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The Toy Group

The toy group is characterized by dogs with small size but strong personalities.. Toy dogs play a critical role in the lives of people that live alone and their presence can have beneficial effects on the health of the sick, the elderly and the housebound. Toys are popular companion dogs for people living in cities and adapt well to apartment life. These breeds have such spunk and strong personalities that they often dominate larger dogs, and in some cases, people. Many have descended from larger breeds of Terriers or Spaniels and still retain those inherent instincts. Others ruled the roost as prized lap dogs and companions to royalty. Despite their small size, they are very vocal defenders of their homes and are ideal pets for those with limited space.

Toy Group Breeds

2 to 20 pounds:
  • Affenpinscher
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Cavalier King Charles
  • Spaniel (Smooth Coat, Long Coat)
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Japanese Chin
  • Maltese
  • Manchester Terrier-Toy
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Papillon
  • Pekingese
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle-Toy
  • Pug
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier