Dogs are adorable, irrespective of their size. They are almost always our best friends forever. However, you can’t help but melt in a puddle when you look at a tiny Pomeranian, barking away with all its might but still managing to look as cute as a button. There is something about smaller breeds that add to the cuteness quotient of having a pet.
These small breeds are often known as teacup dogs because of their size and stature.
Here is a list of 12 teacup dog breeds that will definitely make your day!
A strong and high-spirited dog, the Havanese is great at performing in dog sports. What’s more, it is also Cuba’s national dog, despite its size. It is very well-known all across the globe for being playful, agile, charming and sharp. It is also visually appealing, with its silky and shiny coat, its playful gait and its arched tail. It is the best of both worlds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
It is a compact package that comes equipped with heart-melting features like sparkling eyes that shine and win hearts and floppy ears that you will never tire of caressing. It easily adapts to its surroundings and will make for a very happy companion. It weighs somewhere in between 13-18 pounds and is your ideal travel partner.
The pug has always been an adorable breed but it gained immense popularity when a particular telecommunications brand picked the breed for its campaigns and advertisements. Since then there has been no looking back. It continues to fascinate people with its size, its thick coat that wrinkles and forms adorable folds, funny ears and the tiny twisted tail. If you have this breed for a pet, you will never run out of entertainment.
Who doesn’t want a ball of fur for a pet? The Bichon Frise is your ultimate ball of fluff that has a charming and cheerful personality along with curious eyes. What’s more, it is hypoallergenic that cuts down on maintenance hassles.
Miniature Italian Greyhound
If you are not too fond of furry and fluffy pets but still want something smaller and cuter then the Italian Greyhound will surely amaze you. It is an elegant breed that is not more than a foot tall and abounds in affection and grace. You will thoroughly enjoy its sweet disposition.
Quick at learning new tricks every day and winning hearts with its quirky ears and happy-go-lucky nature, the Papillon is irresistible in its own way. It not only looks adorable but is also quite functional since it is almost always a winner in all kinds of dog sports. Do not be fooled by its daintiness because it is stronger than it appears to be.
If you want a fierce breed that is smaller in size then the Norfolk Terrier is your best bet. People who are not aware of this breed might think of it as a lap dog but it is so much more than that. It was originally bred as a hunting dog for smaller animals. Therefore, it has a naturally fierce and sharp instinct. It has a friendly nature and eyes that speak volumes.
Miniature Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier will win your heart even if you are not too fond of smaller breeds. It will not only entertain you with its antics but will also amaze you with its sharp intelligence. It has a compact structure and its weight never goes beyond 25 pounds. It has deep, dark eyes and a unique coat.
As tiny and adorable as it is, a Pomeranian is too difficult to keep away from. Its expression is so full of love and affection that and its activities are so fun-filled that you will cheer up instantly when it is around you.
Miniature Yorkshire Terrier
If you like dog shows then you must be familiar with this breed that is brimming with energy and inquisitiveness. Its coat is its noticeable feature since it is glossy and beautiful. It is a breed that is full of life.
This breed has an air about itself and has a kingly gait and appearance. However, it is filled to the brim with sensitivity, affection, loyalty, and nobility.
Miniature French Bulldog
Smart, muscular and active, this breed is everything that spells adorable. It is hardly 12 inches tall but its charming personality is likely to turn anyone into a fan!