Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pomeranian, Toy Poodle, Toys Breeds Continued

Hey Everyone,  To continue along with our Toy Small Dog Breeds today let us take a look at some more of these cute little lovable doggies.

Manchester Terrier

Manchester TerrierThe Manchester Terrier breed of dog is the smooth-haired terrier type. These terriers were first bred in the 19th century to control vermin, mostly rats, at which it excelled.

Breeder John Hulme decided to cross a Black and Tan Terrier with a Whippet. Similar dogs were bred in various other parts of England, but by 1860 Manchester had become the breed center for these new terriers, and so they became known as Manchester Terriers.

Manchester Terriers temperaments are feisty, affectionate. courageous, tough, making a “loyal, eager-to-please” companion that is very intelligent and inquisitive.

Manchester Terrier has a lifespan of around 12 years 10 months. They are good with children as long as supervision is given to the children not to tease or provoke. Great apartment dwellers and smaller homes because of their small size.

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature PinscherThe Miniature Pinscher (Zwergpinscher or Min Pin) is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed’s earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian Greyhounds and Dachshunds.

Available colors include solid red, stag red, blue stag red, chocolate stag red, fawn stag red, as well as black, chocolate, blue, and fawn with tan points or rust points.

Grooming is easy, as the smooth, short-haired coat requires little attention, needing only occasional brushing and shampooing. Care must be taken in cold weather, sweaters or baby blankets can help keep a Miniature Pinscher from getting too cold.

Miniature Pinschers are an active breed and need access to a fenced yard, or be given a daily walk. The Miniature Pinscher is an assertive, outgoing, active, energetic, alert, and independent breed.

They are great escape artists and it is recommended having a kennel with a lid on it for them to run around in. This breed is not recommended for young children, as younger children play rough.

Miniature Pinschers are a stubborn breed when it comes to training, but once trained they obey commands well.


PapplionThe Papillon (French pronunciation: [papijɔ̃], French for butterfly-eared), also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog that originated from Italy.

Papillons are very intelligent and self-assured dogs that have a temperament as a good family dog with children with an easy time learning new tricks.

If not properly socialized, Papillons can be distrustful and exhibit aggressive tendencies toward other dogs and people. Papillons may also be very playful and affectionate being a great companion dog, they do have a high energy and need exercise on a daily basis.

Papillons are known as excellent watchdogs, as they will alert their owner to changes in their environment. They may be considered garrulous like many other toy dogs.

Papillons can live up to 17 years. They can withstand heat, but are more sensitive to cold temperatures because of their single-coated fur, and should not be left outside unattended in cold weather.


PomeranianThe Pomeranian (often known as a Pom) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type that is named for the Pomerania region in north-west Poland and north-east Germany in Central Europe.

The life expectancy of the Pomeranian is 12 to 16 years. Great companion dogs with the training they make wonderful therapy dogs for the elderly but are not considered a family dog by any means.

Pomeranians are typically friendly, playful and lively; but can be aggressive with other dogs to try to prove themselves.

Pomeranians are alert and aware of changes in their environment, and barking can develop into a habit of barking excessively, defensive of their territory and will bark when they hear outside noises

Pomeranians are intelligent, respond well to training, and can be very successful in getting what they want from their owners. They are extroverted and enjoy being the center of attention, but become dominant if not well-trained and socialized.

Toy Poodle

Toy PoodleThe origin of the breed is still discussed, with a prominent dispute over whether the poodle descends from Germany as a type of water dog, or from the French Barbet.

The poodle is an active, intelligent and elegant dog, Poodles are known as a highly intelligent, energetic, and sociable breed. They require both physical and intellectual activities. Snappy, vicious behavior is considered a serious fault in the breed.

They are likely to bite out of fear and thus are better suited to homes with teenagers or older children. Poodles dislike being left alone, but a sign of nervousness or neurosis is atypical and not how a poodle of any size is meant to behave.

Miniature and Toy Poodles have a median lifespan of 14 to 14.5 years. Grooming with having them clipped unless you know how to do this at home can be an expense you need to remember when having this cute little doggie.

As with all Toy and Miniatures, a Poodle makes a great companion for older people and those who do not have large spaces for them to run in they can get most of their energy out with play inside and a couple of walks a day. 1000s of Designer Dog Collars, Leashes & More.


This is my list for today hoping you all enjoy reading about these wonderful tiny doggies because not only are they tiny but so cute and adorable.  Remember these are the breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Any questions, comments, or suggestions can be left in the space provided below and are most graciously accepted.

See you again next time with the final listing of toy dog breeds,


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