Some of the cutest athletic small dogs

Many of us prefer large dog breeds such as German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers for their athleticism and energy.  If you live in an apartment or have small children, you may want to consider a smaller breed.  Keep in mind that just because your pal is small does not always mean he can’t do all things a big one can do.  Check out some of the cutest small breeds whom you just might find as athletic and as active as the bigger ones.

Shetland sheepdog

sheetland sheepdogThis cute breed is a light-footed graceful jumper and runner. If you want to go for an exercise, you can bring him with you because he needs more exercise than many other dogs.


BeagleA beagle has the reputation for being one of the most loyal dogs. Don’t judge this breed of his size. Despite his small physique, he’s very much a hunting dog.

Cocker Spaniel
cocker spanielMeet the smallest member of the Sporting Group. He is not just a cute friend; he is a dog capable of considerable swiftness, combined with endurance.

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu
This one seems to be a bold energetic big dog inside a small body who appreciates a nice hike. You need to be more careful with this breed though especially with his toys and food because they are possessive. They are undeniably handsome and hardy.

Boston Terrier

boston terrier

As long as you are by his side, a Boston Terrier is always happy to do anything. They are very intelligent, well-mannered and alert.  They are also great with children and very friendly with strangers.

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