More dogs and cats give birth in spring than other seasons, so if you're looking to adopt a pet when it's young, you'll have the biggest selection now. The best things about small puppies (aside from their irresistible cuteness) are that they are easily portable and as adults they tend to live longer than big dogs. Small puppies come in different colors, sizes, and temperaments. The five breeds here show the most popular small dogs as puppies and tell what's special about each type. Note: Since the world already has more dogs and cats than homes, consider adopting a rescue dog. Google [dog breed] + rescue to see who needs love; they'll more than return it.
Yorkshire terriers -- affectionately known as Yorkies -- are small puppies who never let their size get in their way; most are fearless. Even though they typically weigh between 7-10 pounds as adult dogs, they can be a handful if not properly trained. True terriers, they're smart and spunky. As Yorkies puppies become dogs, their copper-and-silver markings become more distinct and their hair requires regular grooming as they shed very little.