If you are thinking of getting a smaller-sized dog, please think about Havanese (and you don’t have to buy — there are three different Havanese rescue organizations).
Look at these puppers.
They come in all colors and markings.
They are small (usually less than fifteen pounds, often between ten and twelve, sometimes smaller), very sturdy, playful, wicked smart, loyal, long-lived, with very few health problems*, they don’t shed, and oh yes, the cutest puppers on the planet who grow into fantastic doggos.
*My Tuck lived to almost sixteen. He developed treatable diabetes at 14 and at the same time, cataracts. He died of cancer of the liver. Other issues for the breed: Luxating patella and hip dysplasia. But they are not flat faced and don’t have breathing problems which are common to many small breeds.