Toy dogs are so called because they look as fascinating, charming, and captivating as toys. You can think of toy dog breeds as live playthings that can keep you enthralled and entertained for hours at a stretch. If you’re looking for a cute and cuddlesome canine companion to keep you company, you don’t need to look any further.
The AKC recognizes 21dog breeds as toy dogs including Chihuahua, Yorkshire terrier, Maltese, Tibetan spaniel, Pekingese, and Boston Terrier.
- Cuddlesome and affectionate
- More friendly with humans than with their canine counterparts
- Potty training can be a challenge
- You’ll need to protect the dog from predators (rather than the dog protecting you)