A to Z of Lap Dog Breeds

A lapdog or lap dog is described as ” a dog that is small enough to be held in your arms or sit comfortably on your lap”. The obvious problem here is that people come in different sizes, so what is suitable for an elderly person may not be suitable for your common all weightlifter lol.

Just because you love your dog on your lap does not mean that it’s a Lap Dog, Rose here is far too big to sit on Harold’s lap

Lap Dog is simply a generic term for a dog that is small and has a friendly disposition and can be applied to many breeds, here at Top Lap Dogs we consider that a dog that is light of frame and is smaller than 16″ or 40cm high at the withers is a Lap Dog.

Here we have an A to Z list of Lap Dogs for more detail on any breed if it is underlined in blue then simply click on the name to open a descriptive page on the breed you wish to know more about (some we are still working on).

Affenpinscher or Monkey DogOpens in a new tab.
Alaskan Klee KaiOpens in a new tab.
AlopekisOpens in a new tab.
American Eskimo Dog
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American Hairless TerrierOpens in a new tab.
Australian TerrierOpens in a new tab.
BasenjiOpens in a new tab.
Basset Artesian NormandOpens in a new tab.
Basset Bleu de Gascogne
Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Beagle Hound
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Beaglier
Bedlington Terrier
Bichon FriseOpens in a new tab.
Bolognese
Bolonka
Border Terrier
Boston Terrier
Brazilian Terrier
British Bulldog
Brussels Griffon
Cairmal
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles
Cesky Terrier
ChihuahuaOpens in a new tab.
Chinese Crested
Chorkie
Cockalier
Cockapoo
Coton de Tulear
Dachshund or DoxieOpens in a new tab.
Danish-Swedish Farmdog
Dorgi
Drever
Dutch Smoushound
English Toy Terrier
French BulldogOpens in a new tab.
Glen of Imaal TerrierOpens in a new tab.
Goldendoodle
Havanese
Icelandic Sheepdog
Irish Terrier
Jack Russel Terrier
Jagdterrier
Japanese Chin
Japanese Spitz
Keeshond
Kyi-Leo
Lakeland Terrier
Lhasa Apso
Lowchen
Mal-Shi
Maltese
Maltese Shih Tzu
Maltipoo
Manchester Terrier (Toy)
Miniature Bulldog
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer
Miniature Shar Pei
Mountain Feist
Norfolk Terrier
Norwegian Lundehund
Papillon
Parson Russel Terrier
Patterdale Terrier
Peekapoo
Pekingese
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Plummer Terrier
Pomeranian
Poodle (Toy & Miniature)
Portugese Podengo Pequeno
Pug
Puggle
Rat Terrier
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham TerrierOpens in a new tab. (aka The Cowley or Welsh Border)
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba InuOpens in a new tab.
Schichon
Shih TzuOpens in a new tab.
Skye Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Swedish Vallhund
Tibetan TerrierOpens in a new tab.
Toy Fox Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Welsh Terrier
Xoloitzcuintli
Yorkipoo
Yorkshire TerrierOpens in a new tab.

Hopefully we haven’t missed any, however the list is seemingly forever growing as people continue to cross breed.