Small White Dog Breeds
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Dogs come in a wide variety of beautiful sizes and colors. Did you know one of the largest dog breeds in the world is the Great Dane, that can measure up to 80 cm with a weight of 60 kgs, massive right?! And that Chihuahuas are considered one of the smallest dog breeds in the world weighing only 1.5 kgs? Whether you're looking to adopt a small dog with a white coat or a large dog with a dark coat, you have a great variety to choose from!
If you’re looking specifically for a small white dog breed, you’ve come to the right place. Be that a long-haired white dog breeds or short-haired small dog breeds, this AnimalWised article is the one for you! Keep reading for more about our top 10 small white dog breeds.
- Small white dog breeds: fluffy
- Small white dog breeds that don’t shed: Bolognese dog
- Small white dog breeds french: Bichon Frise
- Small white dog breed: Maltese dog
- Small white dog breeds that don’t shed: toy Poodle
- Small white hairy dog breeds: Coton de Tulear
- Fluffy white dog breed: Pomeranian
- Small white dog breeds with pointy ears: West highland white terrier
- Small white dog breeds: short hair
- Very small white dog breeds: Chihuahua
- Cute small white dog breeds: Jack russell terrier
- Small white hairy dog breeds: white miniature Schnauzer
Small white dog breeds: fluffy
White haired dog breeds are by far some of the most elegant and amazing dog breeds. In addition, little dogs are wonderfully cute and affectionate. So, why wouldn’t you want to adopt a small white dog breed?
It’s important to remember, however, that white coats on dogs are extremely delicate and require more care than other coats of color. This is especially relevant when these coats are a little longer. So, if you already have one or are looking to adopt a white fluffy dog breed, here are some of our tips you can take into consideration when caring for its coat:
- Don’t wash these dogs too much. White fluffy dog breeds require a wash only once or twice a month. If your white dog gets dirty regularly, opt rather for brushing, dry-cleaning shampoo or wipes for dogs.
- Clean the parts that get dirty more easily with a cloth or a brush and avoid over- bathing your dog. Dogs have natural oils present in their skin which promote hair growth, over bathing a dog can result in dry skin and irritation.
- Use shampoos and conditioners specific for dogs with white hair. These can be found at your local pet store.
For more about cleaning dogs, we recommend reading; how often do dogs need baths?
Small white dog breeds that don’t shed: Bolognese dog
The Bolognese is an Italian dog breed, characterized by being a docile, calm, sociable and affectionate. The Bolognese dog breed has long ears and a long non-shedding coat. They have small features and measure, on avergae, up to 30cm in height with a weight of maximum 5kgs.
The Bolognese dog is a perfect dog breed for apartments and children. They are easy to train and incredibly cute to look at!
For more, you’ll love our article where we discuss the top 5 dog breeds that don’t shed hair.
Small white dog breeds french: Bichon Frise
Joy is one thing that comes to mind when we think of the lovely Bichon Frise dog breed. Originally from Belgium and France, this dog generally does not exceed a weight of 5kgs and 3cm in height (at the withers). The Bichon Frise dog breed has long, thin and curly white hair.
Playful and vivacious, this dog breed loves exercise. They also love to relax with their families. Bichon frise dog breeds are, however, incredibly sensitive and require constant attention and coat care.
For more about this dog breed, we recommend taking a look at our breed file where we tell you everything you need to know before adopting a Bichon Frise.
Small white dog breed: Maltese dog
The Maltese bichon is a toy-sized dog breed, ideal for small spaces. This small dog breed requires constant attention and if they are left alone for too long, they can suffer from both stress and anxiety. They are incredibly affectionate dogs, but are not well suited to playing actively with children.
The Maltese bichon usually weighs between 3-4kgs, at a height of about 25cm at the cross. Did you know that the Maltese dog breed is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world?
Have you just adopted a Maltese dog? If so, you can’t miss our article where we list our top Maltese dog names: male and female.
Small white dog breeds that don’t shed: toy Poodle
The toy Poodle is of German, French and Russian origin. This is the smallest variety of the poodle, weighing up to approximately 4.5kgs. However, despite its small size, this dog breed stands out for being incredibly intelligent, obedient and loyal. In addition, toy Poodles have a charming and affectionate character that make it an ideal family dog.
