Small Dogs That Are Good with Strangers

Below is a list of small dogs that are good with strangers. These are the small dogs that are more reactive and friendly towards strangers.

Most dogs will get on well with strangers if they socialise with many different people from an early age. Some breeds will be more aggressive towards strangers than others, below are the friendlier breeds.

Small Dogs That Are Good with Strangers

Some breeds will be shy when you have an unrecognisable visitor over and will run away. The small dogs below will greet a stranger and enjoy their company right away.

Small Dogs Good with Strangers List

  1.  Bichon Frise Bichon Frise
  2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  3. Coton De Tulear Coton De Tulear
  4. Havanese Havanese
  5. Papillon Papillon
  6. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  7. Shih Tzu Shih Tzu
  8. Staffordshire Bull Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  9. Swedish Vallhund Swedish Vallhund

Which Small Dog is Right For You?

The Bichon Frise loves attention and will get it wherever they can, even from strangers. If you are away from home a lot this is not the dog for you. These little dogs like company and if they don’t get it can get destructive around the house.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will make friends with any stranger that they meet. These cute little dogs do love to be with people all the time. This breed should not be left home alone for long periods, however they are fairly easy to train.

The Coton De Tulear again is a people dog and is very sociable. These small dogs are fast learners and love to play. They do not require too much exercise either and are good with kids too. This is an all round great little family dog.

The Havanese love all kinds of people including strangers and children of all ages. These lovely little mild mannered dogs are even good around other dogs and pets including cats.

The Papillon loves getting around and meeting people and making friends with everyone they meet. These dogs are quite lively with medium to high energy levels. These little dogs need at least 2 good walks each day to keep them content.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breed have loving characteristics and love the attention from people, including strangers. These dogs love children and other pets too, although they will chase smaller animals like hamsters.

The Shih Tzu is a lively little dog that just loves people. These small dogs will want to be around someone all the time and will even follow you closely around the home. The Shih Tzu is good with other dogs, other pets and even children.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier although bred to be a fighting dog does love people, including strangers. This is a very trusting dog and although looks fierce is rather quite gentle and loving. These dogs will get along with some other dogs and should always be supervised around young children.

The Swedish Vallhund is a bright energetic little dog that loves to be around people. This breed does need a lot of exercise and is known for excessive barking. The Vallhund is okay around children, but are know to nip and are good with other pets in the house, like cats.

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