5 Dogs You Can Carry with You

There are dogs you can carry with you as a constant companion. They are perfect for cuddling on the couch, carried in your arms, or toted about in a purse or satchel. These pint-sized pups are easy to take with you at under ten pounds. Don’t worry, their small size doesn’t mean small personality.

Pint Sized Dogs You Can Carry with You

  • Yorkshire Terrier – Ranked number 13 on the American Kennel Club’s Most Popular Dogs List. Yorkies are true terriers in temperament although not more than 7 pounds. This hypo-allergenic breed became popular among the fashionable in the late 1880s. They are still the most popular of the terrier breeds and make wonderful family dogs as they are good with young children.
The Yorkshire Terrier is one of several dogs you can carry with you
Yorkshire Terrier
  • Pomeranian – Ranked number 23. Mostly fur, Pomeranians weigh less than seven pounds and stand a mere six inches tall. They make wonderful companions and are easily trained. They make good family pets with older children and love to play.
Pomeranians weigh only 6 pounds on average
  • Chihuahua – Ranked number 34, Chihuahuas have either a long or a smooth coat. Both need to wear a coat or sweater in the colder months to stay warm. This is a small dog with a big dog personality and training is required to keep them in line. They do not do well with small children, but are good family and companion dogs.
Long haired Chihuahuas require regular brushing
Long Haired Chihuahua
  • Papillion – Ranked number 53, this breed is great for families with children. Although a small, ten-pound dog, they are robust and athletic. They are distinguishable by their wing-like ears they are named for. Papillion is French for butterfly.
The Wing ears on this Papillion are what give it the name.
  • Japanese Chin – Ranked number 111, the Chin has a mane around its neck, a short muzzle, a tail gracefully arched over its back and fluffy tufts on its back legs. The breed was refined in the 17th and 18th centuries by Japanese nobles. They are loving family dogs and do well with older children.
Japanese Chin do not do well with small children
Japanese Chin

Any of these breeds would make an adorable purse pet. These dogs you can carry with you are small in size and big on personality. Each has its own unique facets and traits. When considering a new pet, do your research and choose the right dog for your lifestyle and home. It will make your pet parenthood more successful and enjoyable in the end.