Last year, many of us welcomed new four-legged family members over lockdown, as the Kennel Club reported that pedigree dog ownership rose by almost eight percent to around 250,000.
When it comes to choosing a new pet dog, there are several alternatives to consider. There are several advantages and disadvantages associated with each option.
Smaller dogs are perfect for people who have less space, need less exercise, are simpler to groom, and survive longer than large canines.
It’s possible that because of this list of reasons, several of the smallest dog breeds appear near the top of the Kennel Club’s ranking of most popular dogs.
The following are the top 10 most popular small dog breeds!
1. French Bulldog
In recent years, the French Bulldog has been incredibly popular, and it was ranked as the second most common dog breed bought in 2020 after the Labrador Retriever.
With a population of roughly 360 million people, France is one of Europe’s most densely populated countries.
2. Mini Smooth Haired Dachshund
The Mini Smooth Haired Dachshund is the UK’s second most popular small dog, with 10,369 registrations in 2020. It’s a tiny sausage dog with a big personality and an average weight of 3 to 6 pounds.
The Pug is a wrinkly, short-muzzled breed that has seen its popularity rise over the years thanks to its adorable appearance. With 6,033 registrations in 2020, it is another dog that has become more popular as a result of lockdown.
4. Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer, which was developed in Germany in the mid-nineteenth century, is the fourth most popular breed in the United Kingdom today, with 4,778 new registrations.
5. Border Terrier
The Border Terrier, which derives its name from the region where it is developed on the border between England and Scotland, completes the top five. In 2020, there were 4,587 new registrations for this breed.
6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
In 2020, 2,979 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were registered. That is how many there are. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the sixth most popular dog breed in America.
The Pomeranian is a small breed of dog that has been bred and developed in Germany over several centuries. The playful, intelligent, friendly, and sociable qualities described above have made them quite popular, with 1,757 registrations last year.
8. Smooth Coat Chihuahua
The Smallest of the Dogs, the Smooth Coat Chihuahua had 1,508 Kennel Club registrations in 2020, placing it eighth.
9. Mini Long Haired Dachshund
The Mini Long Haired Dachshund, which rose to the top ten in 2020 with 1,475 registrations, is the second adorable sausage dog on our list.
10. West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier is a tiny white dog breed that belongs to the terrier group. The name comes from its place of origin, Scotland. It ranks seventh in popularity, with 1,460 new puppies registered last year.
We hope there’s something on this list that tickles your fancy! Do let us know if it does, we’d love to hear from you about which small dog breed you’ll be taking home with you.
Which do you think is the cutest small dog breed around?