your keys there.


Like all the other breeds on the list, the Papillon is friendly, curious, and eager to please. Its outgoing and fun personality and intelligence are excellent choices for the young and senior family members.


Fluffy coat, small paws, a short tail, and doggie fashion help them cover a lot of ground in a short time. Pomeranians are great with all family members and thrive with exercise, so you must keep them busy by all means.

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