Italian Greyhound (IG)

Quiet, refined dog who take off like a rocket if you aren’t careful Vital Statistics: Life span: 13-15 years Adult weight: 7-12 pounds Adult height: 13-15 inches What’s good and bad about the IG? Pros: Clean and nearly odorless. May be a good choice for owners with allergies Moves with beauty and grace. He’s a […]

Havanese

Havanese The only dog originated in Cuba; he continues to gain popularity in the USA Vital Statistics: Life span: 14-15 years Adult weight: 7-14 pounds Adult height: 8.5-11.5 inches What’s good and bad about the Havanese? Pros: He’ll probably be at the top of his obedience class He has a sweet disposition and gets along […]

Japanese Chin

He once lived in Chinese imperial courts but will be completely satisfied perched on a window sill in your apartment Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-15 years Adult weight: 8-12 pounds Adult height: 8-10 inches What’s good and bad about the Chin? Pros: Gentle and playful personality Loves to curl up on your lap Must have […]

Chinese Crested

If you want attention, this is the dog. People will ask you why you shave your dog or where you got the miniature horse. Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-15 years Adult weight: 5-10 pounds Adult height: 11-13 inches What’s good and bad about the Crested? Pros: Devoted to his owner, this dog will reward you […]

Pug

Although fawn colored Pugs are more popular, they also come in black Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-14years Adult weight: 14-18 pounds Adult height: 10-11 inches What’s good and bad about the Pug? Pros: At peace with the world and good with children and other pets Requires minimal grooming A walk or two around the block […]

Shih Tzu

Don’t let the fierce look fool you. This is a dog bred to be a playful companion. Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-14 years Adult weight: 9-16 pounds Adult height: 8-11 inches What’s good and bad about the Shih Tzu? Pros: Good watchdog Low maintenance – little shedding, minimal exercise Bright dogs with almost-human expressions Usually […]

Silky Terrier

He looks like a lap dog but he’s a terrier and one who loves activity and being around his people Vital Statistics: Life span: 14-16 years Adult weight: 8-10 pounds Adult height: 9-10 inches What’s good and bad about the Silky? Pros: He’s lively indoors or out A good watchdog Much hardier and tougher than […]

Toy Fox Terrier

He’s a terrier but a smart one whose usually learns quickly and is easy to housetrain Vital Statistics: Life span: 13-15 years Adult weight: 4-7 pounds Adult height: 8.5-11.5 inches What’s good and bad about the TFT? Pros: He should be at the top of his obedience class as he’s intelligent and learns quickly He’s […]

Yorkshire Terrier

From a scruffy past as a rat catcher, today’s beauty inspires fierce devotion among his/her owners and is among the top ten dog breeds registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Vital Statistics: Life span: 12-14 years Adult weight: maximum 7┬ápounds Adult height: 7-9 inches What’s good and bad about the Yorkie? Pros: A true […]

Toy Poodle

Vital Statistics: Life span: 10-14 years Adult weight: 6-9 pounds Adult height: up to 10 inches Smart, very very smart. Avoid chronic barking by keeping him mentally stimulated. What’s good and bad about the Toy Poodle? Pros: Little physical exercise is required so he is perfect for apartments and condominiums As much as any dog […]