Toy dogs have been bred for the sole purpose of providing their human companions with affection and joy. Although small in stature, they should not be considered meek, and require just as much training and socialization as larger breeds. Toy dogs are frequently devoted to their owners and truly need companionship to be happy. Their small size makes them easily transportable and they have recently become something of a fashion accessory. Ideal for apartment living, a Toy dog rarely needs more space than their loving owner’s warm lap. The Toy Group includes: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Pugs, and Yorkies.
The Pug is one of the oldest breeds of dog; dating back to before 400 BC.
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