Special Report

Most Popular Tiny Dog Breeds

Detailed Findings

These dogs may be small in size, but their larger-than-life personalities and light weight make them excellent hunters and gatherers, entertainers, and in some cases, swift athletes. Many of these smaller breeds also make for great watch dogs, with an instinctual skepticism toward any stranger who passes through the home.

Whatever the reason, all of these small breeds have a devoted fan base across the U.S. and national clubs, which is a requirement for American Kennel Club recognition.

Methodology

In order to determine the most popular tiny dog breeds, 24/7 Wall St. used the ranking from the American Kennel Club’s list of 190 most popular dog breeds for 2017. We considered breeds for the small category if male dogs in that breed weigh no more than 30 pounds, according to the AKC.

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