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8 Small Dog Breeds That Start With The Letter M (Solved)

If you’re getting a new pooch, try out the following surprising advantages of owning a pooch. You’ll exercise more. Having a pet is scientifically proven to increase your physical activity.

Also, owning a dog will motivate you to go on an exercise routine every day. There have also been plenty of scientific studies that have conclusively showed how owning a pet decreases stress levels.

Pet sitting your dog, exercising with your pooch, and just watching your dog around the house can significantly reduce your daily stress every day, all without having to mention the fact that it’s great for keeping your blood pressure lower. 

Lastly, dog owners also make us feel better about ourselves. Owners who own a pooch will give you the gift of giving love, affection, companionship, and even protection.

A dog is a loyal friend who will never abandon you and will always return home whenever you need him. So, if you’re feeling down, sad, and confused about your life, owning a cute little dog might be the right thing for you.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer
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The Miniature Schnauzer today is one of the most popular breeds, and this breed is constantly being bred for its physical and mental qualities as well as for the beauty and character it possesses. Many people prefer the Miniature Schnauzer as their family pet because of its friendliness and gentle nature. Although many people consider the Miniature Schnauzer to be a delicate and tiny dog, the truth is that this breed is anything but that.

A well-bred Miniature Schnauzer can be strong as well as muscular, and may weigh up to 18 pounds. Because of its long and beautiful coat, the Miniature Schnauzer does very well in a variety of environments. These dogs are great with children, other dogs, and cats; however, they are not good pets for older cats. The Miniature Schnauzer does require a great amount of grooming, and if the coat is long, it can sometimes get matted.

However, the Miniature Schnauzer has a lot of personality, and because it is such a beautiful breed, it is known to be one of the most intelligent breeds in the canine world. This makes the Miniature Schnauzer the perfect dog for those who enjoy spending time with pets, or even people.

Miniature American Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherd
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The Miniature American Shepherd is a very small herding dog breed developed in the United States and England in the 1980s. The Miniature American Shepherd is one of the smallest dogs in the world.

The Miniature American Shepherd has a very friendly and playful temperament making them great companions and enjoyable additions to any family. The Miniature American Shepherd has a very compact body frame combined with a high prey drive.

The Miniature American Shepherd,  is very intelligent and adorable and fun-loving animals, but they require a lot of love, care, and attention so that they remain healthy and happy. If you want a small size dog that requires minimal exercise, the Miniature American Shepherd is the perfect dog for you. Their small size and loving attitude make them perfect for families with children.

Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher sometimes called the Zwergpinscher or the Min Pin, is an adorable little breed of puppy of the miniature pinscher category originating in Germany. The dogs would then be used for a variety of employment including taking them to the movie theatre, bakeries, and restaurants as service animals.

However, the Miniature Pinscher was not originally bred for employment use but as a toy breed. This tiny breed is the smallest of the toy breeds and they usually only weight around eight to ten pounds. They are a very cute and cuddly little breed and many people choose to adopt them as pets and show dogs.

When properly cared for the Miniature Pinscher can be a sturdy, healthy, and happy companion to your family. Their distinct personality, excellent working abilities, and cute, playful nature make them a favorite choice for many households as well as being an adorable addition to the toy dog market.


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The Maltese is a very popular breed. It originated from spitz-type dogs from the Czech Republic. Although the name is given to this particular breed, it actually has no confirmed historical or genetic link to the island of Malta at all. 

The Maltese dog breed is extremely friendly and loyal, even towards strangers. These dogs are very protective of family and are very good with children and other pets. These dogs will usually greet visitors by sniffing and then touching them affectionately.

They should be socialized early to help avoid shyness later on in life. Although these dogs will usually not bark much, if they do, this should be immediately corrected, since the excessive barking could make the owner annoyed.

Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terrier
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The Manchester Terrier is an exquisite and versatile breed of long-haired small dog. It was actually first bred in the late 19th century in England to control rodents, particularly rats, where it thrived.

The dog is an excellent choice for any family with children because it is gentle, lovely, charming, and extremely responsive to your commands and voice. It is an excellent companion for older children and works well as a pet, guard, or assistant.

This breed is very intelligent and can learn new things quite quickly, making it an enjoyable and rewarding breed to have in any family. These dogs are very active, alert, loyal and playful, and they are very friendly toward people they already know. They are very gentle with children and are quite mild-mannered dogs. 

Miniature Poodle

Miniature Poodle
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The Miniature Poodle is believed to have originated in the early 15th century. The Miniature Poodle has one of the finest coats in the dog world. This breed is highly trainable and can be groomed regularly. They are very popular with children and are known for their intelligence, trainability, high level of maintenance and energy.

Due to their size and curly coat they tend to shed more than other small breeds. Miniature Poodles is great family pets as they will get along with all members of the family. They are very intelligent and playful. This breed tends to be a little sensitive to cold so you may want to consider getting your Miniature Poodle from a breeder that specializes in them.

The Miniature Poodle has many colors including black, tan, chocolate, gray and fawn. Their standard size is ten inches at the shoulder, and they can grow up to thirteen inches. They do not have a lot of energy and are very good at agility and obedience training.

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier
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The Miniature Bull Terrier was once thought to be a domestic dog. However, in more recent times, it has been made known that this dog can also be used as a hunting companion. It has been reported that Miniature Bulldogs have been used for this purpose by hunters in England. 

The Miniature Bull Terrier enjoys lots of room to run around in because of its short and well-balanced stocky build. The Miniature Bull Terrier’s great beauty lies in its elegant coat which is shiny and silky. This coat does not shed much, but it does need some extra care and protection from environmental factors like excessive heat and cold.

Because of its elegant and attractive appearance, the Miniature Bull Terrier has become popular among many owners. If you are looking for a good and loving pet, this is the perfect dog for you. 

Mountain Feist

Mountain Feist
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Mountain Feist Dog Breed, otherwise known as English Mountain Dogs was originally developed for a specialized purpose: the sport of hunting. They are very athletic and eager to run and explore. Some dogs may have increased endurance but on the whole, most mountain feist dogs developed a high prey drive.

They are usually descendants of hunters who loved the vigorous activities of the hunt, and who appreciated the small game that they could pursue after a hunt had been completed.  Their temperament is excellent for families with children, as they are intelligent, quick-moving, and well-balanced; in fact, they are very friendly toward all members of the family and a great addition to any family.

Because of the small size of most mountain feist breeds, they are better suited for smaller family homes. However, due to their eagerness to chase and for the most part, aggressive towards other dogs, they are not suited well for families with little children. They make great family dogs because they are great companions, loyal and dependable. 


  • Karin S

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