The Friendliest Small Dog Breeds

Small dogs are cute, cuddly and make for perfect companions. We love even the smallest dogs because not only can they use the Doggy Bathroom, they are also a great companion. These furry friends prove that the best things come in small packages, especially if you’re looking for a dog breed that is less than 20 lbs! Here’s a rundown of the friendliest small dog breeds and some popular small dog breeds to keep in mind.

Boston Terrier 

You can’t go wrong with a classic Boston Terrier! Excited to run around the park and play a few rounds of fetch, these terriers are some of the most popular small dog breeds. Boston Terriers are attentive and easy to care for—a great choice for first-time dog owners. 


A perfect mix between the Maltese and the Poodle, Maltipoos are what everyone thinks of when they think of puppies. While this small dog doesn’t shed, Maltipoos need regular brushing to keep their coat clean and mat-free. 


Of course, Pugs made the list of friendliest small dogs! Known as the easiest house dog, Pugs have expressive, adorable faces that instantly make you want to play ball.



A pomeranian is a popular choice for pet owners interested in miniature dogs. Often classified as a toy breed because of its small size, the pomeranian might be one of the smallest dogs, and fluffiest dogs out there. 


Intelligent and loving, Yorkipoos are great for apartment living. They’re always ready to play in your lap, and Yorkipoos’ hypoallergenic fur makes them the first choice for dog owners with allergies.


A small dog breed that can live up to 15 years, Cavapoos have big eyes, floppy ears and easy-to-maintain brown fur. Cavapoos are loving, social and often used as therapy dogs!


If you’re looking for a small dog that doesn’t shed, Yorkshires are a favourite among big-city dog owners. Be sure to brush regularly, and trim the hair at the top. 


Maltese dogs are easy to train and great for first-time dog owners. Glamorous with their white fur, they can be picky with food, but more than make up for it with their playfulness. 

Cairn Terrier

Also known as the Toto from the Wizard of Oz, this small dog breed weighs less than 20 lbs. Cairn Terriers may be petite, but don’t let that fool you—they’re full of energy!

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