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5 Little and Smart Dog Breeds

Small dogs are usually preferred by those who live in apartments, by families with children, or just people who look for low maintenance dogs. They are very funny and cute because of their small size and make people want to cuddle them, they also shed less hair as they have less fur surface on their body. But, you should also look for a dog who is smart so it would be easy to train and to communicate. Here are few of the best choices you can make while looking for a little dog breeds who are also smart:

white small poodle

1.   Poodles

One of the most renown dog breeds with it’s the famous shape and haircut they come in different sizes from small to medium and considered to be very smart. They act both as a hunting dog and as a pet and might be the best option as they are extremely friendly and active.

Best option is to have the medium sized poodle because of the physical abilities. But other styles, such as a miniature poodle and a toy poodle, make up for great smart and friendly companions. Both these styles are best for children or adults and listed among the most intelligent small dogs.

small dog collie

2.   Shetland sheepdog (Collie)

The Shetland sheepdog is beautiful medium sized dog. Its intelligence is evident from the fact that it often serves as a herding dog and communicates very well with people or other animals. They have a lot of fur so they shed a lot but they are a perfect choice for a small and smart dog.

small dog papillon

3.   Papillon

The Papillon is one of the smartest small dog breeds. Not only is this dog tiny, but it’s also really cute and smart. The credit for its cuteness goes to its butterfly-shaped ears and its beautiful hair. Even though the Papillons are very small they are outgoing and energetic, they loves to be with people and are very happy dogs who give kisses freely to all. They also get along with other pets including cats, dogs, birds and others, but they need company all the time and they don’t do well if there is not enough time to spend with them.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

4.   Pembroke Welsh Corgi

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, is known as a dwarf fox-like herding dog. It is famous as the preferred breed of Queen Elizabeth II, who has owned more than 30 during her reign. Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very friendly and involved, they have a great desire to please their owners, thus making them eager to learn and train. They can reach up to 25 mph if they are healthy and fit and can compete in dog agility trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding events. This dog is one of the best choices you can make if you are looking for a small smart dog.

Miniature Schnauzer

5.   Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer is a small breed who is a decedent of the Standard Schnauzer and originated in Germany. They are guarding and alert dogs who are obedient to command and not overaggressive or timid. They are good at fighting rodents and very loyal to their owner.

They learn fast and highly playful dogs. If they not given the attention required for their energy, they can become bored and invent their own “fun” like playing with your furniture or chasing small things or other animals(if you are outside). It is the most popular Schnauzer breed, and remains one of the most popular worldwide, primarily for its temperament and relatively small size.

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