Small Fluffy Dog Breeds

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Small Fluffy Dog Breeds

Cairn Terrier

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.

19. 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.

Bichon Bolognese

A Bichon Bolognese weighs between 4.5 and 9 pounds.

18. Pomeranian

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.

17. Coton de Tulear

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.

16. 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.

Bichon Frise - small fluffy dog

These guys weigh between 10 to 20 pounds.

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  1. Better look up Brussels and see which country the Griffon came from – and the Bichon and Bolognese are two different breeds. Other than that, this was a lovely post!

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