Toy dogs are small dog breeds that are very popular pets today. Though small in stature, miniature dogs are big in attitude and quite tough. They often have courage disproportionate to their size. Despite their diminutive stature, they have strong, well-defined personalities. Many toy dogs are very good with children if they are raised with them, or well socialized as puppies. Without proper socialization, some can get agitated and snappy if provoked. Being quite small, they are also susceptible to injury if dropped. Small dog breeds require owners that can provide them with love, but they must also have basic training and given structure.
Though small in stature, miniature dogs are big in attitude and have courage disproportionate to their size.
The diminutive size and winsome expressions of Toy dogs illustrate the main function of this Group: to embody sheer delight. Don’t let their tiny stature fool you, though as many Toys are tough as nails. If you haven’t yet experienced the barking of an angry Chihuahua, for example, you should! Toy dogs will always be popular with city dwellers and people without much living space. They make ideal apartment dogs and terrific lap warmers on cold nights. Small breeds may be found in every Group, not just the Toy Group. DogShaadi loves toy dogs and we advise everyone to seriously consider getting a small breed, when appropriate, if for no other reason than to minimize some of the problems inherent in canines such as shedding, creating messes and cost of care. And training aside, it’s still easier to control a ten-pound dog than it is one ten times that size.
The very smallest toy dogs are sometimes called “teacup” size, although no major dog registry recognizes that term. Most dogs labeled “teacup” dogs are simply undersized dogs. The name is often applied to small dogs by unscrupulous breeders in order to make more money off of the dog by making it seem special. Dogs bred to be “teacups” often have many health problems associated with them.