Best small dogs?

(7 Posts)
frostedviolets Sun 01-Mar-20 20:21:09

In your opinion and why?

STILL haven’t decided 100% on breed for new puppy.
Though really keen on a Papillon.

Looking for:
- preferably non barky
- preferably prick earred
- sturdy enough to live with young children
- active
- not requiring crazy amounts of grooming

Hit me with your best suggestions?

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages Sun 01-Mar-20 21:02:07

I had a papillon years ago as a child and he was a fantastic dog temperament wise; I'd definitely have another again. They do need regular brushing though.

Nowadays I have a JRT cross and he certainly keeps me on my toes grin Not sure he'd fit the bill for you though!

Ethelswith Sun 01-Mar-20 21:08:35

Norfolk terrier. Can be a bit barky, but fit your other requirements well, except they have flop ears.

The prick ear Norwich terrier is a vulnerable breed and quite hard to come by

VetOnCall Tue 03-Mar-20 21:42:00

Papillons are sweet little dogs. Yorkshire Terrier, Australian Silky Terrier, Pomeranian and German Spitz Klein are small, active, prick eared breeds which don't need masses of grooming. I don't think you'd go wrong with a Papillon though.

Ylvamoon Tue 03-Mar-20 22:07:42

... they do need grooming but have a look at Chinese Crested Powderpuff. I got one & one for DD when she was 6 & I found them very placid and easy to train. (I only moved on because they are a bit too small for me!)

Funf Wed 04-Mar-20 19:31:29

Dandie Dinmont
Dont shed
Dont bark with out good reason bark sounds like a big dog
Robust
Friendly
Good fun will play rough and tumble but will sit on your lap for a snooze

www.donthibernate.co.uk/dummys-guide-to-dandie-dinmont-terriers/

Have a good look around and talk to other dog owners don't just look at whats popular.
If you can find one
Glen of Imaal Terrier
www.countrylife.co.uk/out-and-about/dogs/glen-imaal-terriers-wilful-adorable-sadly-extremely-vulnerable-203761

HarrietBasset Wed 04-Mar-20 21:18:53

I have a miniature dachshund, she is a lovely temprement and loves children and other dogs, doesn't shed hair, mine isn't barky but she's broken as most dachshunds really are!

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