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Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle – The Indian Express

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    It's a miniature world. We all know Chihuahuas, thanks to celebrities like Paris Hilton — who was often spotted with the famous Tinkerbell. But there are other dog breeds too that just as effortlessly fit into handbags, palms, and even tea cups. (Source: cybermarket24.com)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Shih Tzu: Shih Tzus grow up to a height of 10.5 inches. They can be stubborn little bulls but can be easily trained. (Source: Ethan McCandless/Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Papillon: Papillon grow up to 8-11 inches and are a highly intelligent breed and are companion dogs. They are so perfect that they are almost like a trained socialite. Yeah, they are the perfect ones to flaunt in a purse. (Source: Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Phalene: The Phalene is a 'drop eared' variety of the Papillon and share much of the same traits. (Source: Peter Jackson/Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: This Cavalier grows up to 13 inches and doesn't display a cavalier attitude even when it is fully grown. It is the opposite in fact — highly affectionate, playful, extremely patient and eager to please — and therefore a perfect playmate for children. (Source: Andre E Russell/Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Tiny Terriers: These terriers don't seem to realise how small they are, and this reflects in their personality. In this photo (clockwise from top-left): Yorkshire terrier, Manchester terrier, Silky terrier and Norfolk terrier. (Source: Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Affenpinscher: Affenpinschers grow up to 9-12 inches and are often mistaken for terriers. These are no terriers though. They are very familial and would be a great addition to a family. (Source: Dean Jarvey/Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Chihuahua: A chihuahua generally grows up to 6-7 inches, though some have grown up to be as tall as 12-15 inches. Don't let the tiny size fool you. The Chihuahua mirrors its owner's temperament, so don't dump your stresses on your dog. They love their dens — this only means they are more than willing to bury themselves in their pillows, blankets, etc. (Source: Tommi Virtane/Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Chinese Crested Dog: These are called a hairless breed, for obvious reasons. They grow up to 12 inches in height and have been described as having 'a supermodel look with a saint personality'. (Source: Hehaden/Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Japanese Chin: This Japanese breed is named so as it's thought to have originated in China. They are noted for their importance to the Japanese nobility. Growing up to 8 to 11 inches in height, this one's a cat among the dogs as it is alert, intelligent, independent, and it uses its paws to wash and wipe its face. (Source: Melissa/Flickr)

  • Toy dog breeds that are too cute to handle

    Havanese: Betraying their looks, the Havanese are of a sturdy variety in the toy dog group. They grow up to be 8.5-11.5 inches tall. These are small dogs that are smart, friendly and are also called 'Havana Silk Dogs'. (Source: Martin Taylor/Flickr)

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