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Discover 6 breeds of dwarf or toy dogs

The small dogs make crack many people. They can evolve perfectly in apartment and are good company, in particular for the children. Here is a selection of the six most famous breeds.

The Shih tzu

The Shih tzu is also known as the lion dog, even though its appearance has nothing to do with the king of animals. The Shih tzu is of Tibetan origin and is a cross between the Pekingese and the Lhasa Apso. It is distinguished by its small size since it is between 20 and 27 cm long for a maximum weight of 8 kg. This dog is known for its calm character. It is also jovial, soft and endowed with a great sociability. He loves to be pampered and to have fun. On the other hand, it can be sometimes obstinate what makes difficult its education, more especially as it does not like either to be forced to carry out orders.

The French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is another well known toy dog breed in France. It has a maximum height of 35 cm and weighs up to 14 kg. It is recognizable by its snub nose with wrinkles and folds. This dog is born from a hybridization between a ratter and an English Bulldog. Its true origins remain unclear. He is appreciated for his joy and his playful side. It is also excellent company for children.

The Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is ranked as the smallest dog in the world. And for good reason, in the standard, a Chihuahua is not more than 21 cm for an approximate weight of 3 kg. This ball of hair can be recognized by its huge, erect ears that are far apart and by its large, round eyes that reveal strong expressions. The Chihuahua is very energetic, but has difficulty tolerating the presence of strangers to whom he will bark loudly. This is why they are often used as alarm dogs.

The Maltese

The origins of this breed go back to antiquity. The Maltese is even one of the dogs listed by Aristotle in a nomenclature he drew up at the time. This dog has a very long, shiny, soft and wavy coat. It is also of small size since it does not measure more than 25 cm. With a sharp intelligence, this animal does not like to be alone and has a sweet and playful character.

The Jack Russell

With a size of 25 to 35 cm, the Jack Russel is another small dog appreciated in France. Historically, it would have originated in England. This dog is known for its great vitality. Moreover, to feel good, it needs a lot of space and can only evolve in the countryside or in houses with a garden.

The Yorkshire Terrier

He is the king of beauty contests. The Yorkshire Terrier is famous for its long, straight and very silky coat. It has a small head with a flat, small skull, sparkling eyes, a medium-sized muzzle and a black nose. An excellent pet, the Yorkshire Terrier is very affectionate, lively, but also a bit stubborn.