The most popular small dog breeds

Small dogs are a growing fad in today’s society, and with so many different breeds its hard to keep track of all of them. In this article I will discuss some of the most popular small dog breeds.

With the growing population and the increase of metropolitan living, small dogs have became a popular choice for many people looking for a companion in their home or apartment. They are great because they can comfortably live inside small living areas, they don’t create alot of waste, and they make loving pet companions with unique personalities. However, all small dog breeds have different temperaments and characteristics, and if you decide you want to own one it is important to know them. Here are some of the most popular small dog breeds:

* Chihuahua – The Chihuahua has become almost famous, with popular celebrities such as Paris Hilton carrying their pet Chihuahua everywhere they go. Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed in the world, but their temperament doesn’t show it. Chihuahuas like to bark at larger animals, and can even be aggressive to them. Keeping them away from larger dogs is a must for every Chihuahua owner. You don’t want your Chihuahua to pick a fight with the neighbors Great Dane. They are also somewhat stubborn when it comes to training. Chihuahuas are smart, but are known for being difficult to train.

* Yorkie – The Yorkie is actually the second most popular dog breed in America. They are a loyal, energetic, loving, and highly intelligent dog. Yorkies are known for their long, flowing hair which leads to many dog competition awards. They are also notorious for their intelligence level. Yorkies can usually learn commands much faster than the majority of other dog breeds. Some tricks you can teach your Yorkie are laying down, standing up, go fetch (of course), hand-shake, sit and whatever else your mind can imagine.

* Poodle – Often used in dog shows, the Poodle is probably the breed with the most elegance. While their coat may require regular, professional grooming to keep their high-class look, they do not shed as much as many other dog breeds. The Poodle, much like the Yorkie, is a very intelligent dog often used in circuses around the globe.

* Pug – Known for their wrinkly face, the Pug is another popular small dog breed. They are very social dogs and adapt well with other people and animals. Pugs are energetic and loving, but often difficult to potty-train.

There are many other small dog breeds, but these are some of the most popular. If you are thinking about owning one, look into all the other options, not just the most popular. You may find one you like more.