Toy Dogs, the Toy Dog Breeds of Group 5

The toy dogs, for the most part are companion pets. Many small dog breeds are ancient dog breeds. Some were used as watchdogs, giving the alert to the larger guard dogs, some toy dogs were good at catching small vermin. Many of these toy dog breeds were much larger and heavier than they currently are. Some weighed as much as 30+ pounds but now weigh 3 to 7. Many generations of selective breeding have produced these toy dogs collectively known as the lovable toy breeds.

Discover the toy dogs, or toy breeds, alert, friendly, small sized companion dogs and you will applaud the great value of the small dog breeds to mankind.

Brussels Griffons
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Chinese Cresteds
English Toy Spaniel
Italian Greyhounds
Japanese Chins (Japanese Spaniels*)
Manchester Terriers, Toy
Mexican Hairless
Miniature Pinschers (Min Pins)
Shih Tzus **
Silky Terriers
Toy Fox Terrier
Toy Poodles
Yorkshire Terriers

* Note: In Canada, this toy dog breed is still known
as the Japanese Spaniel.

** Note: In Canada, this toy dog breed is listed in
Group V1 the Non-Sporting Breeds.

End of the small dogs and small dog breeds.

Information on the toy dog breeds is updated periodically and the toy dogs missing will be added soon. Definitely, the toy breeds are worth investigating. If you want a friendly tiny sized dog, more suitable for a smaller living space, then check out the toy breeds.