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Dogs of the Toy Group epitomize the idea of a companion dog. Small, compact and portable, these dog breeds are mostly miniature versions of other breeds, such as the Italian Greyhound, or the Miniature Pinscher.
Others, like the Chihuahua, are a breed unto themselves. Due to their small size, dogs from the Toy Group are popular with city dwellers, since they tend to be under 20 pounds.