The dog lovers world over know that dog is the best pet to be adopted. Dogs are the most loyal, affectionate and intelligent animals to be taken as a personal companion. They love their owners unconditionally. No wonder they are called ’man’s best friend’. In the recent time of years many foreign dog breeds have been brought to India and today most of the dog breeds you spot in India are mostly Non-Indian Dog Breeds. Also, big city homes have space problems as well. Keeping a small dog is a solution as they can be kept in apartments. You can select from this list of 10 adorable small dog breeds for those who are animal lovers.
10 Adorable Small Dog Breeds for those who are Animal Lovers
Beagles dog are small sized scent hound, primarily developed for hunting hare in Great Britain. The Beagles looks much like Foxhound and has one of the best-developed senses of smell of any dog in the world. Beagles weigh around 20-25 kgs and has a height of 33-41 inches. It has a lifespan of around 12-15 years. It is tricolor or white in combination with black and tan or brown. Beagles breed has short-haired, hard coat of medium length. This breed also has a lack of inherited health problems and an even temper which is good for families and small children.
Boxer dog breeds have very strong jaws and a powerful bite, developed in Germany hence also called as German Boxer. The Boxer breed of dogs is the seventh most popular breed of dog in the United States. It is a very intelligent, sporty dog which is very easy to train. Also, it is one of the best guard dogs to keep. It has a large body and head, a square muzzle and strong jaws. Boxer dogs is gentle, friendly, quiet and protective by nature and is used as a guide for blind people. It can be found in brindle, fawn and white color. It weighs about 23- 34 kgs.
The Lhasa Apso is a Tibetan non-sporting dog. It weighs about 5.4- 8.2 kgs and is about 10.75 inches tall. It has a double coat and the texture of its coat is straight, hard and very dense which requires regular grooming. The average age, for it, is 12-14 years. The colors come in are black, white, red and gold with shadings. It is very loyal to its owner, but wary of strangers.
This smallest breed of dog comes in many color combinations from solid to mark and has an average lifespan of 12 to 20 years. It is an alert, swift-moving dog with a saucy expression. When it comes to grooming, Chihuahuas are low-maintenance dogs. But it can be tough to train them as they get attached to one person; it can become difficult to keep them if you have small children at your place. A chihuahua pup can cost you from Rs. 7000 to 20,000 as this breed has a lot of variation. Its body is longer than its tail, head well-rounded apple shaped and short pointed muzzle. The tail is sickle-shaped. It is a lively, adventurous dog, good as a companion. It weighs around 1-3 kgs and is 6-9 inches tall.
It is a medium-sized dog with dark almond-shaped eyes. Its height is around 15 inches and weighs around 7-14 kgs and it has a lifespan of 12-15 years. It has a litter size of average 5 puppies. It is a fairly active dog suitable to live in an apartment. Cocker dogs has a silky coat of medium length, which is flat or slightly wavy. The colors it is available in are black with tan points, Merle, parti-color (white with black, and tan etc.)