Dog breeds under 15 pounds

Small Dogs Weighing Under 20 pounds
July 2, 2017 – 12:10 pm
Dog breeds under 15 pounds - Breed of Dog
Affenpinscher

Small Dog Breeds

With the rise of apartment and city living in the 20th century, small sized dog breeds became very desirable. Smaller dogs also appeal to professionals who work all day and families with children. Below we've listed small dog breeds under 20 lbs.

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The Affenpinscher (or “Affen” as it is often affectionately called) is a small dog with the build, personality and sturdy constitution of a terrier. It has a short, thick and wiry coat, with longer wisps falling over its face and a slightly curly undercoat. The Affen has a squarish frame and face, round eyes, a short nose and an undershot jaw (giving its nickname, “the monkey terrier”). Traditionally its ears and tails are docked by a third of its length.

American Water Spaniel

The toy and miniature American Eskimo's fall into the small dog category. As a breed, they are affectionate, playful, charming, and loving. The shape of their eyes and mouth seem to give them an appearance of smiling.

As a working dog that has shorter legs and is smaller than most in its breed group, the Australian terrier developed a gait that allows it to cover a fair ground area. The breed has a long head, dark nose, angular-shaped ears, dark luminous eyes, a scissors bite, and a strong chest. It has a straight, rough outer coat that’s around 2.5 inches in length, and a short, smooth undercoat.

Australian Terrier

The Bichon Frise is a small toy dog breed known for its white puffball coat. These dogs are very affectionate and get along with people, kids and other pets. As "people" dogs, they should not be left alone for long periods of time. The Bichon Frise is a great indoor dog that requires minimal exericse such as a short daily walk. Although it does not shed much, it has above average grooming requirements in order to maintain its beautiful, unmatted, pure white coat. The Bichon Frise is not suitable as a guard dog, watchdog or primarily outdoor dog.

Bichon Frise

The Bolognese (also called the Bichon Bolognese) is a small, sturdy dog with a fluffy and dense white coat, consisting of long locks with no undercoat. It is a toy dog and shares many physical features with those of its cousins, the Bichon Frese, the Maltese, and the Bichon Havanese. The Bolognese is of a solid build, with its body length being equal to its height at withers. The head is of average length and ears are set wide apart, giving the Bolognese a square appearance.

The Border Terrier, or BT as it is affectionately called, is a small spunky terrier with a coarse, wiry double coat. He has dark lively eyes, a short muzzle, black nose and small ears. A Border Terrier is alert, active and agile, and because it was bred to hunt, it is capable of squeezing through narrow apertures and rapidly traversing any kind of terrain.

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Source: www.dogguide.net
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