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24 Pictures of Small Dogs with Big Personalities

Sweet little pup running in a field
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Small dogs seem to have the biggest personalities. Sassy, classy, fun, and full of spunk, what little dogs lack in size, they make up for in confidence.

Not all little dogs like being lap warmers–some prefer to be feisty and tough as nails. Smaller dogs can also be comical, especially when dog moms and dads dress them up in canine couture.

If you aren’t paying attention, small dogs will steal your heart, your socks, and even that half a sandwich on a snack tray. Little dogs always manage to get what they want by using a combination of soulful eyes, stealth maneuvers, and quick thinking.

We searched Instagram for pictures of small dogs that showcase Herculean attitudes. These are the types of dogs who are fun to be around and likely break the Internet with their animal magnetism.

A word to the wise: These photos are likely to cause a lot of “oohing” and “awwwing,” so get ready for some major swooning.

Players, put yo’ pinky rings up to the moon
Girls, what y’all trying to do?
24 karat magic in the air
Head to toe so player
Look out! –Bruno Mars

small dog photo

Small dog. Big bulky sweater. On-trend necklace. #OwningThisLook

picture of a small dog

The face you make when your human asks, “Do you know how much I love you?”

little pomeranian dog

A dog’s beauty commands attention, but her personality tugs at the heartstrings.

small dog smiling

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. –Phyllis Diller

Corgi photo

There’s thumthing really funny about thwying to talk with my thungue like this.

little terrier looking cute

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. –William Arthur Ward

smiling cute pup

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you; roar like a tiger cub and the whole world falls in love with you.

Cute little Pomeranian

Some dogs show up for a party, but I prefer to arrive in style.

tiny dog with sunglasses on

When a good time turns around
You must whip it
You will never live it down
Unless you whip it
No one gets away
Until they whip it –Whip It by Devo

Whippet dog looks pretty

I’m in a stay-in-bed, play with my toys, wear my pajamas all day long kind of mood. Who’s with me?

Yorkie looking sweet

Chicken wing, chicken wing

Hotdog and bologna

Chicken and macaroni

Chillin’ with my homies –Lankybox

Cute small dog photo

Donuts are happiness with sprinkles all over. Donut estimate the power of my sugary sweetness.

Pomeranian yawning

Her side hustle of collecting tennis balls and reselling them on eBay is working out famously.

Tiny dog on tennis court

Big things come in small packages. I’ve wrapped up status, class, and style.  

Little dog wearing a big chain

What did the tree wear to the pool party?

Swimming trunks.

Little pup on pool float

Practicing for the Summer Olympics. So far, I’m a perfect ten in cuteness overload.

Pug on a skateboard

All I am saying is give peas a chance.

Dachshund dog with a stuffed toy

Get your motor runnin’

Head out on the highway

Looking for adventure

In whatever comes our way. –Steppenwolf

White small dog looking cute

The Italian Greyhound in her natural habitat–surrounded by creature comforts in the lap of luxury.

Italian Greyhound on posh bed

Them: Does your dog bite?

Me: No, it’s worse – he judges you.

Little fluffy dog looks at mom

Chihuahua pups are born with their ears down and hearts full of love.

Chihuahua dog looking sweet

We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what love. That’s okay. –Laverne Cox

Morkie dog in sunglasses

By day, a Pomsky influencer but by night, his true identity emerges.

little dog dressed as Superman