Toy poodles have dense, soft, curly and woolly hair, which can vary from white, black, cream, reddish, gray or chocolate in color. If you have a Poodle dog, we recommend reading our article where we discuss the most common health issues for poodles.
Small white hairy dog breeds: Coton de Tulear
Originally from Madagascar, the Coton de Tulear stands out for being a loving, sweet, intelligent and active dog breed. In addition, this cute white dog breed loves attention and affection. Weighing between 3 and 6kgs with a height of 30cm at the withers, its tiny body is longer than its height.
In addition to its graceful elongated ears and alert expression, the most prominent characteristic of this funny little dog is its soft "cotton" fur. Long, smooth and fine, a Tuléar cotón’s hair can appear white, black, gray or lemon in color. For more about this dog breeds and other hypoallergenic dogs, read our article where we list the 10 hypoallergenic dog breeds for allergic families.
Fluffy white dog breed: Pomeranian
The white Pomeranian is a tiny Spitz-type dog breed of German and Polish origin. The white Pomeranian is a very noble and affectionate dog breed. The Pomeranian is an ideal dog breed for small apartments and families with children. Generally, this dog breed doesn’t exceed 3.5kg and 25cm in height.
Pomeranian dog breeds are sweet, sociable, playful, intelligent, faithful and, sometimes, noisy. Their silky and fine coat requires regular combing. Pomeranian dogs can vary in colors, including white, black, cinnamon, gray or chocolate.
Small white dog breeds with pointy ears: West highland white terrier
West highland white terrier dogs stand out for their short legs and ears and beautiful long white hair. Of English origin, this dog breed reaches an average weight of 6-10kgs and 30cm in height at the withers.
West Highland White terriers are incredibly affectionate and sociable and are perfect dogs for small apartments with children. In addition, this passive and intelligent dog is always alert, making it an excellent watchdog.
Small white dog breeds: short hair
First things first, you must remember that small with dog breeds with short hair still need regular coat care and cleaning.
When it comes to these short hair small white dog breeds, they require more attention when it comes to cleaning tear ducts and mouth. There are some tricks and tips we can offer to remove spots on a dog’s lacrimal glands. We recommend using a damp cloth when cleaning these areas. In addition, you should always use shampoos and/or soap sensitive for dogs.
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Very small white dog breeds: Chihuahua
The Chihuahua, known for also being the smallest dog in the world, stands out for being a sociable and intelligent pet. Chihuahuas are ideal dog breeds for small apartments and families. They can be restless, noisy, nervous, brave, affectionate and territorial in character. In addition, Chihuahuas hold the record for having the longest canine life expectancy of up to 20 years.
Chihuahuas do not exceed a weight of 3kgs and come in two varieties: long-haired Chihuahuas or short-haired Chihuahuas. Chihuahuas can also come in a great diversity of colors, including: white, black, cream, gold and chocolate. If you love Chihuahuas, you’ll love our list of 10 things you didn’t know about Chihuahuas.
Cute small white dog breeds: Jack russell terrier
Vivacious and cheerful, the Jack Russell terrier is a small and energetic dog breed. Jack Russel terriers were commonly used in the past for fox hunting.Therefore, although they can adapt to all types of spaces, they do require sufficient play time and walks.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Jack Russel terrier dogs usually weigh between 5 and 8kgs and do not generally exceed 35 cm in height at the withers. The Jack Russel has short, smooth and hard hair which can come in white, black or tanned colors.
Small white hairy dog breeds: white miniature Schnauzer
The bearded miniature Schnauzer of German origin is commonly defined as a brave and active dog. In addition, miniature Schnauzers, weighing between 4-8kgs, are very curious, intelligent and noisy. This dog breed requires long daily walks to avoid stress, anxiety and destructiveness.
Miniature Schnauzer’s have thick and hard hair, which can be white, silver or salt and pepper in color. Have you just adopted a white minitature Schnauzer? If so, you’ll love our article full of cute and fun names for Schnauzer dogs.
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