Small Dog Breeds (under 20lbs / 9kg)

Small dog breeds suit smaller environments, tend to live longer than larger ones, and make great little companions, although they may not be the most suitable of jogging partners due to their small size. Small dogs can often gain most of their exercise requirements indoors from play, especially around kids, but they will still benefit greatly from spending time outdoors. Small dogs continue to be the most popular of all the breed sizes, perhaps because their small size makes them more manageable and convenient than their larger counterparts.