Dog Breed Directory
Beagle
1=Low           3=Medium            5=High  
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Maltese
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Origin: Malta-1400s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Average Size: 9.-10"/ 4-7 LBS.
Coat type: Long & silky
Boston Terrier
Origin: USA-1800s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 13-15 years
Average Size: 13-15"/ 18-25 LBS.
Coat type: Soft & smooth
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Origin: England-1600s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Average Size: 12-13"/ 13-18 LBS.
Coat type: Medium length & silky
Pekingese
Shih Tzu
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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Origin: China-1500s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Average Size: 6-9"/ 12-14 LBS.
Coat type: Long & thick
Origin: England-1300s
Breed Group: Hounds
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Average Size: 13-15"/ 18-25 LBS.
Coat type: Soft & short
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Origin: Germany-1800s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 12-16 years
Average Size: 8-11"/ 3-7 LBS.
Coat type: Soft & fluffy
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Pug
Origin: China-1500s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Average Size: 10-11"/ 14-18 LBS.
Coat type: Short & smooth
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Trainability
Energy Level
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Children
Other Dogs
Shedding
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Trainability
Energy Level
Affection Level
Children
Other Dogs
Shedding
Grooming
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Trainability
Energy Level
Affection Level
Children
Other Dogs
Shedding
NON SHEDDING
Grooming
Miniature Poodle
Origin: Central Europe-1500s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Average Size: 8-10"/ 4-8 LBS.
Coat type: Dense & curly
Miniature Pinscher
Origin: Germany-1600s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 10-14 years
Average Size: 10-12.5"/ 8-10 LBS.
Coat type: Short & sleek
Italian Greyhound
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Trainability
Energy Level
Affection Level
Children
Other Dogs
Shedding
Grooming
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Rating
Trainability
Energy Level
Affection Level
Children
Other Dogs
Shedding
Grooming
Feature
Rating
Trainability
Energy Level
Affection Level
Children
Other Dogs
Shedding
NON SHEDDING
Grooming
Origin: China-1800s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Average Size: 8-11"/ 9-16 LBS.
Coat type: Long & silky
Pomeranian
Origin: Italy-1400s
Breed Group: Companions
Lifespan: 14-15 years
Average Size: 13-15"/ 7-14 LBS.
Coat type: Short & shiny