Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs

Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs – FCI

This group 9 of the FCI classification (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) includes 26 races, one of which is provisionally accepted, the "Little Russian Dog".
The breeds of this group are divided into 11 sections, built according to various criteria (morphological or geographic) or by default. Each of them includes only a few races, or even just one.

So, the breeds of this group are of varied morphological types, but they still have the common characteristic of being small in size (with the exception of Giant caniche). The classification criterion in this group is their function as companion dogs., excluding any other use.
Some breeds in this group may have originally been used as utility dogs due to their particular abilities: the Poodle for duck hunting, the Griffons or the Bulldog frances for surveillance or as buzzards in stables and warehouses,…. But most are breeds that have been selected from the beginning with the aim of turning them into pleasure dogs..
If these dogs are of no use, they are far from useless: the fact that the subjects of all groups are increasingly adopted mainly or exclusively by their company shows that in our cultural model, this species tends to be considered as a fully integrated animal in the home.

Standard – classification FCI

  • Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs
  • In this box we will focus on the Companion and Toy Dogs of the different sections of the Group 9 FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale).

    1 Bolognese


    Hair texture Bolognese It is the wool one and should never be cut or trimmed


    It is important the coexistence that

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    2 Bichon Frise (Bichon à  poil frisé)

    Bichon Frise

    The owner of a Bichon Frise (Bichon à  poil frisé) You should avoid leaving it alone, suffers from anxiety when you're alone.



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    3 Havanese


    Thanks to its nature, the Havanese is used in therapy with animals


    The coexistence you are going to have with is important

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    4 Maltese


    The Maltese is very sensitive, and you prefer a home that is stable.


    The coexistence you are going to have with is important

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    5 Boston Terrier

    boston terrier

    The Boston Terrier they are ready and friendly, mainly used as companion dogs.

    del «Boston Terrier»

    Unlike many ancient races, the

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    6 French Bulldog

    French Bulldog

    The French Bulldog It is protective and playful but it is not ideal for hiking.

    What is the origin of ?

    The French Bulldog It is one

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    7 Poodle


    The Poodle is a CF dog, joyful, Nice, curious and intelligent.

    The Poodle is a breed of dog, from the 15th century to

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    8 Cavalier King Charles spaniel

    Cavalier King Charles spaniel

    The Cavalier King Charles spaniel it is small, loving and playful.

    Cavalier King Charles spaniel

    Small "Spaniels" have been popular companion dogs for

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    9 Chihuahua


    This little dog has a personality sassy large.

    The Chihuahua It is considered the smallest breed in the world; receives the name

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    10 Coton de Tulear

    Coton de Tulear

    The Coton de Tulear is very playful, to the point that the standard describes him as "sometimes he's a bit of a clown".


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    11 Griffon belge

    Griffon Belgium

    The Griffon belge is almost identical to Griffon Bruxellois, from which differs only in color.

    Originally from Belgium, as

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    12 Griffon Bruxellois

    Griffon Bruxellois

    The Griffon Bruxellois is known to have a big heart, and a strong desire to snuggle and spend long hours with your

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    13 King Charles Spaniel

    English Toy Spaniel

    The King Charles Spaniel it is a gentle and calm dog in any circumstance.

    Already in the sixteenth century there was talk of King Charles

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    14 Kromfohrlander


    The Kromfohrlander (nicknamed countries or Krom) It is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany..

    The Kromfohrlander it is a modern breed, born of

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    15 Lhasa Apso

    Lhasa Apso

    The Lhasa Apso is an intelligent dog, but independent and stubborn.

    Originally from Tibet, the Lhasa Apso is known in his country of origin as

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    16 Continental Toy Spaniel

    Continental Toy Spaniel

    The Continental Toy Spaniel He was recognized by the AKC in 1935. The variety of drooping ears is called Phalène.

    The Continental Toy Spaniel (in French: Butterfly), is one

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    17 Pekingese


    The Pekingese She loves being the center of attention and will ask to be integrated in all family activities.

    The Pekingese or Pequinés is a race

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    18 Petit Brabançon

    Petit Brabançon

    The Petit Brabançon It is the least known of the "Small Belgian Dogs".

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    19 Little Lion Dog (Löwchen)

    Little Lion Dog

    The Little Lion Dog It is little known, so much that in 1960 was defined as the rarest dog in the world.



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    20 Russkiy Toy

    Russkiy Toy

    The Russkiy Toy he is incredibly loving and close to his family, with which you want to spend as much time as possible.

    The small

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    21 Chinese Crested Dog

    Crested Chinese

    The Chinese Crested Dog is a breed of small hairless companion dog native to China.

    The origin of the «Crested dog

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    22 Pug


    The Pug It is a friendly and affectionate dog with other dogs and with people.


    It is important the coexistence that

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    23 Shih Tzu

    Shih Tzu

    The hair Shih Tzu needs a lot of care, especially with the exhibition specimens

    The Shih Tzu It is a very ancient breed of dog

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    24 Japanese Chin

    It's a very special race, they have very feline attitudes, is more, It is said to have the character of a cat, and they will see

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    25 Tibetan spaniel

    Tibetan spaniel

    The Tibetan spaniel it is an awake and very active dog that is very close to its owner.

    The Tibetan spaniel is a race

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    26 Tibetan Terrier

    Tibetan Terrier

    The Tibetan Terrier, despite being considered a sacred dog in Tibet, He also accompanied the shepherds.


    Coexistence is important

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