Affenpinscher – Biewer Terrier – Bolognese Toy Breeds


Everyone is always looking for information about the breeds of dogs and how they are to have as pets – I prefer to call them family members or best friends. Furbabies come in so many sizes, colors, dispositions, breeds, and qualities today I was thinking to look at a few of the Toy Small Breeds with what they are like. Shall we start alphabetically?


AffenpinscherAffenpinscher is considered a Miniature Toy Breed they are usually only 9 to 11.5 inches tall and weigh in at only 7 to 10 pounds so you can see why they are considered a Toy Breed very tiny doggies they are – full-grown.

Affenpinschers have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years which for dogs is a nice long time. This is also a very good reason for you to know to have a best friend is a commitment not to enter into lightly.

They originated in German in the seventeenth century the breed was created to be a ratter, working to remove rodents from kitchens, granaries, and stables. The name is German Affe (ape, monkey) it has a notable monkey-like expression, hence the name.

Its coat is shaggier over the head and shoulders forming a mane, with a shorter coat over the back and hindquarters. It is harsh and wiry in texture when properly maintained, if clipped it can be softer and fluffier.

These little ones are active, adventurous, curious, and stubborn, but they are also fun-loving and playful. The breed is confident, lively, affectionate towards its master and is also very protective of them. They can be the clown and entertain you for hours.

This loyal little dog enjoys being with its master. It needs consistent, firm training since some can be quite difficult to housebreak. This type of dog easily becomes bored, so training should be varied using praise and treats for rewards.

Affenpinschers are somewhat territorial when it comes to their toys and food, so they are not recommended for homes with children. This dog is mostly quiet, but can become very excited if attacked or threatened, and shows no fear toward any aggressor. They do well with other dogs and if raised with a cat can live with cats but any other animals are not good.

These little ones are listed as non-shedding but all dogs shed somewhat even if only a little this is normal just like humans.

Recommendations for this doggies is for older people looking for a traveling companion, they love to travel and are highly adaptable to situations moving around. So if you are looking for a traveling doggie this could be the one for you.

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Biewer Terrier

Biewer TerrierBiewer Terrier also originated from Germany but in much more current times in 1994, a Mr. and Mrs. Biewer crossbred two of their Yorkies to end up with the Biewer Terrier Bred.

These tiny doggies full-grown weigh in at 4 to 8 pounds and stand only 7 to 11 inches tall their life expectancy is up to 16 years giving you a wonderfully long time to enjoy life with them.

Biewer Terriers personality and temperament is childlike and happy; they do well in small households and get along well with children probably because of their own personality of loving to play. These little ones are very friendly and love spending time with their families.

This breed does require grooming on a regular basis with their long silky fur which looks like someone parted it down the middle of the back from the head to their tails. Brushing daily and a bath once weekly is required but their size makes this a very easy and quick job.

These are playful, mischievous little dogs that can be pushy. Despite their small stature, they are sturdy, active and alert. These little ones are not known to be yappy barkers.

If you have a small living space this little doggie could be right for you.


BologneseBolognese is a small breed originating from the Bichon type and comes from Italy named after a city in Northern Italy of Bologna.

These little ones are all white weighing 5.5 to 9 pounds growing 10 to 12 inches and have a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. This would be considered about normal for most dog breeds for life expectancy.

They love attention and make good house pets. These little ones are good at socializing with other dogs, big and small. These little ones have a strong bond with the person/s with whom they spend the most time.

Grooming requires brushing daily for their loose ringlets that cover their whole body, the hair on the face is shorter, but this keeps them from getting matted. Bathing is required at least once a month.

These little ones do not shed as much either making them wonderful little companions and house pets. These little ones are playful, easy going, and very devoted.

If you are looking for a sweetheart that is all white and very loyal check into getting a Bolognese.

In Closing

Here are three of the numerous toy miniature breeds and they all sound like wonderful little doggies to take home, well for me anyways.

I am hoping that by providing you with a little about each breed this will help you to pick you are next doggies much more easily or possibly even the very first one.

So until I can get a little more research done for the next few breeds for you I am hoping you stay well and please come back to delightfuldoggies4u soon to see what else is new.

You can leave any questions, comments, or suggestions in the space provided below; and if you are in a slight hurry to hear about any breed in particular just drop me an email at

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