Size is one of the factors people consider when getting a dog. Some prefer large dogs while others like small dogs. Small dogs generally weigh less than 22 pounds or shorter than 16 inches.
Small dogs can have long or short legs. If you are looking for small dogs with long legs, here are some of the options you might want to consider.
Top 7 Breeds of Small Dogs with Long Legs.
1. Belgian Griffon.
Standing about 7 to 8 inches tall, the griffon is an affectionate, intelligent, lively little dog who likes attention.
They like playing around the house and can be bossy if given the opportunity, but they are lovable dogs.
They were originally bred to hunt and kill rats.
2. Miniature Pinscher.
You will never be bored around Miniature Pinscher dog. They are energetic, intelligent, curious, confident, and always ready for action.
They make excellent watchdogs and their fearless nature sets them apart from other dog breeds.
Before you get yourself the king of Toys, make sure you are ready for 24/7 supervision, or else they will get themselves in trouble and you will have to clean their mess.
They like to investigate everything.
The min pin dog can grow up to 10 - 12.5 inches high.
3. Chinese Crested Dog.
If you are looking for a small dog who is going to love you all the time, shower you with kisses and give you a lot of snuggle time, then you should consider the Chinese Crested dog.
However, it is important to note that they can be stubborn, intensively social, and bond quickly.
Many trainers put this dog breed on a low intelligence spectrum because they don’t fit in the normal dog personality bracket.
Chinese Crested dog grows up to 11-13 inches high.
Beagles are naughty small dogs who will keep you at your toes all the time, but they will also make you laugh. To keep up with them, you have to out-smart your sweet, funny, and active Beagle.
They make great companions who especially like playing with kids.
It is worth noting that Beagles are mouthy; they will try to play with your child’s hands and toys so it is vital to keep an eye on them.
Beagles are pack animals so they don’t like being left alone.
Beagles can grow to 13-15 inches at the shoulder.
NOTE: The following breeds of Terrier are small dogs with long legs.
5. Miniature Fox Terrier.
The fox terrier is a courageous dog with a smooth and short coat that comes in different colors (white, brown, tan, and black).
They are more ideal for a household with much older children because of their temperament, but they can be very defensive of small children if they grow together.
They are loyal and confident dogs who require lots of exercises so make sure to tag along your fox terrier during those long walks, and also spare some time to play with them.
They grow to a maximum height of 12 inches and 13 pounds.
6. German Hunting Terrier.
Also known as the Jagterriers, they are small dogs bred for hunting and working, so they can be very challenging to keep them as pets.
They are athletic, focused, hardworking, active, lively, and tenacious.
Jagterrriers grow up to 16 inches and 22 pounds.
7. Parson Russell Terrier.
Parson Rusell Terrier exhibit hunting instincts thus well suited for England’s sport of foxhunting.
They are intelligent, fast enough to run with horses, bold, and fearless small dogs.
German Hunting Terrier can grow up to 12- 15 inches high and weigh 13 -17 pounds.
The other breeds of Terrier with long legs include Lakeland, Smooth Fox, and the Japanese.