Toy dogs were bred specifically as companions to people. Toys are fun, full of life and spirited. Toy dogs make ideal apartment dogs and warming lap pets. Dogs from the Toy Group enjoy popularity with apartment and city dwellers and people without much living space. he lively, delightful Toy dogs are great companions. Their small size makes them easier to care for then some larger dogs.
Affenpinscher: This is a wiry haired, terrier-like dog with a mustache. They have intelligence demeanor that make them good house pets. Affenpinschers are game, alert and curious. They are loyal toward their people. They are generally quiet, but excitable and fearless when attacked.
Brussels Griffon,: Weighing in at 8 to 10 pounds, this is a sturdy, well proportioned dog. They are intelligent, alert, and sensitive. There are two coat types: rough or smooth.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: This Spaniel is about a foot high and weights between 13 t o18 pounds. They have an elegant, royal appearance. They have a gay, friendly, non-aggressive temperament.
Long Coat Chihuahua, Smooth Coat Chihuahua: Chihuahua’s are graceful, alert, active little dogs that weigh less then 6 pounds. There are smooth coated and long haired varieties.
Chinese Crested: The Chinese Crested is about a foot high and a fine boned physique. There are two varieties.The Hairless has hair only on the head, tail and feet. The Powderpuff is completely covered with hair. They have a gay and alert personality.
English Toy Spaniel: These Spaniels weight between 8 and 16 pounds. They have compact, square shape bodies with a long, silky, flowing coat.The English Toys Spaniel is a bright little dog who is interested, affectionate and willing to please.
Havanese: The Havenese is a small, sturdy dog with a charming personality. They have a long silky coat and aristocratic bearing. Their personality is playful, alert, intelligent and sweet.
Italian Greyhound: The Italian Greyhound is very similar to to Greyhound, but much smaller and more slender
Japanese Chin: This breed is small, well balanced, lively and aristocratic. They have a long silky coats and a distinctive Oriental expression. They are sensitive and intelligent and affectionate with their family.
Maltese: The Maltese is a toy dog that is covered from head to foot with a mantle of long, silky white hair. The Maltese is diminutive and brave. They are gentle mannered, lively and playful.
Manchester Terrier: This is a small, short coated dog with a black coater and distinctive rich mahogany markings. The Toy is a diminutive version of the Standard Manchester.
Miniature Pinscher: The Miniataure Pinscher is a sturdy, smooth coated dog that is naturally well groomed. They are spirited, self possessed animated dog.
Papillon: The Papillion is a small, friendly, elegant toy dog under a foot tall. They have long, silky, multi colored coats. This breed is happy, alert and friendly.
Pekingese: The Pekingese is a compact dog of Chinese origins. They have a stocky build and weigh up t o14 pounds. This breed has a long, course textured coat that comes in a variety of colors. Pekingese are a regal, intelligent, good natured dog.
Pomeranian: Pomeranians are compact dogs that weigh 3 to 7 pounds. They have a thick coat, especially abundant on the neck and shoulders;.They are intelligent and extroverted, making them great companion dogs.
Toy Poodle: The Toy Poodle is the same as the Standard Poodle, except for height. The Toy Poodle is 10 to 15 inches tall. The Poodle is a proud, active, intelligent and dignified.
Pug: The Pug is a square, symmetrical dog that weighs from 14 to 18 pounds. They have fine, smooth coats that are silver, apricot-fawn or black. They are even tempered, playful, charming, dignified and outgoing.
Shih Tzu: The Shih Tzu is a sturdy dog with long flowing hair. They have a noble Chinese ancestry. as a palace pet. Shih Tzus are happy, affectionate, friendly and trusting.
Silky Terrier: The Silky Terrier is a silky haired toy terrier. They are friendly, quick and responsive.
Toy Fox Terrier: The Toy Fox Terrier is smooth haired toy terrier, just under a foot tall. The Toy Fox is intelligent, alert, friendly and loyal.
Yorkshire Terrier.The Yorkshire Terrier is a long haired toy terrier that weights less than 7 pounds. They are one of the most popular AKC breeds.
Toy dogs are small are easy to care for, making them terriric companions.