Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Vital Statistics: Life span: 9-14 years Adult weight: 10-18 pounds Adult height: 12-13 inches What’s good and bad about the Cavalier? Pros: Sensitive and loyal to his owner Cheerful and affectionate, your lap will be among his favorite places Easily trained, he wants to please Cons: A dependent personality, this […]

Toy Manchester Terrier

The Toy Manchester is the same dog as the regular Manchester EXCEPT the Toy is smaller (maximum 12 pounds) and can’t have cropped ears Vital Statistics: Life span: 15-16 years Adult weight: 7-12 pounds Adult height: 10-12 inches What’s good and bad about the Manchester?  Pros: Excellent watchdog Perfect companion for joggers and other active […]

Miniature Pinscher

  Known as the King of Toys, he is not a miniature Doberman (or any other breed) but a separate and older breed of dog Vital Statistics: Life span: 13-14 years Adult weight: 8-10 pounds Adult height: 10-12.5 inches What’s good and bad about the Min Pin? Pros: Excellent watchdog who wouldn’t hesitate to go […]

Pekingese

Perfect for people who work and own a vacuum Vital Statistics: Life span: 13-15 years Adult weight: 8-14 pounds Adult height: 8-9 inches What’s good and bad about the Peke? Pros: Good watchdog who’ll bark at strangers Independent dog who can stand being left alone while you work Perfect for apartments; he may need to […]

Papillon

Big ears, big heart Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-15 years Adult weight: 8-10 pounds Adult height: 8-11 inches What’s good and bad about the Papillon? Pros: He’s perfect size for apartment and condo dwellers An affectionate, devoted companion who enjoys being fussed over Very smart and trainable; you’ll see many Papillons in dog competitions Cons: […]

Pomeranian

Ideal for former cat owners who want to get a dog Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-16 years Adult weight: 3-7 pounds Adult height: 8-11 inches What’s good and bad about the Pom? Pros: A good watchdog He does well in obedience class and his exercise needs are minimal A definite lapdog who lives to be […]

Maltese

A classic lap dog Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-15 years Adult weight: 4-7 pounds Adult height: 5-8 inches What’s good and bad about the Maltese? Pros: Good watchdog Intelligent and lively Loves attention, pampering and your lap Doesn’t shed much, may be fine for owners with allergies Cons: Grooming demands are high – daily brushing is […]

English Toy Spaniel (ET)

Sometimes confused with Cavalier spaniel, he’s also known as the Charlie and has a scrunched up nose compared to the Cavalier Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-14 years Adult weight: 8-14 pounds Adult height: 9-11 inches What’s good and bad about the ET? Pros: Grooming requirements are low, just brush regularly He’s perfect for an apartment […]

Chihuahua

A Doberman brain in a midget body Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-15 years Adult weight: maximum 6 pounds Adult height: 6-9 inches What’s good and bad about the Chihuahua? Pros: Has special affinity for the elderly Needs love and much lap-sitting Makes a good watchdog Requires little maintenance, just occasional brushing, and minimal exercise Cons: Beware of […]

Affenpinscher

Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-16 years Adult weight: 7-10 pounds Adult height: 9.5-11.5 inches A spunky pal, these dogs are best for active, alpha owners What’s good and bad about the Affenpinscher? Pros: Fearless watchdog Hardier and more energetic than most dogs his size Minimal shedding His nickname – ‘monkey dog’ – aptly describes his […]