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  1. any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of toy dog: toy
    • more generic terms: Canis familiaris / dog / domestic dog = a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times
    • more specific terms:
      • Chihuahua = an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization
      • Japanese spaniel = breed of toy dogs originating in Japan having a silky black-and-white or red-and-white coat
      • Maltese terrier / Maltese dog / Maltese = breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
      • Pekingese / Pekinese / Peke = a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
      • Shih-Tzu = a Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese
      • toy spaniel = a very small spaniel
      • toy terrier = a small active dog


Toy dog traditionally refers to a very small dog or a grouping of small and very small breeds of dog. A toy dog may be of any of various dog types. Types of dogs referred to as toy dogs may include Spaniels, Pinschers and Terriers that have been bred down in size. Not all toy dogs are lapdogs, although that is an important and ancient type of toy dog. The very smallest toy dogs are sometimes called teacup size, although no major dog registry recognizes that term.

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Google previewThe encyclopaedia of the kennel (1913)

a complete manual of the dog, its varieties, physiology, breeding, training, exhibition and management, with articles on the designing of kennels by Vero Kemball Shaw

The expression toy dog is rather an elastic one, as for all practical purposes some of the larger varieties are to all intents and purposes toys. Still, properly speaking, the toy breeds may be summed up as being King Charles, Blenheim, ...

Google previewAnother Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children (2012)

Over 300 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers by Kathy Charner

Vocabulary back head leg paw rinse scrub soap tail water wet Children's Books Materials 6"–12" plastic toy dog deep plastic tub large beach towel sponge towel water bottle (without a lid) or plastic pitcher containing water Preparation Fill the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of K9 Terminology (2013)

by Edward M. Gilbert, Jr, Patricia H. Gilbert

It is an aristocratic toy dog with a distinctive Oriental expression. •The Pekingese suggests its Chinese originin its directness, independence, individualityand expression. Its temperament isacombination of regaldignity, selfimportance, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rural Sports ... (18??)

by John Henry Walsh

colour, and distinct marking form the principal points in these dogs ; but perhaps hardly any toy dog requires a more experienced eye. As all " toys" are beautiful by comparison, no one can form a correct estimate of a dog's relative value ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

A toy dog. In the Toys equal first went to the well-known Wee Flower and a very good Black-and-tan called Little Jem. The Field (London), Jan. 28, 1882. (Encyc. Did.) ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

Only the expensive toy dogs—the Pomeranian, poodle, pug, Maltese toy dog, Pekinese, and Japanese spaniel—are developed merely as ornamental pets and have no real use except in the world of fashion. “The dog is something of an ...

Google previewAlberta Elders' Cree Dictionary (1998)

by Nancy LeClaire, George Cardinal, Emily Hunter

toy dog, statue of dog, atimdhkan (NI); strange dog, ayahcatim ( NA); pack dog, nayacikewatim (NA); a sled dog, otapewatim (NA); retriever, onatahisipewatim (NA); small female, kiskdnakos (NA); male, napistim (NA); shaggy, ...

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