Top 10 Dog Breeds for Living in the City

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Living in the city is great for those who work there, or like to be close to businesses like stores and doctors. City living often means living in an apartment or a small place that does not have a big yard for your canine companion to move around in. Ideal pups for this type of lifestyle calls for dogs suited to small spaces and close neighbors, and sturdy personalities that can handle the noise of city life. Smaller sized pooches who aren't huge barkers are fabulous, and since they are going to spend a lot of time indoors, it is a good idea if they don’t shed much. Here are the top 10 dog breeds hat thrive in the city!


The Chihuahua is one of the tiniest breeds of dog and comes in long or short-haired types, so you can choose either, and they don’t shed hardly at all. At about five pounds, these little apple heads are furfect lap dogs that can hang out inside all day with no issues. 

Boston Terrier

This bundle of energy is gentle and friendly, able to cohabitate with anyone, and will not drive your neighbors crazy barking at every little thing. They are also not big shedders and have short coats, so they don’t need much brushing, although they do need a daily walk to keep them from getting anxious.

Boston Huahua

This Boston Terrier and Chihuahua mix makes a pawesome apartment pet because they are small and can entertain themselves. They’re less likely to bark than most small dogs, and do not shed. They do love to be with their humans, but they can be just as happy to lay on the couch all day.
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As one of the earliest lap dogs, this proud pooch would enjoy snuggling all day long without the need for extra entertainment, so they are great for apartment dwellers. They like other pets and kids, and don’t tend to bark much. Their coat is silky and hypoallergenic, so no worries there either.


This little bundle of softness makes a wonderful furiend to share an apartment with in the city because of their small size, calm manner, and gentle nature. They don’t make much noise or shed too much, and only need a walk or a trip to the dog park to keep them happy.


This is pawsibly the cutest little hybrid pup there is. Mixing a Havanese and Maltese creates the furfect blend of cuddly and snuggly for any city dweller. They’re happy, alert, and affectionate, and won’t bark at every sound they hear either. Their coat is soft and doesn’t shed much, and they’re happy to stay indoors.


One of the most pupular pooches, the only reason the Pug is number seven instead of number one is because they shed more than the others. Otherwise, they’re furrific city living pups that love to hang out in your lap, or you can put your Pug in your purse or backpack and run errands. 


What an adorable face! The Pug and Chihuahua make a super cute designer breed with a sweet nature. They love to be lap dogs, but they also like to go outside and play so you will need to take them for daily walks. These pups also shed a bit and need to be brushed regularly.


Another adorable mix, this Boston Terrier and Pug blend is small and compact, but with a big fursonality. The Bugg is happy to chill at home, but will also enjoy a day at the park socializing with other canine kids. They also love kids and other pets, and don’t shed too much, but do need regular brushing. 


Mixing a Maltese with a Pug was a furrific idea because they’re adorable little cotton balls with short, dark faces and clownish attitudes. As long as you give them a walk every day, they are happy to be indoors, won’t bark at every noise they hear, and shedding is not usually an issue.