Category: Small Dog Breeds

Why Seniors Should Get A Toy Dog Breed

Many seniors, as they get older, find themselves lacking companionship. Here’s where man’s best friend can help—dogs are loving, affectionate and loyal companions for people of all ages. However, some breeds are better than others for older people. Here’s why seniors should get a toy dog breed: Small dogs love to snuggle Some breeds, like… Read more »

Best Christmas Gifts for Your Dog

When you’re wrapping up those Christmas presents and putting them under the tree, don’t forget your favorite furry friend! Here are some of the best Christmas gifts for your dog: A personalized dog bowl Serve your pup his food or water in a custom-made bowl emblazoned with his name. A cozy dog sweater Keep your… Read more »

How to Get Rid of Skunk Stench on Your Pup

Oh no! A pesky skunk sprayed your dog. Now what? Don’t go into a frenzy quite yet. We have some tips that will help you get rid of that smelly skunk stench!   Stay calm and contain the situation Your dog might be disoriented, so try to be relaxed and put your dog outside in… Read more »

Why Dogs Wag Their Tails

Dogs are smart. They possess a lot of skills that put them ahead of many of the other species that make up the animal kingdom. One of the many skills that your dog possesses is the ability to communicate with the people around them. While they cannot talk, they find many different ways to express… Read more »

Importance of Getting Your Small Dog Groomed

Did you know that when you get your small dog groomed, you are doing more than just making your pup “pretty”? In fact, you are helping your dog feel more comfortable and getting your dog groomed allows you to spot health problems before they become serious. Dog grooming and your pet’s health If you get… Read more »

Why Do Dogs Chew Everything?

You read stories about it, but think it will never happen to you. Until you come home one day to discover your favorite shoes with bite marks on them – or worse, in pieces on the floor. Surely, you walked into the wrong house because sweet little Benji wouldn’t dare destroy something so important to… Read more »

Why You’ll Love Owning a Small Dog

From time to time, small dogs are a popular choice for so many individuals and families, but have you ever asked yourself why? Here are a few reasons why little dogs make such great companions and additions to the household: They are less expensive to care for Little dogs require much less than larger dogs… Read more »

A Look at Miniature Pinschers

The miniature pinscher is a little dog, weighing in usually between only 8 and 10 pounds and standing between 10 and 12 inches high, with a whole lot of intelligence and a little bit of attitude. These may not be the right pup for a first-time dog owner, since they are liable to dart away… Read more »

Why Is There So Much Fur?

Just like you and I lose strands of hair regularly, so too do our canine companions. Dog fur sheds regularly as old and damaged hair falls out, often finding its way to the carpet, couch or the all black shirt or pants you’re wearing. Brushing is a great preventative way to reduce the excess hair,… Read more »

Famous Dogs on the Big Screen

Many times what we see on TV is what we want. This is exactly why many people choose a certain breed of dog. Those well trained dogs on popular TV shows make us believe we will have that dog someday. The truth is to have a dog like that you will need to put a… Read more »

What to Do if Your Pup Hates Storms

Spring is right around the corner and for new dog owners, they are thinking about how much dirt is going to get tracked into their homes. But, what they should be worried about is their dog’s reaction to the impending storms. Some dogs become extremely fearful of the storms and have increased anxiety. The reason… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Warm

In many states, the month of February has been extremely cold; in some states it has even broken records for being the coldest month of the year and coldest month in history. There has been a lot of the white stuff flying around and that naturally will bring the temperatures around us down even more…. Read more »

Does Your Dog Need A Coat During The Cold Months?

Many people see dogs wearing clothes as something only elderly women do with their “babies.” But there is a certain kind of logic to sweaters and coats for specific breeds, especially in really cold temperatures that they may not genetically be predisposed to do well in. So the easy answer to the title question is… Read more »

Which Toys are Best for Small Dogs?

  All dogs like to play and they need toys and playtime to occupy them from chewing other things they shouldn’t. Small dogs need small toys. Why? Well if you give a small dog a toy made for a German Shepard they may not even be able to lift it. Toys are made in different… Read more »

Anxiety in Small Dogs: What to Know

If you were a small dog you would understand why they have anxiety, they are towered over by humans all day long. Not only are humans taller than them but in most cases they are stronger, which can be very intimidating. Some dogs may handle the anxiety better than others, but they will all have… Read more »

Lhasa Apsos: The Tibetan Sentinels

At Pauley’s Pups, we love to learn about small dog breeds and how they came to be. As Lhasa Apso owners already know, their dogs like to be aware of their surroundings. Always protective of their companions and healthily wary of strangers, the Lhasa Apso is a small dog that doesn’t let its size get… Read more »

The Chipper Chihuahua

When thinking of Chihuahuas, two common references undoubtedly come to mind. One is courtesy of Taco Bell, with the famous Chihuahua mascot exclaiming, “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” The other is the image of a tiny Chihuahua tucked in the purses of posh female celebrities, going everywhere their famous owner goes. While Chihuahuas don’t necessarily want… Read more »

The Gentlemen Terrier

The Boston Terrier was first bred in the 19th century to be a ferocious fighting dog, but what was really created was a loving, gentle and playful breed. The Boston Terrier has the most unique features compared to other terriers. The Boston has a strong and sturdy body, as well as a boxed-like head and… Read more »

The Puffy Pomeranian

Of all the small dog breeds, if you are looking for a small, curious and active pup, the Pomeranian is the dog for you.  Known for being playful and self-confident, Pomeranians live each day to the fullest. Their foxlike expression combined with their small, rounded body always turns heads, as does their puffy double coat… Read more »

Advice for Caring for Your Pug

A pug is a great choice for a family pet. Pugs adapt well to any lifestyle, they learn to love what their family loves, and they bond well with children. Many people adore pugs for their endearing faces and cute pooch noises, but they also make great companions for coping with stress or healing ailments…. Read more »

The Bold and Adorable Miniature Dachshund

One breed that’s gaining a great deal of popularity these days is the miniature dachshund. While this breed is a smaller version of the standard dachshund, the characteristics between the two are very different. The dachshund name comes from two words in German translation, dach meaning “badger” and hund meaning “dog”. In 17th century Germany,… Read more »

The Lion of Dog Breeds

According to Animal Planet, tales say the Pekingese is a product of a lion that fell in love with a monkey. While it does have both lion and monkey characteristics, it tends to display more lion characteristics, at least in our opinion.  Physically, the Pekingese has a massive, flat head with a smushed face. Donning… Read more »

Why We Love the Westie

We know how difficult it can be to choose a breed of dog to suit your lifestyle, perfectly. Fun loving, intelligent and beautiful are all characteristics of the West Hoghland White Terrier, otherwise known as Westie, in fact if you ask us, the Westie breed is the most attractive of the Terrier family. Originating in… Read more »

Bring Home a Puggle Today

Another great family addition is the puggle. If you are looking for a high-energy, fun loving companion, the puggle is a wonderful choice. Created in the 1980s, the puggle is a cross between a purebred pug and beagle. Considered to be a small lap dog, puggles can weigh anywhere from seven to thirty pounds. A… Read more »