Browse the complete list of small sized dog breeds. Small dog breeds are the most popular dogs (just slightly more popular than large dog breeds). Small dogs are ideal for families who are looking for an apartment friendly dog or for a little dog that doesn't take up much space, yet is not as fragile as a toy breed.
What Makes A Dog A Small Breed?
Because there is no official size classification for dogs, we consider any dog breed with an average weight between 12 and 30 pounds to be a small dog breed.