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The 10 Smallest Dog Breeds in Existence

Love small dogs? There’s probably a good reason. Aside from being just absolutely adorable, small dogs are great at being family companions and snuggle buddies. They are easy to care for, easy to travel with, and tons of fun! It might seem like small dogs can’t boast adventures personalities like their larger cousins, but they can! Little dogs enjoy getting out and being active with their owners just as much as any other dog – they’re still dogs, after all! So if you’re looking for a tiny breed to add to your family, take a look at these ones!

#1 – Affenpinscher


This German breed dates back to the 17th century, and was used to exterminate vermin from kitchens, stables, and other environments. Weighing around 6-13lbs, the Affenpinscher maintains a terrier-like stubborn attitude with a love for activity and adventure.

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#2 – Brussels Griffon


These lively dogs come from Brussels, Belgium and make up for in heart what they lack physical size. Bred to eliminate rodents, these dogs can be vocal if they feel something unordinary is happening. Brussels Griffon weigh an average of 8-10lbs.

#3 – Chihuahua


These tiny Mexican dogs weigh an average of 4-6lbs. Although their history is not fully understood, it is speculated that paintings found in Mexico dating back to 300 BC are of ancestors of the modern-day Chihuahua.

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