"Bichon Frise: small, joyful, affectionate. Easy to handle and train. Requires periodic grooming. Moderate exercise and companionship for a happy life."
The Cavalier: a beloved, adaptable spaniel. Affectionate, trainable, weighs 11-18 lbs. Needs grooming, great for apartments.
Cheerful and compact, French Bulldogs bring happiness wherever they go. With moderate exercise and minimal grooming needs, they make lovable companions. Watch out for health concerns like brachycephalic syndrome and skin issues.
Greyhounds are great for older adults as they are low-energy and enjoy relaxing with their owners. They are easy to handle and train, making them suitable for those who prefer larger dogs.
Maltese: small white lap dog, enjoys lap time and short walks. Requires professional grooming. Easy to train. Weighs 4-7 pounds, portable.
Corgis: small-medium companion dogs. Smart, trainable, and adorable with short legs. Herding instincts and routine exercise required. Low grooming needs.
Consider a 3-7lb Pom if you want a small, loving dog you can carry. They enjoy lap snoozing, playing, and being your companion.
Poodles: smart, popular, come in 3 sizes (toy, miniature, standard), loyal, adaptable, easy to care for. Need walks and regular grooming.
Shih Tzu: Popular small dog, 9-16 lbs. Easy to handle but stubborn. Trainable with walks and grooming. Prone to skin issues, brachycephalic syndrome.
Westies: great companions, easy to handle. Small size (13-20 lbs), not as fragile as Pomeranians or Maltese. Moderate grooming, friendly and low-maintenance.