Pet Blogs, Pet Health Care Advice, Symptoms | Pet Care Tips, Info

Smallest Dog Breed Information, Weight, Health Problems

Filed under: dog breed — Tags: , — Nik @ 3:44 am

Smallest Dog Breed

Dogs are considered to be one of the most common pets all over the world and are probably only rivaled for the title by cats. However, most dog lovers would argue that the canines are the better pets because of their loyalty as well as constant show of affection. Unlike dogs however, cats are usually not too bothered about whether their master shows them affection or not and are usually quite content to laze around the whole day as long as they have access to their food and water. Dogs, on the other hand, are very loyal and protective of their masters. Even the smallest of dogs will attempt to fight for their master if they sense any danger – in spite of facing an opponent two or maybe even three times their size. Given the fact that there are hundreds of dog breeds available in today’s market, every dog lover has the option of choosing the type of dog that best suits his or her personality. Small dogs are one of the latest fashion trends with a number of movie stars choosing to sport them as pocket dogs that fit snuggly into their handbags. Although that should not really be the purpose of housing a pet, the trend seems to be increasingly popular, also increasing the demand for small dogs. The Chihuahua is considered to be the smallest dog breed in the world and is considered to be native to North America. The breed has a life expectancy of up to the mid teens and will weigh in between 2 to 6 pounds and have a smooth or long coat with feathered ears, neck, feet and tail.

A breed is considered to be part of the small dog classification if most of its members measure at less than 22 lbs in weight and 16 inches in height. Even though some dogs of the same breed may be a little higher and heavier than the measurement, they may still be considered to be small dogs if their breed average falls under those readings. There is no single breed considered to be the best small dog breed and some of the benefits of housing a small dog lie in the fact that they are rather easy to train and pick up on commands rather quickly. Moreover, the fact that they rarely shed any hair makes them very low maintenance animals to take care of.

Read on dogs that stay small