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      Small dogs are becoming increasingly popular because they just fit. With smaller yards becoming the norm and an increase in apartment dwellers, sometimes there just isn’t room for a large dog. For many families and living arrangements, only a smaller dog makes sense. There are also many characteristics that new owners look for that just can’t be obtained in a big breed. A Golden Retriever will not fit in most purses and it is hard to watch television with a 200lb Mastiff in your lap. Because the little dogs are getting more attention, we have put together a special list of names tailored for your small puppy.

      The best advice for a new owner of a toy or miniature breed is to think small when naming. It might be a good idea to choose a size related theme as well. Cookie, Nacho, Skittles, and Raisin are a few examples of cute names that come from a small food theme. Naming themes help get the wheels turning in your mind so that you are generating more name options. A person that tries to think of names in general will come up with only typical names that they associate with other dogs. On the other hand, a person using a theme will come up with new and interesting name possibilities. Keep in mind that a name should not only incorporate the size of a dog but also his/her personality.

      A small dog goes best with a small name. In fact, choosing a short name is a good rule of thumb for any dog. It comes highly recommended that you stick with just one or two syllables. A longer name like Benjamin is too much to say repetitively. It would be no surprise to see an owner that chose this name resort to using Ben. There is nothing wrong with choosing a longer name like this, but the shortened version might merit some consideration. If you are having trouble coming up with anything, you can gather ideas from the small dog names below.

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Seuss Photo of seuss for Small Dog Names
Toy Photo of toy for Small Dog Names We picked this name because he is little and lookes like a toy
Scrappy Photo of Scrappy for Small Dog Names My son choose this name as he liked scooby doo and our dog is a small dog so he named him scrappy doo
Rusty Photo of Rusty for Small Dog Names There are so many names but we chose RUSTY as he was born in the autumn and has such gorgeous warm autumn colours,he has orange rust coloured golden/brown shades through his fur,on his face,legs and paws,as he is getting older and is almost five and a half months his face has become a lovely darker warm rusty colour,mostly around his face,he has such a beautiful face and amazing colours,he is such a loving puppy,he really suits RUSTY and he took to it very quickly,although we should have called him snorer or piggy as he makes some noise when sleeping x

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Tea cup beacause it suits the the dog as it is really tiny like a tea cup
Butterfly Because they are small like little dogs
Chop suey my shih Tzu origins are from china and I couldn't find a Chinese name. then I was looking at a Chinese menu and thought - ah!!! chop suey
Titch very small. runt of the litter
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Tiny Tim: Story of a Very Small Dog

Once upon a time in the quaint little town of Whiskerville, there lived a dog named Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim wasn't like any other dog; he was the size of an ant. Born under unusual circumstances to a family of regular-sized Golden Retrievers, Tiny Tim was often overlooked due to his minuscule size.

Despite his tiny stature, Tiny Tim had a heart full of love and an unbreakable spirit. He was determined to show the world that even the smallest creatures could have the biggest adventures.

One sunny day, while exploring the garden behind his house, Tiny Tim stumbled upon a hidden world teeming with life. He had discovered the magical land of Minutia, where insects and other small creatures lived in harmony. Amazed by this newfound world, Tiny Tim decided to venture further and make new friends.

Along the way, he met a wise old ladybug named Lenny, who shared stories of Minutia's history and legends. Lenny told Tiny Tim about an ancient treasure that was said to grant wishes, hidden deep within the heart of the mysterious Whispering Woods.

Intrigued by the legend, Tiny Tim made it his mission to find the treasure and use it to wish for a better life for himself and his family. With Lenny as his trusty companion, they set off on an epic journey through Minutia, facing challenges and obstacles beyond their wildest dreams.

As they journeyed deeper into the Whispering Woods, Tiny Tim and Lenny encountered a menacing spider named Gideon. Gideon demanded a toll for anyone who dared to pass through his territory. Tiny Tim, using his wit and charm, managed to strike a deal with Gideon. If he could solve Gideon's riddle, they could continue their quest without paying the toll.

With Lenny's guidance and Tiny Tim's cleverness, they were able to solve the riddle and continue on their way. As they ventured deeper into the Whispering Woods, the two friends faced countless challenges, from treacherous terrain to cunning predators. Through it all, Tiny Tim's bravery and determination never wavered.

Finally, after overcoming numerous obstacles, Tiny Tim and Lenny found the ancient treasure hidden in a small cave. As they approached the treasure chest, it magically opened, revealing a glowing gemstone. The stone pulsed with a warm energy, inviting Tiny Tim to make his wish.

Tiny Tim thought long and hard about what he should wish for. He could wish to be a regular-sized dog, but he realized that his adventures in Minutia had taught him that size didn't matter. Instead, he wished for the happiness and prosperity of all the creatures in Minutia and Whiskerville, big or small.

As soon as he made his wish, the gemstone's glow intensified, bathing Tiny Tim and Lenny in a warm, golden light. In an instant, they were transported back to Whiskerville, where they found that Tiny Tim's wish had come true.

The town had transformed into a utopia where all creatures, regardless of their size, lived together in harmony. Tiny Tim's family had a beautiful new home, and the people of Whiskerville had newfound respect and admiration for the smallest dog in town.

From that day on, Tiny Tim was no longer just a dog the size of an ant; he became a symbol of courage, determination, and the importance of embracing one's uniqueness. And so, Tiny Tim, Lenny the ladybug, and their friends from Minutia lived happily ever after, proving that even the smallest creatures can make the biggest difference in the world.

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