Beautiful beasts come in all shapes and sizes, and just like us humans, each one has their own personality and hilariously funny ways.
Miniature breeds can be an ideal choice if you are looking for an affectionate, easy to travel with, smaller home living, longer-living companion. What’s not to love about a miniature dog? They do well in a smaller space, they are still just as energetic in most cases, and even if you are out all day hiking, they are easy to carry with you. They love love love to be affectionate, and despite the rumours, not all small dogs are yappy!
If you are looking for a beautiful beast which is going to remain on the smaller side, read on:
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel stands at around 12 inches tall at the shoulder and weight around 5-8kg. Sensitive & intelligent this beautiful beast is as friendly as it is adorable.
The Bichon Frise stands at around 10 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 3-6kg. When it comes to attention this beautiful beast likes to be front & centre. Playful, friendly & cunning the Bichon is a real charmer.
The Border Terrier stands at around 10 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 5-7kg. Spirited & independent, this beautiful beast plays hard but will love you harder.
The Havanese stands at around 9 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 4-6kg. This beautiful beast loves to be near you. He’ll make you laugh with his antics, and can excel in sports & agility.
The Chihuahua stands at around 7 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 1.5-3kg. A miniature beautiful beast with an extra-large personality! Courageous, intelligent & fun, a wonderful addition to any family.
The Dachshund stands at around 8 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 7-14kg. This beautiful beast can be a little mischevious so don’t let those huge eyes stray you from consistent training! Affectionate, sometimes timid, but a joy to have around, and in the words of H. L. Mencken “half a dog high and a dog and a half long.”
The Miniature Pinscher stands at around 11 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 4-5kg. The ‘Min Pin’ is an energetic, self-assured, curious & loving beautiful beast. Not a huge fan of the cold, be sure to wrap him up in the winter months.
The Pomeranian stands at around 7-11 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs 2-4kg. The ‘Pom’ is one adorable (they had me at that head tilt…) & extroverted beautiful beast! Highly alert, Poms are prone to bark so teach them early when to stop.
The Silky Terrier stands at around 9 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs about 4kg. The ‘Silky’ loves to be part of the family, loyal, alert & intelligent they make great watchdogs. They do like to chase & hunt so small creatures better beware as they can run!
The Toy Poodle stands at around 9 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs about 3-4kg. The Miniature Poodle is not actually the smallest of the Poodle breed, the smallest is the Toy Poodle. Bright, alert & easy to train, the Toy Poodle is a people poodle, they love you, and do not like to be left alone. With lots of energy & gusto, this beautiful beast is always fun to be around.