This is a little dog with long hair that makes a great companion. This is generally a good breed for elderly people because small dogs can be injured by children if they aren’t carefully watched. This breed shouldn’t be left alone outside as they are a target for birds of prey, coyotes and foxes. This dog requires a bit more grooming but you’ll save money on food because of their small size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than large dogs and they are well suited for apartment living. This breed is said to have originated in the central Mediterranean area and they are a part of the toy dog breed category.