Dog Breeds & Sizes  ( Small Dogs First )
Size Breed Nickname
6″ to 9″ Chihuahua The Smallest Dog in the World
6 to 9 Pekingese The Lion Dog – Sacred Symbol of Buddha
7 to 8 Brussels Griffon Hansom Cab Stable Dogs
8 to 10 Toy Fox Terrier The AmerToy
8 to 11 Dachshund The Hot Dog
8 to 11 Papillon The “Butterfly” Dog
8 to 11 Pomeranian Poms or Puffballs
8 to 11 Shih Tzu The Chrysanthemum Dog
8 to 9 Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkie’s
8.5 to 11.5 Havanese The Dog from Havana
9 to 10 Maltese Prized Dog of Malta
9 to 10 Norfolk Terrier The Demon
9 to 10 Silky Terrier The Sydney Silky
9 to 11.5 Affenpinscher The Moustached Little Devil
9 to 12 Tibetan Spaniel The Prayer Dog
9 to 13 Chinese Crested A Hairless Dog or a Powder Puff !
9.5 to 10 Cairn Terrier Toto, in the Wizard of Oz
9.5 to 11.5 Bichon Frise The Curly Lap Dog
10 to 17.5 Alaskan Klee Kai A Rare Breed
10 to 11 Australian Terrier National Terrier of Australia
10 to 11 Border Terrier The Head of an Otter
10 to 11 Lhasa Apso The Sacred Dog of Tibet
10 to 11 West Highland White Terrier The Westie
10 to 12 English Toy Spaniel Lapdog of Mary, Queen of Scots
10 to 12 Manchester Terrier (Toy) The Rat Killer
10 to 12 Miniature Pinscher The Mini Pin
10 to 12 Norwich Terrier The “Jones” Terrier
10 to 12 Pembroke Welsh Corgi The Tiny dog of the Celts
10 to 12 Pug The Dog of Kings & Monks
10 to 12 Scottish Terrier The Scotty Dog
10 to 13 Schipperke Little Captain
10 to 14 Miniature Bull Terrier The Gladiator of Terriers
10.5 to 12.5 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Dog of the Celts
10.5 to 12.5 Sealyham Terrier The Mystery Dog
11 to 13 French Bulldog The Toy Bulldog
12 to 14 Basset Hound The French Aristocrat
12 to 14 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel The Merry Monarch’s Dog
12 to 14 Glen of Imaal Terrier The Turnspit Dog
12 to 14 Jack Russell Terrier The Scamp
12 to 14 Lowchen The Little Lion Dog
12 to 14 Miniature Schnauzer Small Beard
12 to 14 Parson Russell Terrier The Minister’s Scamp
12 to 14 Patterdale Terrier The Fell Terrier
12 to 15 Bulldog The British Bull Baiter
12 to 16 Japanese Spitz The Pure White Dog
12 to 16 Rat Terrier The Ratter
13 to 15 Beagle The Snoopy Dog
13 to 15 Italian Greyhound  Gaze Hound of European Royalty
13 to 15 Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Small Dog with the Big Name
13 to 16 Shetland Sheepdog The Sheltie
13.5 to 14.5 Lakeland Terrier The Showman
13.5 to 16.5 Shiba Inu The Brushwood Dog
14 to 16 American Cocker Spaniel The American with a British Heritage
14 to 16 Tibetan Terrier The “Good Luck” Dog
14 to 19 New Guinea Singing Dog Gazehound of New Guinea
14 to 19 Puli The Hungarian Water Dog
14.5 to 15.5 Smooth Fox Terrier The Adventurer
14.5 to 15.5 Wire Fox Terrier The Live Wire
15 to 16 Manchester Terrier (Standard) The Cat-like Dog
15 to 16 Sussex Spaniel The Flusher
15 to 17 Boston Terrier The American Gentleman among Dogs
15 to 17 English Cocker Spaniel Hunter of Woodcock Pigeons
15 to 18 American Water Spaniel The Great Lakes Dog
15 to 19 American Eskimo Dog The Performer
15 to 21 Poodle The Stylish Breed
15.5 to 16.5 Bedlington Terrier The Lamb-like Dog
15.5 to 20 Finnish Spitz Barking Bird Dog of Finland
16 to 17 Basenji The Bark-less Dog
16 to 19 German Pinscher Saved from Extinction
16 to 19 Keeshond The Dutch Barge Dog
17 to 18 Field Spaniel The Field Worker
17 to 19 American Staffordshire Terrier King of the Fighting Pits
17 to 19 Polish Lowland Sheepdog The Nizinny
17 to 19 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier The Teddy Bear
17 to 19 Staffordshire Bull Terrier The Nanny Dog
17 to 19 Welsh Springer Spaniel Dog of the Celts
17 to 19 Welsh Terrier The Loveable Rogue
17 to 20 Australian Cattle Dog The Heeler
17 to 23 Portuguese Water Dog Trawler Crew Member
17.5 to 19.5 Kerry Blue Terrier County Kerry Beauty
17.5 to 19.5 Standard Schnauzer The Rat Catcher
17.5 to 20 Whippet The Snap Dog
18 to 24 Dandie Dinmont Terrier Sir Walter Scott’s Inspiration
18 to 20 Chinese Shar-pei Chinese Fighting Dog
18 to 20 Chow Chow The Dog with the Black Tongue
18 to 20 Irish Terrier The Racy Terrier
18 to 20.5 Brittany Dog Epagneul Breton
18 to 20.5 Shikoku Dog The Most Venerated
18 to 21 Border Collie The Trainers Dream Dog
18 to 21 English Springer Spaniel The Quarry Springers
18 to 23 Australian Shepherd The Basque Shepherd Dog
19 to 21 Clumber Spaniel French Revolution Emigre
19 to 21 Harrier The Hare Hunter
19 to 23.5 Samoyed The Dog with the Smiling Face
19 to 24 Canaan Dog from the Land of Canaan
19.5 to 22 Norwegian Elkhound War Dog of the Vikings
20 to 22 Bearded Collie Olde English Dog
20 to 23.5 Siberian Husky The Team Racer
20 to 24 Plott Hound Mr. Plott’s Dog!
