Small Fluffy Dog Breeds
Below is a complete small fluffy dog breeds list with pictures. These dogs are extremely fluffy and very cute indeed. These are dog breeds that stay small even when fully grown.
We have also included information about each dog, this will help you determine which one is best suited to you and your family. Is there anything cuter than a small fluffy dog? Take a look at a Teddy Bear puppy or a Teddy Bear Pomeranian. These are cross breeds of small dog breeds and are super cute.
You could even use this list to compile your very own top 10. We give you all the different types of small fluffy dogs together with more useful information including colour; white, black or other, where they originate from; eg Chinese or Japanese, also name the dogs that don’t shed, plus much more.
Little fluffy dog breeds list
Complete list of small fluffy dog names in alphabetical order:
1. American Eskimo Dog
Coat Type: extremely fluffy with dense undercoat
Size: 4.5 -9 kg (10 -20 lb)
2. Bichon Frise
Coat Type: soft and silky
Size: 3 -6 kg (6.5 – 13 lb)
Coat Type: fluffy hair covering head and body
Size: 3 – 4 kg (6.5 – 9 lb)
Shedding: don’t shed
4. Cairn Terrier
Coat Type: heavy outer coat and soft under coat
Size: 6 – 7.5 kg (13 – 16.5 lb)
Colour: cream, wheaten, red, grey or nearly black
Shedding: don’t shed
5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Coat Type: long and fluffy with lots of feathering
Size: 5-8 kg (11-18 lb)
Colour: Black and tan, ruby, Blenheim (chestnut markings on white ground), tricolour
6. Chihuahua (long haired)
Coat Type: soft and super fluffy
Size: 1-3 kg (2-6.5 lb)
7. Chinese Crested Powderpuff
Coat Type: covered in long fluffy hair
Size: 2-5.5 kg (4.5-12 lb)
8. Coton De Tulear
Coat Type: fluffy long and soft fur that is quite thick
Size: 4-6 kg (9-13 lb)
9. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Coat Type: hard on top and soft underneath
Size: 8-11 kg (18-24 lb)
Colour: pepper or mustard
10. Glen of Imaal Terrier
Coat Type: harsh on top and soft underneath
Size: 15.5-16.5 kg (34-36 lb)
Colour: blue, brindle and wheaten in all shades
Coat Type: soft, full bodied and wavy
Size: 3-6 kg (6.5-13 lb)
12. Japanese Chin
Coat Type: long, soft and very fluffy
Size: 2-4 kg (4.5-9 lb)
Colour: black and white or red and white
13. Japanese Spitz
Coat Type: top coat short and fluffed out with a dense undercoat
Size: 5-6 kg (11-13 lb)
14. Klein German Spitz
Coat Type: long top coat and woolly soft undercoat
Size: 8-10 kg (18-22 lb)
Coat Type: thick and long, can be straight or curly
Size: 4-6.5 kg (9-14 lb)
Colour: black or white
Coat Type: soft, fairly long and fluffy
Size: 4-8 kg (9-18 lb)
Coat Type: straight, long and silky
Size: 2-3 kg (4.5-6.5 lb)
18. Mittel German Spitz
Coat Type: long, soft and woolly
Size: 10.5-11.5 kg (23-25 lb)
19. Norwich Terrier
Coat Type: straight and hard
Size: 5-5.5 kg (11-12 lb)
Colour: red, wheaten, black and tan or grizzle
Coat Type: silky and long with no undercoat
Size: 4-4.5 kg (9-10 lb)
Colour: white or tricolour
Coat Type: long and thick with feathering
Size: 4-5.5 kg (9-12 lb)
Coat Type: silky and long with a fine undercoat
Size: 4-4.5 kg (9-10 lb)
Colour: white or tricolour
Coat Type: long topcoat with fluffy undercoat
Size: 1.8-2.5 kg (4-5.5 lb)
24. Shetland Sheepdog
Coat Type: harsh topcoat, soft undercoat and feathering
Size: 6-7 kg (13-15.5 lb)
Colour: sable, tricolour, blue merle, black and white, black and tan
25. Skye Terrier
Coat Type: long outer coat with woolly undercoat
Size: 8.5-10.5 kg (19-23 lb)
Colour: black, dark or light grey, fawn or cream
26. Tibetan Spaniel
Coat Type: silky and dense
Size: 4-7 kg (9-15.5 lb)
27. Tibetan Terrier
Coat Type: fine topcoat and woolly undercoat
Size: 8-14 kg (18-31 lb)
Colour: any, except chocolate or liver
Coat Type: long and very fluffy
Size: 4.5-5.4 kg (9.9-11.9 lb)
Colour: white, cream or reddish
29. West Highland White Terrier
Coat Type: harsh topcoat with short soft undercoat
Size: 7-10 kg (15.5-22 lb)
So, we have a whopping 29 small fluffy dog breeds to choose from in our list. This is what we have discovered:
- 2 of these fluffy little dogs don’t shed any fur at all.
