Small Dogs Who Are Sensitive

Sensitive dogs are not fond of reprimands, an abundance of noise or chaotic situations. They prefer things to remain cool, calm and predictable. If you have small children or frequently host large get-togethers, you should stick with a dog breed who is low on the sensitivity scale.

1. Boston Terrier


Small and sensitive, the Boston Terrier is lively, smart, and affectionate with a gentle, even temperament. Read more about Boston Terriers.

2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


Like any dog, Cavaliers come in a range of personalities, from quiet and sedate to rowdy and rambunctious. Also known for being sensitive. Read more about Cavaliers.

3. Chihuahua


The bold and confident Chihuahua is often described as being terrier-like. Read more about Chihuahuas.

4. Chinese Crested


Alert and happy, the Crested adores and dotes on his people. Read more about Chinese Crested.

5. Coton de Tulear


He’s smart and easy to train, responding well to praise, play, and food rewards. Read more about Coton de Tulears.

6. Maltese


The Maltese is a natural ham with a lively personality.  Read more about Maltese dogs.

7. Miniature Pinscher


The Min Pin doesn’t lounge about — he’s too busy for that — but he is affectionate and loving with his family. Read more about Miniature Pinschers.

8. Schipperke


He’s active, confident, and curious. Read more about Schipperkes.

9. Yorkipoo


The Yorkipoo is an active, affectionate, fun-loving dog who relishes the company of people. Read more about Yorkipoos.

10. Yorkshire Terrier

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Smart and self-assured, the Yorkshire Terrier is a combination of endearingly small size and adventurous terrier spirit. Read more about Yorkshire Terriers.

This is a short list of small dogs who are sensitive. If you are considering adopting a dog, don’t forget to check shelters and breed specific rescues in your area!