Best Toy Breeds in Florida

Mira Gibson

Toy dog breeds are popular in Boca Raton, but why is that? Check out the most popular toy breed puppies in Florida and why they’re so popular in the Sunshine State!


A senior citizen in Boca Raton, FL, holds her white Maltese dog while standing outside, as the toy breed Maltese is popular in Florida.

Toy sized, hypoallergenic, and always smiling, the Maltese is one of the most popular purebred dog breeds in Florida! These white, fluffy bundles of love stand barely 9 inches tall and weigh less than 7 lbs. They have a calm, affectionate temperament. And they love going for little walks. Malteses have much lower energy levels than the average dog. This makes them a great choice for seniors and homebodies. For anyone  who’s looking for a companion lapdog, a Maltese toy breed puppy will be perfect.

You can find the cutest Maltese puppies for sale in Boca Raton at PuppyBuddy.


A beautiful, long-haired Shih Tzu goes for a prance outside in the grass on a sunny day to show that this toy breed is small but energetic.

Playful, affectionate, and outgoing, the adorable Shih Tzu is the next pet on our toy breed puppies list. Though Shih Tzus are barely 10 inches tall, they have a substantial physique with a longer torso. And they weigh up to 16 lbs. Another hypoallergenic breed, Shih Tzus have hair instead of fur. Their hair will continue to grow, so trimming your Shih Tzu from time to time is a requirement. This breed has always been popular, but you’ll probably see more Shih Tzus in Boca Raton than other parts of the country. Their laid-back, relaxed attitude and high affection make them perfect for chilling out in the shade and watching the ships sail by.  

We have Shih Tzu puppies for sale in Boca Raton at PuppyBuddy.


A cute Pomeranian stands on a table outside and looks like a puff ball, as this adorable toy breed is perfect for hot weather climates like Florida.

The American Kennel Club describes the purebred Pomeranian toy breed as inquisitive, lively, and bold. And we couldn’t agree more! A toy breed puppy Pomeranian can fit in the palm of your hand, but an adult Pom weighs in at a feisty 3 – 7 lbs. Pomeranians are highly affectionate yet their exercise needs are relatively low. As low energy companion dogs, they’re easily compatible with seniors who want a furry friend. But just because they don’t need to run around for hours outside doesn’t mean they don’t have big personalities. They love being the center of attention! 

You’ll find our toy breed Pomeranian puppies for sale in Boca Raton at PuppyBuddy.


A smiley Yorkshire Terrier sits in his owner's lap while she looks at her iPad, as this purebred dog breed is a lapdog companion.

The Yorkshire Terrier, commonly referred to as a Yorkie, is a sturdy, compact, toy-sized terrier. This purebred breed is covered with a coat of long, straight, blue, and tan hair. Yorkies are hypoallergenic, and they live a long life of 13 – 16 years! Though very small, Yorkies belong to the “working dog” class of canines. This speaks to their high energy levels. Due to their high energy and eagerness to please, Yorkies make wonderful companion dogs. Around Boca Raton, if you want an energetic toy breed, you’ve got to get a Yorkshire Terrier. 

We have Yorkshire Terrier puppies for sale in Boca Raton at PuppyBuddy.


A tiny Chihuahua enjoys the seaside views of Boca Raton, FL, while he sits in his owner's arms on a sunny day.

Among the low maintenance dog breeds is the lovable and amazingly toy-sized Chihuahua! This dog breed hails from Chihuahua, Mexico, and so you can be sure your Chihuahua will feel comfortable even if the temperature heats up. This is one of the reasons this toy breed is so popular in southern Florida. Chihuahuas are true companion dogs, so it must be said that they will be happiest if they’re by their owners’ side all day long. 

Looking for Chihuahua puppies for sale in Boca Raton? Come to PuppyBuddy! 


Gentle and mellow, a white Havanese sits on his owner's lap while relaxing inside, as this toy sized dog breed is great for senior citizens and other residents of Florida that don't get outside too much.

Last but certainly not least on our list of best toy breed puppies is the Havanese! This breed is affectionate, friendly, and optimistic. The Havanese is sometimes referred to as a “velcro dog,” because it “sticks” to its owner as much as possible. Your Havanese will claim the prime real estate of your lap whenever you are seated, and will follow you around the house. This is truly a companion dog who is happy when you’re happy and will empathize with you when you feel down. If you want a dog that’s truly “one” with you, you can’t ask for a better furry friend than the Havanese. 

You can find Havanese puppies for sale in Boca Raton at PuppyBuddy


A cute line up of toy sized dogs sits on a white background, Chihuahuas, a Yorkie, a Pekingese, and a Toy Poodle.

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Additional toy breed and small size dog breed puppies that you can find at PuppyBuddy include:

For lovers of medium and large size breeds, we also have:

We hope you found this article helpful. If you’re in Boca Raton, stop by PuppyBuddy to meet our puppies for sale