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All puppies are cute no matter what breed they happen to be, but there are certain breeds that grow up to be sweet looking adult dogs too which makes it hard to resist just falling in love with them all over again. Over recent years more and more hybrid dogs have appeared on the scene and all of them are adorable looking. However, some of the older breeds have been firm favourites for decades for this reason and it includes the two breeds mentioned below, but then there’s the Pomsky which is a newer breed that’s too cute for words.
Miniature Dachshunds are adorable when they are puppies and as adult, mature dogs too. Native to Germany where they have always been highly prized not only for their cuteness, but also for the fact these little dogs are highly skilled hunters. They are the smaller of the two Dachshunds and therefore they can get down smaller holes to reach their prey. Dachshund translated from German to English means "Badger Dog" although their more common nickname is "Sausage Dog". Miniature Dachshunds might be cute and small, but they are courageous and very capable of tracking larger prey which includes injured deer.
Over the years, Miniature Dachshunds have remained a firm favourite with people the world over including in the UK because they are wonderful companions and family pets thanks to their affectionate, loyal and kind natures. One of the biggest fans of the breed was Queen Victoria and thanks to her fondness for these little dogs, the Miniature Dachshund was saved from vanishing altogether after the first world war.
Being so small, males and females only stand at around 13 to 18 cm at the withers and weigh in at anything from 3.6 to 5 kg, they are the ideal choice for anyone who lives in an apartment in town. The other thing that adds to their charming appeal is the fact that Miniature Dachshunds form strong bonds with their owners without becoming too clingy which many other smaller breeds tend to be. They may be small in stature, but the Miniature Dachshund loves nothing more than to be out and about chasing down a scent or two.
One of the newer breeds to appear on the scene, the Pomsky is already fast becoming a firm favourite with people all over the world which is hardly surprising given their incredibly cute looks and playful, outgoing personalities. Not only are Pomskies adorable looking puppies, but they grow into really sweet looking adult dogs too. Often referred to as either hybrid or designer dogs, the Pomsky has a lot going for them thanks to their parent breeds namely the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky.
But it's not just their adorable looks that gets the Pomsky noticed, it's also the fact they boast having super kind and affectionate natures with the added bonus being they have a bit of a "devilish" streak in them. In short, sharing a home with a Pomsky is a sheer delight because these little dogs do their utmost to keep their owners entertained and definitely know how to please.
It has to be said that because they are so new to the dog scene, there is no set standard as such which means Pomskies come in all shapes, sizes and colours with some dogs inheriting more of the Husky whereas others look more like Pomeranians. The same can be said of their temperaments with the one constant being that Poms are highly intelligent, outgoing dogs that love to be involved in everything that goes on in their environments.
The Papillon is another popular breed that's been around for a long time. Thanks to their adorable looks and their kind, loving and affectionate natures, these little dogs are well loved throughout the world. Although small in stature, the Papillon is one of the most intelligent breeds on the planet which many people tend to overlook. They are indeed ranked 8 out of 79 other breeds when it comes to their intelligence which puts them right up there with Border Collies and Poodles.
There is a drop eared version of these charming little dogs which is known as a Phalene and the only difference in the two is the fact that a Phalene's ears drop down whereas a Papillon's ears are upright. They have been around for a very long time and it is thought that their ancestors could be European Toy Spaniels which were the favoured dogs of nobles during the 16th century thanks to their kind natures, adorable looks and their ideal size. The Papillon only stands at around 20 to 28 cm at the shoulder and they weigh in at anything from 3.6 to 4.5 kg with females having a slightly lighter build than their male counterparts.
Being so dainty, they are the ideal choice for dog lovers who live in apartments although these little dogs still like to be well exercised and entertained to avoid boredom setting in. Papillons have lovely coats too and can be found in a variety of charming colours and colour combinations which adds to their overall adorable appeal.
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