Brussels Griffon, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Japanese Chin, MalteseToy Dogs

Hey, Thought today we would look at some more of the Small (Toy) Dog  Breeds and see what they are like shall we start where we left off alphabetically?

Brussels Griffon

Brussels GriffonThese little cuties are from Brussels, Belgium and can be known as any of the following when speaking of the breed the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon.

They are to be considered hypoallergenic and have a life-span of 10 to 15 years. They come in different colors including black, black and tan, blue, brown, beige, and red.

Their temperament can be described as self-important, inquisitive, alert, companionable, sensitive, and watchful. Griffons tend to bond with one human more than others.

In fact, Griffons are very good with children provided they are not teased. They are not very patient but do love to play. Griffons tend to get along well with other animals in the house, including cats, ferrets, and other dogs.

However, they can get into trouble because they have no concept of their own relative size and may attempt to dominate dogs much larger than themselves.


ChihuahuaThe Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of color’s, and two coat lengths short and long.

These tiny ones have a life expectancy of 12 to 20 years. The weight on this tiny breed is anywhere from 3 pounds up to 6.6 pounds.

Temperament can be lively, devoted, alert, quick, and courageous for such a tiny dog. Poorly socialized or frightened Chihuahuas can be easily provoked to attack, so are generally unsuitable for homes with small and undisciplined children.[

The breed tends to be fiercely loyal to one particular person and in some cases may become overprotective of the person, especially around other people or animals. The temperament of a chihuahua’s owner can make a difference in the temperament of the pup.

Chihuahuas love their dens and often burrow themselves in pillows, clothes hampers, and blankets. They are often found under the covers or at the bottom of the bed, deep in the dark and safety of what they perceive as their den.

Chihuahuas also enjoy time in sunlight soaking up the rays.

Chinese Crested

Chinese CrestedChinese crested dog is a hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, with and without fur, which are born in the same litter: the Powderpuff and the Hairless.

Most people when referring to the Chinese Crested are speaking of the Hairless variety. The Hairless has soft, human-like skin, as well as tufts of fur on its paws (“socks”) and tail (“plume”) and long, flowing hair on its head (“crest”).

This breed is a hypoallergenic breed having a life expectancy of 13 to 15 years. Temperament for them is described as affectionate, lively, sweet-Tempered, alert, playful, and happy.

Great companion dog will stay put on your lap for hours and becomes a little stocker when you leave the room. Good with children as long as they are gentle loves to play and so sweet and affectionate toward them.

You will find this breed in multiple colors including black, apricot, chocolate, cream, tricolor, and blue.


Japanese Chin

Japanese ChinThe Japanese Chin, also known as the Japanese Spaniel, is a dog acknowledged for its importance to Japanese nobility.

It is also known for its strabismus (being cross-eyed) of the eyes. They love high places and are very graceful and balanced climbers.

Being both a lap dog and a companion dog, this toy breed has a distinctive heritage. This breed is considered one of the most cat-like of the dog breeds in attitude alert, intelligent, and independent, and it uses its paws to wash and wipe its face.

Japanese Chin are loyal to their owners and are typically a friendly breed. They have a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. And come in the following color’s lemon & white, sable & white, black & white, tricolor, and, red & white.

Japanese Chin was also bred for the purpose of entertaining their owners. While typically calm, they are well-known for performing many tricks such as the “Chin Spin”, in which they turn around in rapid circles; dancing on their hind legs while pawing their front feet, clasped together, in the air; and some even “sing”, a noise that can range from a low trill to a higher, almost operatic noise.


MalteseThe Maltese is a small breed of dog in the Toy Group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area. The breed name and origins are generally understood deriving from the Mediterranean island nation of Malta.

The Maltese does not shed and is, therefore, a good choice for people with dog allergies. Some people prefer their dogs to have the coat short.

Maltese are bred to be companion dogs. They are extremely lively and playful, and even as Maltese ages, its energy level and playful demeanor remain fairly constant.

Some Maltese may occasionally be snappish with smaller children and should be supervised when playing, Some Maltese may suffer from separation anxiety.

Maltese have no undercoat and have little to no shedding if cared for properly. The life expectancy for them is 12 to 15 years and their temperament is considered playful, docile, fearless, affectionate, easygoing, lively, responsive, sweet-tempered, intelligent, active, and gentle.


In Closing

Well, folks, there are some more of the wonderful small doggies breeds you can check into looking for a new doggie for you hope you are enjoying the pictures and a little about each breed.

Will be back soon to post more of the small doggie breeds until I am ready to move on from these when complete so do not forget to bookmark the website so you do not miss what is coming up.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please leave them in the space provided below.

Until next time,


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