The 21 Best Lap Dogs


What could be better than sitting on your comfy couch with a cute and cuddly dog on your lap? Maybe you’ve been thinking about getting a small dog or a lap dog to take home and become part of your growing family, but you’re not sure which dog suits your needs.

We have good news for you, as we have done the work for you and compiled a list of the best lapdogs, with enough information to help you get to know these fantastic, small but terrifying puppies.

Breed characteristics

Puppies that weigh 20 pounds or less are called lapdogs or small dogs. Small lapdog breeds are incredibly compact, while others can be slender and tall. Not all small breeds love being lap dogs, and some are energetic and can adapt to living in a small apartment, so you should choose a dog that is known for its calm demeanor.
A small breed dog often compensates for its size with a fantastic personality, which it gains through consistent training and positive reinforcement. Some small, low-energy puppies still need daily exercise and activities to stimulate their bodies and minds.

1. Yorkshire Terrier

At 7 to 8 inches tall and weighing only 7 pounds, the Yorkshire Terrier is one of the most sought-after lap dogs. They have a compact body, silky coat, and come in a variety of colors such as blue and tan, tan and black, and many others.

Many Yorkshire Terriers like to sit on the lap of their master or lover and enjoy being petted and carried. However, they are not weak dogs and make up for their small stature with their exceptional personality.

They can be excellent guard dogs, loudly announcing any movement in the house. They are affectionate and don’t need much space to get much exercise.