Top 10 smallest dog breeds

Whether it’s the Paris Hilton effect, the country’s general trend toward downsizing, or simply a newfound appreciation for lapdogs, Americans are embracing their petite pups. In fact, for years, two small dog breeds — the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih Tzu — have landed a place on the American Kennel Club’s registry of Most Popular dogs in the U.S.

The top 10 smallest dog breeds (in alphabetical order) are:

1. Bichon Frise
2. Boston Terrier
3. Chihuahua
4. French Bulldog
5. Papillon
6. Pomeranian
7. Pug
8. Shih Tzu
9. Toy Poodle
10. Yorkshire Terrier

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