Small dog breeds that don’t grow 

There are many and varied small dog breeds that don’t grow. Find your ideal miniature companion and fall in love with these fascinating pets.



It is often said that sharing life with a dog teaches you to love unconditionally. And, not only that, because many people agree that having a four legged friend also helps  them in leading a healthier life. However, it isn’t always easy to take on everything involved in owning a pet, perhaps due to lack of space, lack of time... That’s why, before committing to anything, it is useful to find out which pet best suits us. 

Which dog breeds don’t grow a lot?

Here we bring you the names of small dog breeds that don’t grow a lot and don’t shed hair; something you might be interested in if you have a small home or you simply like small dogs. They are as follows:

  • Chihuahua. Breed originating from Mexico. They are considered the smallest dogs in the world. They measure between 15 and 30 centimetres and their weight ranges from 1.5kg to 3kg. They are usually brave, lively and energetic dogs, although they are sensitive to the cold, so they have to be wrapped up warm in winter months. Their size makes them ideal for living in small apartments. 

  • Yorkshire Terrier. This is one of the best-known breeds of small dogs that don't grow a lot. They reach a maximum of 20 centimetres and weigh around 3kg. They are highly energetic and intelligent.

  •  Miniature Pinscher. Originating from Germany, they weigh between 2.5 kg and 5 kg, despite usually being taller in size. This breed of dog that doesn’t grow is characterised for being slender, for having triangular shaped ears which are always alert and for its intelligence. 

  • Pomeranian. Another beautiful breed of dog that doesn’t grow. They usually weigh between 1 kg and 3 kg, although they seem bigger because of their coat and, incidentally, they usually require more care. For this reason, they have to be brushed every day so their coat doesn’t get tangled and they remain healthy. It is worth knowing that their nature means they don’t trust strangers. 

  • Pug. Also known as Carlino. Their size does not exceed 35 centimetres, but they seem bigger because of their weight. They are quite delicate in terms of health and, in fact, one of the common problems with this breed is obesity. Their playful and social character stands out. 

  • Dachshund. Colloquially known as a sausage dog because of the elongated shape of their body and short legs. This breed was originally for hunting and they don’t exceed 9 kg or 35cm. 

This is the list of 6 names of small dog breeds that don't grow a lot. Perhaps, if you have reached this point, you now want to know about medium-sized dog breeds and thereby assess which would be the perfect companion for you. Now you know: those who own a dog have a friend for life.