Small dogs who are affectionate

Nothing can improve your mood after a tough day like coming home to a pint-sized companion who always greets you like she hasn’t seen you in weeks! The licking, the jumping, the wagging tail, her body language could not be more clear, she’s happy to see you. You are the center of her universe, the giver of attention, love and food.

A puppy raised with love and patience will grow to be a loving and patient dog. Of course personality and successful socialization also play a role in how affectionate your small dog will be as she matures. We’ve put together a list of small dog breeds whose breed personality characteristics lend themselves to becoming affectionate and adoring members of the family.

Affenpinscher

American Eskimo Dog

Bedlington Terrier

Bichon Frise

Bolognese

Brussels Griffon

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chihuahua

Cockapoo

Coton de Tulear

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

English Toy Spaniel

Havanese

Lowchen

Maltese

Maltipoo

Papillon

Pocket Beagle

Pomeranian

Poodle (Toy & Miniature)

Pug

Shih Tzu

Tibetan Spaniel

Yorkipoo