Maltese is a sweet little intelligent dog and one of the smallest of the toy breeds. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area. The breed name and origins are generally understood to derive from the Mediterranean island nation of Malta.
The Maltese does not shed, and is therefore a good choice for people with dog allergies. They are well siutable for apartment and condo living.
9. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club. It originated in the United Kingdom and is one of the more popular breeds in many countries. Since 2000, it has grown in popularity in the United States and ranks as the 18th most popular pure-breed in the United States. It has a silky, smooth coat and commonly a smooth undocked tail.
The dogs like to cuddle. They will lay on your lap and beg for belly rubs any chance they get. They love to be around their owners and indoors.
The Havanese dog breed has won many admirers with his long, silky hair, expressive eyes, and cuddly size. Bred as a companion dog to the Cuban aristocracy in the 1800s, he’s earned the nickname “Velcro dog” because he sticks so closely to his owner’s side. But don’t write him off as just a lapdog.
The Havanese is trainable and surprisingly energetic, and has excelled in dog sports and canine careers ranging from circus performer to assisting the handicapped.