The internet is full of a lot of bad things, but it’s also full of adorable images and videos of our beloved pets. There’s nothing that cheers you up quite as fast as a cute dog doing something peculiar. In case you need a little cheering up, we’ve collected the cutest small dog breeds to lift your mood.
You’re not the only one with an affection for small dog breeds. The AKC’s most popular breeds for 2016 included Pomeranians, Yorkies and miniature schnauzers. Uh, yeah, because they’re adorable. Take a look at these tiny dogs.
1. Yorkshire terrier
Lovingly referred to as the “Yorkie,” the Yorkshire terrier is the ultimate cutie in small breeds. Not only are they tiny (some are even “teacup”!), but the Yorkshire terrier is a small breed with a big personality and perfect as a companion on the go. Yorkies have been a “fashionable” pet since the late Victorian era.
Another breed that makes an excellent companion, the papillon is a loyal and loving friend. Great with kids and families, this pint-size pup makes an excellent watchdog. Calm but alert, it is extremely protective of its master. A papillon’s most distinctive feature is its large butterfly ears.