Toy Dogs

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher

    Origin and brief history: The Miniature Pinscher is placed in the Terrier group.  Pinscher actually means "Terrier" in German.  They did originate from Germany a couple of centuries ago and are reported to be the descendent of the Dachshund, Italian...

Pug

Pug

  Pug Origin and Brief History: As one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, pugs have long been a favorite companion animal. Pugs date back to as early as 400 B.C. when they were the pets of Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. Later they were common pets in other...

Pekingese

Pekingese

  The Pekingese Has the Roar of Oriental Royalty   Origin and Brief History   Ancient legend from the Orient tells of a story of a lion and a marmoset that fell in love, but the lion was considerably too large. Upon going to the great Buddha and sharing...

Pomeranian

Pomeranian

    Origin and Brief History:   Pomeranians are considered lapdogs today, but not long ago they were a medium-sized sheep herding breed. The Alaskan Malamute, the Samoyed and the Siberian Husky are some of the surprising relatives to the Pomeranian. The...

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu The Shih Tzu is a toy breed first known to be bred in China. Resembling some terrier breeds such as the Yorkshire in appearance, the Shih Tzu carries itself in a low profile and typically feature long, flowing coats. Because of their delicate, pretty...

Maltese

Maltese

  Maltese     Origin and brief history: The Maltese is one of the oldest dog breeds, and this ancient breed has an interesting history. It has been known by several different names throughout it’s history but the official name was decided by the Kennel...

Toy Poodle

Toy Poodle

    Toy Poodle   Origin and Brief History The Poodle breed originated as a hunting retriever in Germany, before gaining widespread popularity in France.  The Standard Poodle was bred first, and is a sporting dog.  The smaller sizes (Miniature and Toy)...

Papillon

Papillon

  Papillon     Origin and Brief History The Papillion is one of the oldest and unique breed of dog. They have been known for a little over 700 years. They originated from Europe. Due to its ears it’s often nicknamed the Dwarf spaniel. Much of the Papillion’s...

Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin

  Japanese Chin A house can never be complete without a pet. Someone to love, to take care of and just someone who can make one forget all their troubles and relax after a hard day. Puppies are generally the obvious choice. Because, really who could resist small,...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Origin and Brief History A fashionably adorable breed from the spaniel class of toy dogs, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the United Kingdom’s most popular canine varieties. Late in the 17th century the King Charles...

Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested Origin and brief history:   Contrary to its name, the Chinese Crested actually originated in Africa.  There, they were name as the African Hairless Terriers.  Chinese ships ended up bringing these dogs on board when they stopped in Africa.  They...

Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound

  Italian Greyhound   Origin and brief history: The Italian Greyhound can be found in many ancient decorative arts in the Mediterranean countries.  These dogs were even thought to be companions to the Egyptians as mummified remains have been found in some of...

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

    Origin and brief history   The chihuahua is one of the most unique breeds of dogs currently recognized. Holding the notable distinction of being the smallest breed of dog available, this breed has grown in popularity in recent times with many...