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Top 10 Lap Dogs


If you are looking for the perfect lap dog to spend a lazy Sunday noon with, reading a book or lounging on the sofa then read on and check out our list of the top lap dogs to have, and why.

1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel offers a cheerful grin, but it’s no poker face. These companion dogs enjoy hanging with their owners, whether cuddling on the sofa, taking strolls on the park or going on outdoor adventures. Cavaliers fall under the toy group and normally weigh 13-20 pounds.

2. Shih Tzu

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The Shih Tzu has always been a widely preferred lap dog ever since its existence, especially by Chinese emperors. These however don’t need a palace to live, but can live with you in your apartment just as long as they have access to daily exercise.

3. Italian Greyhound

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This intriguing and charismatic pet has no idea that it’s a tiny dog, just weighing in the range of 7 to 16 pounds. Similar to the larger sighthound cousin, the Italian Greyhound loves running and chasing, and for this reason don’t be surprised if one meet she’s resting on your lap and the next she’s outside chasing any moving object in the backyard.

4. Pug

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This is probably the most kindhearted and affectionate wrinkle faced pet. After performing some light daily exercises, the pug will gladly do what it was born to do; and that’s sit on your lap. Keep in mind that pugs are sensitive to heat, and whether they are snuggling or exercising, make sure they are kept cool.

5. Hayanese

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Standing proudly as Cuba’s national dog, the Havanese will be quite happy to spend time on your lap just as long as you adhere to its daily grooming requirements. The beautiful coats needs everyday brushing and occasional professional grooming. He’s always cool with receiving the love he deserves.

6. Maltese

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The Maltese is a lot of dog compacted into a very small frame. Her white fluff coat gives a somewhat prissy resemblance, but don’t let that fool you. This courageous pet comes with loads of spunk. Dating its origins back some 2,000 years in Malta, the Maltese has been known and appreciated throughout parts of Asia and Europe for its charm.

7. Japanese Chin

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Weighing just about 7 pounds, this little miniature is good with family members including children, blends well with other dogs and has love for different people.

8. Lhasa Apso

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An energetic and playful little chat with so much affection. The Lhasa Apso is a very common lap dog across the U.S. and loves to hang with other smaller dogs.

9. Lowchen

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With origins from Germany this devoted family dog has lots of energy, but low exercise requirements making it the ideal lap dog for a quiet suburban life. The Lowchen also gets along with other dogs and pets, even strangers as well.

10. Miniature Pinscher

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At just 8 to 10 pounds, this little playful and affectionate beauty is friendly to all family members but not to strangers and other dogs. She makes a good watchdog.


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Mike Basi