While every pet owner knows that Golden Retrievers are the best dog breed to own for a variety of reasons, some families like to add a second, smaller dog to their family. And, while that could sometimes cause trouble with other dog breeds, Golden Retrievers are very well-adjusted to having another dog around the house.
Choosing the right small dog for your family depends on a wide range of factors. Do you want a dog that is good with children and easy to train? Or do you want a small dog that can alert you if an intruder is trying to break in. You should make a list of your likes and dislikes, then research small dogs accordingly to find the one that is right for you.
Keeping that in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the best small dog breeds that you should choose for your family. Let’s get started:
Dachshunds- for a small breed dog, dachshunds are excellent watch dogs and they are extremely easy to train. Dachshunds are also great family dogs, because they like to play and love to chase anything that moves.
Chihuahua- hailing from Central or South America and is a descendant of a dog known as the Techichi, Chihuahuas are very small, spirited dogs that can sometimes have big attitudes. That’s not to say that they are bad, just that they like to have things their way. Chihuahuas do better in homes without small children.
Brussels Griffon- Griffs, as they are known, are small, like chihuahuas, but they are a bit stockier making them easier to play with. Brussels Griffons served as both work dogs and noble companions in their native Belgium, and they come in four colors — red, black-and-reddish brown, black and tan, and black.
French Bulldog- the Frenchie, as they are known, resembles a smaller English bulldog, but with large, erect “bat ears,” which are a trademark of the breed. Frenchies are often described as charming and intelligent and they make excellent watchdogs.
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To learn more about choosing the best small dog for your family, or for information about high performance golden retriever training for your pet, contact NordenLights Golden Retrievers today and speak with an experienced, knowledgeable dog trainer who can answer any questions you might have.
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