10 Menores Raças de Cães do Mundo

10 Smallest Dog Breeds of the World
Note: Due to crossbreeding, new races may be added in the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) as the world's smallest.
As a general rule the FCI adopting these measures as an average reference standard of each breed, although it depends on the type of food and other habits of the dog.

1. Chihuahua
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Country of origin: Mexico
Weight: 1.5 and 3.0 kg
Height: 15 to 23 cm

2. Griffon Bruxellois
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Country of origin: Belgium
Weight: 3,63 kg to 4,54 kg
Height: 20 cm
Note: The Griffon Bruxellois may refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon.

3. Maltese
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Country of origin: Central Mediterranean Area (Malta)
Weight: Male 1,36 to 3,63 kg, Female 0,91 to 3,18 kg
Height: 20 to 25 cm

4. Havanese
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Country of origin: Western Mediterranean Region
Weight: 4.5 to 7.3 kg
Height: 22 to 29 cm

5. Yorkie (Known as Yorkshire Terrier)
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Country of origin: England
Weight: 2.5 to 3.5 kg
Height: 23 to 24 cm

6. Bichon Frise
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Country of origin: Spain / Belgium (was then taken into France)
Weight: 5 to10 kg
Height: 23 to 30 cm

7. Tibetan Spaniel
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Country of origin: Tibet
Weight: 4.1 to 6.8 kg
Height: 25 cm

8. Bolognese
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Country of origin: Western Mediterranean Region (Italy)
Weight: 2,72 to 6,35 kg
Height: 25 to 30 cm

9. Coton de Tulear
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Country of origin: Madagascar
Weight: Male 4 to 6 kg, Female 3.5 to 5 kg
Height: Male 25 to 30 cm, Female 22 to 27 cm

10. Poodle (Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle)

Country of origin: Germany then standardized in France.
Weight: 2,5 to 32 kg
Height: 25 to 38 cm

11. Chinese Crested
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Country of origin: China, Africa, Mexico
Patronage: Great Britain
Weight: 4.5 to 5.9 kg
Height: 25 to 33 cm

12. Shih Tzu (狮子)
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Country of origin: China
Weight: 8 kg
Height: 27 cm

13. Lhasa ApsoFile:IMG 0258 - Lhasa Apso fêmea de 6 meses.jpg
Country of origin: Tibet
Weight: Male 6.4 to 8.2 kg, Female 5.4 to 6.4 kg
Height: 27 cm

14. Löwchen
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Country of origin: Medieval, France and Germany
Weight: Male 5.4 to 8.1 kg, Female 4.5 to 6.8 kg
Height: Male 30 to 35 cm, Female 28 to 33 cm

Source: wikipedia.org and http://www.fci.be/ 

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