Good things most definitely come in small packages, at least when it comes to these tiny pups. Meet 10 of the smallest dog breeds in the world, courtesy of the American Kennel Club.
Size: Less than six pounds, five inches high at the shoulder
Fun Facts: The Chihuahua is highly intelligent. It is often referred to as a “purse dog” due to its small size. It's considered an excellent city dog as it doesn't need large spaces to roam.
Size: Four to seven pounds, eight to nine inches high at the shoulder
Fun Facts: Also referred to as a “Yorkie,” this dog breed needs daily interaction and stimulation. The Yorkshire Terrier adapts easily to its surroundings and travels well.
ENGLISH TOY SPANIEL
Size: Eight to 14 pounds, 10 inches tall at the shoulder
Fun Facts: The English Toy Spaniel has an affectionate personality. It plays well with children and makes an excellent family pet. This dog breed is naturally well-behaved.
Size: Less than seven pounds, eight to 10 inches tall at the shoulder
Fun Facts: The Maltese is gentle-mannered and affectionate. It is a fast learner and fearless despite its small size. It is an energetic breed and loves to play.
Size: Seven to 15 pounds, 13 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder
Fun Facts: The Italian greyhound is an active breed that requires daily walks. It is graceful, sweet and peaceful. This breed is easy to train and enjoys affection from its owner.
Size: Three to seven pounds, eight to 12 inches high at the shoulder
Fun Facts: The Pomeranian has an outgoing and animated personality. It is an intelligent breed that is eager to please. It needs frequent attention due to its high levels of energy.
Size: Seven to 13 pounds, 8.5 to 11.5 inches tall at the shoulder
Fun Facts: The Havanese is an ideal family pet. This breed is naturally affectionate and friendly. It is intelligent and very trainable.