Miniature dogs are much more than just an accessory like a handbag! Unfortunately, they are small mini dogs with prominent personalities and are often underestimated!
You would like to know how big the smallest dog in the world is?
You can be curious because a tiny surprise awaits you in our article.
The nine most miniature dog breeds in the world at a glance
Where to start? So, which of the little mini dogs is the smallest, cutest dog in the world?
Sorting them by their cuteness wasn’t all that easy, so we’ll start with the biggest of the little ones and get progressively smaller.
Get out the magnifying glass!
1. Russian Toy
Since breeding the Russkiy Toy and other small companion dogs was banned during World War II, this breed almost went extinct at first!
However, lovers of the little Russian were able to stimulate breeding again in the 1950s, and since then, more and more dog people have been enjoying the small, funny Terrier.
The Russkiy Toy reaches a maximum height of 20 to 28 centimeters and a body weight of 1 to 3 kilograms.
That doesn’t make him the smallest dog in the world, but he’s getting close!
He is considered very attentive, friendly, lively, willing to learn, and comes with short and long fur in the colors black with tan, brown with tan, blue with tan, red-black, red-brown, red-blue, red, fawn, or cream-colored.
2. Toy Poodle
At least here we have the most miniature poodle in the world, the toy poodle!
With a Height from 24 to 28 cm and just once 3-4 kg fighting Weight, the toy poodle is quite a bit smaller than the miniature poodle.
In terms of liveliness, action, curiosity, intelligence, and the urge to move, it is inferior to its more prominent representatives!
He loves to spend a lot of time in nature with his people and needs enough work for his clever little head.
The Toy Poodle is friendly, easygoing, and easy to train. It is suitable both as a beginner and family dog and for sprightly seniors – however, life on the couch is not for the lively joker!
3. Papillon Dog
The adorable Papillon, also known as the Continental Pomeranian, cannot be missing from our list of the most miniature dogs in the world.
He reaches one maximum height of 20 to 28 centimeters with a weight of 2 – 3.5 kilograms and is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world.
The Papillon is an easygoing companion for the city, a great little family dog, and ideal for new dog owners. He is easy to train, open-minded and friendly.
4. Bolonka Zwetna
It’s getting close to the ground here!
The Bolonka Zwetna reaches a maximum height of 20 to 25 centimeters with a body weight of 2 – 3.5 kilograms.
Translated into German, his name means “colorful lap dog,” and what can one say: the cuddly rascal feels comfortable on the lap – but only to catch a breath before the next round of the game begins!
He is agile, lively, and makes an excellent playmate. The Bolonka Zwetna loves big and small people and is loyal to them.
The Maltese are among the most miniature, cutest dogs worldwide and the oldest dog breeds.
He is playful, good-natured, affectionate, and carefree. All in one height from 20 to 25 centimeters and 3 – 4 kilograms body weight.
The perfect companion and companion dog is space-saving, plush, and adventurous. He likes to be everywhere and needs enough love and care to lead a happy life.
6. Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkie is a lively and intelligent companion dog.
Although he is just 18 to 23 centimeters tall and doing one-eighth of about 3 kilograms, he is a small Terrier, fearless and confident.
The little dog wants to be taken seriously. It also works hard to keep the house, farm, and family safe. He needs consistent training and enough workload not to become a constant barker.
Please realize that the Yorkie is a real terrier and treat him as such. He will not be happy on his lap or arm alone!
With just one 18 to 22 centimeter height and a weight of 2 to 3 kilograms, you ask yourself rightly:
How much smaller can it get? You will be amazed!
The Pomeranian has a charming appearance. Because his ears are pointy, and his fur is fluffy.
The mini dog is vigilant, lively, and affectionate. Always gentle and docile. The little fur ball is initially skeptical towards strangers and then likes to bark like hell.
With a lot of love and sufficient consistency, the Pomeranian can be a fantastic companion for all situations in life.
8. Prager Rattler
The Prague Ratter is visually reminiscent of the Russkiy Toy. Only in terms of size can he not keep up with his Russian counterpart.
The Prague Ratter can reach a maximum height of 19.5 to 20.5 centimeters and weigh 1 to 3 kilograms.
However, its small size does not prevent it from hunting like the big ones. Mice and rats are their favorite prey, and it has highly developed hunting instincts.
The Prague Ratter is fast, agile, agile, and lively.
He has strong self-confidence and a mind of his own! Despite this, he is friendly and playful.
9. Der Chihuahua
We have arrived at the smallest dog in the world, the Chihuahua!
With a Height of only 15 to 23 centimeters and one Weight from 1 to 3 kilograms, Chihuahua is undisputedly the most minor, cutest dog in the world.
It is said that if the ears are too big for the head and the head is too big for the body, it is a Chihuahua.
Due to their cute appearance, however, small dogs are often underestimated.
You are very brave and confident, spirited and lively. The small dogs like to guard the house and yard and always want to be the center of attention.