Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

Tiny and Toy Dog Breeds

These breeds are the little guys! They stand up to 12 inches high at the shoulder, and weigh up to 10 pounds.

Positives and negatives, pros and cons, good and bad traits, of tiny and toy dog breeds. Each review is based on my own personal and professional experiences and extensive research. I'm Michele Welton – breed selection consultant, obedience instructor, and published author of 15 dog books.

If you're trying to choose a dog breed, please be sure to visit my articles on choosing & finding the right dog.


Affenpinscher Affenpinscher Toy American Eskimo Dog American Eskimo Dog (Toy) Brussels Griffon Brussels Griffon Smooth Chihuahua Chihuahua
(Smooth Coat)
Longhaired Chihuahua Chihuahua
(Long Coat)
Miniature Dachshund Dachshund (Miniature) Japanese Chin Japanese Chin Maltese Maltese
Manchester Terrier Manchester Terrier (Toy) Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher Papillon Papillon Pomeranian Pomeranian
Toy Fox Terrier Toy Fox Terrier Toy Poodle Toy Poodle Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terrier
(Yorkie)
SEE: tiny dog breeds
5-12" | 3-10 lbs
small dog breeds
12-15" | 10-20 lbs
midsize dog breeds
15-18" | 20-40 lbs
medium size dog breeds
18-22" | 40-60 lbs
large dog breeds
22-26" | 60-90 lbs
giant dog breeds
over 26" | over 100 lbs