This List of 34 Toy Dog Breeds Will Always Be Small Like a Puppy

Small dogs make great apartment dogs since they take up less space. Toy dog breeds are easy to transport anyplace.

They love to be carried in totes on the town or in backpacks while hiking difficult treks. These tiny pups are so cute you might want more!

Which dog breeds are toy? You're delighted to view our lovely miniature dogs, but you need know a few things about toy dog breeds first.

First, they're short and light. "A toy breed is a small dog, usually under 14 to 18 pounds," says VCA Chicago North Animal Hospital medical director Alena Abens, DVM. 

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Affenpinschers are classified as toy dogs by the American Kennel Club (AKC), pinschers and companion dogs by the United Kennel Club.

To further the confusion, "the Merck Veterinary Manual says toy breeds are those that weigh less than 10 pounds,"

explains Matthew McCarthy, DVM, proprietor of Juniper Valley Animal Hospital in Middle Village, New York.

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