Dogs come in a large range of shapes and sizes.Dogs come in a large range of shapes and sizes.
Dogs come in a large range of shapes and sizes.

Dog Sizes: Here are the 10 biggest and smallest breeds of loving dog - from adorable Chihuahua to Saint Bernard πŸ•

Here are the dog breeds that are small enough to fit into a handbag – and those that are the gentle giants of the canine world.

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

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There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book β€˜The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt. One thing worth considering before making a decision is that certain breeds of dog suit different lifestyles – particularly when it comes to size.

If you lead an active life and have a house with a garden then a large dog may be your best option, while if you are less sporty and live in an apartment a small pooch may be a better choice.So, here are the 10 largest and smallest breeds of dog.

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