A little about small dogs

All good things...

Come in small packages! There’s a lot to learn about small dogs, and here are a
few facts, figures, hints and tips to help you understand your four-legged friend
a little better.

Smaller dogs grow about
12 times faster than humans

Watch them grow

It takes just nine months for a small breed pup to grow to full size. This means that in the first year, your little one will have multiplied his birth weight by around 20 times.

Small dogs grow about 12 times faster than humans, becoming full adults at around 12 months.

Small breeds can be very picky about what they eat

A discerning palate

Be prepared for your small dog to be selective when it comes to his food! Small breeds can be very picky about what they eat. They're much more likely to leave some of their daily food – or even completely refuse a meal – than larger dogs.

Here’s a tip: be sure to serve their food in smaller chunks. Of course, Cesar products are specially tailored for the requirements of small dogs.

Smaller dogs tend to be much more vocal than larger ones

Keep talking

Your small friend always has something to say, so don’t count on him to keep the noise down! Smaller dogs tend to be much more vocal than larger ones.

If something disturbs them or gets them excited, you can be sure they’ll let you know with plenty of energy.

Smaller dogs are often more likely to put on weight

Fat fighters

Smaller dogs are just as likely to put on weight as larger ones. Be sure not to overfeed your dog, especially if you choose dry food. Make sure you manage your dog's weight by feeding a balanced diet in sensible portions and encouraging an active lifestyle.

If you are unsure about anything, please refer to the feeding guide found on all Cesar products.