Toy Dog Breeds – Sizes and Characteristics

Toy dog traditionally refers to a very small dog or a grouping of small breeds of dogs. A Toy dog may be of any of various dog types. Spaniels, Pinschers, and Terriers that have been bred to be smaller can also be considered Toy dog breeds.

While Toy dog breeds may seem small, their personalities are everything but! Breeds in the toy category are lovable, sociable, and adaptable to a variety of lifestyles. Just remember not to be deceived by their diminutive stature and charming demeanors; they are intelligent, lively, and many have strong instincts for protection. City folks like Toy dogs because they are great apartment dogs and excellent lap warmers on chilly nights.

Most major dog clubs in the English-speaking world have a toy group, under one exact name or another, in which they place breeds of dog that the kennel club categorizes as toy, based on size and tradition.

The Kennel Club (UK), the Canadian Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club, the Australian National Kennel Council, and the New Zealand Kennel Club all have a group named “Toy”, although they may not all categorise the same breeds in this category.

 

Complete list of Toy Group of dog breeds:

TOY GROUP BREED MAGAZINES

Toy dog
Affenpinscher
Biewer Terrier - Miscellaneous Class Dog Breeds
Biewer Terrier
Toy dog
Brussels Griffon
Toy dog
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Toy dog
Chihuahua
Toy dog
Chinese Crested
Toy dog
English Toy Spaniel
Toy dog
Havanese
Toy dog
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin | All HYPE but where’s the TYPE?
Japanese Chin
Toy dog
Maltese
Toy dog
Miniature Pinscher
Toy dog
Papillon
Toy dog
Pekingese
Toy dog
Pomeranian
Toy dog
Poodle
Toy dog
Pug
Toy dog
Russian Toy
Toy dog
Shih Tzu
Toy dog
Silky Terrier
Toy dog
Toy Fox Terrier
Toy dog
Toy Manchester Terrier
Toy dog
Yorkshire Terrier