Help me work out what breed of dog this is

(17 Posts)
TeddyIsaHe Tue 04-Aug-20 21:08:55

On the beach and 2 very cute, tiny, fluffy white dogs popped over to say hello. Didn’t get a chance to speak to their owners about the breed before they dashed off!

They were tiny - chihuahua sized, but with long, curly, fluffy v soft fur. They didn’t have the typical bulgy eyes of a chihuahua so I know it wasn’t that. Very white fur, no markings of any kind.

I don’t think they were terriers - never seen any that small before! Have been googling but no joy. Any ideas?

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Heischeatingisnthe Tue 04-Aug-20 21:11:08


wellthatwasunexpected Tue 04-Aug-20 21:12:08


NiceTwin Tue 04-Aug-20 21:15:09

Chinese crested powder puff?

Whitney168 Tue 04-Aug-20 21:16:03

Maltese Terrier? Coton de Tulear?

Ylvamoon Tue 04-Aug-20 21:19:26

Havanese / Bolognese?

fivedogstofeed Tue 04-Aug-20 21:23:43



Borderstotheleftofme Wed 05-Aug-20 06:39:36

Might have been deer headed long hair chihuahuas?

Yokohamajojo Wed 05-Aug-20 09:20:55

I would also guess Pomeranians, quite popular now

EvilPea Wed 05-Aug-20 09:23:50

I bet they were Maltese crosses.
Seem very popular round here

StormBaby Wed 05-Aug-20 09:26:05

Bolognese, they’re one of the most popular dog breeds in France and are gaining in popularity here.

CoffeeBeansGalore Wed 05-Aug-20 09:30:43

This is a Bolognese (same family as bichon frise). Is this close?

TeddyIsaHe Wed 05-Aug-20 10:02:54

Yes! I do think they were tiny Bolognese. Really lovely little things, I want one now grin

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CoffeeBeansGalore Wed 05-Aug-20 14:57:09

@TeddyIsaHe Go to That will give you information and history on the breed, KC reg breeders, pictures etc if you are interested 🐶😊

Borderstotheleftofme Wed 05-Aug-20 15:25:59

What is the difference between Bolognese and bichons?
As unclipped they must look exactly the same?

TeddyIsaHe Wed 05-Aug-20 16:18:18

I don’t know, but I think bichons are slightly bigger? These dogs were tiddly little things, smaller than any Bichon I’ve ever seen.

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Lou98 Thu 06-Aug-20 09:08:16

@TeddyIsaHe it may have been a Maltese x Bichon - I've seen a few recently about

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