Small white dog breeds are some of the most popular family pets.
Not only are they a portable size, but their coats have a distinctive flare that has an enduring appeal.
White dog breeds have been popular for a long time.
And they come in all sorts of coat textures and lengths.
Not to mention temperaments!
Little dogs, short in stature but big in personality, when combined with this cool color are a real hit.
Types of Small White Dog Breeds
Small dogs that have white on their coats can vary a lot.
From the completely shiny white Poodle, to the flecks of white on a Spaniel's fur, they all have that wintery shade in common somewhere.
Some white dog fans like colored coats too and love the combinations. Others prefer their pups all one shade.
Small White Dog Breeds
Let’s kick off with the dogs that are entirely white.
With a completely white coat that contains no other colors or markings
Mostly White Small Dog Breeds
These small white dog breeds can be mostly white, but usually have other shades, hues and flecks of color in their fur.
The white overtones of their coat are even more striking in contrast to their colorful highlights.
Small Dogs With White Patches
These adorable small dog breeds have patches, flecks or specks of white in their coats.
The white hairs help those other colors to really pop.
And produce some seriously impressive patterns too.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Small White Dog Grooming
One of the few downsides of small white dogs is how easily their coat gets mucky.
Tear staining is a common issue, but it can be tackled with proper care such as eye baths.
As well as those grubby beards from dinner getting cleaned up as soon as possible.
Choosing Your Perfect Puppy
Picking the right dog is a hard task for any family, and narrowing it down can help.
Fortunately, there are several small white dog breeds that make lovely pets and companions.
Because they vary so much in temperament, coat type and health it’s important to do lots of research before making your decision.
Warning signs of potential health problems include breeds with flat faces, or those that have very long bodies and short legs.
Also avoid litters of puppies with grumpy parents, or breeders that aren’t happy for you to meet the puppy’s parents.
The small white dogs, or small dogs with some white patches, we think check the most boxes for the most families are:
Small White Dog Breeds
A small white dog can be a shy, relaxed character with a manageable coat.
Or they can be an outgoing, active and friendly companion with high maintenance fur.
Whichever dog you choose, you know that with that pocket size and gorgeous coat they are going to be a cute, head turning companion
Which is your favorite small white dog? Let us know in the comments section below!