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Oct. 23, 2022

Need a Non-Human Companion?

Need a Non-Human Companion?

Looking for a great little dog? Check out these breeds. They may be small, but their exuberance and love for life are contagious. They’re also easy to take on walks and travel with, so they make a great companion for your adventures.

Dog Lovers and Small Dogs

Did you know that many small dogs are great for people with allergies? The smaller the dog, the less hair it shed and the fewer skin cells they produce. It's also easier to keep a small dog clean, which will reduce your exposure to allergens like saliva and dander.

Smaller dogs don't take up as much space as large ones. If you live in an apartment, it's a lot easier to find a good home for a small dog than one that will take up the entire back seat of a car. Small dogs are also great companions for people who don't have time to exercise their dogs regularly.

They're also great if you have busy schedules because you can take them on short walks throughout the day or play fetch in your apartment while you're working on projects around the house. Finally, if you travel often (or even just occasionally), a small dog is more likely than a large one to adapt well to unfamiliar surroundings and noises, making him an ideal companion for vacations or weekends away from home!


Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed, weighing only around 4 to 6 pounds. They are also very affectionate and loyal to their owners, making them an excellent choice if you live in an apartment or condo since they require less exercise than larger breeds do.

Chihuahuas are known for their intelligence and energy—they have a reputation for being easily bored if not given plenty of attention and things to do! If you're looking for a companion who will keep you entertained while also being loving and loyal, then this might be your best choice.


Dachshunds are small, short-haired dogs that come in three varieties: smooth dachshunds, longhaired dachshunds, and wirehaired dachshunds. Dachshunds are friendly and energetic dogs with a lot of personalities. These loyal and loving dogs make excellent companions for children but can be stubborn at times. They are also known to be quite vocal, so if you don't like lots of barking, this might not be the dog for you! If you're looking for a small-sized dog with a big personality, then dachshunds are an excellent choice.

Dachshunds have a high prey drive and will chase other animals such as cats or squirrels. They may be aggressive towards other small dogs if not socialized early in life to prevent this behavior from developing later on.

Italian Greyhound

If you’re looking for a small, sweet dog who loves to snuggle, the Italian Greyhound is for you.

Like all sighthounds, the Italian Greyhound is fast and agile. They are very active and alert—but make sure they get daily exercise! They usually like to run around the yard or park with their family. The Italian Greyhound should be kept on a leash at all times when outside unless he has been fully trained in off-leash manners.

Italian Greyhounds are generally good with children but may not be suitable if there are other pets around (they love chasing smaller animals).


Maltese is a small dog that originated in Malta. Despite their small size (6-7 pounds), they have long silky hair, which makes them look bigger than they are. They are extremely affectionate and playful, so it’s important that you provide your Maltese with plenty of exercise and attention!

Maltese isn't the best guard dogs but do make wonderful companions for children because they love to be around people. However, since Maltese don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time and crave human attention, this breed may not be ideal for people who work long hours or travel frequently.

Maltese can be trained to do tricks using positive reinforcement techniques like treats or praise—and some even enjoy learning tricks such as shaking hands or waving hello!

Miniature Pinscher

If you’re looking for a small dog with a big personality, the Miniature Pinscher is your best option. This feisty little pup is loyal, playful, and energetic—and it’s not afraid to show its affection!

Miniature Pinscher has been around since the 15th century when they were used as vermin control by German farmers. They were bred down in size from larger working dogs (think Doberman or Rottweiler). The breed standard was finalized in 1880 and hasn't changed much since then — except for their coat which used to be entirely smooth but now has some texture due to selective breeding over time.


The Papillon is a small, active dog originating in Belgium. Its name means "butterfly" and is derived from the dog's characteristic butterfly-like ears.

The Papillon is known for being friendly and affectionate, which makes it an excellent companion dog. They are also very good with children and make excellent watchdogs. They are rarely aggressive but will protect their owners if necessary.

Papillons do well in apartment living as long as they get enough exercise during the day to burn off their energy levels (a walk around the block should be enough).

Small dogs make great pets for many people!

Small dogs are great pets for many reasons. First, they're easier to take care of than larger breeds. You don't have to worry about them getting too hot or cold, and it's easy for them to get in and out of your car or even on a plane if you need to travel with them. Second, small dogs live longer than large breeds because their bodies don't have as much weight or mass that needs support over time. Thirdly, if you live in an apartment with a smaller space (as many people do), then having a smaller breed will allow you more freedom of movement within your home and less worry about knocking things over when moving around the house.

Consider adopting a dog from an animal shelter. Many animal shelters are overcrowded and small dogs may have a better chance of getting adopted there. Due in part to the popularity of large breeds, small-animal shelters have a hard time finding homes for their animals fast enough—meaning that many are euthanized because they lack the resources needed to keep them alive.

If you’re looking for an animal companion, a small dog may be the best choice. Small dogs are often more affectionate and loyal than larger breeds, making them excellent companions for those who want to form an emotional bond with their pets.

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