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Most Popular Tiny Dog Breeds

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25. Italian Greyhounds
>Average weight (male): 7-14 lbs.
>Popularity ranking among all dogs: 74

The Italian greyhound has a slick, almost royal looking appearance. The breed, with its long, curved torso that arches when it sits, is highly attentive and has a calm disposition. This incredibly lean breed is swift on its feet and vigilant.

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24. Lhasa Apsos
>Average weight (male): 12-18 lbs.
>Popularity ranking among all dogs: 77

A Lhasa apso is an elegant dog indeed, with its long, silky hair that sweeps the floor as it glides past. A well-balanced breed, Lhasa apsos have a strong intuition — they can be quite whimsical and goofy with family members yet aloof with strangers.

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23. Cairn Terriers
>Average weight (male): 14 lbs.
>Popularity ranking among all dogs: 69

Cairn terriers are little balls of energy, and loyal companions too. According to the AKC, a British breed club describes a cairn terrier as the “best little pal in the world.” These terriers thrive when in the company of their beloved owners.

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22. Miniature Pinschers
>Average weight (male): 8-10 lbs.
>Popularity ranking among all dogs: 71

These little rascals have a tendency to think they are much bigger than they actually are. miniature pinschers have both a lively personality and appearance. With their perky ears, narrow jaw, and curious eyes, this breed looks as though it’s ready to take on the world.

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21. Scottish Terriers
>Average weight (male): 19-22 lbs.
>Popularity ranking among all dogs: 58

Scottish terriers earned the nickname “the Diehard” for their persistent, independent nature. They have an inherent hunting ability, which may have a deterrent effect on the house cat. The breed is known for its bad temper, which complicates its ability to have friendly relations with other dogs.

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