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King Charles Spaniel

King Charles Spaniel (English Toy Spaniel)

History The King Charles Spaniel has the benefit of a steady, sociable spaniel-type temperament in a compact size. Small dogs of the King...

Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin

History Once a popular addition to Chinese and Japanese royal courts, the Japanese Chin is known for his enduring role as a lapdog, dating...

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

History In the 1600s, dogs resembling the Affenpinscher were bred in Germany to rid homes and stables of vermin. Over the next hundred...

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

History Some believe the Yorkshire Terrier is a cross of Maltese, Skye Terriers, Manchester Terriers and possibly Dandie Dinmont Terriers....

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

History Bred originally as hunters, the toy spaniel became companions to royalty in the 1500s. In the 1600s, Kings Charles I and II both...

Long-Coated Chihuahua

Long-Coated Chihuahua

History The history of the Long-coated Chihuahua is the same as the Chihuahua’s (see below) until after the breed reached the United...

Chihuahua

Short-Coated Chihuahua

History Origin theories about the Chihuahua abound. Some believe this tiny breed’s predecessors date back to ancient Egypt. The most...

Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested

History The Chinese Crested likely descended from an African variety of hairless dog called the African Hairless Terrier. Chinese sailors...

Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

History The royal dog of Madagascar, the Coton de Tulear is likely a combination of small Bichon-type dogs brought there by Portuguese and...

Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

History In the past, stable masters often had problems with rats that thrived off spilled grain left by horses as they ate. To counter this...

Havanese

Havanese

History A descendant of one of many “small white dogs” of Bichon type, the Havanese was developed on the island of Cuba. The...

Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound

History Origins of the Italian Greyhound do not begin in or even near Italy. The breed actually started out in Egypt, where a toy-sized...

Maltese

Maltese

History The Maltese is believed to be the oldest European Toy breed. Whether the name comes from the Island of Malta, or the Sicilian town...

Papillon

Papillon

History The Papillon is a long-standing favourite of royalty, and is depicted in paintings dating back to the 13th century. Likely...

Pekingese

Pekingese

History As the “Lion Dog”, a fierce protector against evil spirits, the Pekingese belonged exclusively to the Chinese Imperial...

Pomeranian

Pomeranian

History The smallest Spitz-type breed and a descendant of sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland, the German Zwergspitz, or Pomeranian as we know...

Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle

History The Toy Poodle is the smallest of the Poodles; and was created from the Standard Poodle by breeding for small size. Originally...

Pug

Pug

History Originating in China alongside the Pekingese, the Pug was always a companion dog. Like the Pekingese, he was reserved for the...

Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier

History Developed in the 1930s, the Toy Fox Terrier, also known as the Amertoy, is a North American darling. The breed originated in the...

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