Discover The 10 Most Popular Small, Brown Dog Breeds

#1: Dachshund

There are two types of Dachshunds: standard and miniature. Standards are eight to nine inches tall and weigh 16-32 pounds, while mini Doxies are just five to six inches tall and weigh under 11 pounds.

#2: Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terriers stand seven to nine inches tall and weigh approximately seven pounds. Chocolate brown is a non-standard color in Yorkies, but all standard Yorkies have either gold or tan in their coat–both of which are light brown.

#3: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are 12-13 inches tall and weigh 13-18 pounds on average.

#4: Shih Tzu

Liver is the truest brown color in Shih Tzus. They can also have red, brindle, and liver and white coats as well as tan markings.

#5: Pomeranian

Their coats can be chocolate, chocolate, and tan, beaver (dilute brown), chocolate merle, chocolate sable, or beaver sable.

#6: Havanese

Havanese can have chocolate coats that are a rich brown shade, while red is a reddish-brown. Red coats may be solid, brindle, or sable. 

#7: Chihuahua

One of the smallest dog breeds out there, Chihuahuas stand five to eight inches tall and weigh under six pounds.

#8: Italian Greyhound

Halfway through our list of small brown dog breeds, we have the Italian Greyhound, which is the smallest sighthound breed.