The Most Popular Small Dog Breeds in America

Alaskan Klee Kai

This dog looks just like a husky but will only weigh up to 15 pounds. If you need more convincing, this is the breed of Sophie Turner's adorable pup.


Named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, these loyal and energetic dogs prove that good things do come in small packages about five-pound packages, to be exact.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Playful, bright, and alert, corgis are great with children. They're intelligent and willing to please, making them easy to train. They're good watchdogs, and can be noisy and reserved with strangers.

Jack Russell Terrier

Although not recognized by the American Kennel Club, Jack Russell terriers have made a name for themselves by appearing on-screen in Wishbone, The Artist, and My Dog Skip, to name a few.


Don't be fooled by these puff ball's cuddly coat; the Pomeranian's playful demeanor will keep you active with short daily walks.

Yorkshire Terrier

At a mere seven pounds, Yorkies pack an energetic punch in a small package. That gorgeous, silky fur has an additional upside too: It's hypoallergenic!


Although it's tough to distinguish between all the small white dog breeds out there, this one counts as one of the oldest. Maltese have entertained their owners for thousands of years.