Want to take your small dog to hotels or restaurants? Please ask in advance if this is really allowed. The same applies if you are travelling with your small dog on public transport. Because in many cities it is compulsory to muzzle your dog in public transport. Of course, a Chihuahua is easier to carry on your arm than a Labrador when you have to go fast. But the muzzle is still compulsory for all dog breeds on public transport.
Of course, small dog breeds also need sufficient exercise, just like medium-sized and large dog breeds. Especially terriers and dachshunds are still often used for hunting. They have a pronounced urge to be active. The advantage of this is that these dog breeds are particularly enthusiastic about dog sports. And so can be trained very well in several courses.
Small dog breeds generally live longer than medium-sized and large dog breeds. It cannot be said across the board that small dog breeds are more robust as a result. Patellar luxation, tartar build-up and other dental problems are common complaints, but hip problems and arthritis can also occur. This is due to the fact that their small size has been specially bred. So these problems are closely related to their physical structure.
The Chihuahua is a devoted, lively, focused, brave and alert dog with a life expectancy of 12-20 years. He can reach a shoulder height of 25 centimetres in individual cases, with the average being 15-22 centimetres. Chihuahuas can have different coat colours from black, white, fawn, cream or chocolate brown to golden. At 1.5 to 3kg, it is a flyweight.
The Maltese is unmistakable because of his white coat. Originating from Malta, the dog can live up to 15 years and weigh up to 4kg. He is a particularly bright and spirited dog who likes to be in company. At the same time, he is affectionate and cuddly. A Maltese can grow up to 25cm tall.
The Yorkshire Terrier comes from England and is intelligent, fearless, independent, self-confident and brave. He wants to be taken seriously as a dog.His coat is not just one colour. From blue and tan to black and tan, to gold and white, everything is there. And it needs special care, as he picks up everything with his long hair. The Yorkshire Terrier can live up to 16 years, weigh 3.2 kilos and grow 18 to 23cm tall.