- 12 are low shedders in the small fluffy dog breeds list.
- 23 of them can be small white fluffy dogs.
- 14 are small black fluffy dog breeds.
- 1 of these small and fluffy dogs is of Chinese origin.
There are many other factors to consider when choosing a dog. Each and every one of these dogs are very different, some will need lots of exercise, while others will not.
So which is the best dog for you?
So you now know a little about each of these small fluffy dog breeds. You have seen the pictures and by now have picked one that looks cute. Let’s take a closer look at the list of fluffy dogs to find the right one for you that will fit with your lifestyle.
The American Eskimo Dog has high exercise requirements, so if you are short on time, or don’t like walking, this is not the dog for you. Good news if you have children, it will love them and will also be good around other animals. This is just a white small fluffy dog, it does not come in any other colour.
The Bichon Frise has very low exercise demands and will in most cases be good with children and other pets too. The dogs fluffy fur does require daily grooming, so you need time for this. It is a great choice for first time dog owners, just imagine how cute they will be as small fluffy puppies.
The Bolognese has very low exercise requirements, does not shed fur at all and is good with children and other pets. Most people want small white fluffy dog breeds, this is that too. This lovely little dog will be a winner for most people.
The Cairn Terrier will be a favourite with people looking for dark coloured small fluffy dog breeds. This dog is very low maintenance, it’s exercise requirements are low and they get along well with kids. If you do have other pets in the house then this breed is not for you.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a lovely, fun, happy little dog that is good with children and other animals. This breed is not the easiest to train and has medium exercise needs. If you want small fluffy dog breeds that don’t shed then this is most definitely not for you.
The Chihuahua is so cute and will be a winner for families. These fluffy small dogs are superb with kids and other pets. Their exercise demands are minimal, they make pretty good little watchdogs too.
The Chinese Crested Powderpuff is an extremely fluffy dog, it’s great with kids, other pets and is low shedding too. There is one drawback, you need to be a patient person for this dog, they can be very difficult to train. If you are looking for a small fluffy Chinese dog breed this is it.
The Coton De Tulear loves people, adults and kids and is good with other pets if raised with them. This breed does not need a lot of exercise, however it’s thick coat needs daily grooming, because it needs and loves to be around people it does not cope well being left alone for long periods. These are just little white fluffy dogs only and are not in any other colour.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not for households that have a lot of strangers come and go, this breed will be reserved around them. It’s exercise demands are low, however this breed does not get along well with other animals and is not easy to train either. This breed can be good with kids if raised with them.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is not for people that are not very active, this breed requires a lot of daily exercise. There will be problems ahead if the dog does not get the exercise it requires. This small dog breed is not good with other pets, but is great with children.
The Havanese is a rather quiet and very sensitive little dog that gets along great with children and other animals. This breed has medium exercise requirements and needs a gentle caring owner. One of the best little fluffy dog breeds for older people to have.
The Japanese Chin are good natured and very friendly little fluffy toy dogs, they get along well with strangers, kids and other animals. Being really fluffy it is a high shedding breed that requires plenty of fur grooming every day to stop mats from forming.
The Japanese Spitz are small white fluffy dogs that are high shedding, you need a really good pet vacuum cleaner if you opt for this breed. This breed has medium exercise demands and is good with children and other pets in most cases.
