Top Small Dog Breeds

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Alaskan Klee Kai

Love huskies but don't quite have the space for a medium-sized dog? May we introduce you to the Alaskan Klee Kai — this dog looks just like a husky,

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Chihuahua

Named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, these loyal and energetic dogs prove that good things do come in small packages — about five pound packages, to be exact.

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Playful, bright and alert, corgis are great with children. They're intelligent and willing to please, making them easy to train. They're good watchdogs, and can be noisy and reserved with strangers.

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Shih Tzu

The almighty "lion dogs" known as Shih Tzu's date back to the Tang Dynasty. One look and you'll understand why the breed once won over royalty with their regal (but low-shedding!) looks and charming,

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Jack Russell Terrier

Averaging a teeny-tiny seven pounds, the ancient Greek breed basically defines the concept of "lap dog." Even marathon cuddle sessions won't leave you sneezing,

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Pomeranian

If shedding's really a concern, try one of these cute pups. While no dog generates zero allergens, these silky-haired terriers grow.

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Yorkshire Terrier

Before you lump them in with other small white dog breeds, know that Bichons "operate under the assumption that there are no strangers, just friends they haven't met yet," according to the AKC.

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Maltese

Although it's tough to distinguish between all the small white dog breeds out there, this one counts as one of the oldest. Maltese have entertained their owners for thousands of years. They're so lovable that the ancient Greeks even built tombs in their honor.

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Rat Terrier

Alaskan Malamutes will do anything to please their pack, both human and canine. Built to work as sled dogs, these powerful pups need a leader to set a consistent training and exercise regimen.

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Best Dog Breeds for Families to Adopt

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