Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis were both bred as cattle herders. Cardis have tails, Pembroke Corgis don't. Despite their size, both types are intelligent, affectionate, and athletic.
Some people believe that these fluffy cuties resemble Wookies or Ewoks from Star Wars! Despite their diminutive size, Affens are recognised for being extremely curious and amusing.
A thousand years ago, this type guarded palaces and monasteries in the Himalayas. Smart and active, the Lhasa Apso is friendly with family but distant with strangers, meaning more cuddling for you!
These little Greyhounds are elegant, attentive, and energetic, making them ideal lap dogs. They may seem nice lounging on your couch, but they're really coursing dogs who enjoy the chase.
Don't let their size fool you—these smart small dogs have enormous personalities. The Brussels Griffon is smart, gregarious, and sensitive. They don't enjoy being alone, preferring to be with their human.
The Schipperke, affectionately known as Belgium's "little captain" and bred as a watchdog, is inquisitive, energetic, and intense. They're also a little naughty, so there'll never be a dull moment with these pups!
Chinese Crested dogs have pink skin, "crested" hair, and a fluffy tail. They're playful, affectionate, and devoted to their owners. Since they're hairless, they don't smell or shed.
Chinese Crested Dog
If Collies are too big for you, consider the Shetland Sheepdog. Smart, easy-to-train Shelties are affectionate. Because they bark and are apprehensive of strangers, they make good watchdogs.
Friendly, high-energy Wire Fox Terriers have lots of personality. This dog's innate humour makes him a great pet. Low-shedding implies less cleaning for owners.
Wire Fox Terrier
These tenacious puppies are known to be hardworking working dogs. Despite their no-nonsense approach to their jobs, they like spending time with families and kids.
Toy poodles, like their larger cousins, standard and miniature poodles, are noted for their intelligence. According to the American Kennel Club, poodles are so intelligent that they sometimes act more like people than puppies!
These cute dogs were bred to live in Chinese royal palaces, making them great for apartments and small spaces. They are also lovely and affectionate with kids.
West Highland white terriers, or "Westies," are well-known for their toy-like faces and active temperament. Despite their cute appearance, they are surprisingly robust and tough.