Over the course of the past thousand years, Lhasa Apso dogs have stood guard at palaces and Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas.
A papillon is a wonderful house pet since it doesn't need much in the way of special care.
These little dogs, which resemble foxes in appearance and action, have been used as hunting companions in Japan since around 300 B.C.
Bichons are the perfect canines for apartment life. Frises are friendly, sociable, and hypoallergenic couch potatoes.
Maltese are not the easiest dog to care for, despite both their small size and white coat.
Chihuahuas are great apartment dogs since they don't need a lot of areas to run around in or a lot of exercise.
Pugs are another old breed, and they were favorites of the Chinese emperors and the House of Orange in Holland.
Pomeranians are highly regarded as great pets because of their friendly, lively, and intellectual personalities.
Dogs of this breed are alert, sociable, and generally upbeat despite their distinctive "tuxedo" coat.
Shih tzus were almost unknown outside of China, where they were first cultivated by imperial breeders in the palace of the emperor.