Many of today’s homeowners have had to downsize their homes. This, combined with the fact that tiny homes are the latest trend in eco-friendly home building, has led to an increase in the sale of smaller, more space-friendly dogs. These small sized dogs do, however, require just as much, if not more, training, than their much larger counterparts. Still, with proper residential dog training, smaller dogs can make great family pets.
If you are considering purchasing a small dog for your family, the expert residential dog training Sheffield dog trainers at Dog Harmony have some suggestions. Let’s take a look:
5 Breeds To Look For When Choosing A Small Dog
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel- if you are looking for a small to mid-sized dog, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel is an ideal choice. This breed has low exercise requirements, with beautiful coats and gentle nature. A mid-sized adult weighs around 11kg, which is heavier than Yorkshire terriers and chihuahuas. Younger dog requires only 45 minutes of daily walks and less when they get older.
Greyhound- although greyhounds are a racing breed, they don’t move around much and are able to live in smaller spaces. If you need a dog that can keep up with in your outdoor activities, greyhounds are known for their supercharged speed and racing prowess. Another benefit of owning a greyhound is that you don’t need to provide a rigorous exercise schedule. Regular outdoor playtime at the nearby park should be enough.
Chihuahua- a descendant of a dog known as the Techichi, Chihuahuas are small, spirited dogs that can become a great family pet with the proper care and training. Chihuahuas do, however, do better in homes without small children.
Brussels Griffon- Griffs, as they are known, are small, stocky dogs making them easier to play with than most other small dog breeds. Brussels Griffons come in four colours, red, black-and-reddish brown, black and tan, and black, and they served as both work dogs and noble companions in their native Belgium.
French Bulldog- the Frenchie, as they are known, resembles a smaller English bulldog, but with large, erect “bat ears,”. Frenchies are charming and intelligent and they make excellent watchdogs.
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