10 Different Breeds of Pocket Puppies – Your Pet Planet

Small pocket puppy looking at the camera

Pocket Puppies also called teacup dogs which are very popular due to their micro size. They are famous for their smaller size than the standard size of a dog. These types of puppies are usually bred with other smaller or weaker dogs as they do not get much nutrition in the womb. That is why they face a lot of health issues after birth as well.

Pocket Puppies are of different kinds. We find all kinds unique in their characteristics. The 10 Different breeds of them are Pomeranian puppies, Poodle, Beagle, Maltese, Pomsky, Yorkshire Terriers, Bichon Fries, Chihuahuas, Pug dogs, and Shih Tzu. Here is the detail of each breed.


1. Pomeranian

Pomeranian pocket puppy

Pomeranian is also known as lapdogs classes as a toy dog breed. It is named for the North-West Poland region, Pomerania. In the eighteenth century, this breed was very popular among the royal families as Queen Victoria had a Pomeranian as a pet. After that, this breed got popular universally. Initially in the 1980s, it was bred as a companion, but nowadays, they are generally bred to herd animals or to pull sleds.

Overall, Pomeranians are healthy puppies. Rarely, do they suffer from Alopecia X which is a skin kind of disease in which the skin of dogs turns black and lose all their hair gradually? That is why the disease is also known as ‘black skin disease. The common health issue in them is Luxating Patella and tracheal. They weigh around 30 pounds. This kind of Pocket Puppy is friendly, smart, playful, and energetic. So, families can easily get them as cute pets. In 1988, this breed ranked as the most popular breed in the United States.

2. Poodle

Poodle Pocket puppy

A poodle is a breed of water dog that is called Pudel in German and Caniche in French. The breed was created in the twentieth century as a companion of humans. Initially, the experience of breeding was unsuccessful but later, that experience led to the variety of the breed. By every experience, the size of the breed varied and we found different types of Poodles as a result of different kinds of experiences.

There are further Poodle dog breeds according to their characteristics that are divided into four varieties:

  1. Standard Poodles (Stand between 45 and 62 centimeters)
  2. Medium Poodles (Stand between 35 to 45 centimeters)
  3. Miniature Poodles (Stand between 28 to 35 centimeters)
  4. Toy Poodles (Stands between 24 to 28 centimeters)

Poodles have long fur on their body which leads it difficult for people to keep the puppies clean because the long fur tangled and get dirty.

3. Beagle

Beagle pocket puppy

A Beagle puppy is similar in appearance to a foxhound which is a breed of scent hound. It is considered an intelligent dog as it is used for hunting and detecting. Their extraordinary sense of smell makes them unique and popular. Due to that quality (sense of smell), people import this breed for hunting.

By appearance, the Beagles’ height is approximately 15 inches and they weighed around 20 pounds. They have a smooth skull, strong jaw, large hazel brown eyes, large ears, and medium-length necks. Due to their size and good temper, they are very popular not for hinting but also as pets as well. This breed of puppies is also very popular in depicting literature and paintings since Elizabethan Age. They are also popular on TV, in movies, and in comic books.

4. Maltese

Maltese Pocket puppy

Maltese puppies are very famous for their smart-loving nature and small size. They weigh around 3.6 kilograms and have a height of 7-9 inches. Their breed is originating almost 3,000 years ago. They are truly a lapdog having adorable looks with button-like noses, white silky and shiny fur, hanging ears, curved tails, and dark eyes. Denise says, ‘they’re just playful, they’re vigorous, they’re cute, and they’re affectionate.

So, a Maltese dog looks like a stuffed dog which gives it a toy-like look. They are the best of those who want to cuddle with their best because of their low energy.

5. Pomsky

Pomsky pocket puppy

Pomsky is a crossbreed of Siberian Husky and Pomeranian. Pomskies are very loyal that would follow every step of yours. They are well-trained puppies that love to love around you, especially around children.

Pomsky is a very recent breed that is gaining popularity on social media due to its appearance. As a fully-grown puppy, a Pomsky is 10 inches in height and 9 pounds in its weight. Due to the hybrid breed, the skin of a Pomsky can be white, red, and brown in color. They are considered highly energetic, active, playful, and loyal.

6. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The breed is called Yorkshire because it is developed during the nineteenth century in Yorkshire, England. Yorkies are also known as ‘Tomboy-Toy’. Mostly, they have tan coats which are also called Silverfish-grey or blonde coat which their coat is very much similar to human hair. Generally, the weight of Yorkies is around 7 pounds.

Once, one of the dogs of this breed was called a hero. In World War II one of the Yorkies named smoky dragged 8 inches wide and 60 feet long communication cable through a drainage culvert that saved the lives of many soldiers. That dog is also called the world’s first therapy dog.

7. Bichon Frise

Bichon Fries

The word Bichon Frise is taken from French which means ‘curly-haired dog’. So, it is very clear from its name that this type of pocket puppy has curly hair. This type of dog arose from the water dogs that moved from one continent to another continent. So, they were used as Italian sailors as well.

In the age of Napoleon III, Bichon Frise was a new breed, but until the nineteenth century, it became a common breed and in 1933, Société Centrale Canine adopted the official standard of this breed.

In their appearance, Bichon Frise is mostly found in white color having a rounded-skull, long-curly tail, black nose, dark eyes, and long fur. Their Height is 10 Inches and their weight is 12 pounds.

8. Chihuahua


Chihuahua is one of the pocket puppies breeds. They are named Chihuahua after the Mexican state of Chihuahua. They are 15 to 25 centimeters in height and 1 to 2 kg in weight. According to their weight, they do not fulfill the requirements of confirmation.

Chihuahua is small in size but big in personality. Linda George says. ‘Chihuahuas are very loyal, loving friends. The statement of Linda shows the friendly nature of Chihuahua who likes to live closer to their owner.

9. Pug


A pug is known as a great friendly dog. They are ideal for small living places for their perfect height (10 inches), weight (3-7 pounds), and chill nature. This breed of micro puppies is more kids-safer because they have trouble getting an aggressive bite due to their mouth shape.

Like other pocket puppies, Pug is also loving and friendly with a stable temperament. As their loving nature, they love to sit by your side. For this, people love Pug as their pets.

10. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are generally regarded as divas in the breed of puppies. They are also known as born companions who are born to sit on anyone’s lap. Apparently, they have quite muscular bodies with long double-layer and silky hair. Their muscular body helps them to be incredibly athletic. They have flat faces that create breathing issues for them. Most of the Shih Tzus have a white spot on their forehead which is highly prized and called the ‘star of Bidha’.


Conclusively, Pocket puppies are very popular among people as pet dogs because of their micro size. People who are living in small covered areas are easily placing that kind of lapdog in their houses. In spite of that, teacup dogs are also very friendly and good for cuddling. So, people love to keep that puppies with them.

Daniel Michael
Hello, I am Daniel Michael, who loves dogs and has extensive experience in the field. I have a passion for writing articles that help other dog lovers navigate the complexities of dog ownership and care. I have spent countless hours researching, learning, and working with dogs of all breeds and sizes, and I am excited to share my knowledge and experience with you through my writing. Whether you are a new dog owner or a seasoned pro, I am confident that my articles will provide you with valuable insights and practical advice that will enhance your relationship with your furry friend.