(Closed) Let's talk small dog breeds!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 77
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have 2 small dogs! Our first dog is Jack/Pug Cross that is 5 years old! Such a great dog and great personality. We have had her since she was about 6 weeks! Suprisingly we never really had any problems with her because she was let go fairly early. She loves car rides, and going for walks! Her favorite toys are rawhide bones and tug ropes! She chews them like no tomorrow! Our second dog we just adopted from my fsil is a dachshund! She is about a year and half! She also likes to play with toys, and cuddle up on the couch/bed with you. I have only had her about a week so there is still lots to learn about her. 

 

Post # 79
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix, and she’s an absolute gem. Lazy as anything – will sleep all day and night if you let her, but she’s super fast on her feet when she gets going! She does shed a lot for some reason, but she loves being brushed. Best of all, she’s not a yappy dog, but she’ll let you know if someone’s around.

Also, she burps and farts like man. Not kidding. First time I heard her belch, I told Fiance off for being a grub. Wasn’t him. She’s quite good a clearing a room with her back end, too…

Post # 80
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’ve always been a big dog family (standard poodles and golden retrievers) but after meeting a few friend’s small dogs, I really wanted one. I LOVE poodles and probably would have gone with a mini poodle, but I’ve had my eye on these guys for about 5-6 years and finally found my perfect puppy in the spring. We got him a month ago at 4.5 months and he is just the best! Definitely a small dog in a big body, he is 6lbs now but will be about 9-10lbs full grown. Plays with the big dogs, quiet in the house, and no shedding. We are both totally smitten (but who doesnt love their own dog?!).

He’s a powder puff Chinese Crested.

With our standard poodle:

 

Chillin in bed:

Post # 81
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@FauxBoho:  
True. Smelly AND audible. And he looks just so proud after he does it too! *shakes head* 

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@MrsPanda99:  
Isn’t he a beaut?! I absolutely love brindle (my boston actually has a wee patch of brindle right on his butt). Our first boxer was so red in comparison:

Sorry to threadjack, OP! He obviously wasn’t a small dog, but all puppies are good puppies, right?! Tongue Out

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@MsLobizon:  HA! They’re all the same, aren’t they? Mine is very emotional as well… he genuinely cries when he does something he knows is “bad”. Actual tears come out of his eyeballs. 

It’s true though, they are VERY eager to please. And smart as whips!

4 or 5 bostons?! I can barely handle it when our crew of 2 bostons and one boxer gets together! That smell must peel the paint off the walls ๐Ÿ˜› 

Post # 84
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Busy bee

Ladies I have to say I am loving all these photos you’re posting!  It’s making my morning while I drink my coffee.  ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll add my two cents to the mix: while she is not officially a “small” dog, my 2.5 year old Georgia Peach is a cattle dog/GSD/fox terrier mix.  She’s 30ish lbs and definitely has a lot of the terrier in her – she’s really smart, very mischieveous and (unfortunately) loves to dig in the yard occasionally.  I would totally recommend terrier mixes as they make great pets! 

We got her from the humane society and they always have lots of small dogs/small dog mixes available…I volunteer there daily as a dog walker and last week they had the CUTEST JRT ever.  Like seriously if Georgia was good with other dogs he would’ve been mine in a heartbeat!  (Though I don’t know what DH would have had to say about that…)  

Here she is.  Such a silly, silly girl:

Post # 85
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Busy bee

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@jackieee:  I want to adopt a schnauzer mix from a local shelter, while my Fiance wants a spaniel mix. My main concern for spaniels is that they shed. I also feel like a schnauzer will suit our personalities better. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 86
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@DVsMom:  my probable min pin mix. Though we’re not 100% sure ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 87
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have a havanese. His name is Louis and based on PP he must be a very small Havanese because he isn’t even ten lbs!!! He is so cute, sweet and smart, too smart for his own good! We also have a Shepard mix who is about 55 lbs and they are best friends. Louis can get pretty rough with her and shows no fear at all when they’re playing but it scared of plastic bags lol. He is salmi at 2 and has mellowed out dramatically since his puppy days. He’d much rather hang out and cuddle than play in the backyard…unless he’s wrestling with his sister. He loves to dance on his hind legs when he is excited which is something we didn’t teach him, he just does it on his own. And he’s rarely given us any problems. Our baby girl isn’t due until December but our neighbors brought their 9 month old over when Louis was just 8 months and those two just loved playing together so I’m hoping that means he’s good with kids! The little boy would crawl after Louis and he would run away and then Louis would turn around and pretend to chase the little boy. Louis is definitely everybody’s best friend. He will cuddle with anybody. He does bark occasionally but it’s something he learned from our bigger dog. He doesn’t shed but we no longer have him professionally groomed, since we keep his hair short we just shave him ourselves. Also, he’s specifically designed for hot weather so he has an advantage over his double coated sister here in the South. 

Post # 88
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Helper bee

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@kgirl91:  lol this is my chihuahua mix as well. She fears everyone and trusts no one. She made room in her heart for my fiancé though :). And she likes my immediate family members, tolerates my roommates and flinches from everyone else. I’m also lucky that she only barks when someone is opening the front door :). She sleeps all day and follows me everywhere. I love my little girl!

Post # 89
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@QueenSP11:  I recently discovered that ours will warm up to people if he’s in a super stressful situation because they’re more familiar than everyone else.  We took him to the dog park the other day and he got buddy buddy with a friend he hasn’t been a fan of AND her pittie mix haha because he was so nervous about the other dogs. 

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