This little ball of fluff is a Shichi. He’s a combination of a Shih Tzu and a Chihuahua. They are toy-sized and adorable, with long fur that requires lots of love. These guys are another wonderful example of a tiny dog with a huge personality. They’ve been known to have “small dog syndrome,” where they think they’re bigger than they really are. But thanks to this, they make great guard dogs and are super loyal to their owners.
They can also be very cuddly, and love to curl up on your chest and watch movies. Shichis are very sweet, and small, and should be guarded from rowdy children and larger animals. They do best in a home where they will receive plenty of attention and care.
Cairnoodles are a cross between a Poodle and a Cairn Terrier. They’re also referred to sometimes as Cairnpoos, Cairnpoodles and Poocans. These guys are loving and affectionate and love to stay by their owner’s side, but they’ve also got the stubbornness that comes along with most terriers. Because of this, it’s wise to start obedience training with them when they are puppies.
Cairnoodles are the ultimate cuddle buddies, even for those with allergies, thanks to their hypoallergenic coat. They tend to suffer from separation anxiety when their people leave them for too long, so they either need to be crate trained, or with someone who will be there most of the time. This breed is descended from two others who are highly intelligent, so they’re very smart and easy to train.
These designer dogs are a cross between a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel and are known for being particularly sweet (and small.)
If you’re looking for a dog that does well in a smaller space, the Cockapoo should definitely be on your list of considerations! They’re smart, loyal, and love their families.
And we’re back to the mixed-breeds with adorable names, hence: The Schnoodle. Schnoodles are a cross between Poodles and Miniature Schnauzers, and they are unbelievably darling. This breed takes on a loyal, gentle nature from their Poodle side, while adopting the bold characteristic of the Schnauzer.
Schnoodles are also known for their soft, silky coat that’s less prone to excess shedding than some breeds. They are also said to be terrific guard dogs, thanks to their attentive inherited nature. The Schnoodle is a very smart dog that can learn things very quickly.
Beagis are a combination of a Beagle, and either a Pembroke, or a Welsh Corgi. These guys have short little legs, and often have silly personalities. They’re said to be incredibly smart and easy to train, although they also tend to be pretty stubborn. They’re great around people and usually have sweet dispositions. This makes them a great choice for seniors.
Beagis, while they still need their exercise, make a good dog for those that live in smaller spaces. Since they are bred from hunting dogs, they do tend to chase smaller pets in the household. Beagis are also said to be generally healthy and live fairly long lives.