This German breed dates back to the 17th century, and was used to exterminate vermin from kitchens, stables, and other environments. Weighing around 6-13lbs, the Affenpinscher maintains a terrier-like stubborn attitude with a love for activity and adventure.
These tiny Mexican dogs weigh an average of 4-6lbs. Although their history is not fully understood, it is speculated that paintings found in Mexico dating back to 300 BC are of ancestors of the modern-day Chihuahua.
3. Japanese Chin
Originating as a lap dog for Japanese royalty, it’s no wonder this breed was kept small. Weighing an average of 7-9lbs, the Japanese Chin has maintained its intelligent, cat-like temperament that’s so endearing for a small companion dog.