Poodles come in three sizes: standard, miniature and toy. The smallest of the bunch measure between 4 and 6 pounds, so you can scoop one up with just one hand.
Sturdy and compact pugs are loving and playful but also notorious couch potatoes—so it’s a good idea to monitor their diets and bust out the vacuum often as they shed a lot.
Originally bred for the ruling classes in ancient China, there’s no doubt that these magnificent dogs have retained their air of nobility, what with their signature lion’s mane and loyal demeanor.
These pint-sized terriers are agile and bounding with energy, but nothing a lively round of fetch won’t cure. Aside from keeping them active and entertained, these handsome, sturdy dogs are mostly low-maintenance.
These canine cotton balls may be silly, playful and even a bit mischievous, but they’re always down for a snuggle. No worries, that plush white coat is low shedding,
These pups sure are funny-looking yet in an entirely sweet way—and, boy, do they like to monkey around, too. Expect lots of laughs and kisses in equal measure.
We dare you to look into the soulful eyes of these sensitive little creatures and not be instantly smitten. Expert climbers and light on their feet, they’re often considered catlike.
Closely related to the Yorkie, the Biewer terrier (FYI, it’s pronounced “beaver”) has an envious tri-colored mane and a full tail that sets it apart.
These German "badger dogs" also come in different versions: standard and miniature. To qualify as the latter, pups need to weigh less than 11 pounds, but both possess the same friendly, spunky personality worthy of a best friend.