about Toy Dogs
All of the dogs listed below belong to the collection of dogs referred to as
Dogs in the Toy Group were initially developed to
ease the lifestyle and provide pleasure to rich people.
were initially owned by the wealthy and were viewed by others as
status symbols - a luxury item with little apparent purpose.
in other groups had specific working roles and played a major part
in providing food for the table and therefore justified the cost
of their upkeep and care - these were the dogs which were commonly
owned by the lower classes. Changes in the economy, lifestyles,
living conditions and the environment brought the luxury and
pleasure of owning a toy breed dog to everyone.