Small Fluffy Dog Breeds
They are sometimes mistaken for stuffed animals. They look like fluffy balls. Please make sure not to step on them by mistake! They are the prestigious, small, fluffy dog breeds.
All small, fluffy dog breeds have some traits in common. One such trait is that the American Kennel Club reports that most of these dog breeds have the Small Dog Syndrome where they try to take a leading role in the house. This makes it important to establish from the beginning that they understand who the leader of the pack (you, says Caesar!) is. They are also mostly alert and active but do quite well with apartment live and small yards.
That being said, these little fluff-balls all have their unique traits and characteristics that melt our heart. Scroll down for a cuteness overload.
1. Chow Chow
The first dog we think of as we think of small, fluffy dog breeds is the Chow Chow. They are a classic case of fluffy with a double-coat. This fluff ball can also be great for families because they are affectionate and devoted to their families and reserved with strangers. The American Kennel Club describes them as a powerful and sturdy dog. They are the classic example of a big-boned dog as they do pack a powerful punch in a small space. Originally a working dog from China, the Chow Chow is now used as a hunting, herding, protection and companion dog.
A Chow Chow male can weigh between 55 and 70 pounds, while the females weigh between 45 and 60 pounds.
2. Bichon Bolognese
The second place for small, fluffy dog breeds is reserved for the prestigious Bichon Bolgnese. They might be stocky and compact looking, but they are full of punch! They are covered with a pure white, long, fluffy coat that needs a regular trimming so that their eyes do not get lost in the jungle that is their coat. These guys are shy and reserved, and are not very active. They are happy with companionship of people and close relationships with their owners.
A Bichon Bolognese weighs between 4.5 and 9 pounds.
The third place for small, fluffy dog breed is won by the very popular Pomeranians. The Pomeranian is a short, compact, active dog. They are known to be very alert and have resemblance to a fox. They might be little, but they are very intelligent and love to please their human companions.
They are usually between 3 to 7 pounds and take their jobs as lap dogs very seriously.
4. Coton de Tulear
The Coton de Tulear, whose name literally means cotton in French, wins the fourth place for small, fluffy dog breeds. This might be due to the fact that they have a cotton-like, fluffy coat, which is not silky. They are very gentle, affectionate and alert. If you like in an apartment, these guys are the perfect dogs for you because they are fairly active while indoor.
5. Bichon Frise
The fifth place for small, fluffy dog breeds goes to the Bichon Frise. The French are popular for these fluffy dogs because the name Bichon is French and means “small, long-haired dog”. They have a long, curly tail. The American Kennel Club (AKC) refers to the Bichon Frise as “merry” and “cheerful”, and the breed standard calls for a dog that is “gentle mannered, sensitive, playful and affectionate”. The Bichon Frise loves human company and demands much of your attention. They are generally very sociable and do well with a family that takes them everywhere. They are charming, affectionate, and intelligent. They do well with children because they are playful and have lots of energy.
These guys weigh between 10 to 20 pounds.