About Small Dogs
Everything You Always Wanted to Know

This is Silky Desi demonstrating the cheerful and friendly disposition we find in so many of our small buddies.

Small dogs are full of courage; they have a cheerful, devil-may-care attitude. From sweet Cavaliers to sassy Silkys, they know their job is to brighten our day. They deserve their own website.

This site is resource and community, here to answer your questions and to be a place where you can share your stories. Your buddy deserves the very best, we will be sure to let you know when we find something that blows our socks off. And the nice part is that the best stuff doesn’t have to be super pricey.

It is easy these days to find data on the internet, but rare to find real and helpful information from true experts. Here you can declare your freedom from content farms and cookie cutter information. All the posts were written by real trainers with years of personal experience. Most of them were written by me, Sandy Mesmer.

I have been breeding and showing Silky Terriers for the last 34 years. My goal has always been to breed a better dog, in mind and body. Tessier Silkys has achieved 2 World and 95 AKC Championships, so we have done okay.

Over the years, I have accumulated a body of simple, workable tips about behavior and training and I have lots of really smart dog friends. My friends and I can answer a multitude of questions. 

Small Dog Common Questions -- Answered Here

* What is a responsible breeder?

* How do I groom a long-coated small dog?

* Help! My dog hates my husband!

* What to do about finicky eaters?

* What's the deal with the new dog breeds?

* Help! My dog hates my husband!

These and many many more questions are answered on the website.

About Small Dogs -- Packed With Information

The site is packed with information on dog breeds, from the American Eskimo to the Xoloitzcuintli. There are free coloring pages.  Check out our store featuring delightful dog cards and the famous "Headshot" series (we''ll have over 100 breed portraits very soon) by a Maxwell winning artist -- that's me!

Try out all our pages, enjoy the site, and remember that we love to hear from you too. You can write your own page about your own buddy, tell everyone about a cool product you have found, or just vent. Join the conversation!


Sandy Bergstrom Mesmer

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This is the front of our card "Papillon Kisses". Ten 5 x 8 cards are $18.50. To pick up your set, click on

The Store At About Small Dogs.

You can find lots of small dog Greeting, Thank You and Sympathy Cards there at surprisingly low prices. All our cards are hand drawn by the Maxwell Award winning artist Sandy Bergstrom Mesmer. We also recently opened our seasonal Christmas Card page.

And as always, free shipping!

(Or do you want to keep on settling for cards that are kitchy, silly or smarmy?)

Small Dog Shopping

While we get often get inundated with demands to buy buy buy from questionable sources, About Small Dogs has found a couple of quality stores that really do deliver great products at reasonable prices. They also have great Christmas gifts.





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