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Small Dog Breeds – With Pictures & Descriptions

Small Dog Breeds 

With Pictures & Descriptions

The next step up from the Extra Small Toy Breeds recognized by the AKC is the Small Breed Dogs, here is the full list with pictures and descriptions of size, weight, and life expectancy.  Please enjoy.

American Eskimo
Height: 9-12 inches (toy),
12-15 inches (miniature),
15-19 inches (Standard)
Weight: 6-10 pounds (toy),
10-20 pounds (miniature),
25-35 pounds (standard)
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
American Hairless Terrier
Height: 12-16 inches
Weight: 12-16 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Australian Terrier
Height: 10-11 inches
Weight: 15-20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-15 years
Basenji
Height: 16-17 inches
Weight: 22-24 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-14 years
Beagle
Height: 13-15 inches
Weight: 20-30 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Bedlington Terrier
Height: 15-17.5 inches
Weight: 17-23 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-16 years
Bichon Frise
Height: 9.5-11.5 inches
Weight: 12-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-15 years
Boston Terrier
Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 12-25 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Cairn Terrier
Height: 9.5-10 inches
Weight: 13-14 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Height: 12-13 inches
Weight: 13-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Chesky Terrier
Height: 10-13 inches
Weight: 14-24 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Cocker Spaniel
Height: 13.5-15.5 inches
Weight: 20-30 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-14 years
Coton de Tulear
Height: 9-11 inches
Weight: 8-15 pounds
Life Expectancy: 15-19 years
Height: 8-9 inches (standard),
5-6 inches (miniature)
Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard),
11 pounds & under (miniature)
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 18-24 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Danish Swedish Farmdog
Height: 12.5-14.5 inches
Weight: 15-20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
English Toy Spaniel
Height: 9-10 inches
Weight: 8-14 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
French Bulldog
Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: under 28 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
German Spitz
Height: 12-15 inches
Weight: 24-26 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Height: 12.5-14 inches
Weight: 32-40 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Havanese
Height: 8.5-11.5 inches
Weight: 7-13 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Italian Greyhound
Height: 13-15 inches
Weight: 7-14 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-15 years
Jagdterrier
Height: 13-16 inches
Weight: 17-22 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
Lakeland Terrier
Height: 14-15 inches
Weight: 15-17 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Lancashire Heeler
Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 9-17 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Lhasa Apso
Height: 9-11 inches
Weight: 12-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Lowchen
Height: 12-14 inches
Weight: 15 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Manchester Terrier
Height: 15-16 inches
Weight: 12-22 pounds
Life Expectancy: 15-17 years
Miniature Bull Terrier
Height: 10-14 inches
Weight: 18-28 pounds
Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
Miniature Schnauzer
Height: 12-14 inches
Weight: 11-20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Norfolk Terrier
Height: 9-10 inches
Weight: 11-12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-16 years
Norrbottenspets
Height: 16.5-18 inches
Weight: 20-30 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-17 years
Norwich Terrier
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 12 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Parson Russell Terrier
Height: 13-14 inches
Weight: 13-17 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Pekingese
Height: 6-9 inches
Weight: up to 14 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 28-30 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
Peruvian Inca
Height: 9.75-15.75 inches
Weight: 8.5-17.5 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
Height: 8-12 inches
Weight: 9-13 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Pug
Height: 10-13 inches
Weight: 14-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Rat Terrier
Height: 10-13 inches (miniature),
13-18 inches (standard)
Weight: 10-25 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-18 years
Russell Terrier
Height: 10-12 inches
Weight: 9-15 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Schipperke
Height: 10-13 inches
Weight: 10-16 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Scottish Terrier
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 18-22 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12 years
Sealyham Terrier
Height: 10.5 inches
Weight: 20-24 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Shetland Sheepdog
Height: 13-16 inches
Weight: 15-25 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Shiba Inu
Height: 13.5-16.5 inches
Weight: 17-23 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-16 years
Shih Tzu
Height: 9-10.5 inches
Weight: 9-16 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-18 years
Smooth Fox Terrier
Height: 15½ inches
Weight: 15-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
Height: 8-15 inches
Weight: 8-25 pounds
Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
Tibetan Spaniel
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 9-15 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Tibetan Terrier
Height: 14-17 inches
Weight: 16-30 pounds
Life Expectancy: 15-16 years
Welsh Terrier
Height: 12-15 inches
Weight: 17-20 pounds,
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
West Highland White Terrier
Height: 10-11 inches
Weight: 15-20 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Wired Fox Terrier
Height: 15½ inches
Weight: 15-18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Border Terrier
Height: 12-15 inches
Weight: 11.5-15.5 lbs
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Height: 10.5-12.5 inches
Weight: 25-38 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Norwegian Lundehund
Height: 12-15 inches
Weight: 20-30 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Swedish Vallhund
Height: 11.5-13.75 inches
Weight: 20-35 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years



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