Most Popular Breeds of Dogs and Their Traits- Small Dogs Edition

Dogs have always been among the most loyal friends of mankind. There are different breeds of dogs in the world, known for their loyal characteristics. Today, the most popular dog breeds have different traits and they are able to do different things. For years, dog breeds have taken place both in war environments and in many areas, they have played important roles.

 

It is the combination of dogs with different genes that determines the breed of dogs. As a result of these two separate genes, hybrid breeds are formed, and sometimes real breed dogs are formed by the combination of the same genes. Let's take a look at the most popular dog breeds in the world.

 

POMERANIAN

Origin: Germany / Poland

Average Lifespan: 12-16 years

 

The Pomeranian is a Spitz-type dog breed named after the Pomeranian region of Central Europe. Their length is usually 20 cm, and their weight is 2-3.5 kg. It is commonly known as an ornamental dog. Overall, the Pomeranian is a robust, healthy dog breed. They are intelligent, active, affectionate, and friendly dogs. It is among the 15 most popular dog breeds in the USA.

 
 

CHIHUAHUA

Origin: Mexico

Average Lifespan: 12-20 years

 

The Chihuahua is a good companion dog. Courageous, full of life, arrogant, and assertive, this dog demands the return of the love it gives. Its agility allows it to perform rapid maneuvers.

 

He is stubborn and attached to his family to the point of jealousy. They like to lick their owners' faces. He is skeptical of strangers except for his owner. When strangers are present, it follows its owner at every step and wants to be close to it.

 

Chihuahuas hate the cold and can start shivering right away. It is useful to wear a sweater in cool weather. It is suitable for apartment life.

 

Although it is very easy to carry these cute little dogs on their lap, they will be much healthier and fitter if they are walked regularly.

 
 

YORKSHIRE TERRIER

Origin: England

Average Lifespan: 13-16 years

 

Despite their appearance, Yorkshire Terriers are quite daring like all terriers. Their length usually varies between 18-23 cm. It is a very brave, energetic, and intelligent dog. He is very attached to his family. Does not like strangers, and acts distant. Does not like small animals and other dogs can act aggressively. He gets along well with children who don't make him angry. He barks a lot and is a good guard dog. It may bite if surprised, frightened, or angered. He can live comfortably in an apartment.


cavalier king charles spaniel is one of the most popular breeds of dogs in 2022

 

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL

Origin: United Kingdom

Average Life expectancy: 9-14 years

 

The Cavalier King Charles is a small spaniel breed classified in the small dogs group. Average weight; It is 6 - 8 kg. Their length varies between 30-33 cm. They have a silky, smooth coat and usually smooth but messy tails. The breed standard has four different colors: Blenheim (chestnut and white), tricolor (black/white/tan), black and tan, and ruby. The breed usually gets along well with both children and other animals. They are affectionate and well-behaved; however, they require a lot of human attention. Because they are family dogs, it is recommended not to be left alone for long periods at a time. As a breed, they are extremely loving, playful, patient, and eager to please. Because of this, dogs of the breed are great for children and other dogs. Cavaliers can easily socialize with larger dogs. They have a social structure.

 

MALTA (MALTESE) DOG

Origin: Malta

Average Lifespan: 12-15 years

 

The Maltese dog or Maltese (maltiz) is a breed of ornamental dog thought to have originated in Malta about 2800 years ago. Adults are about 13 cm tall and weigh 3 kg. It has long white hairs, drooping ears, and a small body. Despite their gentle appearance, Maltese dogs are generally lively and active, and they are very affectionate dogs. It is a race that was especially popular with the rich and aristocrats in the past.

 

Studies show that the Maltese dog is the most commonly owned dog breed in South Korea and Australia.

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POODLE

Origin: Germany / France

Average Lifespan: 12-15 years

 

The Poodle is a dog breed thought to be of German origin. However, it became very popular in France and was accepted as the national dog of France. Poodles were first used as hunting dogs. Their fur was shaved in a special way to facilitate their movement in the water. Today they are also used as fungus finders. They are affectionate, active, human-friendly dogs.

 

Considered one of the smartest dogs in the world, the poodle has 3 different types:

 

Standard, miniature, medium, and toy Poodle. According to their types, their heights are;

 

Toy Poodle: 9– 11 inches,

Miniature Poodle: 11 – 14 inches,

Medium Poodle: 14– 18 inches,

Standard Poodle: 18– 23 inches

 

PUG

Origin: China

Average Lifespan: 12-15 years

 

An ornamental dog breed originating from China. It has a wrinkled face, a flattened nose, and a coiled tail. It has a short and shiny fur that can be seen in different colors; It has a well-developed, muscular and angular body. Pugs are defined as larger than they are due to their small stature and character. Dogs of this breed are more likely to suffer from fever, obesity, pharyngeal reflex, as well as more serious diseases such as necrotizing meningoencephalitis (brain membrane damage) and hemispondylitis. The wrinkles on the ears and face should be cleaned carefully and frequently by the owners. While they can be unique and docile, they can also act lively and mischievously, depending on their owner's mood. They can be good guard dogs. They are always on the alert and sometimes bark a lot.

most popular breeds of dogs - french bulldog

 
 

FRENCH BULLDOG

Origin: France

Average Lifespan: 10-14 years

 

It is a good-natured, playful, attentive, and curious dog breed. It performs its guard duty perfectly. He does not like mice at all, he hunts them mercilessly. He doesn't like other dogs, but gets along well with the pets he's grown up with. He especially loves the elderly. Extreme temperatures can lead to a heart attack. It easily adapts to apartment life. He does not like to walk too much.

 

BEAGLE

Origin: England

Average Lifespan: 12-15 years

 

It is a very tolerant dog towards children. He is a good housemate. He gets along well with other types of dogs. It is not offensive. But he can't get along with pets like cats. It is a very curious, determined, observant dog. Therefore, it can be a good guard dog. It tracks very well. He doesn't like to be alone. Howls sometimes. Does not like cold, and wants to live in a temperate climate.

 

Key Features: The Beagle is a kind, sweet, lively, and curious dog that loves everyone. He wags happily, and is sociable, brave, and intelligent. is calm and affectionate

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