Small dog breeds come with a lot of benefits for their owners, hence their amazing popularity. Most of them are easy to groom and do not require too much time outdoors. They are smart, friendly with kids and other pets, but they can also turn a sad day into a very pleasant one. There are two major disadvantages they have from some points of view.
First, they are small and they cannot be too powerful for protection.
Second, they might make good alarms, but they cannot really guard your home.
Fortunately, they compensate through their smartness. So what are the smartest small dog breeds I have ever met?
The Papillon has been originally used for company. Today, its popularity is just as high. It loves cats and other pets, as well as kids. It is full of self esteem and will never hesitate to protect itself or your home if it feels any dangers. It is very alert, friendly and elegant. A Papillon will be by your side in your toughest moments and will always crave for your love. Therefore, it is not recommended for people who are away for most of the day. Other than that, these dogs are tiny and fragile in front of bad behaved kids. Besides, they are curious and willing to learn new things, so they are extremely easy to train without even using a professional trainer.
Just like the Papillon, the Pomeranian lacks in size and guarding abilities, but it excels in all the other main properties of a dog. The dog is very active and alert, so it is always looking for new opportunities to keep its brain busy. It loves learning tricks and commands, so it is highly recommended for competitions. Unlike other dogs, a Pomeranian seems to understand each of your words. I have seen trainers killing their nerves with other dogs, but never trying to hard with Pomeranians. Finally, keep in mind that they might bark with recreational purposes. Plus, they are not always aware of how small they are, so they might be fearless in front of anyone or anything. Keep an eye on them while interacting with other dogs.