Top 10 Dog Breeds for Living in the City

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Introduction

Living in the city is great for those who work there, or like to be close to businesses. 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 are those 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!

#1 Chihuahua

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 hardly shed at all. At about five pounds, these little appleheads are furfect lap dogs that can hang out inside all day with no issues, and easily travel with you throughout the city. 

#2 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.

#3 Dachshund

The little weiner dog is a character, full of spunk and playfulness. Due to their small size and short legs, Dachshunds don't need a lot of space to get in a good workout. These pups are pawfectly happy to hang out indoors, they aren't very noisy, and they don't shed a lot.
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#4 Maltese

As one of the oldest 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.

#5 Havanese

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.

#6 Pug

One of the most pupular pooches, the only reason the Pug is number six 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 pop in your purse or backpack to run errands. 

#7 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The gorgeous Cavalier is a toy breed that loves nothing more than to relax with you indoors. They are pawfect for small living spaces and aren't known to bark, making them a favorite among close neighbors. These lapdogs do shed, but a weekly brushing can help keep your place clean.

#8 French Bulldog

This mini Bulldog is small enough to fit in any apartment and take with you around the city. They are also calm pups who can handle the bustle of urban living. The Frenchie doesn't need a ton of exercise besides a daily walk or two, are low shedders, and aren't excessive barkers.

#9 Bichon Frise

These small puffballs are low shedders, and are great for allergy sufferers. They do have lots of energy and will need playtime and a couple daily walks. Bichons are friendly and easy to train, and can adapt to many situations. They also won't bark unless they get scared or want something from you.

#10 Basenji

The biggest pup on the list, the medium sized Basenji is a quiet pup who rarely barks, which your neighbors will love. They are calm, but energetic, and do well with daily walks. This affectionate pup is loyal and loves to please, but is independent and won't shadow you constantly. They also shed very little, so a weekly brushing will keep your space clean.