Small dog types
The small dog types are usually referred to as Toy Breed Types of Dogs but they are also referred to as miniature dog types. Some small dog types were also referred to as 'sleeve dogs', 'pocket size' and 'lap dogs'. Another popular name for small dog types are Teacup dogs. Breeders often use this cutesy phrase as a 'marketing term'! Canine Associations do not endorse or condone the use of any of these terms and would caution the perspective puppy buyer not to be misled by them. The size of small dog types is the result of selective breeding, it does not indicate that a particular dog breed type with an exceptional diminutive appearance is rare or special.