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13 Small Dog Breeds With Short Legs (All The Facts)

The short-legged small dog is one that is so amazingly well-balanced and yet so adorable, that I find myself drawn to them. There is something truly delightful about a puppy that is barely a year old, and yet already shows so much confidence and determination in how they run and play. Short-legged small dogs are surprisingly friendly pets overall, despite their rather restricted size.

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier
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The Cairn Terrier,  is one of the most popular breeds in North America. The Cairn Terrier’s intelligence and willingness to please, their strength and courage, and their willingness to work and follow their master make them an excellent choice as a pet for people of all ages. When Cairn Terriers is brought into a family environment, they immediately add excitement to the already existing dynamic. Cairn Terriers is also very capable of handling and living with other dogs if this is necessary, which is why they make a wonderful choice for a pet.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier
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A Dandie Dinmont Terrier puppy is a beautiful small Scottish dog from the small toy dog family. They are extremely friendly but extremely protective, and therefore are well suited for companionship with younger children. These dogs love to cuddle and snuggle with their families at night, but they also like to be left alone to run and play outside every once in a while. Though they are very energetic dogs, they usually have low activity levels and need only an hour or so of exercise every day.

Dachshund

Dachshund
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The temperament of the dachshund is an excellent choice for many people who prefer a smaller, quieter dog. This breed tends to be friendly, gentle, and obedient, making it an ideal pet for children and other family pets. Although the dachshund is a friendly breed, they do not tend to bond closely with their families. The dachshunds are good watchdogs but can be somewhat difficult to train. This breed needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay mentally alert.

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel
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The Tibetan Spaniel, more popularly called the Tibetan mastiff, is a very lovely breed of small, assertive, energetic dogs originating from Tibet. Their temperament is often compared to that of the Golden Retriever, which makes them ideal for families with children, since they require little attention. Although they do require exercise, they can easily get too restless for that. They have an athletic spirit and will do wonderfully in an obedience class.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi
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The Cardigan Welsh Corgi belongs to a distinctive group of dogs. They are very affectionate, good-natured dogs which are sometimes even timid around strangers, yet they are also very energetic and eager to please. The Cardigan Welsh Corgi has a disposition which is described as being steady, confident, and calm. They are extremely intelligent and will respond well to training. Their temperament makes them good with children, but they also have a natural predatory instinct which means they should not be introduced to youngsters as they might nip and gnaw.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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Although Pembroke Welsh corgi puppies are extremely cute, they need a lot of attention, and like a lot of time spent with you and your family. They should be socialized from an early age, which should occur when they are around five weeks of age. Because these dogs are famous for their good temperament and intelligence, they can be a great choice for a family with children. They are intelligent enough to learn new things quickly, and you can build up a strong bond with your Pembroke Welsh corgi, which will last a lifetime.

Basset Hound

Basset Hound
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The Basset Hound is one of the most popular purebreds in the United States. They are very intelligent and loyal, and they make great family pets. They are a very protective breed and can become insecure when they are abandoned by their owners. This is where the temperament problem comes in; Basset Hounds needs a lot of socialization to avoid becoming overly jealous of other people and animals in their environment. It would still be wise to get some obedience training in as soon as possible.

English Bulldog

English Bulldog
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The English bulldog has excellent temperaments and is considered one of the most gentle dogs in the world. They are very loving and loyal and make ideal family dogs. However, because of their confident, bulldog-like personality, these dogs can sometimes become aggressive if they feel threatened. They are also very stubborn and need a steady, strong owner who will be willing to take on the breed’s stubbornness. Because of their bulldog-like physique and powerful muscular structure, an English bulldog requires exercise daily.

French Bulldog

French Bulldog
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Because of their athletic abilities, the French Bulldog makes a great hunting companion, and tend to do fairly well in agility trials and other competitions. These dogs are calm, gentle, and very affectionate toward their owners. In general, the French bulldog is very healthy and robust, and is one of the stronger breeds of dogs, and is commonly used as a military dog due to its strength. This energetic, friendly breed makes a good choice of a pet for anyone who wants a lively, friendly companion.

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier
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Scottish Terriers have good temperament and are very lovable, and due to their affectionate nature they make great companions for children as well as adults. However, like any other breed, the Scottish terrier requires constant socialization and the proper training from an early age to avoid excessive aggression or destruction of property. Because of their friendly and amiable nature the Scottish terrier tends to be a very popular breed, both as a pet and as a show dog. Because of their loving and sweet disposition the Scottish terrier makes a great pet and is loved by people of all ages.

Pekingese

Pekingese
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The Pekingese is quite possibly the best known and most popular toy dog of all time. Originating in ancient China, the Pekingese is actually a very old breed of dog that dates back around 4000 years. Today, Pekingese are considered to be one of the more popular breeds in the USA. In spite of its small size and adorable appearance, the Pekingese is actually a smart, sturdy dog breed that has a wonderful temperament. They are great companions for the elderly and children, as well as being excellent watchdogs. They are also very energetic and are capable of running long distances without any difficulty.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
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The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, or PBGV, is an elegant breed of hunting dog of the trail hounds kind, bred primarily to trail hares in thick brambles of the Vendée region of France. The breed is very popular in the United States as well, most commonly as a companion. It is said to have good health, temperament and a very devoted to its owner. The breed is an outstanding choice for a family pet since it possesses good temperament, a balanced personality, and a friendly, confident disposition. The petit basset griffon vendeen is adorable, and affectionate.

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  • Karin S

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