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What Are The Cutest Smallest Dog Breeds?

Here are my top ten that are choc a bloc with cuteness. Just take a look and you just want to pick them up and hug them!

Choosing the top 10 smallest cutest dog breeds is almost mission impossible. We are spoiled for choice! And no matter how big or how small, all dogs teach us about living in the moment, having a zest for life and perhaps most of all how to love.

Small Dogs I Know Personally

Louis and Angus

I take Angus, a neighbour’s Scottie type dog for walks every weekday and sometimes Louis, my daughter’s Chihuahua.

Angus was bitten by a Staffie twice and now suffers from what I call dog paranoia. This means he thinks every dog is out to get him and he is aggressive towards other dogs that approach him. Apart from that Angus is a delightful and very affectionate dog and doesn’t have any issues with people or his blind companion Lilly, a Shih Tzu.

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Much to my dismay, my daughter’s Chihuahua Louis seems to be playing second fiddle now to her new Rottweiler Lexi. Louis is a cute little dog who always gives me a warm welcome and just loves to lie on my lap and be stroked.

Bailey

I used to walk Bailey, a Maltese, twice a day for a neighbour. Bailey had an amazing zest for life! He ran so fast and furiously it seemed to me he could easily outrun a Greyhound! Bailey was an amazing lap dog too and liked nothing better than to roll on his back and have his tummy rubbed.

So I have some personal knowledge of all the dog breeds in my top ten cutest smallest – at least enough to form an opinion about their character. Everyone has their own favorites of course so please if I have left any of your favorites out please write to me and let me know.

My Top Ten Cutest Smallest Dog Breeds

Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier or JRT as they are affectionately known is a born hunter with cuteness built in. They can be stubborn and aggressive towards other dogs. On the plus side they make great guard dogs and are very loyal and very happy when given a task to do.

Cockapoo

The Cockapoo is the result of breeding a Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. They vary in size depending on whether the Poodle used for breeding was a toy, miniature or standard. Regardless of size they are very affectionate, super intelligent, high energy dogs that just want to play and have fun!

Cocker Spaniel

Easy going, gentle and affectionate with everybody, the Cocker Spaniel has a similar disposition to the hybrid Cockapoo though perhaps a little less mischievous than the Cockapoo!

West Highland Terrier

The way a West Highland Terrier walks says it all - confident, solid and above all else a joy to behold. I defy anyone to look at a Westie and not think they are one of the cutest dogs they have ever seen. They are not good with other small pets though such as rabbits and can be stubborn so good training is essential.

Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso was originally bred as a guard dog in the Buddhist monasteries, to warn the monks of intruders. It's believed that its name was derived from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The Lhasa Apso is a happy, confident little dog which is very hardy despite it's diminutive size.

Shih Tzu

Rally the only downside of the Shih Tzu is the difficulty many people have in pronouncing its name correctly. So just to set the record straight the correct pronunciation is "sheet-su." The Chinese pronounce it "sher-zer." The Shih-Tzu loves children and are great lap dogs as well as being off the chart in terms of cuteness.

Norfolk Terrier

The perfect choice for anyone looking for a lap dog, the Norfolk Terrier may be one of the smallest terriers around but they are also one of the strongest and most resilient. Thus they can put up with boisterous children.

Maltese

The Maltese is an affectionate, cute dog. With its big soulful eyes and black nose it looks like a little Teddy Bear. It's cutie-pie face can melt the hardest of hearts. It is also courageous and very quick and agile.

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is a little dog with a big attitude and with it's unique domed head and big eyes looks absolutely adorable. They are very affectionate and extremely loyal. The Chihuahua likes nothing better to lie in your lap and be pampered. They are extremely quick despite their short little legs and are a joy to watch when they do zoomies.

Beagle

The Beagle was originally bred for hunting as a scent hound. Its new role as a companion animal is one it relishes. This is because It loves being around the family and taking part in activities. The Beagle is happy with city or country living as long as it gets enough exercise and is not left at home alone.

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Cutest Smallest Dog Breeds Owned By Celebrities

Jack Russell Terrier

  • Mariah Carey
  • The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) and Camilla Parker-Bowles
  • Rick Stein
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Candice Swanepoel.

Cockapoo

  • Ashley Judd 
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Billie Joe Armstrong

Cocker Spaniel

  • Charlize Theron
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Prince William, Kate Middleton
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Richard Nixon
  • Joan Bennett
  • Ashley Judd
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Naomi Watts
  • George Clooney

West Highland Terrier

  • Scarlett Johansson.
  • Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Matthew McConaughey.
  • Kate Beckingsale.
  • Jim Sturgess.
  • Rob Schneider.
  • Paris Hilton.
  • Paulie Perrette.

Lhasa Apso

  • Gwen Stefani
  • Ellen Degeneres
  • Liberace
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Peggy Guggenheim
  • Queen Sofia of Spain

Shih Tzu

  • Nicole Richie
  • Geri Halliwell
  • Andie MacDowell
  • Bill Gates
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Colin Farrell
  • Vidal Sassoon
  • Jane Seymour
  • Princess Margaret
  • Beyonce

Norfolk Terrier

  • Lady Victoria Hervey
  • Sir Jackie Stewart
  • Princess Beatrice

Maltese

  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Mona Lisa
  • Halle Berry
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Eva Longoria
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Daisy Lowe
  • Madonna.

Chihuahua

  • Britney Spears
  • Demi Moore
  • Paris Hilton
  • Madonna
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt

Beagle

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Bob Dylan
  • Barry Manilow
  • Meghan Markle

Some Useful Contacts For Small Dog Breeds

Jack Russell Terrier

Cockapoo

Cocker Spaniel

West Highland Terrier

Lhasa Apso

Shih Tzu

Norfolk Terrier

Maltese

Chihuahua

Beagle

What’s Your Favorite Cutest Smallest Dog Breed?

Do you have a favorite cutest smallest dog breed? Our readers would like to know so please add your favorite in the comments box below and if you like you can add a picture too!

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