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Types of Dogs: 8 Popular Small Breeds

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 11:31 AM

Small breeds are popular types of dogs for all sorts of people, and even though they are small, they can sometimes act big enough to protect their owners. They are usually very loving.

Here are eight popular small breeds:

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• Yorkshire terriers are lively and energetic, making them ideal for older children, but they may not have the patience to be around very young children. They make good watchdogs because they remain protective and have a high-pitched bark. They can be easily trained, but they also have a streak of stubbornness in their ways.

• Shih tzus are friendly and playful, bonding to people easily. They often need to be pampered and cuddled. Known as lap dogs, the shih tzu is also energetic with spurts of vitality, sometimes enjoying rolling around and playing with pet owners. Shih tzus also have loud barks for watchdog capabilities.

• Rat terriers are fast and eager types of dogs. They are very energetic, but also obedient. These terriers will tend to follow you anywhere once they get to know you. They need a lot of room to run and play, even though they are also completely comfortable in the home.

• Miniature poodles are among the most popular small breeds that make great family pets because of their playfulness and loyalty. They need a lot of attention and don’t like to be left alone for a long time. Poodles are comfortable being very active and also content snuggling up to you at home.

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• Pugs are cute dogs that are playful and outgoing. They remain loyal and like staying next to you. Pet owners need to give them lots of attention. A pug feels happy whether lounging around the house or going outside for some fun and play.

• Jack Russell terriers have a lot of energy and enjoy getting involved in activities with their owners. They may be very protective and may be more likely to become aggressive when approached by other dogs, so it’s important to keep them well-controlled. They also like to let you know when someone is near by barking.

• Dachshunds are known as devoted and low-maintenance dogs. They bond closely to their owners, so they are also protective when strangers or other dogs are around through their barking. They can even act jealous when owners don’t provide them with enough attention.

• Beagles are fun and friendly types of dogs. Being among the hound family, they love sniffing and hunting outside. They are very affectionate. Known to bark loudly when a stranger is at the door, most of these types of dogs immediately become friendly as soon as the person walks inside.

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