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Dog Group - Toy Breeds


Dogs in the Toy group are generally classified as small or miniature. They are the smallest breeds of dogs, dogs in this group can vary greatly. These dogs were bred for a variety of different purposes. A lot of them have been bred specifically to be lap dogs. However, in the past some served other purposes. A few of the toy breeds are particularly good at catching small prey, such as Yorkshire Terriers. Others used to be used by royalty as a status symbol or to entertain guests.


Lots of the toy are simply smaller versions of larger well known breeds. Many of the toy breeds make excellent companion dogs. There is a generally assumption that they require less exercise, however, this is not necessarily true. Some of the toy breeds need to keep active and have long daily walks to burn some of their energy. Even those these dogs are very small, a lot of them have big personalities. Some individuals are prepared to stand up to giant dogs thinking they are bigger than they really are.

If you are thinking of getting a toy breed you can expect them to love spending time with you, have a strong character and enjoy going for walks. However, all the toy breeds are very different in temperament and have different needs. Make sure you research the individual breed characteristics for your chosen toy breed.

Here are all the toy breeds as listed on the website:


 

  • Affenpinscher
  • Australian Silky Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Bolognese
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chihuahua (Long Coat)
  • Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)
  • Chinese Crested
  • Coton De Tulear
  • English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)
  • Griffon Bruxellois
  • Havanese
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Japanese Chin
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Lowchen (Little Lion Dog)
  • Maltese
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Papillon
  • Pekingese
  • Pomeranian
  • Yorkshire Terrier

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