Companion dogs typically describe canines which aren’t meant for a specific task such as hunting or guarding, but rather those who offer companionship to their owners. Most owners use companion dogs for company and not as workers in any way. Any dog can essentially be a companion dog, and many working or hunting types are often chosen for the tasks due to their friendly nature (for example, retrievers).

Companion dogs are often smaller breeds, though not necessarily: companion dogs can be any size, whereas toy dogs are all very small.

Dalmatian

When you think of a black and white dog, or even a firehouse dog, what do you think of? Most likely, a Dalmatian comes to mind. These great
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French Bulldog

Are you looking for an adorable, clowning companion dog? Want on that is small enough to live in an apartment, but big on personality? Then the French Bulldog,
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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier has reached new levels of popularity this decade as more and more apartment dwellers have chosen these little dolls to share their home with. This
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Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu is a small toy breed of dog that weighs in between 11-16lbs as an adult. This breed is of Chinese origination. This is considered an “ancient”
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Poodle

The Poodle is a well known breed that was established as early as the 1500’s in Germany. There is some evidence that the breed existed before it started
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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian, also referred to as a the “Pom” or the “Pom Pom” is a popular breed of dog, typically classified in the “toy” class of breeds. It
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Miniature Pinscher

The miniature pinscher or min pin is a breed that possibly stretches back hundreds of years, though its origins are murky. This fantastic little toy dog has been
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Maltese

The Maltese is a toy variety of dog. This small breed is easily recognizable but often mistaken for other small breeds that look similar. They have black noses
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Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a cute, curly, fuzzy dog that is designated as a non-sporting toy dog. They are known today for being hypoallergenic, as well appearing like
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Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is one of the smallest naturally occurring breeds. This breed has large stand up ears, a very small frame long thin legs (in relation to its
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