What are the "dwarf" category dog breeds

Let's start with the MINIATURE POODLES:

Their history teaches us that they were derived in the 18th century from a hunting dog breed particularly good at hunting waterfowl, especially ducks, hence their name.

  • good companions
  • active character
  • elegant and proud appearance
  • sometimes possessive
  • can be quite jealous

Their dress is curly and of four colors always plain: either white, or black, or light gray very fashionable for a time, or "apricot" color which dethroned the previous color in fashion.

His height at the withers (point at the top of the shoulder) will be around 30 cm (max 35 cm) and shorter than him TOY POODLE will be around 25 cm.

Le grooming will make it its characteristic and the famous "lion cut"will make its reputation!

You will be proud that he is perfectly groomed in this way, it is very elegant. However, so-called "modern" toilets may be accepted.

For contests, contact poodle club in your region and to the SCC (Société Centrale Canine).

A wink at a small dog of Mexican Toltec origin, it's the CHIHUAHUA

Very original :

  • it's the smallest dog of the canine race
  • he has an apple-shaped head
  • le lap dog par excellence. Weight: 1.5 Kg to 3 Kg max.
  • Lively character
  • Short or longer hair

and all possible colors.

And Madagascar dwarf dog : COTTON from TULEAR

is derived from and resembles the Bichons.

His particuliarity:

  • and fluffy hairlong and noir uni
  • Weight about 5 Kg
  • Her back is stretched out
  • quite short on legs
  • Very sociable character

 The ITALIAN DOGSHOT or in the official directory "Little Italian Greyhound"

We see its first representations in ancient Egypt, then ancient Greece then Roman antiquity and finally in Europe during the Renaissance.

Son elegant and graceful look thus inspired many civilizations and his image was often reproduced by artists through frescoes and paintings.

This aspect gracile body and slender limbs earned him his reputation, as with all greyhounds.

  • Dwarf, he will weigh about 5 Kg and at the withers 35 cm
  • short hair
  • several colors are possible but gray is the most common.
  • Precautions: it has the lively character and can be difficult to obedience.
  • Pay attention to his ability to jump very easily which requires anticipation
  • Avoid therefore to live on floors, prefer ground floor with garden and possibility of frequent walks, this dog needs exercise.



The dog followed the man so it is logically found on all continents.
As its name suggests it is from the Beijing area and was the companion of buddhist monks.

  • Weight about 5 kg
  • Medium to long hair, of all colors
  • The facies is quite short
  • Character a little distant but good keeper, pcould bark easily but without malice.



  • Weight 3-4 kg
  • Pointed and erect ears
  • Short-haired, brown or black and tan color
  • Sometimes very dominant character : be careful with young children and other dogs. Be careful in this choice.


Dog from Tibet and who was present at the Imperial Court of China.

  • elongated body
  • Weight about 5 kg
  • Short faces and correspondingly fragile eyes
  • Head up
  • Long to very long hair
  • very sweet character
  • good companion.



Like the "Lou Lou de Poméranie" but on a smaller scale.

  • Characteristic chest mane
  • Medium long and well furnished hair, often white in color
  • Strong character



  • Weight 3 to 5 kg
  • Very elongated body watch your back which can be fragile to too strong physical stresses
  • Avoid too many stairs!
  • Short on legs Floppy ears
  • Solid fawn color or two-tone black and tan. Short, hard or long hair.
  • Character : smart and good friend.


The Yorkshire Terrier

It is certainly the most widespread of our four-legged companions in the cities. 

  • Very intelligent and well-balanced character
  • Playful temperament
  • he is physically very robust and good walker although small in size

His story is worth mentioning. It helped shape his qualities. This rather ordinary little terrier dog was adopted by coal miners from the English province of Yorkshire hence its name.

Why that ?

The galleries of the mines were supported by wooden frames which attracted wood-eating rats and mice, since rodents by nature.
The survival of their profession depended on the good behavior of these frames and therefore of their little four-legged companion. A good terrier and therefore a good rodent hunter, he was an ideal companion to avoid the slightest aggression to these
wooden structures by these rodents and thus ensure the safety of working galleries. thank you little one York!

It's a perfect city dog since his average weight is 3 kilos and so "master key".

His coat is long and fawn in color. In the south, summer is mowed short! Ideal to go with our canine accessories and we colliers.

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