Selected breeds of toy dogs

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Selected breeds of toy dogs
name origin height in inches* dogs (bitches) weight in pounds* dogs
(bitches) characteristics comments
Cavalier King Charles spaniel (English toy spaniel) England 12–13
(same) 13–18
(same) moderately long coat with feathering on ears, chest, tail, and legs; large, round eyes most popular toy dog in England
Chihuahua Mexico 5
(same) maximum 6
(same) large, erect ears; coats are either short and smooth or long and soft with fringing smallest recognized dog breed
Chinese crested China 11–13
(same) 5–10
(same) two coat types: hairless (except for tufts on head, feet, and tail) and powderpuff (long, silky coat) possesses a harefoot that can grasp and hold objects
Maltese Malta 5
(same) 4–7
(same) long, silky, white coat; sturdy build noted for its fearlessness
papillon France/Belgium 8–11
(same) maximum 11
(same) fine-boned and dainty; long, silky coat named for ears that resemble butterfly wings
Pekingese China 6–9
(same) maximum 14
(same) long, coarse coat with heavy feathering; black-masked face with short muzzle considered sacred in ancient China
Pomeranian Germany 6–7
(same) 3–7
(same) cobby body; abundant double coat; small, erect ears descended from sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland
pug China 10–11
(same) 14–18
(same) square, cobby body; massive head; tightly curled tail; wrinkled face and neck miniature mastiff
shih tzu Tibet 10
(same) 9–16
(same) sturdy build; long, flowing coat; proud carriage considered a non-sporting dog in Canada
Yorkshire terrier England 8–9
(same) maximum 7
(same) long, silky coat, parted on the face and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail, hanging straight down each side of the body also called Yorkie; noted for its independent nature
*1 inch = 2.54 centimetres; 1 pound = 0.454 kilogram
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