The World's Smallest Dog Breeds


The Chihuahua, the smallest of all dog breeds, is known for its apple-shaped head or deer-shaped head. They weigh 4-6 pounds and stand only 6-10 inches tall.

Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon, a small breed standing 7-8 inches tall and weighing 7-12 pounds, was originally bred as a terrier for hunting rodents.


Pomeranians are known for their thick double coat, which comes in the most colors of any dog breed.


The Affenpinscher, also known as the "mustached little devil," is a small dog breed that is full of personality and feistiness.

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier, or Yorkie, is a popular toy breed known for its long, luxurious coat. They stand 6-9 inches tall and should be under 7 pounds.

Russian Toy

The Russian Toy is a small breed similar in size to the Chihuahua. They are loyal, playful family members who benefit from an active household.

Toy Fox Terrier

The Toy Fox Terrier is a small breed that is fast, agile, courageous, and smart. They stand 8.5-11 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 3.5-9 pounds.

The 7 Smallest Dog Breeds In Existence