English Cocker Spaniel

Small Dogs with Floppy Ears That Will Steal Your Heart.

Do you have a thing small dogs with floppy ears? I know I do. With so many small dog breeds, it can be hard to choose which one is the best fit for your lifestyle. There are many breeds of dogs that have floppy ears. Some people find this to be an adorable trait in a dog, and it is often the case for smaller breeds.

Many people think that having big floppy ears on their pet makes them seem more like a teddy bear than a canine, which might be why they’re so popular! In this article, we’ll cover some of the most popular breeds and what makes them so adorable!

Cocker Spaniel

cocker spaniel
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The Cocker Spaniel is a compact, athletic dog with floppy ears, that can live up to 12 -15 years. They are smart and very alert they can also be stubborn but loyal! This breed loves to be around human company​​​​​​​. Males weigh around 30 pounds while females weight about 25 pounds.

They are very even-tempered and eager to please their owners which makes them easy to train as well as enjoyable company for all ages. This breed has the ability to do almost anything that their owner would like them too such as hunting, tracking, herding or being a family pet​​​​​​​.


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The Beagle is a friendly, affectionate and independent dog. They are good-natured and excellent family companions as well as hunting dogs. They enjoy the company of humans but do not need constant attention or to be by their owners side at all times. Beagles are happy in any situation, they love playing outside but also enjoy relaxing on the couch next to you while watching TV with you!

Their even temper makes them ideal for families with children who may get a little too excited​​​​​​​. Although their large noses and droopy ears make them appear sad, they are actually very good-natured animals. Beagles have excellent scenting abilities that allow them to track prey for hours at a time​​​​​​​.


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Dachshunds are one of the most recognizable breeds. Dachshunds are small scent hound dogs originally from Germany bred to hunt rabbits, badgers, foxes and other small game. They have excellent scenting abilities, a short muzzle with a strong jaw, and long hair that’s meant to keep them warm in the cold weather.

Their small size allows them to get into tight spaces where other dogs can’t go.  They’re excellent family companions with plenty of personality. In recent years there has been a rise in popularity for dachshunds as show dogs due to their intelligence cheerful personalities and eagerness to please owners.  ​​​​​​​

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is America’s most loved dog. They are small, loving and playful. They are happy, innocent and happy-go-lucky, a friend to everyone he meets. These dogs were originally bred as companion animals for aristocrats in the 18th century who would carry them around with them wherever they went because of their friendly disposition.​​​​​​​

The Cavalier’s love of people makes them excellent therapy dogs who can make anyone feel better with just one lick or wag of the tail.  They are known to be good with children, and very loyal, intelligent and playful dogs that are happy with any attention they get from their owners.

Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin
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The Japanese Chin is a small, down-to-earth, energetic, toy dog. It has been popular for over one hundred years and continues to be the most fashionable breed in Japan. They are loyal and cute as a button, good natured with children. Chin owners find their dogs are easy going and can adapt to any environment.

They’re loyal companions that have never had any serious health problems or accidents with children ​​​​​​​The Japanese Chin’s distinguishing features are its almond shaped eyes that are either brown or blue in color; a white muzzle with a black streak from the top of the nose to below the mouth; and short legs that appear like they’re bowed outwards.​​​​​​​


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Havanese are small, athletic dogs of charming and calm disposition. They are very friendly, intelligent and playful companion dog that thrives on human companionship. The Havanese is a native dog of Cuba, they were originally bred as an inside pet to live in the houses with Cuban cigar workers who were forbidden from bringing their larger breeds into the factories for fear that they would damage cigars while rolling them.​​​​​​​ 

They are friendly, intelligent and playful companion that likes to be around people. The Havanese is one of the most affectionate breeds in the world with a lot of personality and great intelligence. This breed has made its way to other countries such as United States where they have become popular pets for families who live in apartments or homes with little yard space. ​​​​​​​

Basset Hound

Basset Hound
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A Basset Hound is a small breed of dog with long floppy ears and short legs. They are most often used as hunting dogs to follow scents due to their keen sense of smell. They are also good for families because they can be trained not to bark too much, are calm indoors, and enjoy playing games like fetch or tug-of-war outside.

Basset Hounds make excellent family pets because they’re easygoing and friendly with everyone in the household. The Basset Hound is a friendly, sociable breed that loves everyone. They are good with children and other pets because they have such a calm demeanor. They will be happy to meet you and won’t get scared or jumpy like some breeds might do. 


Poodles are a great family dog, and they make excellent pets for children. Poodles need lots of exercise to stay healthy, so it is important that the owner provide enough outdoor activities for them. They can be trained very easily and enjoy mental stimulation as well as physical activity. The poodle needs early socialization with other dogs or animals in order to grow up well-adjusted.

This breed is intelligent and will learn new tricks quickly if taught by someone who has the time. Poodle puppies can take up a lot of time with their grooming needs and they do not have the shedding qualities that many other breeds possess so they will require regular brushing with a rubber brush to prevent matting and tangling.

Brittany Spaniel 

Brittany Spaniel
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Brittany Spaniels are wonderful dogs that originated in France. Brittany Spaniels have a short, easy to groom coat and long floppy ears. If you’re looking for a dog that is good with children, easy to train, energetic and patient then this is the breed for you. This small dog was bred to hunt game in water or on land.

They are great family pets because they love attention from people of all ages. ​​​​​​​They are very patient with children, have a lot of energy for games and walks, can be taught tricks easily and can even learn to obey some commands​​​​​​​. Brittanys need a lot of exercise so be prepared for​​​​​​​ playtime and longer walks.


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