7 Little White Dogs – Small Dog Breeds Dogs 101 – Animal Facts
There is just something cute about a little white dog. Maybe it’s the angelic appearance that comes from lack of hue.
These small dogs may be sans pigmentation and diminutive in size, but these little white dog breeds are fluffy, fun and full of charm.
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7. West Highland Terrier
I’ve gotten so many requests to mention the West Highland Terrier in a video. And yes, a full video on the Westie is coming soon. He’s a popular little white dog. According to the American Kennel Club, the Westie is one of the most popular small terriers. At 15 to 20 pounds, he’s a quick, loyal and happy dog you just have to love.
According to the website DogTime.com,
“The best way to describe this wee white Terrier dog breed from Scotland is simply to say that he’s so full of self-esteem that he knows he’s the best thing around. Always on the lookout for a good time, he’ll make you laugh while he entertains himself. He’s friendly and happy, with a lively nature that endears him to everyone, especially when he cocks his head to the side and looks at you quizzically.”
6. Bichon Frise
If you’re an avid viewer of Animal Facts, you’ve seen the Bichon Frise a time or fifty. He’s been in no less than a few of our videos. Like for real. With good reason, he’s one of the most highly searched for breeds on YouTube.
He’s a cheerful lively little dog with a ton of personality and love for play. This fluffy white small dog breed is a happy and enthusiastic companion with all the traits that make for a great pet for dog lovers of all levels of experience. With his compact body and babydoll face, he’s hard not to love.
And to top it off, the Bichon is highly gifted when it comes to learning tricks.
A close relative to the Bichon Frise and another staple on Animal Facts is the Maltese. Like the Bichon, the Maltese is known for seeing everyone as a friend and playmate.
His fluffy white coat may make him look like a pampered little dog, but he excels in dog sports like agility, obedience, rally, and tracking. He’s a sprightly, vigorous dog that excels in anything he puts his mind to, including being a friend.
He may not be as accepting of strangers as the Bichon Frise, but there is nothing more the Maltese loves than to be with his people.
4. Sealyham Terrier
Like the West Highland Terrier, the Sealyham Terrier is a great choice for novice terrier owners and yet another breed we had not covered on Animal Facts.
Sealyham Terriers, affectionately called Sealies, are distinctive-looking, affectionate terriers who stand out for their inquisitive, self-confident, good-humored nature. According to fans, once you’ve had a Sealy, you can never go back.
For a small dog, he’s well-muscled and powerful. Combined with his good temperament with children and you have a sturdy dog able to handle family life with vigor.
The Sealyham Terrier is less active than the typical terrier, and some call him the “couch potato of terriers.” But, he has a wonderful sense of humor and is always ready to play.
We’ve only mentioned the Bolognese in passing in previous videos. He ’s a Bichon breed related to the aforementioned Bichon Frise and Maltese.
“Baloney, I love baloney” No Bolognese, also known as the Bichon Bolognese. This comical little dog is a true companion dog that loves nothing more than to be with his family. In fact, like the Bichon Frise, this little white dog is friendly toward everyone.
He also shares his cousins’ intelligence and eagerness to learn new skills. He sheds little, is easy to groom and overall makes a great companion for any level of experience.
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2. Coton de Tulear
Yet another Bichon breed, the Coton de Tulear hails from the island of Madagascar off the southeast coast of Africa. He’s not yet recognized by the AKC, but that hasn’t stopped him from gaining popularity.
The happy and boisterous Coton is a people-pleaser, who, like the other Bichons, wants nothing more than to spend time with his family. He forms strong bonds with family members and doesn’t like to be separated from them.
It should be noted that not all Cotons are solid white like the other breeds we’ve discussed so far.
Before we get to number one, I get a lot of comments asking “which breed is best?” I can’t answer that question for anyone but myself and even then that boils down to the individual dogs.
The number one dog on this list is no more well-suited as a pet than a mutt you rescued from the street. The countdown to number one is nothing more than a device to keep the video flowing forward.
It’s not really fair for the dogs to choose based on breed alone. There are some that are in love with a certain breed and that is great. There’s nothing wrong with being in love with a breed you know well. But, all dogs are individuals and have their own unique quirks and charms. Just like you.
OK, on to number one….
1. Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz was developed in Japan in the 1920s and 1930s by breeding a number of other Spitz-type dog breeds together.
What they ended up with was an active, loyal, and bright dog known for his great courage, affection and devotion making him a great watchdog and ideal companions for older people and small children.
Like most Spitz breeds, he can be a bit stubborn, making training a little less straightforward for novice owners than other dogs on this list, but he is quite intelligent and with consistency and patience he’s moderately easy to train.
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