Toy Dogs, Toy Dog Group
Toy dogs are small breeds developed as pets. Lapdogs and constant sidekicks, these breeds vary widely in temperament and appearance. The ever-more popular Chihuahua, Pug, Shih-Tzu, and Yorkshire Terrier round out the most popular toy breeds, with the Maltese, Pekingese, Pomeranian and many other not far behind.
According to the American Kennel Club, the Toy Group includes Affenpinscher, Brussels Griffon, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, English Toy Spaniel, Havanese, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Poodle, Pug, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, and Yorkshire Terrier dog breeds.