7 Most Gentle Small Dog Breeds

You’re Watching Animal Facts For some, there’s not much better in life
than a cuddly little dog. Sure, most small dogs are cute, but not all
have that gentle sweet-natured personality you may be looking for. These 7 breeds excel in the roles of companion
dogs from seniors to families with children, you can find a small dog here that fills your
lap and fills your heart. Let’s get started, but before we start,
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notification squad. 7. Beagle The Beagle is known to be the most gentle
of the hound breeds. Originally bred for hunting, the Beagle is
a very gentle and even-tempered dog with a nose for mischief. The beloved Beagle loves to meet everyone
and is noted for not being a good guard dog at all. Gentle, yet with a sturdy build, the Beagle
makes an excellent companion for families with Children. He’s active and loves to play and a fondness
for exploring the outdoors. It’s a good thing he’s gentle because
it’s hard to resist his soft, pleading expressions. 6. Pug The Pug is a wonderful family companion. The Pug is often referred to as the clown
of the canine world, but he’s also known as one of the gentlest family companions. Part of the toy group, the Pug was bred specifically
to be a lap dog and he takes that job seriously. He absolutely thrives on human companionship
from adults and kids alike. If you own a Pug, expect him to follow you
around in the house, sit in your lap, and want to sleep in bed with you. 5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel This Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is gentle,
playful and very affectionate towards his family and strangers alike. He comes from hunting roots and he still loves
flushing birds out of bushes, but nothing makes him happier than a good belly rub or
just sitting on your lap. He’s a tail-wagger. The Happy Cavie has a constantly wagging tail,
in fact, it’s a trait breeders strive to attain. And, when you’re at home, he’ll never
let you be alone. He’ll do whatever he can to be near you
whether you’re hanging out watching TV or in the bathroom. 4. Papillon Another toy Spaniel, the Papillon becomes
a favorite of all that meet him. He’s a gentle family pet, but a lap dog
he is not. He’s happier fluttering around looking for
something to do. He takes his role as family companion seriously
and has an alertness that makes him an excellent watchdog, alerting you of any “danger”. Although, he lacks the size to actually do
anything about it. He’s easy to train, ranking with the Toy
Poodle as most intelligent and trainable of the toy breeds. Though a great breed for adults, the Papillon
can be overwhelmed by the roughhousing and mischief of small children. This breed does better in an adult-only home. 3. Shih Tzu The name Shih Tzu may mean little lion, but
there’s nothing fierce about him. The affectionate, happy and outgoing Shih
Tzu was bred to be a companion. He is a lap dog through and through. He never meets a stranger. Well, the stranger doesn’t stay a stranger
long. He may bark at first, but his desire to be
with people will soon overtake him. Although, because of his small size, we don’t
recommend him for Toddlers, he is friendly and playful with children. Though he is definitely a lap dog, he’s
no couch potato. He’s lively and loves to play, just not
alone. 2. Lowchen The Lowchen who’s name means “Lion Dog”
is another toy breed that was developed to be specifically a companion dog. He’s active and smart and excels at being
an affectionate and gentle family companion. He’s quite sturdy and loves to roughhouse
with his family. He can be a bit shy with strangers, but it
doesn’t take him long to warm up. This affectionate and loving dog fits in well
in an apartment lifestyle and thrives on attention. For the Lowchen, barking is a much-loved past-time. 1. Norfolk Terrier The
Norfolk Terrier is a small, adorable terrier and is considered to be one of the softest
tempered in the terrier group. He is a very social dog that makes an excellent
family companion and does well with small children. Like all Terriers, he was born to hunt, but
the role of a companion dog suits his perky, outgoing personality well. Though small, he makes up for it with a flamboyant,
lively approach to life. He is active, alert, good-natured, and always
ready to play. Don’t expect him to just sit around the
active Norfolk Terrier is always on the hunt for a good time. If you like this video, check out some of
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