The Klein German Spitz are very feisty and for this reason are not for people that have other animals in the house, they will not get along. This is another high shedding breed that needs grooming on a daily basis. This breed gets along very well with children.
The Kyi-Leo is a quick little dog that needs lots of play, exercise demands are low, so few daily walks are required. This breed is good with children, great with other animals and is a low shedder too. The only real draw back is that they can be difficult to train, experienced dog owners will be okay.
The Lowchen is good with children and can be good with other animals. This dog doesn’t have massive exercise demands, however they love to play, you need to have lots of time spare in your day for this.
The Maltese small fluffy dog breeds need an owner that loves to groom and has plenty of time available each and every day to do so. This lovely little dog gets along well with kids and other animals and are friendly towards strangers too.
The Mittel German Spitz is a small dog breed that is particularly easy to train, however, being a high shedding breed may put many people off. This breed is good with kids but is not to be trusted around other animals.
The Norwich Terrier is a feisty little dog that will not get along with other animals, it could well hurt them. This breed is not the easiest to train, however, they do get along well with children.
The Papillon are not good around strangers unless well socialised, they are good around children and other pets, this includes cats. If you are not an active person do not get this dog, they are best suited to someone that likes to get out and about a lot.
The Pekingese have low exercise requirements and are brilliant around kids and other animals that you might have at home. The only drawbacks is that they are difficult to house train, and are high shedders too. How cute will these small fluffy puppy breeds be.
The Phalene are droopy eared small fluffy dog breeds that are wary of strangers, but good with kids and other pets if raised with them. This breed is very easy to train too, however they do have quite a bit of energy too burn and will need plenty of exercise.
The Pomeranian is the smallest fluffy dog breed that you can get along side the Chihuahua and the Maltese. When at puppy age it looks just like a fluffy ball dog and is without doubt very cute indeed. This small dog breed have medium exercise requirements, are good with children and other pets and are easy to house train too.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a shy and gentle little dog that forms incredible bonds with their owners. This breed is very easy to housetrain, however they are high shedding and can be a problem around other animals. They are great around children and have medium exercise demands.
The Skye Terrier’s fluffy coat needs lots of daily attention, this breed is also not the easiest to house train and is most definitely not good around other small pets. This dog is know to be good with children and has medium exercise requirements.
The Tibetan Spaniel are lively and playful and do enjoy a good bark, if you want a quiet fluffy dog then this is not the one for you. This breed is good with children and pets and can be easy to train if you know what you are doing. Exercise demands are not too high either.
The Tibetan Terrier is just like the spaniel and does love to bark. This breed will be content with two decent length walks each day and are great around children and other animals. You should be an experienced dog owner to take on this breed.
The Volpino are rare small fluffy dog breeds, this is a very clever little dog that will be easy to house train and teach tricks to. Being incredibly fluffy they are very high shedders and might not get along well with other animals. This breed is good with children and has medium exercise demands.
The West Highland White Terrier is an active dog that needs a lot of exercise, if you want this breed you need to be active too. This breed is good with children but not other animals. This breeds coat needs to be clipped on a regular basis and they are known for excessive barking too.
If you still have not made your mind up which one is for you then take a look at this video of some of these fluffy dog breeds in action:
Top 10 fluffy dogs awards
Here we have a list of our top 10 fluffy dogs based on our selected categories:
- Bichon Frise: Best fluffy dog breeds for first time dog owners.
- Pomeranian: Smallest and cutest fluffy little dogs.
- American Eskimo Dog: Best for people that want a dog to run with.
- Bolognese: Best family fluffy dog.
- Cairn Terrier: Top one for people that want a dog that don’t shed.
- Chihuahua: Best low maintenance breed.
- Chinese Crested Powderpuff: Best Chinese fluffy dog breed.
- Havanese: Best fluffy small dogs for older people that require some company.
- Japanese Chin: Top dog for owners that love grooming.
- Volpino: Best for people that want a fluffy breed that is easy to house train.
More about these dogs
If you require more information about any of these small fluffy dog breeds that stay small just click on the photo of the dog, you will then go to their complete profile page. Or you can take a look at our small dog breeds A to Z guide for more advice.