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7 Small Dog Breeds with Spots (Must-Read!)

Many dog owners don’t realize that their pet dog has any sort of genetic or behavioral traits that might make it more inclined to certain colors of coat, such as the fact that some small dogs have black, or dark colored coats while other dogs have white or tan coats. This is a result of the dog’s genes being more dominant over the ones that don’t have this kind of gene. It’s also a result of the dog’s bloodline. 

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel
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Cocker Spaniels is highly popular dogs among owners, mostly because of their unique and charming personalities. A Cocker Spaniel is a very intelligent dog that is easy to train, easy to manage and loyal towards its master. The English Cocker Spaniel on the other hand is a very popular hunting dog that is used to flush out rabbits and hunters in the UK.

These dogs were originally bred to track birds and make them go away so that the bird hunters can get a kill. The dogs were originally bred in England and were used for this purpose until the end of the 1800’s when they were replaced by the designer miniature breeds.

A Cocker Spaniel is very active and lively, and they are very good at agility and companion and hunting training. In general, a Cocker Spaniel is an excellent choice if you are looking for a family dog because it is eager to please its owner, and because it has a very responsive and friendly personality. 

These beautiful dogs are good with children and other pets and are also very protective and faithful towards their masters. You should keep in mind though that an English cocker spaniel may be somewhat sensitive towards loud noises, so it is best to keep your home as quiet as possible when you bring your pet into the house. These are very active dogs that need daily exercise, a daily dose of attention and lots of praise.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent choice for any family with kids. This small breed is very manageable and gentle, although not very strong. They are very friendly animals and great pets, however. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi loves to be outdoors and get some exercise, but they also need a little mental and physical stimulation.

You should try to find somewhere suitable for your dog to run around – a fenced yard if possible, but you may also want to try out some sand or wood. If you have a yard available, you should consider taking your dog on a regular outing, such as running with other dogs.

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has its roots firmly traced to the English game dog breeds of the Victorian era, but it wasn’t until the Second World War that they were mass-bred and the first dogs used for herding began to be bred. The English sportsmanials used these same breeds to train their hounds, which led to the modern Pembroke Welsh Corgi being born.

This type of dog is highly intelligent, combative, intuitive, and eager to please. They love all attention and will become shy or aggressive when neglected. These dogs are great companions for families with children and are very easy to raise.

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier
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The Jack Russell Terrier has its roots in early fox hunting in England. It’s mainly black-and-white, sleek or flat-coated, short or long, and the tail may be flapping, wrinkled, puffed, hanging or drooping. The Jack Russell terrier is extremely athletic and is thought to have been developed to have the strength, stamina, and intelligence.

Jack Russell Terriers is incredibly energetic, and loyal, but they can also be somewhat stubborn. They require an owner who is patient and dedicated to caring for them, as well as being knowledgeable about the breed. You’ll have a much better chance of getting a healthy Jack Russell Terrier if you’re willing to commit to its care.

The Jack Russell Terrier has an exceptional genetic makeup that makes it distinct, and a perfect choice for a person who enjoys dogs of this kind. It possesses a wonderful memory as well as a very keen sense of smell, and is a strong and confident animal. 

The Jack Russell Terrier, as well as being a very intelligent dog, is also one of the dogs that’s highly trained, suitable for training and protection work. It has an extremely high prey drive and is said to be more territorial than any other terrier breed. Due to its excellent agility, the Jack Russell Terrier requires regular exercise and is suited to a very active lifestyle.


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The beagle, sometimes called the “wise” dog is a small long-haired breed of small dog mostly related to the smaller foxhound. The beagle was developed primarily for scent hunting, developed mostly for the sport of hunting wild hares. They are highly intelligent, and loyal to his/her owner, but will become rather demanding when treated roughly. Beagles are very protective of their owners, especially the family members.

The temperament of the beagle, being small, compact and strong will make it an excellent choice as a family pet. The beagles” have very good hearing, smell, and sight. Beagles have a reputation for being good watchdogs, however, and can be aggressive towards other dogs or cats.

They also can be a handful when home with other dogs, so owners need to take special care to make sure the Beagle is not put in with other pets. Because of the beagles’ intelligence, they can easily be trained, but they also need lots of love and attention.

Beagles usually have a nature about them that makes them want to please their owner, so training them can take some time. The beagles do not make good guard dogs because of their stubbornness, so most beagles will not make good watchdogs.


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The Chihuahua is named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, and is probably the smallest breed of domestic dog. They originated in Mexico many centuries ago and were originally used as herders and for herding. In the United States the Chihuahua was first bred for competition, and because of its short coat, it became prized by American breeders. As with all breeds of dogs, there are several important things you should know about your Chihuahua before buying them.

Like any other dog, Chihuahuas must go to a vet for regular check-ups.  It is very important to have your Chihuahua checked by a vet regularly, as this will help you determine any potential health problems. Chihuahuas are very active dogs, and these dogs require a lot of exercise. If you live in an apartment or a house with little yard space, you might consider getting another dog, as these dogs don’t do well in a home where they have to run constantly.

Also, Chihuahuas can be very noisy, and some smaller dogs might not like being around a large dog, so if you have a large breed dog, you might want to consider another small dog. Chihuahuas are very cute and fun to be around, but these dogs require a lot of care, as well as plenty of love.

Smooth Fox Terrier

The Smooth Fox Terrier is simply a wonderful breed of purebred dog, among many other purebred breeds. It was the very first purebred breed in the canine family to receive official recognition from The Kennel Club. The AKC has recognized the Smooth Fox Terrier as a separate breed, which is a member of the sporting group of canines. The most distinguishing characteristic of the Smooth Fox Terrier, other than its beautiful white coat, is its kind temperament with an energetic, perky nature and intelligence that make it a favorite companion to many.

Although this is a purebred, there are actually several variations of the smooth fox terrier depending on where the dog was born. The Smooth Fox Terrier dog breed is truly a winner. They are lively, intelligent dogs that love to spend time with their families.

When choosing a dog breed for your family, you should take into consideration if you have children who will be accompanying the dog, since the exercise required will need to be carefully monitored. But most of all, you just need to choose a dog breed that will love you forever.

Miniature Dachshund

The dachshund is a small-sized, short-haired “working dog.” The word dachshund comes from the German word “dachshunden..” These dogs have a high hunting instinct, and they can be used for hunting turkeys, squirrels, other animals, and rats. They are highly intelligent and possess good working skills, but they need to be socialized properly in order to master these skills. In general, they are excellent animals that make very good watchdogs.

Most people find the dachshund to be quite an attractive pet. Most are bred to be working dogs, and will get along well with other animals. These dogs are very affectionate, however, and can get along with children and other animals well, but they need to be trained properly, and socialized so that they know their place. These dogs can be rather stubborn at times, and this can cause some problems. It is important to remember that they do not do well in homes where there are a lot of children or animals.

In general, the personality of a dachshund is very friendly and trusting. Dachshunds like a good game of fetch, so you may want to have your dachshunds trained to play fetch. Since dachshunds are highly intelligent animals, they can get along well with other children, and other pets, but they do require a lot of exercise. Dachshunds love daily walks, so it is important that you take your dachshund on regular walks. The key to having a positive, healthy, and mutually beneficial relationship with your dachshund is for you and your pet to become friends.


  • Karin S

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