11 Small Dogs With Long Snouts

11 Small Dogs With Long Snouts

Last Updated: August 18, 2023

In this article you will know the answer to the query “11 Small Dogs With Long Snouts“.

Its my turn to talk about the snouts of small dogs.

In case an Afghan Hound is your ideal dog with a long nose but you do not have the space or time to exercise and groom such a beautiful dog then the smaller dogs on my list may be right for you.

11 Small Dogs With Long Snouts

Quite a few varieties are available.

My list of dogs arranged by size has the Basenji as the largest which can grow up to 17 inches tall and weigh up to 24 lbs and the Russian Toy Terrier as the smallest.

Let me introduce you to my first dog who is one of the eleven small dogs that I have on my list of 11 dogs with long snouts…

Italian Greyhound

Often referred to as the Sighthound the Italian Greyhound is a smaller or miniature breed of Greyhound. The snout of these animals is thin and elongated like their bodies!. The Italian Greyhound needs daily exercise it is fragile and should be watched carefully in open spaces as it is full of energy. 

Their thin coats are easy to manage and fit perfectly with their hyper personality. Toy Italian Greyhounds were bred as companions for jesters and they are bubbly and bold animals. 

IG males can reach a height of 13-15in and weigh from 7-14lbs. 

Chinese Crested Dog

Dogs of this type are either hairless (with some hair on the head tail and feet) or full-haired. They have a small protruding perfect nose on the end of their snouts. 

Chinese Crested Dogs despite being beautiful when covered in hair are one of the most unattractive breeds. Even though they are small dogs they are at risk of becoming overweight if they are not fed properly. 

Their owner will love having them around as they only need a little exercise.

A Chinese Crested Dog can grow to be 11-13 inches tall and weigh 8-12 pounds. 

Toy Manchester Terrier

Toy Manchester Terriers are almost exact miniatures of their standard counterparts. Their snout is an elongated even extension of their heads that looks like a cone. 

They look very intimidating and properly proportioned when standing upright thanks to their thin legs supporting their small muscular bodies. 

Toy Manchester Terriers have a very thin coat and require little grooming they shed very little and they are extremely easy to keep. 

Nevertheless they do have expensive appetites for high-quality food.

Typically a toy Manchester grows to be between 10 and 12 inches tall and weighs about 12 pounds. 

Miniature Pinscher

It is easy to mistake this adorable breed for a chihuahua. Because of their breeding the snouts of miniature pinschers are elongated just like those of toy Manchester terriers. 

Breeds of these dogs are known as “the king of toys” because of their love of playthings and ability to command the playground. 

A daily walk and exercise will be necessary for him! 

There is nothing easier for cleaning up after a playdate than a miniature pinschers thin flat coat. 

As they grow they can reach a height of 10-11in and a weight of 8-10lbs. Its amazing how friendly they are. 

Peruvian Inca Orchid

Usually hairless Peruvian Inca Orchids have short slender snouts. An elongated cone-like snout resembles that of the toy manchester terrier on this strange-looking breed. 

In the summer they may need sunscreen because they are hairless but when they have hair it is thin and they do not need much grooming. 

Although the Peruvian Inca Orchid is extremely loyal and acts as an excellent guard dog other small animals should be watched as they may attack unknown prey. 

The toy variety does come in a variety of sizes but on average they grow to be 10-16in tall and weigh 9-17lbs. 

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno comes in a variety of sizes with a short stubby body and a small short snout. 

Their noses are square buttons that stick out from their face. Podengo Pequenos have either a short coat which is slick and smooth or they have a long coat which is wired. 

Podengo Pequenos bred as small hunting dogs are athletic and enjoy playing and running. The Podengo Pequeno though full of life makes an excellent house pet.

It can grow up to 8-12 inches tall and weigh between 9-13 pounds as a toy breed.  

Rat Terrier

The pointed ears and straight snout of this lovable little buddy give it a distinctive face. Rat Terriers have triangular-shaped snouts similar to those of miniature pinschers. 

They have a short thick coat that is easy to maintain and sheds only during certain times of the year.

Though walks are good for a Rat Terrier he is more likely to play with you or chase a ball. Additionally they need a great deal of companionship and will prefer a family environment. 

Miniature Rat Terriers usually grow from 10-13″ tall and weigh 10-25 lbs. Standard Rat Terriers tend to grow from 13-18″ tall and weigh 10-25 lbs. 

Russian Toy

Russian Toy Terriers are small dogs bred from English Toy Terriers in of course Russia. These small animals have square protruding snouts and big ears on top of their small faces. 

Miniature pinscher snouts are smaller but their shape is similar to the Miniature Pinscher.

Despite their royal status these pups need plenty of attention from their owners. 

Russian Toys have plenty of energy and will play for as long as they can thankfully their small bodies allow them to do so even in a small yard.

Despite their size they weigh only 6.5lbs and grow to only 8-11in.

Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terriers are small thin terriers with long thin snouts that stick out of their faces. Small but mighty this breed is full of personality and charisma. 

They require only a bath after getting dirty playing. Thanks to their short coat they are easy to maintain. 

There is nothing like taking a run outside hiking or going on an adventure with a Toy Fox Terrier. 

They are well-behaved in the home and are perfect for children who love to play! 

This toy terrier grows from 8.5-11.5in and weighs as little as 3.5-7lbs


His curly tail is a signature feature of the Basenji breed. He is a bit larger than some of the other breeds on our list. 

Basenji snouts are thicker and more cone-shaped than Inca orchids found in Peru. They have a flat and short coat that is perfect for their hunting heritage. 

Basenjis are intelligent and often compared to cats since they are reserved and independent around people. 

Exercise is important to them and they enjoy being challenged.

Basenjis are the smallest of the hound breeds growing to a height of 17in and weighing about 24lbs. 

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terriers are even stranger than Chinese Crested Dogs. 

Unlike other breeds its snout sticks down instead of straight out giving it the long face it is known for.

They have a short curly soft and rough fur coat that is hypoallergenic. They require regular grooming in order to prevent matting and unkempt fur.  

Poodle-looking terriers are highly energetic and need lots of exercises just like other terriers. 

Your Bedlington Terrier will be satisfied just to hang out with you after a long walk or game of fetch. 

Charming and friendly this breed grows to be 15-17in tall and weighs 17-23lbs.

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