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Small Dog Breeds With Black And Tan Markings (Explained)

Small dog breeds with black and tan markings have always been considered by many to be inferior. Although this is not true. Black and tan coat is just a part of their coloring, which makes them distinctive and interesting. They are a favorite among toy dogs and children for their cuteness.

There are many tiny dogs with black and tan markings that are just adorable. The difference that sets them apart is in their coloring. While the black and tan make them stand out, it’s the pattern that makes them unique. 


Overall, the dachshund is an exceptional dog that has a high prey drive and possesses a strong confident personality. They are affectionate by nature, but will also tolerate a lot of strangers in their home. They are good with children, but they are not the best choice for elderly people. This breed is an excellent choice for those who prefer an animal with a medium-length coat and good temperament.

Some dachshunds may have a yellowish or reddish-brown coat that may begin to fade after they reach three years of age, and a black-haired dachshund can be a very attractive pet because of its sturdy coat. If you decide to get a dachshund, you should know that it should be neutered and have been housebroken, so that the dog’s personality and lifestyle are balanced.


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The Chihuahua is probably the smallest breed in the world and also happens to be the most popular breed worldwide. The Chihuahua was originated from Mexico, and because of this reason, was named after the same place – Chihuahua, Mexico. These little dogs are very lovable, and people tend to love them.

This is because the Chihuahua has a kind-hearted nature, which makes them extremely affectionate, devoted, and caring towards their owners. In fact, Chihuahuas are highly intelligent animals, which make them enjoyable companions and wonderful friends.


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The beagle has a naturally sweet disposition, making it a great match for children. However, the Beagle should be socialized while still young, or else it will exhibit undesirable behavior such as barking, chewing, digging, and even separation anxiety. While Beagles have a reputation for being loving, patient, and well-trained, some owners are less than satisfied with these traits.

The Beagle can also be aggressive if left alone or trained improperly and can display bad behavior such as urination, biting, and aggressive reactions to other animals or people. These qualities make the Beagle a great choice for a family pet.

Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher
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Since its conception the Miniature Pinscher has become famous throughout the world as one of the most miniature working dogs. Even though it is often times misjudged by novice dog lovers as just a toy breed and not meant to be a show dog, the Miniature Pinscher is in fact a highly intelligent breed that can excel in any number of demanding behavioral challenges.

As a working dog, the Miniature Pinscher possesses all the unique traits of a well-bred working dog with short coat, alert temperament, powerful working ability, high intelligence, good work ethic, terrific agility, alert sense, wonderful sense of smell and personality, alert to sound and touch, responds well to training and responds well to owner training.

English Toy Terrier

The English Toy Terrier is very friendly, easy going and a pleasure to own. They make great companions for the elderly, little children, college students and working adults. The plus factor about this little dog is that they are intelligent, easy to train, great as a family pet, extremely friendly toward all members of the family.

They are very energetic and lively and are very protective of their home and territory. When purchasing an English Toy Terrier, be sure to get one that is of the correct size for your puppy and will stand up to the rigors of being a family pet.


The Jagdterrier, originally from Germany, is now a popular type of sporting dog, in the United States, which is employed for hunting both underground and above ground quarry. One of the best-suited features about the jagdterrier as compared to other small dogs is its high energy level.

The jagdterrier requires a great deal of exercise and has high activity levels throughout its life span It is important to train this dog to lower its activity levels and to make it a well behaved dog. In addition, the owner must also be able to provide the right diet and nourishment and take care of the other basic needs of the dog if it is to become a loyal companion.

Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler
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Lancashire Heelers were also bred as companion dogs and for sporting purposes. They have an even temperament and although they are naturally stubborn they are easily trained. Most Heelers are said to be alert, faithful, and friendly towards all the family members.

This breed also requires a good amount of exercise and should be brushed gently when they get dirty, however they are not good at keeping their coats looking very clean. The American Lancashire Heeler has medium-length hair and a round, strong tail.

Prazsky Krysarik

Prazsky Krysarik

The Prazsky Krysarikor, or commonly called the Prague Ratter, is a diminutive breed of long-haired dog originating from the Czech Republic. One of the most compelling features of this dog is its high level of energy level. I’m not surprised to find a specimen weighing just under twelve pounds standing up on his hind legs and barking nonstop for hours on end.

This makes it extremely easy to care for and train, making it an ideal candidate for anyone wanting a low maintenance, highly social animal who won’t require a lot of work or dedication.  Despite this somewhat disheveled look, the prazsky krysarik is still one of my favorite breeds, with its unique personality and adorable character.


  • Karin S

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