These Adorable Pups Are Some Of The Tiniest Dog Breeds In The World

By Missy aka Tizzy in Nature On 13th March 2018


I don't know if we could actually consider this one to be cute. They are, after all, called a Monkey Terrier for a reason. These feisty little guys are full of spunk, but they are hard to house train. They do not like being home alone and can become quite mischevious while you are away. They tend to be good with other dogs but not so much with kids. They grow to around ten inches from floor to shoulder and will weigh around eight pounds at full grown.

Tea Cup Yorkie

There is no doubt that this breed of dog is absolutely the most adorable thing you will ever see in your entire life, but does that mean you should have one? Only a person with a lot of free time and plenty of patience along with proper training should own one of these. They are extremely needy and fragile. They also come with a ton of health issues, so be sure to get them from a reputable breeder or you could be in for more than you bargained.

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Russian Toy

According to this dog is also known as a Russkiy Toy and is often mistaken for a chihuahua. They were created in Russia from English Toy Terriers. They are known to be a very happy-go-lucky breed of dog. They are not that great with kids and prefer cat friends over other dogs. This is one of the world's smallest dog breeds that will only reach about six pounds.


This breed is more fluff than body. They will only grow to weigh three to seven pounds. They are extremely playful and even like running with the big dogs. However, you must keep an eye on them when playing with larger dogs as they can easily get hurt. They are prone to hip and health issues when they get older, and they tinkle a lot. Housebreaking is not too hard, but be prepared to go out with them often or invest in puppy pee pads.

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Toy Poodle

Poodles, no matter their size, are some of the most popular breeds of dogs all over the world. They are incredibly smart, easy to train, and hardly ever shed. That does not mean that they do not need maintenance, especially with their coat. They can easily become a matted mess if not properly groomed, often. Toy breeds of poodle are fragile just like any other toy breed, so be sure you do your research before picking one of these up.


This is what they call a designer breed dog. It is a cross breed between a Yorkie and a Toy Poodle. They are a playful breed who will run and jump all over the place. You might think they are convinced that they are mini superheroes with all of their antics. They are really great with people and kids but may not always be happy to see other dogs. Because of their breeding, size can vary from seven to 15 inches from floor to shoulder, and they can weigh anywhere from three to 14 pounds.

Teacup Shih Tzu

If you are looking for a sweet little dog that will easily tolerate you putting bows in her hair, you might love this breed. They have low energy levels and do not like to bark much, so they are perfect for older people who live in apartments. They have no more health issues than a standard Shih Tzu. The Teacup Shih Tzu is not a recognized breed on its own. They are technically just regular Shih Tzus that are bred to be small, so there is no accurate information about weight and size.

Teacup Pekingese

This breed of dog acts like royalty. They prefer a single-dog household and do not care to be around kids. They are not destructive and love to be on their owner's lap or following them around the house. They are pretty stubborn, so they need professional training. But, they are also pretty low maintenance as they do not eat a whole lot and require very little exercise. This is another breed perfect for an older person who lives in an apartment.

Japanese Chin

According to, the Japanese Chin hails from Asia and has been a companion dog for years. They do not like to be alone because of this. They do well with other animals and children and are known to be kind towards strangers, so they are no guard dog. They will grow to be eight to 11 inches tall and will weigh between four and nine pounds.


This breed stems from toy spaniels and is a smart, active dog breed that is easily trained. They do not like being alone, so a full house is perfect for them. They even do really well with other animals. They will grow to be eight to 11 inches tall and will weigh between four and nine pounds.