7 of the World's Smallest Dog Breeds

By Manish Choudhary

1. Chihuahua 

Tiny and alert, Chihuahuas are the world's smallest breed, weighing just 2-6 pounds.

2. Pomeranian 

Playful and fluffy, Pomeranians boast lively personalities, typically weighing 3-7 pounds.

3. Yorkshire Terrier 

Confident and compact, Yorkies, with silky coats, weigh around 4-7 pounds.

4. Maltese 

Elegant and affectionate, Maltese dogs weigh 4-7 pounds and have long, silky hair.

5. Papillon 

Intelligent and dainty, Papillons, named for butterfly-like ears, weigh 5-10 pounds.

6. Dachshund 

Sturdy and elongated, Dachshunds are small dogs weighing 8-32 pounds.

7. Russian Toy Terrier

Lively and tiny, Russian Toy Terriers weigh 3-6 pounds, featuring a smooth or long coat.