Small Dogs Who Drool

Ever experienced the wonders of a never-ending string of dog drool? Not much you can do about a drooling dog other than keep a drool cloth handy to try to catch it before it slowly slips onto the carpet or your guests.

Drooling is natural for many dog breeds where the skin around the dog’s jaws is very loose, allowing the drool to build up until it eventually overflows. You can try keeping your pup well supplied with chew toys. When he chews he swallows frequently leaving less saliva to spill out.

We’ve compiled a list of some small dog breeds with big drool potential.

1. Australian Terrier


Bred to hunt and exterminate rodents and snakes, Australian Terriers were also prized as watchdogs and companions. This small dog is on the list of small dogs who drool. Read more about Australian Terriers.

2. Border Terrier


Another small dog that drools is the Border Terrier. Border Terriers are wonderful companions who play hard and love harder.

Read more about Border Terriers.

3. Boston Terrier


Boston Terriers have been popular since their creation a little more than a century ago. They were originally bred to be fighting dogs, but today, they’re gentle, affectionate companions. Read more about Boston Terriers.

4. Cairn Terrier


He is a sensible, independent, and friendly dog who excels as a family companion. Read more about Cairn Terriers.

5. Dandie Dinmont Terrier


His small size and moderate exercise needs make him well suited to both city and country homes. Read more about Dandie Dinmont Terriers.

6. Fox Terrier


Fox Terriers were originally bred to flush foxes out of their hiding places during fox hunts. Today they’re primarily family companions and show dogs. Read more about Fox Terriers.

7. Jack Russel Terrier


The energetic and spirited Jack packs a lot of personality into his small body. Loving, devoted, and endlessly amusing, he enjoys life and all it has to offer. Also on the list of drool culprits. Read more about Jack Russel Terriers.

8. Norfolk Terrier


The Norfolk Terrier is what’s considered a “big dog in a small package.” Alert, gregarious, and nimble, he’s a loyal companion with the heart of a working terrier. Read more about Norfolk Terriers.

9. Schnoodle (Toy & Miniature)


The Schnoodle is cheerful and intelligent. Described as “forever happy,” this designer dog’s favorite joys in life are playing and hanging out with his family. Read more about Schnoodles.

Even though these small dogs tend to drool excessively, their positive traits more than make up for it. If you are considering adopting a dog, check your area for breed specific rescues.