20 to 24 Wirehaired Pointing Griffon The Rough Coat
20 to 26 Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog The Leopard-like Dog
21 to 22 Bull Terrier The White Cavalier
21 to 24 Irish Water Spaniel The Tallest Spaniel
21 to 24 Vizsla The Hungarian Pointer
21 to 25 Boxer The Fighter
21 to 25 Canary Dog The Canary Islands Dog of Prey
21 to 25 German Shorthaired Pointer The Short Haired Dog
21 to 25 Golden Retriever The World’s Most Popular Dog
21 to 25 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever The Splasher!
21 to 25 Pharaoh Hound Sighthound of the Pharaohs
21 to 25 Skye Terrier Greyfriars Bobby
21 to 26 Chesapeake Bay Retriever The Strongest Swimmer
21 to 27 Redbone Coonhound The Treeing Red Dog
22 to 24 Dalmatian Immortalized by Disney
22 to 24 Flat-Coated Retriever Natural Water Dog
22 to 24 Old English Sheepdog The “Bobtail”
22 to 25 American Foxhound The Pilgrim Father’s Dog
22 to 26 Belgian Malinois Bred in Malines
22 to 26 Belgian Sheepdog World War I Hero
22 to 26 Belgian Tervuren The Tervuren Village Dog
22 to 26 Collie The Lassie Star
22 to 26 German Wirehaired Pointer The Leading Pointer Dog
22 to 26 Thai Ridgeback The Thailand Spitz
22 to 27 Rottweiler Marched with the Romans
22 to 28 Beauceron Berger de Beauce
22 to 28 Tibetan Mastiff A War Dog
22.5 to 24.5 Labrador Retriever The Fisherman’s Friend
22.5 to 27.5 Ibizan Hound Sighthound of Hannibal
22.5 to 27.5 Spinone Italiano Italian Renaissance Pointer
23 to 28 Saluki Sacred Dog of the Sumerian Empire
23 to 25 Airedale Terrier Dog from the Valley of Aire
23 to 25 Alaskan Malamute The Artic Dog
23 to 26 Alaskan Husky The Sled Racer
23 to 26 Pointer The Bird Locator
23 to 27 Australian Kelpie Sheep Dog Water Sprite
23 to 27 Black and Tan Coonhound The Raccoon Raider
23 to 27 Bouvier des Flandres The Strong Guy
23 to 27 Briard The Emperor Charlemagne’s Dog
23 to 27 Dogue de Bordeaux French Mastiff
23 to 27 English Foxhound Favorite of the English Aristocracy
23 to 27 Weimaraner The Forester’s Dog
23 to 28 Akita The Most Venerated
23 to 28 Boerboel Dog of the Boers
23 to 28 Hovawart Farm Watchdog
23.5 to 27.5 Giant Schnauzer The Small Beard
23.5 to 28.5 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog The “Swissy”
23.5 to 29.5 Neapolitan Mastiff The Dog of the Romans
23 to 27.5 Bernese Mountain Dog The Berne Herdsman’s Dog
24 to 26 Alsatian The German Shepherd Dog
24 to 26 German Shepherd Dog The Alsatian Wolf Dog
24 to 26 Gordon Setter Gun Dog of Scotland
24 to 27 Bloodhound The Sleuthhound
24 to 27 Bullmastiff Poachers Beware
24 to 27 English Setter The Dog who Sits
24 to 27 Otterhound The Otter’s Foe
24 to 27 Rhodesian Ridgeback The Lion Dog
24 to 28 Doberman Pinscher The Tax Collectors Dog
24 to 29 Bandog The American Bandogge
24 to 29 Chinese Foo Dog Mascot of the Tongs
24.5 to 27 Tosa Inu Dog from Tosa
25 to 27 Afghan Hound Hound of the Pharaohs and Cavemen
25 to 27 Curly-Coated Retriever The Gamekeeper’s Dog
25 to 27 Irish Setter A Victorian Favorite
25 to 30 Saint Bernard The Saviour of Lost Travelers
25 to 32 Great Pyrenees The Court Dog of France
25.5 to 28.5 Maremma The Italian Sheepdog
25.5 to 27.5 Komondor The Ultimate Sheep Dog
25.7 to 27.7 Kuvasz The Dog of the Magyars
26 to 28 Borzoi Sighthound of the Russian Czars
26 to 28 Newfoundland The Landseer Dog
26 to 29 Black Russian Terrier A Bull Baiter
27 to 29 Anatolian Shepherd Dog The Wolf Hunter
27 to 30 Greyhound The Fastest Dog on Earth
27.5 to 30 Mastiff War Dog and Gladiator
28 to 32 Great Dane The Gentle Giant
28 to 32 Leonberger The Lion-like Dog
28 to 32 Scottish Deerhound Royal Dog of Scotland
30 to 35 Irish Wolfhound War Dog of Irish Chieftains
Size Breed Nickname

 

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