Companion Dogs

Chinese Crested

You won’t find a better dog breed than the Chinese Crested to be a couch potato’s companion. They can almost read your mind and will lie in bed for hours without moving a muscle. Although these are purebred dogs, you may still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to …

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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

The name “Shih Tzu” means little lion, but there’s nothing fierce about this dog breed. This pooch is a lover, not a hunter. Bred solely to be companions, Shih Tzus are affectionate, happy, outgoing house dogs who love nothing more than to follow their people from room to room. Since …

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Toy Fox Terrier

Originally created as a smaller version of their larger Smooth Fox Terrier dog breed ancestors, the Toy Fox Terrier has been used for a variety of tasks, serving as ratters on farms and as hunters of small game such as squirrel. Their most important purpose, however, is to be loyal, …

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Yorkshire Terrier

Small in size but big in personality, the Yorkshire Terrier makes a feisty but loving companion. The most popular toy dog breed in the United States, the “Yorkie” has won many fans with their devotion to their owners, their elegant looks, and their suitability to apartment living. Even though these …

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Xoloitzcuintli

The Xoloitzcuintli dog breed — sometimes called the Mexican Hairless or just Xolo — may well have descended from the first dogs to set paw on the North American continent. Although these purebred dogs are fairly rare, you may find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop …

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Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier was created to be a companion and friend. Dogs of this breed love being with people and are adaptable to a variety of homes and lifestyles. Their shaggy coat is attractive but requires frequent grooming. Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the …

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Keeshond

The Keeshond is an old dog breed, once a companion and watchdog on the barges and boats that traveled the canals and rivers of Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries. He’s almost exclusively a companion dog today. Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the …

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Lowchen

The Lowchen is a toy dog breed developed as a companion dog and still finds itself in this role today. Active and smart, they do very well in dog competitions such as obedience and agility, and they surpass the expectations that many have for a family companion. Even though these …

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Maltese

A gentle and fearless dog breed, the Maltese greets everyone as a friend. Their glamorous white coat gives them a look of haughty nobility, but looks can be deceiving. Even though these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt! …

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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher dog breed was originally bred in Germany to hunt vermin, primarily rats, in homes and stables. Many people think that they were developed by breeding Dobermans to progressively smaller sizes, and indeed, they look similar to Dobermans. However, the Min Pin is a distinct and much older …

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