Southern Alberta Toy Dog Fanciers Society
Toy dog breeds............ group five
The smallest of breeds these little dogs are saucy, intelligent, devoted and charming. The can be reserved towards strangers. Any colour or pattern is acceptable except Merle and show size is under 6 pounds with 2-4 pounds being preferred.
A delightful, playful and charming companion distinguished by its large, soft eyes that show some white at the inner corner, creating an “astonished” expression. The breed has a large round head and short muzzle. The Japanese Chin is square in body profile and can be rather delicate in temperament and body mass. The Japanese Chin has a long single coat that requires weekly grooming. Adult Chin can range from 1.5 lbs. to 25 lbs, but the ideal weight is 5 - 7 lbs. Chin tend to be very quiet.
The original Papillon with soft dropped ears, in keeping with it’s spaniel heritage. A very old breed , this variety was the companion dog to the courts of Europe prized by Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette and others and painted by many masters of the 16th and 17th centuries. They are the same as the Papillon except for the ear carriage.
Known for it’s large beautiful fringed ears that when alert, resemble the spread wings of a butterfly. An energetic dog that is highly trainable and excels at many performance sports. Longer hair on body with no undercoat.
A bold, feisty and comical companion distinguished by a “rolling” gait, pear shaped body, large envelope shaped head and “flat” face. The Pekingese is a dwarf breed with short legs and a substantial body shaped like a lion. The crowning glory of the Pekingese is its off standing coat, that requires daily grooming. Pekingese come in a variety of colours, with all weights up to 14 lbs considered equally ideal. A Pekingese under 8 lbs is a “sleeve” Pekingese, not a“tea cup” or “mini” Pekingese.
The Pom is a compact short coupled dog exhibiting great intelligence. Outgoing, mischievous and friendly. Profuse double coat and prick ears, ideally weighing 4-5 pounds. There is no such thing as a toy pom, they fall into group 5, the toy group.
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