The Affenpinscher, a ratter, is little but bold. If the Affenpincher's monkey face doesn't enchant you, its zaniness will. The low-shedding wiry coat needs twice-weekly brushing and trimming every two or three months. 

Bedlington Terrier

Lamb-like Bedlington Terriers. Beware the Bedlington appearance. They still hunt rats and other pests in fields and coal mines. Home is sweet. Bedlingtons' silken coats require professional care every several months. 

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise are vibrant, fluffy clouds. They were French buddies who became circus dogs. Bichons love people of all ages. The fluffy white coat needs frequent expert maintenance yet does not shed.

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested is playful, affectionate, and goofy. These graceful dogs are family-oriented, cuddly, and low-energy. In chilly weather, your Chinese Crested should wear a jacket and sunscreen when walking. 


Havanese are smart, lively, and outgoing. Gentle youngsters and adults get along with the breed. Brushing the low-shedding coat everyday prevents matting. It can also be simplified.


The Lowchen is known as the Little Lion Dog because of its thick, velvety coat and lion trim, which includes shaved hindquarters and a larger mane on the neck and head.

Miniature Schnauzers are the smallest of three related breeds. All have wiry, low-shedding coats and shaggy beards, mustaches, and eyebrows. Miniature Schnauzers are energetic and lively. 

Miniature Schnauzer

Shih Tzu

Chinese aristocrats loved Shih Tzus. The lovely Shih Tzu likes playing with everyone, especially respecting children. For mild allergy sufferers, the breed's long, flowing double coat sheds little. 

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers are now lap pets who entertain their owners with their cute behaviors. Yorkies are active yet little, so one or two daily walks or a few indoor fetch sessions are enough exercise.

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