The number of dog breeds available can make picking the perfect breed to join your family seem like a hard task. A good place to start is by choosing features you want in the new puppy you are looking for, such as short hair or long hair, activity level, and size.

If you are interested in a smaller dog, check out these five small dog breeds and why we love each of them. 

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a great choice for a smaller dog. They do not get above 28 pounds and grow between 11 and 13 inches of height. French Bulldogs have an even disposition and are known for being very playful. Frenchies, as they are lovingly referred to, are a favorite among people who live in cities because they do not bark a lot, but they are still alert to their surroundings. They love meeting new people and animals.

English Bulldog

The English Bulldog is a beloved smaller breed. They are short, only growing to between 14-15 inches tall, but very muscular, weighing between 40 to 50 pounds when fully grown. They are very docile and are loyal to their family. They can live in a city or out in the country and adapt well to either. English Bulldogs need regular exercise, but also enjoy just cuddling with their owners.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are adorable companions. They only grow to 9 to 10.5 inches and 9 to 16 pounds. They have long hair that is perfect for putting bows in. Shih Tzus are very affectionate, especially with children, making them a great family dog. They were bred to sit in royal palaces, so they do fine as a predominantly indoor dog and require little exercise. 


Maltese are wonderful small dog choices. They will grow to 7 to 9 inches tall and weigh under 7 pounds. They are famous for the floor-length coat that makes them look very elegant. Maltese are fearless and excellent show dogs. They also enjoy just hanging out with their owners. 

Toy Poodle

Toy poodles are extremely smart and easy to train just like their larger counterparts. They get no more than 10 inches tall and only weigh between 4 to 6 pounds. Toy poodles are affectionate, smart, and playful. They are also very athletic.

At Love My Puppy, We Can Help You Find the Perfect Small Dog Breed for Your Home

Call us today at 561-368-6767 to find out more about the small dog breed puppies for sale in Boca Raton.