4 white dogs

We have published the most extensive list of the 45 most popular white dog breeds. On this page, we will look exclusively at small white dog breeds, typically weighing less than 30 pounds… and as little as 4 pounds.

These white dog breeds are very popular because of their adorable and innocent appearance, stunning white coats, as well as their generally good temperament: Most of these breeds are not only beautiful to look at, but also gentle, and make wonderful lap companions.

Are you ready for a lot of cuteness and cuddliness?

Small to Medium White Dog Breeds (15-30 pounds)

1. American Eskimo

Weight: 25-35 pounds. Key traits: affectionate, playful, alert

American Eskimos are companion dogs who love play time. Their white coats are stunning and they are considered one of the cutest white dog breeds.

2. Havanese

Weight: 10-16 pounds. Key traits: affectionate, playful, intelligent

The Havanese has a long coat which comes in a variety of colors, but the most sought after is pure white. People love havanese dogs because they are highly intelligent, kind, and playful.

3. West Highland Terrier

Weight: 12-22 pounds. Key traits: friendly, lively, affectionate

Westies are spunky and lovable dogs who like to be the center of attention. These dogs are good for people with little experience in dog care because they adapt well to new situations. Their white coats need combing and brushing several times a week to prevent tangles.

4. Japanese Spitz

Weight: 11-20 pounds. Key traits: cheerful, active

The Japanese Spitz is a small dog who needs plenty of exercise and loves to play. If you love the look of cute fluffy white dogs, you will love the Japanese Spitz!

5. Cockapoo

Weight: 12-24 pounds. Key traits: lively, intelligent


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The Cockapoo is an eager-to-please, friendly, and playful dog who loves being in the middle of family activities. His coat can be white or white with a mix of other color such as black or brown.

6. Pekingese

Weight: 7-14 pounds. Key traits: affectionate, playful

The Pekingese is a small dog who needs lots of companionship. His thick coat is usually pure white. However, this breed is not the most hypoallergenic of dogs because of his thick fur.

7. Poodles

Weight: 6 pounds (toy poodles) to 70 pounds. Key traits: friendly, intelligent, easygoing

Poodles come in three sizes–Toy, Miniature and Standard (the one shown here), and can be white or multicolored. This breed is people-oriented and loves playing with children and other dogs.

8. Sealyham terrier

Weight: 18-20 pounds. Key traits: friendly, bright, lively

The Sealyham Terrier is an active dog who needs plenty of exercise. He’s fine with children, but can be headstrong and independent-minded–so he may not be the right dog for inexperienced owners.

9. Pomsky

Weight: 20-30 pounds.

The Pomsky breed is an adorable mix of Pomeranians and Huskies. Depending on the parents, their weight range from 20 to 30 pounds. Pomskies have a dense, double-coated, silky fur that fluffy dog lovers will appreciate!

pomsky family

Extra Small White Dog Breeds (4 to 15 pounds)

1. Bolognese

Weight: 8-14 pounds. Key traits: affectionate, intelligent

The Bolognese is a small white dog breed that needs lots of exercise. This breed is not well-known outside of Europe, but their pure white coats are eye-catching.

2. Pomeranian

Weight: 4-8 pounds. Key traits: active, loyal, playful

If you love the look of cute fluffy white dogs, you will love the Pomeranian! A well-trained and socialized Pomeranian makes a good family pet. Their fur coats can be red, orange, brown-white, or mostly white.

3. Bichon Frise

Weight: 12-18 pounds. Key traits: gentle and friendly

Bichon Frises are one of the most popular toy breeds in America. And it’s not hard to see why when you look at this little puppy face!

bichon frise

4. Maltese

Weight: 4-7 pounds. Key traits: friendly, lively

The Maltese dog makes a delightful house dog for city or country dwellers alike. He is an entertaining companion who enjoys playing games and getting into mischief with you. His fluffy little white coat is virtually carefree, requiring only occasional weekly brushing to keep it clean (about twice a week).

5. White Chihuahua

Weight: 4-6 pounds. Key traits: Friendly, lively, devoted

Chihuahuas are proud and intelligent dogs who bond closely with their people. They get along well with kids, but don’t always tolerate being handled roughly.

6. Coton De Tulear

Weight: 8-13 pounds. Key traits: friendly, lively

The Coton De Tulear is an affectionate family dog who has a playful, clownish side to him as well. He thrives on human companionship and loves to be a lap dog.

coton de tulear white dog

7. Silkese

Weight: 4-7 pounds. Key traits: friendly, outgoing

This affectionate little dog is gentle with children and loves to play. The Silkese is a toy breed which is the result from crossing Silky Terriers with Malteses, which is where he gets his unusual name.

8. Volpino Italiano

Weight: 9-14 pounds. Key traits: affectionate, playful

The Volpino Italiano is a small dog who needs plenty of exercise. He’s good with children, but can be timid or suspicious around strangers. The Volpino Italiano’s pure white coat is one of his best attributes.

9. Toy Poodles

Weight: 6-9 pounds. Key traits: friendly, intelligent, easygoing

Toy poodles can be white or multicolored. They are known for their intelligence and are ranked among the top 20 dogs in terms of obedience training. Toy poodles are cheerful, cooperative dogs that enjoy pleasing their families.

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big white dog playing with little chihuahua

Author

  • Dr. Winnie earned a Master in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria's Veterinary School. She is a full-time Veterinarian specializing in internal medicine for companion animals.