Move over Spot, here come the grandkids. Luckily, there’s room for both when you choose one of these small varieties. And there’s a bonus–these petite dogs won’t shed.
Bichon Frise This fluffy, white dog is often mistaken for a poodle. He’s perky and good-natured. So, if you and your grandkids like a dog with some spunk, this may be the one.
Brussels Griffon The Griffon was once used as a hunting dog to keep barns free of mice. He’s curious and affectionate but can get moody if you don’t shower him with attention.
Chinese Crested This is an exotic looking dog with silky hair on its head, tail, and legs only. He’s lazy and intensely devoted. If you need to stay put, he’s good with that.
Havanese Want a little dog that will love you, your grandkids, and the neighbor’s cat? The Havanese is right at home with anyone. However, he may get depressed if you leave him alone.
Maltese The Maltese is springy and playful but don’t let him fool you. He’s a lover and wants you to tossel his silky, white hair. If you want a snuggler, give him a try.
Poodle Toy and Miniature. Poodles aren’t just for looks. They’re agile dogs that were bred to fetch waterfowl. Get outside with this one then enjoy a nap.
Silky Hair Terrier The Silky, with its tan and blue coat, will command everyone’s attention. He looks like a doll but has the heart of a lion. He’ll warn away intruders.
Shih Tzu Shih Tzu means “little lion” but you wouldn’t know it from this guy’s demeanor. He’ll follow you and your grands from room to room waiting for an available lap.
Yorkipoo This gentle and intelligent dog is a mix of the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Minature Poodle. He’s full of energy and loves to bark but when he’s at rest, he’s a quiet and comfy companion.
Yorkshire Terrier The Yorkie will need a few trips to the groomer, but he’s well worth the fuss. He can get a bit feisty yet, he’s just as quick to pour on the love.
Little dogs to love you and your grandchildren
If you’re in the market for a small dog who’s good with apartment life, the grandkids, and won’t shed, one of these little guys may fit the bill.