Fluffy small breed dogs seem to be getting more popular these days and we wanted to know why.
According to the American Kennel Club, the most popular breed in the U.S. is the Labrador Retriever, neither small nor fluffy, but when you clump fluffiness into a category of its own, the cuteness factor clicks on, and people’s hearts begins to melt.
All these dogs share few factors in common with each other. The breeds originate in different countries, their personalities vary widely, and their care and grooming needs are even different.
But what they do have in common is their size. All are small, many very small. They have hair that grows often without much shedding involved making them very hairy dogs. But what distinguishes them as a unique group of canines?
That is easy.
It is the tendency to cause humans to go into a cuteness overload, which we have not been able to find a cure for as of now.
There is a downside. When people fall head over heels in love with fluffiness, their sweet fluffy small breed dog begins to feel they just might own the world.
Without socialization and training, some of these dogs are destined to becoming victims of Small Dog Syndrome. Of course, this is not a genetic problem, but a people problem, so if you decide that one of these fluffy small breed dogs will be your next best friend, be sure to include time in your schedule for a little training and socialization.
List of Fluffy Small Breed Dogs
Listed in Alphabetical Order.
We don’t want to be accused of playing favorites to any of these fluffy small breed dogs. It hard not to love them all!
American Eskimo Dog
The American Eskimo Dog comes in three sizes, but the one we feature on this site is the toy version which 9–12 inches (22.9 – 30.5 cm) and 6–10 lbs. (2.7-4.5 kg.). Eskies as they are often called were once circus performers because of their high intelligence and ability to perform.
Today, they make loyal family companions who excel in problem solving tasks. Their long thick coat is comprised of a dense under coat and a straight outer coat. Brushing is necessary because these dogs do shed and frequent brushing helps keep some of the hair from covering the house.
Just a quick look at the Japanese Spitz and you’ll know why we added this pup to our list of fluffy small breed dogs.